Skylanders Monopoly Passes Go

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Man, this whole Skylanders craze just won’t quit. I suppose it’s fitting, though, that Activision’s toy-based video game hit has teamed up with USAopoly for the franchise’s next cross-promotional endeavor.

Yep, Skylanders is the latest licensed property to inspire a special edition of Hasbro’s most famous board game, Monopoly. Skylanders Monopoly, available now throughout North America for $39.99, follows traditional Monopoly rules, only with huts instead of houses, castles instead of hotels, and collectible metal game pieces and board properties inspired by characters and locales from the Skylanders universe. For example, Thumpback’s Thundering Tide Pool and Zap’s Lightning Race Track take the places of Boardwalk and Park Place, the two most sought after properties in the game.

Below you will find more details about the game’s board features, along with additional product images.

Key Features:

• Custom Skylanders-Licensed Design: The Monopoly®: Skylanders™ box top and game board showcase custom art featuring the most popular Skylanders™ characters, so fans can jump right into the world of Skylands.

• Familiar Monopoly Gameplay: Players will buy, sell and trade popular locations based on characters in the world of Skylanders™.

• Re-imagined Locations and Game Pieces: The game board includes 22 “newly discovered” Skylands locations such as Stealth Elf’s Ninja Dojo, Chop Chop’s Boneyard, and Trigger Happy’s Bank Vault, while other classic features such as metal game tokens, the Community Chest and Chance cards have all been reimagined for the fast-paced, high stakes world of Monopoly.

• Unique Collectible Metal Game Tokens: The familiar game tokens that players use to navigate through the game board have been completely redesigned for Skylanders™ fans. Players may choose to use one of six collectible metal tokens — KAOS, Sheep, Cannon, Pirate Ship, Swords or Chompie — as they traverse the world of Monopoly®: Skylanders™.

Game Board:

• 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
• Comm. Chest: Treasure Chest
• Chance: Luck-O-Tron
• Electric Co: Core of Light Electric
• Waterworks: Drill-X’s Boxed Beats
• Income Tax: Auric’s Traveling Store Taxes
• Luxury Tax: Persephone’s Gem Shop
• Custom Money: Gold Coins
• Houses: Renamed as Huts
• Hotels: Renamed as Castles
• Dice: Traditional
• Tokens: KAOS, Sheep, Cannon, Pirate Ship, Swords, Chompie

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