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Legend of Zelda-Themed Chess Is the Classiest Game in Hyrule

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Fans of The Legend of Zelda series adore the games for their vibrant landscapes, puzzles, and of course, quirky cast of characters. Now you can find some of those iconic personalities in another game of strategy: chess.

This collector's chess set comes with 32 custom sculpted game pieces that look like characters from the series. On one side, you have the gold pieces, which are shaped like our heroes. There's Link as the king, Zelda as the queen, Impa as bishops, Epona as knights, Darunia as rooks, and Navi as pawns. On the black side, you can play as the villains: Ganon as the king, Twinrova as the queen, Iron Knuckles as bishops, Phantoms as knights, Armos as rooks, and Dekunuts as pawns.

Now you can defeat the evil lurking in Hyrule with a good strategy—no Master Sword needed.

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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'
Inconceivable!
Inconceivable!
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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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