The Weirdest Editions of Monopoly of All Time
Here at Geektown, we love board games, and the classic game of Monopoly has spanned hundreds of different genres, themes and locations throughout it’s time, bringing some pretty interesting versions to the shelves. However, for every Monopoly edition that thrills and entertains, there’s another that confuses and astounds.
Here are just a few of the weirdest Monopoly games that, in some cases, are surprisingly odd…
Bass Fishing Monopoly
For those who enjoy fishing and classic board games, the Bass Fishing Monopoly version has you covered on all sides. Mixing mundane sports with the roll of a dice, this game boggles the mind. Do fish even understand capitalism anyway?
Monopoly: Cat Lovers Edition
As feline love continues to dominate the online world, it was only a matter of time until Hasbro sat up and pay attention. Now cat lovers can swoon over the adorable little critters as they crush their opponents and build up their own property empire. CAN I HAZ £200 PLS, K TNKS BYE.
Heinz Ketchup Monopoly
This one poses a number of questions: mainly, how can Heinz fill an entire Monopoly board with different products? A number of major consumer brands have produced their own Monopoly game versions, but the idea of that the ketchup theme can stretch across 64 squares is intriguing.
Sun Maid Monopoly
Another food inspired Monopoly is the Sun Maid Collector’s Edition. Transforming the board into a lunchbox, you can advance through the game, obtaining all the ingredients to a successful raisin business. It’s every child’s dream.
Batman & Robin Monopoly
The Batman franchise has led to a whole range of games, from console titles to slots on sites like free casino money, so it’s no surprise that Hasbro jumped on the bandwagon. But out of all the movies, why did they have to opt for the travesty that is Batman & Robin?
World of Warcraft Monopoly
We’re amazed that the idea to splice the Massively Multiplayer Online game World of Warcraft with Monopoly ever made it out of the boardroom. It’s a bizarre mix that doesn’t quite do justice to fans of either game and, we can only imagine, takes about half a century to complete.
One Direction Monopoly
It hasn’t taken long for the biggest band of the moment to slap their faces across pretty much every product imaginable. However, it does come as a bit of surprise to see them posing as the poster boys for the famous ‘fast-dealing property trading game’. Is there no stopping them?
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