Monopoly is notorious for lasting a really long god damn time and alienating you from your friends and family in the process. But as long as Monopoly games can run, the shortest possible Monopoly game with two people only takes four turns and around 21 seconds.
Yup, I spoiled it for you right there in the headline. The stupid little Depression-era iron is out and in its place is a cat. Of course it’s a cat, because the internet voted on it and it’s always cats. The other choices were a diamond ring, a robot, a helicopter or a guitar.
Hasbro is going to be retiring one of their iconic tokens from Monopoly, but they won’t say which one. However, they are letting Facebook users choose the next token. Whether it be a cat, a helicopter, a robot, a guitar or a diamond ring, you have the say. Clearly, the mustachioed robot is the only real choice. GO VOTE.
There’s already a Monopoly set for everything under the sun enjoyed by two or more people, so it’s about time they’ve gotten around to making cool Monopoly versions, celebrating cool people. Like Alan Turing.
Okay Hasbro, we fucking get it. You’re not ever ever ever going to stop making different versions of Monopoly until you’ve made one Monopoly game variant to appeal to every single person on the planet. It’s a strategy of some sort and you’re sticking to it. But Street Fighter Monopoly?
If you like your Blizzard video games in the form of long-standing popular board games, you’ll be happy to know that this summer, you’ll be able to spend the hot days indoors playing World of Warcraft Monopoly and Starcraft Risk. IRL, not on a computer. I know, how weird is that?
With hundreds of Monopoly board variations, there are too few that are based on video games. One guy went about rectifying that situation with a pretty rad looking Mass Effect Monopoly board.
There’s a hundred million different versions of Monopoly, to whom most of which I wouldn’t even give the time of day, but this… this is Doctor Who Monopoly, a Monopoly game that I want to not only give the time of day, but my money as well.
In the history of Monopoly, there have been I don’t know how many Monopoly variants, and Parker Brothers probably doesn’t know either. Probably in the billions. But one thing they’ve never done, the thing that would actually make me play Monopoly again, would be this Fallout 3 Monopoly board.
There’s already been a countless number of pretty pointless versions of Monopoly, and now Hasbro’s introducing “Monopoly Live”, a $50 version of the board game with an all-seeing, all-knowing tower in the middle of the board that watches each player, determines whose move it is, determines the cost of any rent or the price of a deed, rolls the dice and gives a sloppy robot hand job to the winner.