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The latest addition to the Skylanders family is a beloved board game classic, Monopoly.
Rather than vie to buy the typical board game real estate like Boardwalk and Park Place, players compete to purchase Skylanders properties. These include Stealth Elf's Ninja Dojo, Persephone's Gem Shop Tax, and Zap's Lightning Race Track among others.
Other key elements of the game have also been renamed. Hotels are castles and houses are huts to lend a more fantastical feel to the redesigned board game.
Skylanders Monopoly is available for $39.99. If board games are not really your style, Skylanders Swap is coming to all current and next gen systems in October.
Our TakeSkylanders is an impressive money-generating franchise because of its ability to make kids feel they "gotta have" every new addition to the series. Requiring toy purchases with the game is an ingenious way to create revenue because it essentially turns childrens' short attention spans into profit. But Skylanders Monopoly seems to be pushing it. Skylanders has neither the nostalgia nor the excessive fandom among those old enough to appreciate board games that makes specialty Monopoly sets a success.
I love Monopoly!
I'm sorry parents.
That's cool but its not for me. I rather put that money to a video game or some manga/comics.
I bet Bobby Kotick plays this with his kids.
Really? Do I have to buy each part on it's own or is it a complete set?
well, I guess this is fitting because Skylanders is the only franchise that has this whole toy thing.
Next thing you know they'll make a Monopoly table based off the LEGO franchise-based games.
This will go great next to my State Parks of Minnesota and Disney Princess Monopoly games......
Now I just need a HGH MLB Monopoly. Not sure if Bonds or McGwire would get the Boardwalk spot but A.Rod would get the Luxury Tax spot for sure.
This feels like some sort of weird meta commentary....
Can't wait for this.
"Those old enough to appreciate board games"? Board games are family affairs, hence appropriate and fun for all ages. It's written on the game box, for crying out loud.
I don't think a child would have any problem understanding the few subtle nuances of playing a "hardcore" game of Monopoly: see money, want money. Activision sure understands it. ;)
MONEY AND MONEY AND MOR MONEY is fun