Funko launches its first board game to fans at San Diego Comic-Con

Funko has launched itself into the world of tabletop gaming, with the grand unveiling of its new board game at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Funkoverse.

“It’s thrilling to finally share with fans the debut of Funkoverse, the first pop culture infused board game from Funko Games,” said Brian Mariotti, chief executive officer of Funko.

“The games division underscores our commitment in creating the most innovative and relevant products out on the marketplace. Our employees take great pride in continually discovering new ways to reach the fan in everyone.”

The first wave of Funkoverse includes six collectable strategy board games based on some of the firm’s best-loved pop culture licenses, including Harry Potter, Rick & Morty, DC Comics and The Golden Girls.

The games incorporate Pop! into the flagship game with brand new three-inch figurines. The strategic game offers ‘innovative gameplay and a fresh experience for both new and seasoned gamers.’

Funkoverse will be available at most major retailers beginning in October.

“There’s no better place to introduce Funko fanatics to Funko Games than at this year’s San Diego Comic Con,” said Jay Wheatley, general manager of Funko Games. “Adults and children over 10 can now create a powerful team of characters from their favourite fandoms and face off in exciting table-top gameplay.”

The board game launch follows hot on the heels of the launch of Funko’s first mobile app game, Funko Blitz. The game has been developed in partnership with Universal Games and Digital Platforms. It features some of Universal’s biggest and best loved brands, including Back to the Future, Jurassic World, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and Universal Monsters.

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