Forget The Nightmare Before Christmas, Elf, and Disney Villains, how about a Home Bargains edition of Monopoly?
If another lockdown is looming, it’s time to stock up on the board games, but they don’t have to be boring.
Try something new and find something unusual to flip off the table as you rage quit for the third time this week.
If you’re a fan of, well, bargains, you’re in for a treat with the new Home Bargains set. Their website reads: “Move over Mayfair, Home Bargains is in town! It features some of Home Bargains most iconic locations, warehouses and our very own online store. Starting off in the very first HB store in Old Swan, Liverpool, you can end up in Pontefract, Rutherglen, Newtownabbey, Harlow or Poole!”
Instead of the standard houses and hotels, you build stores and superstores.
Sadly it’s sold out online but you can still find it in stores.
If you’re in the festive mood, how about an Elf version?
Everybody loves Buddy the Elf, and this set features some of the iconic locations from the 2003 film. It also stars characters and quotes and the tokens include Santa’s sleigh, a coffee mug and a bottle of maple syrup.
The description says: “Relive the hilarious movie Elf featuring the journey of Buddy The Elf from the North Pole where he passed the seven levels of the candy cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and then through the Lincoln Tunnel.”
If you fancy something spooky instead, there’s a Nightmare Before Christmas edition too.
“What’s This? It’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Edition of Monopoly! Use ‘The Scientific Method’ to buy, sell and trade the infamous properties of Halloween Town; unwind with Jack on Spiral Hill, free fall from Dr. Finkelstein’s Tower, take a dip in Undersea Gal’s Lake, and more! With six spooky tokens, this is a must have for any fan of Tim Burton’s cult classic.”
There are Jack Skellington branded bank notes, and the tokens are in the shape of stars of the film.
Keeping it dark, another one for the Disney fans here with a Villains version.
In this new version of the game, it pays to be evil. Scheme and tax your way to victory, playing as Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, Scar from The Lion King, the Evil Queen from Snow White, Hook from Peter Pan, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, or Jafar from Aladdin. ‘Poison Apple Cards’ let players steal coins and contract. This is one for those who don’t like to play fair.
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