Paul Bone
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Hi,

My youngest is keen to find something where he can play as a baddie. Whilst only being 7, he`s played games including Betrayal at House on the Hill, Pandemic, Mysterium etc, so it doesn`t need to be overly basic.

Also ideally one where it`s not a hidden traitor mechanic (though feel free to recommend those too for interest).

Thanks in advance!


Paul
 
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I'll toss a quick one out that crossed my mind... Colt Express. Fun programming game. Light and manageable by a 7 year old with experience.

Good luck, -m
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Fantasy Flight Games released Cadwallon: City of Thieves a few years ago. I'm not sure about availability, but you can probably find it somewhere. Each player controls a gang of 4 different thieves (miniatures, nothing wrong with that). They run around the city, exploring buildings, and attacking each other to build up as much gold and treasure as possible. At the end of the game, you have to exit as many of your gang members out of the city as you can in order to count the loot they're carrying towards your victory point total. There is combat in the game, but the winner only steals the loser's gold. There is no "dying" in this game, so players can never be eliminated and left out from play. I believe this game had a number of expansions too.
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Paul Bone
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Thanks all so far!

That aliens one sounds right up his street especially. To put more context in my question, he loves being the baddie in Betrayal where he can go round killing the other players, so definitely a more obvious baddie than Colt Express (though a great game).

Have been eyeing up Marvel Legendary Villains too - but a bit pricey at the moment (though I do love Alien Legendary myself so may be tempted)...
 
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Colt Express
Terror in meeple city

XWing miniatures (play the empire).

and all those 1 vs all where one plays the villain.
Descent, Imperial Assault, Scotland Yard, Spector Ops, etc.
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Legendary: Villains – A Marvel Deck Building Game stand alone which can also be played with Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game and all expansions.

Burgle Bros. play as thieves.
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Talisman (4th ed sort of OOP, 5th ed on the way) the game let you play Evil/good/neutral characters.

The Road to Canterbury. Sort of funny/silly/evil.

Both games are great.
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If he enjoys being a rampaging monster, King of Tokyo
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Perhaps Nefarious. Mad scientist out for world domination.
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Nefarious (never played but seems fun)

Marvel Legendary Villains - (but the kids would have to kinda know the bad guys). Everybody knows Wolverine but do kids know Sabertooth ? Perhaps.
Everyone wants to be Spiderman but are kids clamoring to be Magneto? Perhaps.

King of Tokyo/New York - Your are giant monsters rampaging the city. I think this is a great one for kids.

Cthulhu Wars - You get to be monsters - what's not to love.

Madness at Midnight - you are cultists

Spirit Island - This might be too heavy for kids but you are spirits on the island killing conquistadors and explorers. Spirits are good/bad depending on your perspective.
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Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game?

Of course 2 of the 3 people I played it with hated it, but I thought it was kinda cool.
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Ludstifer wrote:


The Road to Canterbury. Sort of funny/silly/evil.



Yes, today I am going to try to get this citizen to give in to wanton acts of lust, sloth and gluttony so I can overcharge him for church forgiveness.

I know he asked for games where you can play the villain, but wow. You're willing to risk setting a 7 year old on a really bad path.



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Definitely Dark Dealings! The artwork is cute and quirky, and you play an evil overlord that's getting attacked by pesky heroes. You first draft them, them use them to claim defenses, and then fight them with said defenses.

Plus the new rules get rid of the players elimination. A fun, short game that is tons of fun.
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How about a game where you are an Imperial Commander trying to protect your own squad of deadly Stormtroopers while simultaneously trying to kill rival squads of Imperial units via underhanded manipulation of an unsuspecting smuggler? I speak, of course, of Loopin' Chewie
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