Tons of new Funko games releases

May 20, 2020 - 7:15pm

Funko's original claim to fame was its plethora of Funkopop figures which seemed to have a figurine for almost every pop culture character in existence. They've since branched out into board games using their Funko Games division and released the Funkoverse Strategy Game, which combined their Funkopop figurine experience and extensive catalog of licensed properties, with Prospero Hall's board game design savvy.

This year they've revealed a huge list of games to be added to their catalog, including multiple Funkoverse Strategy Game additions such as Funkoverse Strategy Game JawsFunkoverse Strategy Game Back to the Future, and Funkoverse Strategy Game DC Comics: Wonder Woman & Cheetah.

Pan Am has players compete with Pan American Airways, and each other, to build an air-travel empire. As Pan American Airways grows into a stronger competitor, players can sell the routes they've grown for profit to the airline, then use that money to either grow their own investments or purchase shares in Pan American Airways which is worth a big payout down the road. It caters for 2-4 players, aged 12+, and plays in roughly 60 minutes.

Last Defense! throws monstrous threats such as space aliens, spider robots, and a large blob of ooze at players who cooperatively save the city from these threats. Players follow a 20-minute time limit which is controlled by an app with an audio track that announces news bulletins as play progresses, to provide tension. It's designed for 2-6 players, aged 8+, and takes no longer than 20 minutes to play.

Yacht Rock has 2-6 players live the life of 1970s Southern California yacht rockers, who write soft-rock songs, find the perfect floral-print shirt and shades to complete their swanky looks, and schmooze their way to success at yacht parties. This card game is aimed at players aged 12+, and plays in roughly 25 minutes.

In Godzilla: Tokyo Clash players take the form of Kaiju such as Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Megalon, who battle for dominance as the most terrifying monster in Japan. Players attack each other with their own decks, and can throw tanks and trains at each other, or burn cards in each other's decks to reduce future options. This variable player power game supports 2-4 players, aged 10+, and plays in roughly 45 minutes.

Back to the Future: Back in Time is a fully cooperative board game where players take on the roles of major characters from the movie, such as Marty McFly, Doc Brown, Jennifer Parker, or Einstein the dogThe objective is to have the characters move around 1955 Hill Valley to collect movie related items in an effort to fix Doc's DeLoreon time machine, defeat Biff Tannen and his gang, and ensure that Marty's parents fall in love. The game plays in roughly 50 minutes, and supports 2-4 players, aged 10+.

Disney: The Haunted Mansion is a family board game where players explore the famous, ghost infested manor, and score points socializing with various ghosts in each location. However, the most haunted player loses points when they attract Haunt cards. It plays in roughly 30 minutes, and supports 2-6 players, aged 9+.

There are also a number of Something Wild! branded games with various themes such as The Little Mermaid, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Aladdin, Toy Story, Mickey & Friends, and Disney Villains, which all come with a Funko figurine included, but not much has been revealed about their gameplay.

Other movie themed games such as A Christmas Story: A Major Card GameFootloose: Party Game, Gremlins: Holiday Havoc, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Elf: Snowball Showdown Card Game, and Frosty the Snowman: Follow the Leader Card Game, have also been revealed but gameplay details on these are also not available as yet.

If none of these suit your taste, maybe the Kellogg's Pop Tarts game will be more to your liking!

For more information on these and already released games, check the Funko Games site.

Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games