The inevitable Dungeons & Dragons edition of Monopoly has been released
Caves & capitalism.
Two hugely popular series have finally been combined into a single board game with the newly released Monopoly: Dungeons & Dragons.
Initially revealed last year, the latest edition of the classic family board game series, Monopoly: Dungeons & Dragons sees two to six players becoming monster slayers and treasure hunters in the world of the Forgotten Realms. Sent on behalf of Volothamp Geddarm - best recognised from the D&D 5E sourcebook, Volo’s Guide to Monsters - players will need to venture into the lairs of various creatures to capture them for the scholar’s research. Players may have the opportunity to snag some treasure as well.
Instead of having property spaces, the board for Monopoly: Dungeons & Dragons depicts 22 classic monsters from the roleplaying game franchise, including a bugbear, beholder and demogorgon. As in the original Monopoly, players will be moving around the board by rolling dice, buying available spaces if they land on them and receiving money from their opponents whenever they tarry on those purchased spaces. However, rather than playing as the iconic pieces from the standard edition, Monopoly: Dungeons & Dragons invites players to choose from a collection of six different classes - such as a Rogue, Wizard, Cleric and Bard - each represented by a sculpted token.
In place of the usual Community Chest and Chance spaces players will discover Treasure and Encounters instead, which could spell trouble or fortune for those involved. Railroad spaces have been given a fantasy makeover and now depict four different settings from across D&D history, including Tomb of Horror and Castle Ravenloft. Whoever manages to gather the most D&D currency through their captured monsters, Expeditions and Bases - which replace the usual houses and hotels found in Monopoly - by the end of the game becomes the winner.
Monopoly: Dungeons & Dragons is being published by The Op, the studio also responsible for releasing Clue: Dungeons & Dragons, alongside other licensed titles such as last year’s co-op game Spongebob Squarepants: Plankton Rising - that sees players working together to foil the plans of the tiny evil genius himself - and the beloved party game Telestrations.
This month saw the release of the latest sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons 5E, Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft. Launched on May 18th, the sourcebook gives players and dungeon masters fresh insight into the classic setting of Ravenloft, including new monsters to face and backgrounds to create characters with. Players will also get access to two new brand new subclasses for Bards and Warlocks.
Monopoly: Dungeons & Dragons is available now at a retail price of $39.99 (£28.22). If you want to take control of the Forgotten Realms, don't forget to check out our guide on how to play Monopoly.