Funko is getting in on the tabletop game business as the beloved toy company has just unveiled its full line up of board games, which are set to arrive in stores this fall. The Funkoverse strategy game will allow players to take Funko Pop! figures and put their skills to use in head-to-head combat. Much like the standard lineup of Pop! figures, the company has provided a diverse and interesting lineup of characters and universes to explore, with Harry Potter, DC and more in this initial wave.
The Funkoverse strategy game initial product line includes two base sets, with Harry Potter and DC Comics, both of which retail for $39.99. These sets include four playable characters and, with what comes in the box, can be played with up to four players. Additionally, four expansion sets are available, which retail for $24.99 and come with two characters each. These expansion sets cover Rick and Morty and The Golden Girls, as well as additional Harry Potter and DC expansions. Per Funko, here's a breakdown of how the game works.
"Face off in the ultimate Pop! battle in the universe strategy game, you'll combine your favorite characters and go head-to-head in four exciting game scenarios. Move through memorable locations and use your characters' unique abilities to capture points and achieve victory!"
Each of the base sets and expansion sets can be played as standalone games, or they can be combined to maximize the fun. They all come with in-universe game maps as well. For example, the Rick and Morty set comes with maps for the Smith house or Blips and Chitz, while the Harry Potter base set comes with maps for Diagon Alley or the Room of Requirement.
So, which characters are going to be available out of the gate? The Harry Potter base set includes Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, Hermione Granger and Harry Potter, with the expansion adding Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley. DC fans will get the Joker, Harley Quinn, Batgirl and Batman in the base set, with Catwoman and Robin available in the expansion set. The Rick and Morty expansion comes with the two titular characters, while The Golden Girls pack features Rose Nylund and Blanche Devereaux.
This is just the latest move by Funko to expand its ever-growing empire. Aside from the Pop! figures, the company also makes shirts, other various collectibles and, more recently, pop culture themed cereal. Some Halloween-themed, Disney-branded cereals were just unveiled, which feature characters from The Little Mermaid and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Those interested in getting in on the Funkoverse strategy game action can pre-order all of these sets now via retailers such as Amazon, Target, GameStop and Wal-Mart. We've included images of the sets for you to check out, as well as a couple of videos showcasing the game in action, and one demonstrating how to play the game. For more information or to pre-order, head on over to Funko.com