Review Roundup: Funkoverse Strategy Games
Many people may have dismissed the Funkoverse Strategy games. A lot of us thought this was just another line of mass-market games, light on the gameplay side of things and leaning heavily on the Funko Pop! connection/llicensing aspect. Man, were we wrong! The Funkoverse Strategy game is an excellent tactical combat, dice rolling, grid movement board game that layers in some of our favourite pop culture icons for endless combinations of replayability.
Releasing the first sets in 2019, Funkoverse games come in packs of 1, 2 or 4 characters. The 2 and 4 character sets are standalone games, you don't need any additional sets to get them to the table. Now, having said that, if you get one set you are more than likely to get at least one other. Part of the fun in Funkoverse is being able to create unique character combinations. The age old question of who would win a battle between Dorothy from Golden Girls and the Shark from Jaws can finally be answered!
On the gameplay side, players combine their favourite characters (into teams of 1 or 2) and go head-to-head in battle in four exciting game scenarios. Each character has unique abilities that help players gain points and achieve victory. On your turn, you select one of your characters and perform two actions. All characters have access to basic actions, such as moving and challenges, as well as special powers that can be performed using ability tokens. Another unique aspect of Funkoverse is the 'cooldown' system; the more powerful the ability, the longer it takes for that ability token to be available for use again. Players need to spend their tokens wisely!
A strong rating of 7.5 on Board Game Geek for the overall Funkoverse system is a testament to the great feedback this game has gotten so far. Reviewers have also given the game high praise, making it to many Games of the Year Top 10 lists on YouTube. Here's a sampling of the opinions of some top reviewers on the Funkoverse Strategy Game:
The Dice Tower
Verdict: Two Thumbs Up from Tom & Sam, Dice Tower Seal of Excellence
Drive Thru Reviews
The Game Boy Geek
Verdict: Best for 2 players, definitely check it out if you enjoy combat-style games and any of the characters featured.
If this game sounds like something you'd be interested in, check out all of the great sets now available: