Throwback Game Night with Back to the Future Game

We are a family that LOVES board games! My husband has a ton. We like playing them with our kids because it helps develop the logical part of their brain. Kids learn so much from playing board games. They learn to work as a team, solve problems, learn focus, and are a fun way to spend time together.

The Back to the Future Game by Funko Games does this very well. It is a cooperative game that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It is based on the first movie in the Back to the Future series.

This game was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. This blog post contains affiliate links.

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What is in the box? 

The game comes with lots of pieces. It comes with a game board, 4 player boards, for 4 people, 7 character tokens, 1 really cool DeLorean, trouble tiles for different levels, 9 dice, 3 Biff tokens, power tiles, movement cards, objects cards, a really cool dice tower made from the clock tower, a love meter, opportunity cards, and DeLorean parts tiles .

Here is a close up of the dice tower. It looks really cool, but it does not work that well. It is a fun addition to the game.

Here is a close up of the character tokens. Some of them were bent in the box. They could be straightened I think by boiling them and shaping and straitening them and then dried in the straight position.

How to Play

The game is a cooperative game. There are player boards that are unique to each character. They let each player roll specific dice. Some of the dice help some of the objectives better than others. More opportunities to roll dice can be added with the power cards.

Here is an example of all the extra tile spots filled with tiles.

Each character has a unique ability during the game to help with some of the objectives.

Here are the dice that can be rolled. Rolling a Biff is bad.

Every time a player takes a turn the marker on the turn tracker is moved up. 

The objective of the game is to make George and Lorraine fall in love and stay in love.

The other objective is to get the DeLorean to the clock tower.

The trouble cards cause hurdles in the game and the opportunity and objects help in the game. The movement cards are used to moved George, Biff, and Lorraine around the board. The objective is to have Biff not in the same location otherwise he does a lot of damage.

What Did We Think?

The game told a super fun story. It was a little hard to meet all the objectives with all the obstacles that were placed in the way. To make the game a little easier I would change some of the rules the next time we played. The rules do not specify and easier variant, but that does not mean one can not be made up. I would play with easier rules until that is mastered and try harder rules later.

My kids loved this game and got it out the next day to play it again. I would recommend this game to anyone that loves Back to the Future and games!

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Here is the front of the box.

So many details were put into this game. The rules book is a comic used in the movie and the board folded up is the flex capcitor.

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