Best Disney Board Games
Few franchises transcend gender, race, language, and generations as Disney does. Every kid dreamt of a holiday to Disneyland, every adult still does. But why stop at movies and theme parks?
Board games are a logical addition to the magical world of Disney, bringing our silver screen favorites to life in unexpected new ways. Here is a look at the best Disney board games that truly make our dreams come true.
🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Disney Board Games
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Best AdventureDisney Jungle Cruise Adventure Game
Best TriviaPictopia: Disney Edition
#1. Disney Villainous
Playing time: 50 mins
If you fancy yourself more of a Maleficent than an Aurora, this is the game for you. In Disney Villainous, six of the most wicked Disney villains go head to head to see who is the evilest of them all. Players each need to fulfill their condition cards by drawing allies, items, effects, conditions, and curses.
The villains include the Queen of Hearts, King John, Jafar, Ursula, Captain Hook, and Maleficent, each with a unique game piece and a personal playing board. Do you have what it takes to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world or will the road to the top prove to be too much to handle?
Warning: this game is a playbook on how to lose friends and alienate people. No one said being a villain is easy!
#2. Codenames: Disney Family Edition
Playing time: 15 mins
Codenames has been a long-standing family game night staple. Each team’s spymaster gets a turn to give one-word clues to help their teammates guess which card they are referring to. But watch out for the “game over” card!
The Disney version is the perfect family game as it also offers smaller grids without the dreaded “game over” card, making it easier to play with younger children. Game cards feature words but also pictures of your favorite Disney characters.
If you have been looking for an excuse to rewatch some classic Disney films, this is the time. Sharpen up your character knowledge to be the Disney Codenames master.
#3. Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game
Playing time: 30 mins
The Sanderson Sisters are at it again! But you and your friends can foil their plans by concocting just the right potion. Players work together to stun the sisters’ magic but the sisters are working together to keep you from revealing all the tricks up your sleeve.
Each player gets to ask one question about either the ingredients or the colors of the other player’s cards, after which players have to try and match an ingredient pattern to eliminate one of the sisters. Binx the cat is also there to help. When his wooden figurine is placed in front of a player, they need to reveal their cards.
But the sisters make life a little more difficult by casting spells every now and then. Can you beat Winnie, Sarah, and Mary before sunrise or will their magic prevail?
#4. Disney The Haunted Mansion: Call of the Spirits
Playing time: 30 mins
Our dreams are dashed of ever getting a Disney Ouija Board, but this haunting game about ghosts and ghouls is a good consolation prize. The board is designed with different rooms, the central of which is the séance room. This room can rotate and move players from one room to the next.
Players aim to collect ghost cards from each room which will help them rack up points to win the game. The hitchhiking ghosts also make their way across the board spreading doom and gloom along the way. Haunt cards are thrown into the mix and could mean your downfall when points are tallied up in the end.
The captivating artwork on the cards stays true to the Disney spirit and the game pieces are equally as charming (er, we mean haunting).
#5. Munchkin: Disney
Playing time: 40-60 mins
Munchkin is the next classic game to get a Disney makeover. Why is it that everything is enhanced tenfold by adding a trio of cackling hyenas or a singing crab?
Munchkin is all about finding treasure, playing a ruthless game, and leveling up. Each player will be one of the 6 classic Disney tropes, Villain, Heroine, Dreamer, Adventurer, Sidekick, and Animal Friend.
Throughout the game, players aim to move up to level 10 but try to hinder the opposition along the way. A host of hilarious and fun challenges pop up throughout so warm up your vocal cords and get ready to belt out “Colors of the Wind” like there is no tomorrow.
#6. Pictopia: Disney Edition
Playing time: 20-60 mins
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who knows the most Disney trivia of them all? Pictopia is the fastest way to weed out the weak and see which of your friends and family are true diehard fans.
The trivia spans all the way back to the beginning of the empire, through the Disney Dark Ages, and right into the blockbuster films we know and love today. There are even some theme park and Disney TV facts thrown in for good measure.
Disney trivia might be one of the most useless skills we have acquired over time, but hey, at least you will have ultimate bragging rights and live happily ever after!Pictopia: Disney Edition
#7. Disney Jungle Cruise Adventure Game
Playing time: 45-60 mins
Seeking skippers and adventurous spirits: Navigate the perils of the jungle to deliver passengers and cargo to the Jungle Cruise Navigation Company Headquarters. Face treacherous waters, dangerous animals, and all sorts of stumbling blocks along the way that might cause you to lose some precious cargo.
The game might seem a bit tricky at first, with each game turn consisting of 5 steps, but it is all smooth sailing once you get the hang of it. Each player gets a boat playing card with 12 passengers. The game also consists of boat playing pieces, cargo cards, a stunning jungle board with a river flowing through it, and a variety of danger cards.
The game is packed with mystery, intrigue, adventure, and action; everything that makes for a perfect Disney game!Disney Jungle Cruise Adventure Game
#8. Apples to Apples: Disney Edition
Playing time: 15 mins
This fast-paced comparison card game is a hit with the whole family. How is Woody like Hannah Montana? Cowboy boots, naturally!
Players choose a card that is closest to the green card that the judge has placed face-up. “Poison Apple” cards are exclusive to the Disney edition of Apples to Apples, prompting players to play a card that is the complete opposite of what the judge requested.
Can you argue your way to victory or will you be the rotten apple?
#9. Talisman: Kingdom Hearts
Playing time: 60-90 mins
Talisman has long been a popular game for serious board game players, but what about those looking for a bit more nostalgia? The Kingdom Hearts edition combines beloved characters from the Square Enix, Final Fantasy, Pixar, and Disney Universes for a fun fantasy-filled game.
Along the way, players are looking to acquire a range of objects, recruit doting followers, and ultimately seal the Door to Darkness. Clear your schedule, this game is going to be a long one, but keeping Heartless from consuming the communal worlds is worth it in the end.
This game plucks at your sentimental heartstrings as you move Micky, Goofy, Mulan, and the gang through Traverse Town, Neverland, and more.
#10. Cranium: Disney Family Edition
Playing time: 40 mins
Cranium has been around since the late 90s, mashing together classics like Charades, Codenames, and Pictionary to create one of the best all-around family game night staples.
Put your creativity to the test with this Disney-fied edition that needs players to perform, create, draw, and explain over 100 themed actions and objects.
Who can make Cinderella’s shoe from clay and who can draw Pinocchio blindfolded? This game guarantees tons of laughs as no one is safe from acting a fool.
#11. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Gemstone Mining Game
Playing time: 45-60 mins
Nothing weird about a 14-year old living in a house with 7 vertically-challenged strange men. Especially not if they are mining for gems to win pie point’s from the said teenager. But hey, in the world of board games, nothing is too much!
The game is based on Quartz and sees the dwarves chipping away at the mine to make gem combinations that are up to Snow’s standards. After 5 days of hard work, everyone tallies up their pie points to see who comes out on top.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Gemstone Mining Game
We hope you enjoyed our list of the best Disney board games! Have you tried any of the games on this list? Did we miss any of your favorites? Drop a comment below. We’d love to hear from you.