A version of Monopoly based on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is set to be released in March 2017 according to a press release from Merchoid.
Monopoly is the classic mechanism for causing familial strife in the guise of a leisure activity and is no stranger to themed versions of the game. There are hundreds of different versions of the board game covering everything from cities to sports teams. Originally created as a teaching tool showing the moral failures of monopolistic practices, the board game staple is finally venturing into the world of Tamriel.
Details on the look & feel of the board itself are light. We know that it will contain all of the expected trappings of Monopoly - money, player tokens, Chance cards, and more. What they'll look like or how they will work Tamriel lore into the gameplay is up in the air for now.
If you're not really into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, worry not - a Fallout-themed version of Monopoly is available on Bethesda's store. Unfortunately, it only ships to the United States and Canada, and Bethesda is cautioning customers that the recent global DNS attacks may result in slowed processing for Paypal orders.
Only a handful of copies of the game are still available for preorder through UK-Based retailer Merchoid. The U.S. price is $47.99 including all taxes and shipping. There's no word on whether additional copies will be made available to meet demand. If you miss out on the preorder, you'll be able to pick up a copy for yourself in March 2017.
As a general rule, I'm quite against pre-ordering games, but board games are a different beast altogether. At the time of writing, there's only a few copies of Skyrim Monopoly left. If you're a Skyrim fan who absolutely must collect everything they can it might not be a half-bad idea to put in a pre-order for the game. Either way, I predict some kind of "Fus Ro Dah" joke in the board somewhere, do not pass Go, do not collect 200 septims.
What do you think of Skyrim Monopoly? Will you be picking up The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim edition of Monopoly? Do you like the themed-versions of the game, or do you feel that they are just a cosmetic cash-in on a dated board game? Let us know in the comments below!