Monopoly, one of the most popular board games of all time, is getting the real life treatment with Monopoly Lifesized.
That's right, this is real. Officially announced on Monopoly's Twitter account, the studio Gamepath Entertainment would be turning the popular board game into a "4D Experience." Monopoly Lifesized is billed as an immersive, on-your-feet version of the popular board game where players will move around a giant game board, roll giant dice, and participate in Escape Room style puzzles and physical challenges. These challenges include staging a bank heist in Mayfair, a race against the clock to rebuild London's iconic monuments, solving a murder mystery, and stepping into the world of codebreakers. The experience will be handled with state-of-the-art technology, the trailer shows off a lot of interactive touch screens and light-up floors, and will include four different boards for families of all sizes to enjoy. The experience will also include shops for souvenirs and Monopoly-themed merchandise as well as an open bar.
Monopoly Lifesized begins August 14th. Tickets are available for purchase right now and include helpful links to travel agencies to schedule your visit.
This does come with a few caveats. First and foremost, Monopoly Lifesized is taking place in the UK, so if you're planning on going to this event from overseas, keep that in mind. Furthermore, the experience is said to last about 75 minutes, so if you are traveling from a different country, you may want to have an itinerary packed to make the most out of the trip.
Hands down, this might be the most ridiculous form Monopoly has taken in its lifetime. This is a game with countless spin-offs based on everything from Super Mario to Firefly to Dragonball Z, but turning into a large interactive party event is definitely a bold step to say the least. Where will Monopoly go from here? Who knows, but there doesn't seem to be any real boundaries.