Skylanders monopoly grows with release of themed board game

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From today, the US population can buy a Skylanders-inspired version of Hasbro’s fast-dealing property trading game Monopoly, all thanks to a special partnership between videogames publisher Activision and USAopoly.

Whilst the rules of Parker Brothers’ negotiation-heavy recreation haven’t changed, Skylanders Monopoly sees the board game’s original landmarks replaced by Skylanders locations – swapping Boardwalk with Thumpback’s Thundering Tide Pool, Park Place with Lightning Race Track, and Waterworks with Drill-X’s Boxed Beats. Moreover, its metal player tokens are modelled on memorable characters and objects from the wildly popular Skylanders universe.

The full list of differences is as below:

  • Boardwalk: Thumpback’s Thundering Tide Pool
  • Park Place: Zap’s Lightning Race Track
  • Green: Stealth Elf’s Ninja Dojo, Tree Rex’s Tree house, Stump Smash’s Nut Crackers
  • Yellow: Chop Chop’s Boneyard, Cynder’s Haunted House, Eye Brawl’s Optometry
  • Red: Eruptor’s Hot Springs, Hot Dog’s Lemonade Stand, Ignitor’s Medieval BBQ
  • Orange: Trigger Happy’s Bank Vault, Drobot’s Oil Change, Bouncer’s Roboball Court
  • Magenta: Spyro’s Chompy Diner, Pop Fizz Flavor Laboratory, Ninjini’s Bottle Shop
  • Light Blue: Lightening Rod’s Cloud Gym, Jet-Vac’s Indoor Skydiving, Whirlwind’s Rainbow Lounge
  • Brown: Terrafin’s Mud Spa, Crusher’s Home Improvement
  • Railroads: Flynn’s Blimp Tours, Air-Pirate Express, Molekin Mine Train, Dread Yacht Delivery Service
  • Community Chest: Treasure Chest
  • Chance: Luck-O-Tron
  • Electric Company: Core of Light Electric
  • Waterworks: Drill-X’s Boxed Beats
  • Income Tax: Auric’s Traveling Store Taxes
  • Luxury Tax: Persephone’s Gem Shop
  • Currency: Gold Coins
  • Houses: Renamed as Huts
  • Hotels: Renamed as Castles
  • Dice: Traditional
  • Tokens: KAOS, Sheep, Cannon, Pirate Ship, Swords and Chompie

The Skylanders brand has been a huge hit for Activision since its inception two years ago, raking in sales of more than $1 billion. We imagine the release of Skylanders Monopoly, the second cross-market promotion for the franchise following April’s deal with McDonalds, will only result in further success.

If you have $39.99 burning a hole in your pocket, you can purchase this novel piece of merchandise from Amazon, Hastings, Entertainment Earth and GameStop Canada. Isn’t it pretty? Skylanders mn pr print Skylanders monopoly grows with release of themed board game