Monday 26 October 2020

Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones and Something Wild! from Funko | Review

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I have always been a massive fan of all things Funko. I collect the Funko Pop! Vinyl figures so I was really excited to be sent a couple of new toys in their range; Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones and Something Wild!

C was especially delighted to see Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones as he has been a Marvel fan since he was a toddler - something that has only grown as he has gotten older.

Funko has combined collectible Marvel figures with a fun tabletop game to bring us Marvel Battleworld. These are a type of blind bag and once you've opened battle ball, you'll find:

  • 1 Hero
  • 1 Hero card
  • 1 Thanostone containing 1 Mystery Hero
  • 1 Mystery Hero card
  • 5 Battle cards
  • 1 Attack Die
  • 5 Danger Tokens
  • 1 Danger Coin
  • Instructions

Caleb was so excited to see Goose (Vers' pet cat from Captain Marvel) inside our battle ball. There are 30 to collect with 60 battles to take part in. These figures can either be Common, Rare or Ultra Rare which adds to the excitement. Although you can battle alone, I think the game would work best if you are playing against a friend who also has a battle ball.

The objective is to win enough battles (3 battles for one Battle Ball) to win the game. If you lose 3 battles, your heroes are defeated. It took us a watch of the How to Play video and a few reads of the instruction leaflet to really understand how to play but once you've got it, it's simple. 

When we eventually got to crush our Thanostone, E was delighted to find Captain Marvel (although maybe we should have seen that coming considering we got Goose!)

More Battle Balls means building the best superhero team to battle either alone or with your friends. We will definitely be getting some more of these for Christmas!

You can purchase the Funko Marvel Battle Ball from £6.99 or the Mega Pack for £17.99. All of which are available from Tesco, Smyths Toys Superstores and Asda.

Funko have also released a series of collectible card games called Something Wild! Aimed at age 6+ it is perfect for family game night and they contain a mini Funko Pop! Vinyl figure, really sticking to the look of the brand.

Something Wild! comes in six different themes; Aladdin with a Genie figure, Villains with a Maleficent figure, The Nightmare Before Christmas with a Jack Skellington figure, The Little Mermaid with an Ariel figure, Toy Story with a Woody figure and Mickey and Friends with a Mickey Mouse figure. We love Toy Story so were pleased to get that themes, although I'd probably love any of them to be honest! We are such big Disney fans.

Something Wild! is a simple, quick card game for 2-4 players and it only lasts roughly 15 minutes so perfect for younger players who are only being introduced to card games.

Inside the box, you get:
  • 45 Character cards (numbered 1-9 in five different colours)
  • 10 Power cards
  • 1 Pop! figure
  • Instructions

The goal of this game is to be the first player to score three Powers by creating a "set" (three cards of any colour with the same number) or a "run" (three cards of the same colour with numbers in order).

Each player gets three character cards to begin with, whilst the stack of Power cards is left on the table with the top card turned face up. The youngest player starts first and plays one of their cards onto the table. If you play a card which is the same colour as the Power card, you get to take the Pop! figure. If you have the Pop! figure in your possession you can use the active Power card on your turn.

The game keeps playing with each player putting a card forward until someone makes a set or a run. Once the first player has made either of those, you take the Power card. First to three wins! You can only ever have five cards placed in front of you so if you haven't made a set or run, they will have to be discarded before you can continue. Some cards will also have an additional rule that can be used when that card is played.

It is a really fun game for all the family!

You can find the Something Wild! ranges at GAME and all good retailers for £7.99.

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