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    If You're A Child Of The '80s, I Guarantee You'll Fall In Love With This New "Goonies" Board Game

    The Goonies: Never Say Die is a new role-playing game from the creative minds at Funko Games.

    If you're like me and a child of the '80s, then it's probably safe to say that nostalgia holds a big place in your heart — I mean, we grew up with the best movies, after all. And one of the most iconic '80s movies is, of course, The Goonies.

    Jeff Cohen, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Ke Quan as the Goonies
    Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection

    So when I heard there's an actual Goonies board game now, I got so excited I jumped up and did the truffle shuffle — okay, I didn't ACTUALLY, but my heart did.

    Warner Bros.

    The Goonies: Never Say Die is a new role-playing board game that comes to us from the creative minds at Funko Games.

    Front cover of the gamebox, drawing of the characters looking at a pirate coin and an island in the distance, their bodies form the shape of a skull
    Funko Games

    If you're unfamiliar with what a role-playing game is, think of it as like Dungeons & Dragons but featuring the kids from Goonies!

    (BTW, how COOOL is this artwork on the box?!)

    This is a story-driven strategy game for two to five players. The first story follows the one from the movie, but beyond that it's all new stories and adventures (9 in total!) — and here's the gist of how the game works:

    Most of the players will get to play as one of the iconic heroes from the movie: Mikey, Mouth, Chunk, Data, or even Sloth.

    Close up of the character figurines, which are the player pieces
    Charlie Tadlock / Funko Games

    Your goal? To find the pirate treasure, of course! Players will roll the dice and then attempt to move around the caves in search of the treasure and other surprises. Each of the characters has a particular set of strengths, so you'll work as a team trying to overcome different puzzles and challenges.

    And then ONE player gets to be the Goondocks Master, who controls the "bad guys," aka the Fratellis and One-Eyed Willy.

    Charlie Tadlock / Funko Games

    As the Goondocks Master, your goal is to stop the kids from finding the treasure by adding all kinds of obstacles to their path (bat attacks, anyone?!).

    If you're intimidated by the idea of trying out a role-playing game, don't worry. I'm a total noob when it comes to RPG board games, and I was able to pick up on the gameplay pretty easily. And, of course, there's a guide book, etc., so they got you covered.

    Close up on Mikey's stats card, and three of the small plastic character pieces
    Charlie Tadlock / Funko Games

    FWIW, I got to play as Mikey, who has some of the BEST strengths (no surprise!).

    Aside from the fun gameplay, I thought the board itself and artwork in general was REALLY PRETTY.

    The entire board game with cards laid out and old pirate treasure map displayed
    Funko Games

    Just look at these treasure-like jewel tones!

    Overview of the game board which has lots of caverns and pieces
    Charlie Tadlock / Funko Games

    With the right ~ambience~, you could really make it feel like you're exploring the caves.

    I mean, the character illustrations alone could be blown up to poster size and look great on your wall.

    Close up of Mouth's card which is hand drawn and shows him combing his hair
    Charlie Tadlock / Funko Games

    The attention to detail is truly *heart eyes emoji*.

    So, if you're feeling nostalgic — or you just like really fun board games — this is YOUR TIME! 10/10 would recommend checking out The Goonies: Never Say Die, available now at Target for $34.99.

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