Sidekicks need more love, especially since they’re often the best movie characters. Disney’s new board game puts your favorite sidekicks—Timon and Pumba, Tinker Bell and Abu—front and center.

Spin Master Games is launching Disney Sidekicks on Aug. 1. The premise? Villains have captured familiar heroes and locked them up in a castle. Sidekicks to the rescue!

You’ll play cooperatively and travel through the gameboard, battling villains, rescuing villagers and collecting locks to open the castle and save the heroes.

Players will have a bevy of characters to choose from, including Lumiere and Flora, Timon and Pumba and Fauna and Merryweather. Familiar nemeses include Captain Hook, Gaston, Jafar and Scar.

Grab this game from your favorite retailer for $29.99 in August. Time for the sidekicks to steal the spotlight and save the day!

—Sarah Shebek

Image courtesy of Spin Master Games

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