Ever wanted to be the big bad evil guy? I know what you are thinking, I can already do that with Disney’s Villainous from Ravensburger. Sure that’s true, but soon you can be a villain in the James Bond universe. Today, Modiphius Entertainment announced their upcoming game, SPECTRE: The Board Game. Players will take on the role of one of the iconic Bond villains and compete to become the new boss of the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion (otherwise known as SPECTRE).
From the announcement:
“Are you simply in the game to acquire gold bullion, or are your aspirations more philosophical, safe in the knowledge that the world would be better off with you running it? Each villain has their own plot inspired by films such as Dr. No (1962) and Diamonds Are Forever (1971), driving them along the path to becoming SPECTRE’s Number One. No matter how hard you try, 007 is always there, waiting to disrupt your plans and reveal your secrets.
SPECTRE: The Board Game features iconic weapons, locations, and characters from the James Bond films. Players will be able to assemble devices, spy on their opponents, blackmail their rivals in order to build their own criminal empire, and strategically deploy their agents around the globe to infiltrate key installations. Players will need to work behind the scenes to develop their nefarious plots and become 007’s biggest threat!
Designed by Kaedama, a team of award-winning French game designers consisting of Antoine Bauza, Corentin Lebrat, Ludovic Maublanc, Théo Rivière and the Modiphius design team consisting of Stefano Guerriero, Javier Angeriz-Caburrasi and Juan Echenique, SPECTRE: The Board Game is designed for 2-4 players, ages 10 and above.”
Considering the pedigree of designers (Antoine Bauza is one of my personal favourites), I have high hopes for the gameplay of SPECTRE. I’m hopeful that it’s not simply going to be a Villainous knockoff, but time will tell on that one.
SPECTRE: The Board Game will be coming to retail in Spring 2022, with a pre-order available later this year.