This edition of the board game features tokens crafted after the main characters of the movie besides many other things. It also features a song from the movie that can be played with the press of a button.
Disney's 1994 hit animated movie The Lion King is getting a remake and fans are desperately awaiting its release. Now here's another news related to the movie that is sure to get fans even more excited, reports Insider. Hasbro has just announced that it's releasing a version of the popular board game, Monopoly, themed after the Oscar-winning movie! While it has been featured before in Monopoly's Disney Animation edition of the game, this one is unlike another other. Jen Boswinkel, Hasbro's senior director of global brand strategy and marketing said, "We know fans love pop culture integrations with their favorite games and with the 25th anniversary of the original motion picture and the release of the live-action film in July, fans will be clamoring for ways to celebrate the classic movie."
This edition of the Monopoly is sure to give you the feels of the beloved movie right from the time you open your package of the game. It primarily concentrates on Simba's journey to becoming King of the Pride Lands. Why would you want to purchase ordinary properties when you can choose from locations such as The Elephant Graveyard and as well as moments from the movie such as "The Circle of Life" and "Remember Who You Are?"
The tokens in the game are crafted and named after the main characters in the movie. There are a total of six tokens in the likeness of Simba, and his friends, Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa and those of Mufasa and Scar. The Chance and Community Chest cards are also replaced by 32 Destiny cards, each of which is based on a scene from the film. To illustrate the point, a player will have to pay 50 Monopoly dollars if he gets the card with Scar's line "Life's Not Fair, Is It?"
It’s real!! A Lion King edition of Monopoly is being released April 22nd at Walmart! This is a purchase I’ll be making (oh it’s $39.99) pic.twitter.com/oXSkFNswRd— Heidi Alagha (@Heidialagha) April 18, 2019
Plastic beetles and grubs have replaced houses and hotels and four animal herds - Elephant, Antelope, Rhino and Wildebeest make up the railroads. Probably one of the most notable and coolest things of this Monopoly edition is a compact rendition of Pride Rock, that holds the game's Destiny cards. Another cool thing to look forward to is that the new monopoly will also feature the song, "The Circle of Life" that one can choose to play with the press of a button. This edition was released on April 22 at Walmart for $39.99. Retail stores will have this edition of the monopoly by June.
Me: has not played monopoly in literal years— Breezy Bower (@BreezyBower) April 18, 2019
*Sees monopoly is releasing a lion king themed version
Me: I need this immediately
There’s gonna be a Lion King monopoly and I want it— Dannette🦖 (@Darnette_) April 18, 2019
Steve Guidetti wrote on Twitter: Fans Of The Original 'Lion King' Will *Flip* For The New 'Lion King' Monopoly. Another Lion King and Monopoly fan, Bret Briley wrote: The Lion King Monopoly announcement made my day #FAVORITE #TheLionKing @TheLionKing. Alex Cruz, another fan could not believe what he was hearing. He wrote: Omg I just saw they’re releasing a lion king monopoly and I NEED it !! Alice Pointer, a fan of both the movie and the board game from the UK wrote: @Hasbro please say the lion king monopoly is being released in the UK?