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Queen have launched their own edition of the board game, Monopoly.
Monopoly: Queen Edition is released on May 8, 2017 and available for pre-order now.
According to a press release, the “game follows in the footsteps of one of the most iconic bands in history, from their humble beginnings on London’s smaller stages to worldwide success and adoration.”
The game features six collectible Queen tokens inspired by their career and bespoke ‘houses’ and ‘hotels’ designed by the band’s Brian May. The game board features gig venues from throughout Queen’s illustrious history- from the band’s formation in 1970, right up to the 1986 Wembley and Knebworth shows.
Says Brian May, “I think fans will be enchanted by the depth of detail in this special Queen edition of an already well-loved game. We have subtly morphed the traditional property-developing journey of Monopoly into the real-life adventure of a rock band on the road. Players will plot a whole career, based on developing bigger and better shows in venues all around the globe. Join us and conquer the World !!!”
In making the announcement, David Boyne, MD of Bravado UK, said, “We are delighted to have partnered with Winning Moves to help bring these historic music and gaming forces together to create Monopoly; Queen Edition. It has been inspiring to see the band so involved throughout the creative process and Brian and Roger’s input has helped create a truly special and personal version of the iconic game that Queen Fans around the world will love.”
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