Pokemon Monopoly rolls the dice, passes go, gets $200.
It’s pretty much an inherent truth of the world in which we live that there are few better ways to induce stress and hate within a family than a good ol’ game of Monopoly. As with all popular board games, Monopoly has had countless licensed versions, including an old fan favorite: Pokemon Monopoly. Now, the marriage of pocket money and Pocket Monster is being brought back to light, updated and looking good.
Pokemon Monopoly: Kanto Edition brings back the game board from the original 1999 Pokemon Monopoly, updated with newer art of the Kanto region from the original Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow. (as well as their remakes, FireRed/LeafGreen) The board game can be pre-ordered now at Gamestop, at the catch-’em-all price of $45. Players will begin to pick their starter Pokemon from a selection of six monsters – Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, and Eevee – as rendered by metal tokens, via classic Monopoly.
Judging by the Gamestop page, Pokemon Monopoly: Kanto Edition will see its release on October 1st. No word has come yet of more regions getting their own version, but if this version does well, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility to expect a “Kalos Edition” based off of last year’s Pokemon X/Y, or perhaps a “Hoenn Edition” for this November’s Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. Clear off the coffee table, pokemaniacs! Pokemon Monopoly is back!