A Cooperative Game of Vanquishing Villains
Designed by Seiji Kanai, the game is about valiant heroes, called vanquishers, who stand up to protect good people from evil villains beyond the reach of the law. Vanquishers work in the shadows, cutting down evil wherever it can be found, but they must be quick to discover the villains’ secrets and constantly hone their martial skills in order to succeed.
Each player takes on the role of a vanquisher, punishing villains the law cannot reach. But each villain holds several secrets. Some are guarded by many followers. Others threaten to kill hostages. And still others are perhaps not as evil as they appear. The vanquishers themselves are not invincible; ambushing a villain in a dark alley with no preparation could result in defeat as easily as victory. Each vanquisher holds a hand of cards representing that vanquisher’s special abilities and preparations for battle. Players must use these cards to learn the villains’ secrets, and to strengthen their own blades of justice. But using abilities takes time, and time is precious when so much evil is about. You must cooperate with your fellow vanquishers lest you yourselves become the vanquished! Will the vanquishers defeat all of the villains, or will evil prevail?
Download the Say Bye to the Villains Rulebook (5MB PDF)
Click here to check out the design diary by Seiji Kanai.
Click here to check out the Vanquisher and Villains Biographies.
45 minutes playtime
8 Vanquisher cards
8 Other Face cards
8 Villain cards
56 Situation cards
80 Action cards
SKU: AEG 5806
Case Count: 6
“Great cooperative game, fantastic theme…” —Board Game Brawl
“The game does a remarkable job at making you feel like one of the Vanquishers, rushing to train and spy on the Villains before the impending battle.” —Mighty Meeple
“Plays quickly and is pretty fun… I can see it being a hit.” —Opinionated Gamer.com
“I’m delighted by how much my group loved it… it was the game of the night.” —Push Your Luck Podcast
“I played with my kids and they’re already begging to play more so they can try out different Vanquishers. —Purple Pawn