A Queen-Inspired Monopoly Game Is on Its Way
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]