A Goofy Movie Game Review

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 6:00 am

Players can collect Scrapbook Cards as they make their way to a Powerline concert in this tabletop game inspired by the Disney film 'A Goofy Movie.'

Funko Games recently released A Goofy Movie Game, a family-friendly tabletop game inspired by the 1995 Disney film A Goofy Movie.

We had the chance to try A Goofy Movie Game.

What’s this game about?

A Goofy Movie Game is inspired by the cross-country road trip Goofy and his son Max take in the film A Goofy Movie. Players will be challenged to collect as many points as possible as they make their way west across the U.S., with the game ending at the Powerline concert in Los Angeles.

A Goofy Movie Game is for 2-4 players with a recommended age of 7+. Each game has an expected play time of 30 minutes.

How do you play this game?

A Goofy Movie Game is played in rounds. To begin each round, all players will simultaneously play one of their character cards that’s associated with the character figure they chose before the beginning of the game (Max, Roxanne, P.J., or Bobby). Each character card has a number in the corner and a colorful background (pink, orange, blue, or green) that corresponds to a color-coded spot on the game board that holds a “Scrapbook Card.” Scrapbook Cards are worth points at the end of the game. A Goofy figure will move across these color-coded spots throughout the game, which we’ll talk about more in a bit.

Once the character cards are played, the group will compare the colors and numbers on the cards. If two or more players played a card with the same color, the numbers on these cards are compared and the player who played the card with the highest number will collect the Scrapbook Card from the matching color-coded spot on the board. If only one player played a card in a certain color, no comparison is needed and the player can collect the Scrapbook Card from the associated color-coded spot on the board. Once a Scrapbook Card is taken from the board, a new one is drawn from the deck to replace it.

Each Scrapbook Card has a symbol, like a camera or a fishing rod, and these symbols are worth varying numbers of points at the end of the game. Some cards are worth points on their own, while others are only worth points if they’re collected in pairs or groups.

For instance, each card with a “cactus” symbol is worth one point, while a group of three cards with a “car” symbol is worth six points. Certain symbols are also associated with bonus points at the end of the game. As an example, the player who has collected the most Scrapbook Cards with a “microphone” symbol will receive five bonus points at the end of the game.

This point system adds some light strategy to the experience, since players can choose which card symbol(s) they’d like to collect as they attempt to earn more points than their opponent(s).

Source: Funko Games

Once the character cards have been played and the associated Scrapbook Cards have been collected, players can move their figures across the U.S. map on the game board. Rather than rolling dice to move, players can move one or two spaces on each turn, with this number being determined by the character card they played at the beginning of the round. Specifically, each character card has text related to how many spaces the player can move if they play that card.

Depending on where players land on the map, they may be able to collect an additional Scrapbook Card, collect a bonus token or roll the game’s die. Bonus tokens can be used to earn bonus points at the end of the game, or they may allow players to instantly collect a Scrapbook Card of their choosing from one of the color-coded spots on the board.

The die, meanwhile, has symbols representing Goofy and Powerline. If players roll the Goofy symbol, they’ll collect the Scrapbook Card from the color-coded spot next to the Goofy figure and then move the Goofy figure to the next color-coded spot on the board. If players roll the Powerline symbol, they’ll move the Powerline figure across his path at the bottom of the board (this path is separate from the paths the players are using). Some sides of the die have more than one symbol, so it’s possible both actions may take place in a single round.

The game will end when the Powerline figure reaches Los Angeles, or when the deck of Scrapbook Cards runs out. If players reach the Powerline concert in Los Angeles before the game ends, they’ll receive bonus points (the first player to arrive receives 20 bonus points, the second player receives 15 bonus points, and so on). The player who has the most points at the end of the game wins.

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Is this game fun to play?

A Goofy Movie Game is a decent tabletop game. The gameplay is straightforward and it’s fairly easy to teach to new players, but we weren’t blown away by the experience.

At the same time, whether or not a group enjoys A Goofy Movie Game will likely be heavily impacted by whether or not they’ve seen and enjoyed the film that inspired it. The game features artwork, symbols, and text from the film, and if players haven’t seen the movie, they likely won’t appreciate these references.

In the interest of fairness, I feel it’s important to point out that I had never seen A Goofy Movie before I watched it so that I could play this game, so I didn’t come into the experience with nostalgia for the film. I’ll also admit I really wasn’t impressed by the film. Overall, this mean I’m likely not the target audience for this game, and it may be that players who have a greater fondness for the film may enjoy the game more.

What’s the final verdict?

A Goofy Movie Game is a simple experience that will likely appeal more to fans of the film than anyone else. If your family has never watched the movie that inspired the game, there isn’t anything special here to make it a must-have.

A Goofy Movie Game is now available for $23.99.

Disclosure: SuperParent received A Goofy Movie Game for coverage purposes.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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