A delicious game perfect for new players and fans of the film


Disney’s A Goofy Movie has a special place in the hearts of Disney fans and now Funko Games has brought the world and its characters to the table in a new board game. A Goofy Movie Game tasks players with collecting the most points by moving Max, Roxanne, Bobby, and PJ across the land to watch Powerline in concert. Prospero Hall brilliantly captures the brightly colored world, and the gameplay is fast and friendly to new players, so much so that you can play multiple games in one night. A Goofy movie game is a bit lighter to help facilitate this faster pace, so more experienced players may not be as engaged in subsequent playthroughs, but for those who love the movie and enjoy an experience light and fun, A Goofy Movie Game will no doubt be well received.

To claim victory in A Goofy Movie Game, you’ll need to finish with the most points by the time Powerline reaches their concert in Los Angeles, and to do so, you’ll collect Scrapbook cards on each of your turns. Scrapbook cards are replaced when one is removed from the board, and they offer several specialized cards that earn you points alone or when combined with other matching symbols, and you can then add even more points to your cards acquired by landing on Bonus Symbolic Spaces along the way.

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There are two main ways to get cards, and due to the way this mechanic is implemented, chances are you won’t get too many tricks without adding a Scrapbook card to your collection. While there are ways to max out your points with a few extra strategies, the main turn-based gameplay is exceptionally easy to pick up after just a few rounds, and pretty soon you’ll be moving around corners at a rapid pace no matter what. or experience. level.

It’s part of what makes A Goofy Movie so satisfying and fun to play, though it’s also worth mentioning the overall aesthetics of the card and its components and how well they embrace the original film. The artwork seems to come out of the film and the painting appears with colors. The thumbnails are lovely (especially Powerline), and then Prospero Hall went the extra mile and created a full concert poster on the other side of the board that fans will absolutely love.

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When it comes to general tactics, most of the strategy comes in the form of your approach to points and your approach to moves across the board. Scrapbook cards are divided into 5 types, and each has its own benefits and point totals. For example, camera cards earn you 1 point each, but for the player who gets the most camera cards when it’s all tallied up, you’ll get 2 points for each camera card.

Meanwhile, microphone cards are worth nothing individually, so you’ll either have to have the most of any player and get 5 points, or have the second most of any player and get 3 points. Car cards require you to have three to score 6 points, but there are ways to change this in the form of bonus tokens. Bonus tokens live on certain spaces, but they are limited, so depending on the bonus you get, you might need to change your strategy a bit to take advantage of them. You can also make the long way to the concert to get more cards and points, but getting to the concert first will net you 20 points, so there’s an incentive to get there before everyone else.

The move offers its own strategy, as you can’t be on the same space as the other players, so you’ll automatically skip that space and move on to the next one. If you stay close to other players, you can definitely use this to your advantage to go further, although they can do the same, and you also have to consider turn order, as players who reveal the smaller cards at the start of the round take their turn first, although this also means you probably didn’t receive a Scrapbook card at the start of the round, so there’s a push and pull for your turn-by-turn decisions round.

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If that sounds fun and accessible, it absolutely is, but after a few playthroughs you might notice a few mechanics that could have used some extra layers. This is mostly noticeable with Goofy, who comes with his own minifigure but doesn’t really have a substantial role to play. Certain spaces on the board allow you to roll a dice, and it will either have a Powerline symbol or a Goofy symbol (or both). Powerline symbols bring Powerline closer to Los Angeles, while Goofy symbols instruct the player to pick up the Scrapbook card from Goofy’s current location and then move it to the next one. Although you get a Scrapbook card, it’s no different from the other cards, and I found the Powerline symbols appear a bit more than the Goofy symbols, so in some games it barely considered. Also, when you move it to the next space, the card itself can still be picked up in any ordinary way, so it seems superfluous for everything else.

There’s also the characters themselves, all of whom have delightful miniatures and card art on their respective decks, but other than visually there’s no difference between the characters. You all have cards that can move you one or two spaces and that’s it, so while miniatures are appreciated, I would have loved a unique ability assigned to each character that would give them some sort of advantage, that which would also incentivize character switching on each playthrough.

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Again, none of this is deal breaker and the game is a truly delightful time even without these extra elements. It’s also a brilliant game for new players, and you’ll soon find those unfamiliar with more traditional board game mechanics cruising after a round or two. Those who are big fans of the movie will love this too, and if you have a fan of the original movie among your friends, that’s a no-brainer. I really enjoyed my time with A Goofy Movie Game, and I look forward to more fun nights with Goofy, Max, and the rest of the crew.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Published by: Funko Games

Designed by: Prospero Hall

Disney A Goofy Movie Game is now available in stores.

Review copy provided by publisher


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