Funko Announces Entry to Tabletop Game Market with Funkoverse

The pop culture company Funko have entered the tabletop space with the introduction of Funkoverse at San Diego Comic Con.

The first wave of six games will be available in October and will feature 3-inch versions of the companies signature vinyl figures from Harry Potter, Rick & Morty, DC Comic and the Golden Girls. The company describes them as “collectible strategy board games.”

In Feburary, Funko purchased long-time game design studio Forrest-Pruzan Creative for an undisclosed amount. At the time, Andrew Perlmutter, Funko’s president said the games category was another avenue to deliver pop culture to their ever-growing fan base.

Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer of Funko reiterated that today. “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,” Mariotti said.

Forrest-Pruzan Creative has been developing games for wide range of clients including, Mattel, Hasbro, and Ravensburger for nearly two decades. While owned by Funko, the Seattle-based company has continued to use its brand along with, Prospero Hall. The studio has had recent success with Jaws, Villainous and Bob Ross: Art of Chill.

Funko games will be at Gen Con in August to promote Funkoverse.

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