Thwarted! A Game of Super-Villainy!

Created by Mark Sierens

Thwarted is a "Take that" style super villain game.Your goal is to capture as many heroes as possible and score the most Infamy Points.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Update on Deluxe Units
6 months ago – Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 11:25:37 PM

Hey Everyone!

The factory has been having some issues with the sizing of this game. We have had to correct the proofs multiple times of the past few weeks and are glad to say that all files have been approved. So with that being said, we have let the factory know to start printing right away. We should have an eta on when the game will be finished really soon. 

Thank you for your continued patience!

Manufacturing Update (December 27)
9 months ago – Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 04:14:44 PM

Hey everyone!

Hope everyone has had a great holiday season and we just wanted to give you a quick update on how things are going. Not a whole lot has changed but we want to keep y’all in the loop.  

We spoke with the manufacturer today, and we should have an answer by tomorrow about the eproofs. Once we have this answer we will move into manufacturing.  

Hopefully, everything will be completed by the Chinese New Year, and they will be delivered by April 15th. However, because of manufacturing overseas some time delays are possible, but when we know, you’ll know!  

Thanks for your continuing support and patience,  

Screech Dragon Studios

Manufacturing Update (December 19)
9 months ago – Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 09:32:12 AM

Hey everyone! 

First off, we want to let you know that Screech Dragon Studios has acquired Vile Genius Games and this is why you haven't heard anything about this amazing game in a few months. All projects will be fulfilled and completed in due time. So now we're here now to give you an update on the goings on!  

The eproofs are being worked on as we type this! They will be ready to be approved the first of January, because of the holidays. Once these are approved, we will move immediately into production.  

Hopefully, everything will be completed by the Chinese New Year, and they will be delivered by April 15th. However, because of manufacturing overseas some time delays are possible, but when we know, you’ll know!  

We hope everyone has a terrific holiday season,  

Screech Dragon Studios

Manufacturing Update
11 months ago – Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:00:04 PM

You’ve been aware of all the personal issues I’ve been dealing with (medical issues, outstanding hurricane damage claims, etc), but I’m happy to say things are finally back to normal. I won’t go into all the details, but let’s just say if I were to write everything that’s transpired over the last few months it would be longer than War and Peace.

However, what you want to hear about is the status of the game, so let’s go over some key points.

Deluxe Game and Playmats 

As outlined in the last update, we were going back and forth with the manufacturer to nail down a manufacturing date. That’s been settled, and we were informed by the manufacturer that we should have an E-proof by next week. Once that’s approved, manufacturing will begin.

If everything goes smoothly from here on out we’re estimating to have the Deluxe Game and Playmats in your hands in January or February. Luckily the game will be shipped directly from China, which will cut down on fulfillment time. We thank you for your patience on this process and obviously, the delays are not ideal for any of us.

Screech Dragon Studios and Vile Genius Games Merger 

One important thing that did transpire over the last few months was the merger between Vile Genius Games and Screech Dragon Studios. One of the biggest impacts this has is it provides us additional resources to ensure the games we make get to you quicker.

As part of the merger, Screech Dragon Studios will be the official publisher for all future versions of Thwarted (including the Deluxe version). This won’t impact the game in any way, other than you’ll see the Screech Dragon Studios logo on the Deluxe game box instead of the Vile Genius Games logo.

We will continue to improve our communication and do our best to keep you informed of the status of the game.

As always thank you for your support!

- Mark

Manufacturing for the deluxe game and Playmats
about 1 year ago – Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 02:55:45 PM

We are here to give an update on Thwarted. By now everyone should have at least the base game. If you purchased the deluxe edition you should also have the expansion as well. If not please email us at 

The current status is we have submitted the art to the manufacturer and are waiting our eproofs for the deluxe version of the game. This was done again after Gen Con. We have not received back the eproof yet, but were told it should happen this week. With the chaotic schedule it has been difficult to get the manufacturer to nail down the time for manufacturing. We had to redo the size of the box for this product and to verify materials several times. We do not want a repeat of what made us move to another manufacturer. 

The updates to the backers have been severely lacking. There are a couple of reasons for this some personal (medical emergencies with myself, mother, and son), outstanding damage from Hurricane Irma that has not been paid for by insurance, and to a recent incident where a powerline struck my home severely damaging all of my electronics in my home on August 12. 

For some reason we are not getting messages from Kickstarter to our main email address. Unfortunately we have not responded to direct answers quickly because we simply missed them. Moving forward that will change. 

We are planning currently to give weekly updates on Mondays about the status of the project. and hopefully Thwarted will be into manufacturing by the end of the month. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.