A Game You Can’t Refuse: Godfather Monopoly

“The negotiator’s at my house playing pinochle with some of my men, he’s happy. They’re letting him win.”
— Clemenza

Pinochle is so last century. Get your crew to heist obtain a copy of the new Godfather Monopoly game. A big spender like you can afford $39.99.

Hasbro has been licensing themed editions of Monopoly for decades, but every once in a while a special release comes along that seems irresistible. Here’s a version that pays tribute to the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest movies of all time (for my money, the greatest of all time), The Godfather.

Here’s how the game is described in the press release:

Reminisce and relive The Godfather story anew as you play America’s favorite game with a killer instinct the Don would respect. Expand your family’s interests by amassing property and influence as you seek to bankrupt those around you. Buy, sell and trade the likes of Woltz International Pictures, Moe Green’s Casino, Joe’s Diner and Hyman Roth’s Home as you muscle your way to an empire. Make them an offer they can’t refuse as you vie for the Corleone Long Island Home and Corleone Lake Tahoe Estate (the prime properties traditionally occupied by Boardwalk and Park Place).

Travel the board with one of six game tokens: the horse head, cannoli, Genco Olive Oil tin, the Don’s limo, a dead fish or the tommy gun. Familiar “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards have been replaced with “Friends” and “Enemies” cards and bear in mind that the friendly game of Monopoly is the best place to “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

The MONOPOLY game’s traditional houses and hotels have been turned into Hideouts and Compounds, and the game features new “Don” cards allowing each player to align with a particular family and employ a potentially lethal strike. The Corleone card, for instance, entitles the bearer to a kidnapping of an opponent while the Tattaglia card affords its owner a single money laundering opportunity. Since there is no consigliere to offer advice, players must take care of their family at all costs.

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