Movie and TV themed Monopoly™ games have been around for years. And while the graphics get slicked up, game play is still the classic “buy/sell/buy/go to jail.” (It’s almost a certainty that whoever ends up owning Boardwalk and Park Place and built hotels on ’em will win every time. Unless you’re like me and load up on utilities. Hey, I had insider information…)
My dubious financial acumen aside, Monopoly™ has been around since the early 1900s (with the first Parker Brothers version coming out in 1933), and is the most popular and successful board game of all time, making about one trillion dollars a year. Give or take.
So no big surprise that Entertainment Earth™ is offering limited themed editions of the game, the latest being Cthulhu Monopoly™, based on the dark workings of horror forefather, H.P. Lovecraft. Check out this action…
“Set foot for Miskatonic University, and battle it out with other Cthulhu occultists to find out who truly is the Great Old One among you. This Cthulhu Collector’s Edition Monopoly™ game features fun Cthulhu and H.P. Lovecraftian style imagery, plus game tokens straight from the Cthulhu mythos. The winner of Cthulhu Monopoly™ shall be deemed most like the Great Old One and the most fit to inherit his mantle. Whether you win or not, you lose and become one of Cthulhu’s mindless zombies.”
I must own this game, no matter what. You – and me – can pre-order now for a December 2015 release for only $39.99. (Good thing it isn’t $40.00 as I need that coin to invest in railroads.)
And for fans of more zombies, there’s The Walking Dead™ edition Monopoly™. Instead of going to jail on a bad dice roll, you get your face eaten off. Neat!