The game is a must have for collectors
Queen guitarist Brian May has announced that a Queen edition of Monopoly is coming in May. The board game will take players through standout moments in the band’s career with original game pieces being replaced with iconic items from their storied history.
“We’ve been very secretly developing Queen Monopoly for over a year. And it’s due in a shop near you in May,” May writes on his website. “I’m excited – it was a blast working on it – like making an album! We hope you love it!”
Entertainment Weekly describes the game as “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” and buying “gig locations and hit singles” along the way. Players who bypass taxes, jail and bankruptcy as they pass “GO” will collection $200.
Game pieces include the robot from the News of the World album cover, a bicycle from “Bicycle Race,” a vacuum cleaner from the “I Want to Break Free” video, a hammer for “Hammer to Fall” and May’s guitar.
Pricing, retailers and an exact date have yet to be announced.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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