Monopoly has gotten many makeovers throughout its 85 years. The iconic game has been redesigned with countless themes, including movies and TV, many of which have become collector’s items. Though the gameplay has remained more or less the same, Hasbro has made some improvements to make your Monopoly experience more enjoyable (and more fair – looking at you, bank robbers).
The most recent iteration of the classic game involves one of our favorite holiday characters, Buddy the Elf. Will Farrell brought us a somewhat unexpected gift in his 2003 movie – of course, it was hilarious, but the captivating story about an out-of-place elf and his journey to find his family was both enthralling and heartwarming. It’s one of those movies that stays with you, making you smile any time you see maple syrup or a mall Santa.
Now, USAopoly is taking you on a trip through the glorious world of Buddy the Elf in the form of a game. The Elf-themed Monopoly set will feature game pieces straight out of the movie including Santa’s sleigh, a polar bear cub, Jack-in-the-Box, the mailroom coffee mug, Santa’s bag, and of course, maple syrup. Since the film takes place in New York City, the houses and hotels will be replaced with apartments and skyscrapers.
Christmas Cheer And Christmas Spirit cars take the place of chance and community chest cards, making for a very festive Monopoly experience.
“Relive the hilarious movie Elf featuring the journey of Buddy The Elf from the North Pole where he passed the seven levels of the candy cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and then through the Lincoln Tunnel,” Amazon describes.
The game contains characters, quotes, and properties that will pull you into the classic holiday film, making the friendly competition of a Monopoly game a whole lot sweeter.
According to USAopoly, the Monopoly rules have also gotten a holiday makeover. “Celebrating the classic holiday comedy, this custom edition of Monopoly will have you collecting and trading wonderous landmarks along the path of Buddy’s journey, like Santa’s Workshop, Gimbel’s Toy Department, and the Lincoln Tunnel. Grab a token and your elf shoes, and travel around the board spreading Christmas cheer – and don’t forget to sing loud for all to hear!”
Or if you’ve made the nice list, you can probably just ask Santa directly.