Years after its first release, the board game Monopoly has already been licensed everywhere. You can actually see great titles that was based on this classic game. But the most recent addition to the list seems to have stolen the show with its state-of-the-art design. It is none other than the Transformers Monopoly by Winning Solutions.
People can actually buy different versions of Monopoly all over the world. But when Winning Solutions took the action to Cybertron, that is when the game became more interesting. According to Gizmodo, the Transformers edition replaces all the game’s properties with characters from the 1980s toy line. From Optimus Prime to Bumblebee, you can also buy valuable spots in the game named after Autobots and Decepticons.
Also, instead of doing Pass Go to collect $200, players would do “Roll Out.” Genius, right? Gamers should not expect the classic houses and hotels in this game because they have already been replaced as well. Now players should collect money to buy energon cubes, which will power up the characters they have bought. It will then increase the “rent” when other players land on their spot.
Transformers Monopoly Currency and Tokens
Aside from the aforementioned features of the board game, the currency and the tokens are also its highlights. For the in-game money, instead of using US Mint design similar to the country’s official currency, Winning Solutions replaced it with money featuring Autobot and Decepticon logos on each bill. This feature alone makes it different from other Monopoly games out there.
Another great feature of the game is its tokens. It features characters like Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Rodimus Prime, and the Allspark. All of them were voted by fans for the look of the tokens. Obviously, these faces are the fan-favorites and most gamers would pick them every time.
The most state-of-the-art feature of the game, however, is the board itself. Gizmodo noted that Winning Solutions’ design is unique that gamers can actually hang it on the wall. There are aluminum panels on the side of the board which can cover everything. It will leave the Transformers artwork in the center, though, which makes it a perfect decor on your wall.
On a bad note, the game is not yet available. It will be released sometime in July this year and will be priced around $500-$600. With that price range, it would be wise for those interested to start saving as early as now. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.