Make sure to bring a Baby Ruth bar. You know, just in case.
Funko Games has announced The Goonies: Never Say Die board game from their Prospero Hall design team. The Goonies game will be something of an RPG style adventure game.
One player will take the role of Goondocks Master, and will control the various villains from The Fratellis to One-Eyed Willie himself. The goal of the GM is to delay the Goonies from competing their objecting within a certain time limit, as dictated by the scenario being played.
The rest of the players take the role of the Goonies – Mikey, Mouth, Chunk, Data, and Sloth. They will have to use teamwork and strategy work through cryptic puzzles and deadly booty traps.
As they work through the various challenges laid out before them, they will have to perform skill checks. Each character has a set of dice they use for each type of skill check, as well as unique abilities will will help them as well. Goonies can also use Teamwork to assist each other on skill checks and use Wish tokens to upgrade their dice to improve their chances. As a last ditch effort, Goonies can play a Teenager card and enlist the aid of Brand, Andy, or Stef to give them an extra die.
Goonies will have to navigate treacherous corridors and search through each room to find clues and hidden items to aid them. And if they’re lucky, they might find a secret passage.
But when worst comes to worst, they may have to do some fighting against all sorts of monsters, human and otherwise.
The GM will have a deck of cards for each adventure, which will grant them special activations and effects to slow the Goonies down in an attempt to delay them long enough that time runs out and they fail the scenario.
Apologies for the fuzzy card art. I had to rip this from the PDF rulebook, available here.
The game features 9 different adventures to play through, and includes 8 miniatures – Mikey, Mouth, Chunk, Data, Sloth, Giant Octopus, The Fratellis, and One Eyed Willie.
The Goonies: Never Say Die – $34.99 – Available Q3 2021
Embark on a perilous adventure full of dangerous booby traps and treacherous treasure-filled caverns! One player is the Goondocks Master, controlling fearsome foes, from the outlaw family, the Fratellis, to the legendary pirate, One-Eyed Willie. The other players take on the role of the Goonies — Mikey, Mouth, Chunk, Data, and Sloth — overcoming cryptic puzzles and deadly challenges with teamwork, strategy, and Data’s clever contraptions! Will the Goonies discover the legendary riches that will save their homes, or will they follow the fate of Chester Copperpot… and never see the light of day?
- 2 – 5 Players
- 50 Minutes
- Ages 12+
Now I have to go rewatch The Goonies for the hundredth time.
Not that I’m complaining.