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A Queen-Inspired Monopoly Game Is on Its Way

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A classic band has given an equally classic board game a rock 'n' roll-inspired makeover, Entertainment Weekly reports. Queen—the British rockers who skyrocketed to stardom with hits like 1977’s "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions"—will release their own personalized version of Monopoly in May.

Brian May, the group’s lead guitarist, announced the news on his website earlier this week. "We’ve been very secretly developing Queen Monopoly for over a year," May wrote. "And it’s due in a shop near you in May. I’m excited—it was a blast working on it—like making an album! We hope you love it!"

The game comes complete with a Monopoly-inspired board, stacks of paper money, and tiny silver tokens. (A miniature bicycle references 1978’s "Bicycle Race," a hammer pays homage to 1984’s "Hammer to Fall" and so on.) But instead of trying to strike it rich and bankrupt opponents, players relive key moments in the band’s musical history while attempting to purchase "gig locations and hit singles" and avoid "taxes, jail, and bankruptcy."

"Tour the amazing gig history of Queen, from their very first at Imperial College in 1970 to their last with Freddie Mercury at Knebworth Park in 1986. Tour the world with the band and buy gig locations and hit singles," reads the game description, according to Rolling Stone.

Monopoly is no stranger to makeovers, but if you’d rather attend a rock 'n' roll concert than build a hotel on Park Place, this may be the version for you. Check out a picture of Queen's new game below.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

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The Golden Girls Are Starring in Their Own Version of Clue

Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia have been immortalized as mugs, Funko dolls, and coloring book characters. The next place fans will see the Golden Girls is on the cover of their own board game. As Nerdist reports, the beloved sitcom is the theme behind the latest version of Clue.

Fortunately for our leading ladies, murder isn’t the catalyst of this whodunit plot. Instead, players will race to reveal who ate the last slice of cheesecake.

Stan and Miles join the caper as it leads players through Blanche’s home. The “weapons” have also been given a Golden Girls update: Was it Dorothy in the kitchen with the feathered shoe? Or Sophia in the lanai with the hairspray? Other items include lipstick, a lounge chair, a bathrobe, and a purse.

The Golden Girls is the latest pop culture treasure to receive the Clue treatment. Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Dungeons & Dragons have all been re-imagined for the mystery game. Board game fans can pick up Golden Girls Clue for $40 when it hits shelves this June.

[h/t Nerdist]

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Spend a Sick Day Playing 'Princess Bride-Opoly'
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Lately, Monopoly has been on their game when it comes to making official versions based on pop culture. Just look at this Rick and Morty version, or this upcoming Queen board. Still, there are plenty of beloved staples that have yet to get the board game treatment. Iconic movie The Princess Bride may not have an official Monopoly game yet, but for now we can make do with this off-brand version, which has all the bells and whistles of the real deal.

To start a game of Princess Bride Opoly, first you need to pick your game piece. Choose between Buttercup, Westley, Inigo, Fezzik, or Vizzini. Next, you and your friends can start buying properties all over Florin. You start with cottages and eventually upgrade to castles. Some locations include ruins atop the cliff, Florin market, Miracle Max's house, and more. Tru Wuv and Inconceivable! cards are filled with quotes and references from the movie. Instead of jail, players need to watch out for the Pit of Despair.

You can get the board for your next game night (or when you're home sick and want to play with your grandpa) on Amazon for $35.99.

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