11 special Monopoly editions to play for your next game night

When it comes to game nights, Monopoly is a must. Conceptualized in 1902 by Elizabeth “Lizzie” Magic and later sold to Parker Brothers in 1935, this classic board game has been a source of joy – and, who are we kidding, conflict– at parties and family gatherings for decades, which is part of its enduring appeal.

While the original version is still worth keeping, Parker Brothers has released countless special editions of Monopoly over the years that are just as fun to play. These boards are inspired by popular film or television franchises (such as Star wars and Game of thrones), national landmarks and even pop culture moments to give the game a new twist.

In most cases, the same rules apply: you always try to dominate the board and leave your opponents on the brink of financial ruin. However, some alternative versions — see: Monopoly: cheaters edition-are designed to reverse the script in a very satisfactory manner. Here are 11 special editions of Monopoly to add to your collection, if you haven’t already.

1. Monopoly: the longest game of all time; $ 21

If you are the type to think of a game of Monopoly is too short, you can extend the length of a single game exponentially with this variation. In this game, no one can win until someone owns every property on the board – and this time there are 66 to trudge through. Oh, and there’s only one die, so you’ll be traveling around this tall board at snail speed.

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2. Monopoly agreement Card game; $ 8

Conversely, for anyone who dreads the prospect of a tour of several hours Monopoly, you can go through a game in about half an hour with this card-based version. It seats up to six players and looks a lot like the Standard Edition, although it doesn’t have a pewter board or top hat to move from space to space.

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3. Monopoly: edition of national parks; $ 49

America’s national parks are a shared experience and an invaluable part of the country’s cultural heritage. But if you’ve always wanted to engulf this prized land and dominate the entire park system, this version of Monopoly actually encourages it. Here you go around the board like in the classic game, only now you can buy parks like Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Sequoia.

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4. Monopoly: Star Wars Classic Trilogy Edition; $ 45

This limited edition Star Wars monopoly the set comes from a galaxy far, far away (aka, the late 1990s) and was released before Disney’s prequels and most recent sequel trilogy hit theaters. As such, all references on the board relate to the original trilogy, making this a great nostalgic trip for OG fans. You can set up houses (instead of traditional blocks you can choose an X-wing or TIE fighter) on Endor or other classic settings, choose from nine pewter figures inspired by your favorite characters, and let your fandom the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire fly with this choice back.

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5. Monopoly: Game of Thrones; $ 31

In the Game of Thrones you either win or die. Although the repercussions are not as severe in the Monopoly set inspired by this award-winning HBO series, fans of the series could still have fun in the game-winning vibe where winner takes it all. You can choose from six game pieces, each inspired by the seals of the great houses of Westerosi. This version also comes with a miniature Iron Throne, designed to hold cards, and plays the show’s theme song with the push of a button.

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6. Monopoly for Millennials; $ 30

This version of Monopoly caused a stir when it was released in 2018, but it changed the way the game is played. Rather than playing for real estate like you usually do in Monopoly, you play for experiences (because millennials “can’t afford [real estate] anyway ”, according to the box). Experiences run the gamut, from a weeklong meditation retreat to dinner at a vegan bistro. Is Hasbro trolling millennials and playing with stereotypes with this game? Uh, probably. Is it still worth a try? Of course, if only to say that you have had “the experience”.

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seven. Monopoly: Rick and Morty; $ 43

You can set up in your own corner of Gazorpazorp or other multiverse locations with this Monopoly set based on Adult Swim’s Rick and morty. Instead of standard dollars, the game uses Flurbo currency, and the custom board comes with six playable tokens, including Rick’s ship, Plumbus, a portal gun, and more. Instead of standard houses and hotels, you can dominate the game using Flooble Cranks and Gooble Boxes, which adds to the fun.

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8. Monopoly game: cheaters edition; $ 18

Often, Monopoly can incite even the most level-headed among us to be angry when people break the rules, rob the bank, or escape jail. Now this infamous activity is rewarded in the Editing cheaters of the classic board game if you don’t get caught. The box even includes a pair of plastic handcuffs for those who cheat without success.

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9. Monopoly: Stranger Things; $ 85

Even though the children of Strange things are known to play Dungeons and Dragons, let’s bet they are not opposed to a turn of Monopoly. This collector’s edition game based on the hit Netflix series features favorite locations and characters from Hawkins and Upside Down. Build forts and hideouts instead of houses and hotels and play like tokens like Eggo Waffles and Slingshots.

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ten. Monopoly: friends; $ 26

If there was one game that Monica would love more Scrabble, it would probably be related to the rules Monopoly. In this version, you can play as one of six tokens inspired by the main characters of Friends, like a dinosaur for Ross and an acoustic guitar for Phoebe. Go around the board setting up coffee cups and sofas instead of houses and hotels, starting with the “The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate” square through the series’ 10 seasons.

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11. Monopoly: the Goonies; $ 36

The adventure film of childhood, The Goonies, get the Monopoly processing. Play as one of six classic 80s movie-inspired tokens, like Wicked Willy’s eye patch, a little girl’s bike, or a skull. Travel through Astoria, Oregon, drawing Never Say Die and Hey, You Guys cards while building traps and treasure chests.

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