The Rocketeer board game is an art-deco adventure built for two players
Funko Games has been on a tear lately, chewing up pop culture licenses and spitting out excellent budget-priced and mid-tier family board games. It has partnered with Disney to revive the 1991 film The Rocketeer. The Rocketeer – Fate of the Future was announced on Tuesday. It is only for two players. It will be available for purchase on Sept. 16 at $24.99.
The Rocketeer was released in 1991. It initially failed to make a profit at the box office. It’s now a cult favourite thanks to decades of DVD and VHS reprints. You can stream it on Disney Plus. The fate of the Future is the perfect way for parents to introduce the franchise to their children.
The goal is to keep other players from seeing the plans for the rocket-powered backpack of the hero and to earn victory points along the route. Once the included plastic Luxembourg Zeppelin has travelled by map to Los Angeles, it’s game over.
Funko Games’ version of the film features six characters. Three of them are on each side. The game features worker-placement elements, which allow you to perform different actions depending on where your characters are placed. Multifunction cards will be available to players. These can be used to fuel generic actions such as move and fight (or “tussle”) or to unlock special abilities. It all adds up to what sounds like a fast and furious little 45-minute game.