The Rocketeer: Fate of the Future Review

“Prepare yourself for a shock…I’m the Rocketeer.”

“The Rocka-who?”

The Rocketeer is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year (1991-2021). If you haven’t seen the Rocketeer, it is available to stream on Disney+.

The great people at Funko Games and Prospero Hall know all about the Rocketeer. Their new board game, “The Rocketeer: Fate of the Future” should be flying into homes right in time for the holidays. Not only is this board game fun on a super hero level, but the design of the packaging and the game really is a work of art.

Funko Games sent over a copy of “The Rocketeer: Fate of the Future” to me for the review.

Product Description

Trouble is brewing high above the city of angels! The mysterious Rocketeer —who can blast through the skies with an ingenious jet-pack—must stop a sinister plot! Hollywood actor Neville Sinclair is scheming to steal the rocket’s blueprints. This breakthrough of modern engineering could revolutionize the future of flight. But in Sinclair’s hands, it could fuel the dark future of warfare. Play as the heroes or the villains in this action-packed strategy game for two players. Whether for good or evil, you will determine the fate of the future!

Packaging

The cover art for “The Rocketeer: Fate of the Future” looks like it is ready to be framed and hung on a wall.

Front of the Box

When you open the box, you can see a gorgeously detailed map of Los Angeles from the 1930s. The glorious Rocketeer helmet is the reverse of The Rocketeer: Fate of the Future game board which we will take a closer look at later.

Inside the Box

The map of the city of Los Angeles is another gorgeous detail.

Map of Los Angeles

The back of the box shows the game board as well as everything that comes in the box which we will go into further details down below.

Back of the Box

What’s in the Box?

  • Game Board
  • Zeppelin Luxembourg Board
  • Zepplin Figure with Base
  • 6 Character Figures
  • 6 Character Boards
  • 48 Tokens
  • 36 Hero Cards
  • 36 Villain Cards
  • 10 Current Event Cards
  • 24 Finale Cards
  • 3 Plans Cards
  • 2 Reference Cards
  • Instructions
Game Board (Top)
Game Board (Bottom)
Luxembourg Zeppelin Game Board
Luxembourg Zeppelin Figure
Hero Character Figures
(Peevy Peabody, Cliff Secord, Jenny Blake)
Villain Character Figures
(Lothar, Neville Sinclair, Eddie Valentine)
Hero Character Boards
Villain Character Boards
Heroes Cards, Current Events Cards, Villains Cards
Finale Cards and Plan Cards

Object of the Game

From the instructions:

Fight for the Plans to keep them out of your enemies’ hands. The fate of the future depends on it! Gain Finale cards if you have the Plans or control locations around Los Angeles. When the Luxembourg Zeppelin reaches Los Angeles on its Goodwill Tour, use your Finale cards to add up your points. The player with the most points wins!

Where to Buy?

The Rocketeer: Fate of the Future board game retails for $24.99 and can be found at your friendly local game store. You can also purchase the game online at GameStop at the link below:

Order: The Rocketeer: Fate of the Future (GameStop)

Review

The Rocketeer theme for a board game makes this game a must have. You can really tell that Prospero Hall and Funko Games are Rocketeer fans since they put so much great detail and care into this game to deliver such a unique and fun product to celebrate the Rocketeer’s 30th Anniversary. I could hear the Rocketeer theme score playing in my head as I played the game.

The game is a two player game where you get to choose whether you will play as the hero or the villain. I usually love picking the villains, but there is no way that I am not being the Rocketeer. This is an advanced notice to whomever I am playing. My son definitely understood the assignment. The gameplay is easy to pick up and not overly complicated. A normal game should last around 45 minutes.

I love the Rocketeer and if you do too, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND gifting “The Rocketeer: Fate of the Future” to yourself or a loved one this holiday season.

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