Makers of the all-time-classic board game Monopoly are releasing a brand new Game of Thrones edition, and it’s the first ever Monopoly game to feature sound.
The second edition of the Game of Thrones-inspired game features a medieval-style speaker that plays the TV show’s theme-tune as you compete with fellow players to nab first place.
An iron throne card holder, Game of Thrones currency, and properties as seen in the show itself are among the new features of the latest GOT edition.
A new addition: Hasbro’s latest version of the all-time-classic Monopoly features a Game of Thrones inspired board
Winter is coming: The game, which will be retailing for $30, features a speaker that plays the TV show’s theme tune and an iron throne card holder
The end of an era: Monopoly’s GOT edition is being released in January ahead of the series’ final season which airs in April 2019
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama series that follows nine noble families as they fight for control over the seven kingdoms of Westeros – the mythical continent in which the series is based.
The TV show is based on the fantasy novel series A Song of Fire and Ice, which was written by George R. R. Martin.
The series, which first premiered in 2011, has attracted a large fan base and has won various awards for its story lines and acting including 47 Primetime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award.
The show also received five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series in the drama category.
Hasbro’s new Game of Thrones Monopoly game is an amped-up version of the first edition, and includes a speaker stand that will play the fantasy TV show’s theme tune, as well as an iron throne card holder to perfectly add to the theme.
‘When you play a game of thrones you win or you die’: The popular medieval fantasy series sees different families compete for reign over seven kingdoms
And in true Monopoly form, players will buy, sell and trade properties with the aim of becoming the richest player, and driving the others to bankruptcy.
However, this time, it isn’t apartment buildings and hotels that are on the market.
Players will compete for castles and fortresses using Silver Stags and Gold Dragons – cardboard coinage based on the currency used in the show itself.
Competitors will make their way around the board using tokens modeled after the seven great houses of Westeros, including Stark of Winterfell, Tully of Riverrun and Arryn of the Eyrie.
Unfortunately for anyone looking to buy the game as a Christmas gift, the game won’t be available until after the Holidays.
Monopoly: Game of Thrones will hit the shelves in January 2019, and will be sold for $30.
But if you’re eager to get your hands on a Game of Thrones game while you wait for Monopoly: Game of Thrones to be released, you’re in luck.
The first version of the game, also known as the collector’s edition, is still available to buy through various retailers.
There are also several different GOT inspired board games available including A Game of Thrones: the board game, Risk Game of Thrones Strategy Board Game and Clue Game of Thrones Board Game.
Controversial: Monopoly for Millennials was released earlier this month. The game sees players buying experiences rather than properties because millennials ‘can’t afford it anyway’
Not impressed: Some people weren’t happy with ‘Monopoly for Millennials’, saying that it is ‘offensive’ to the younger generation and their financial difficulties
Monopoly recently came under fire from social media users when the company released its ‘millennial’ edition of the game.
The Monopoly for Millennials tagline reads: ‘Forget real estate, you can’t afford it anyway’.
In contrast to the regular version of the game, the Millennial version sees players buying experiences including a three-day festival, dinner at a vegan restaurant and thrift-store shopping.
And people on Twitter weren’t very happy about it. One Twitter user wrote: ‘A game about millennial life should absolutely include paying rent. A lot of it. The vast majority of us can’t afford to spend money on “experiences.” Anyway, disappointed.’
Another tweeted: ‘I think it’s pretty offensive and uses stereotypes to make fun of millennials but I am a millennial so I’m probably too close to the issue.’
However, some people found the game entertaining and lighthearted.
One Twitter user said: ‘So, I’m a #Millennial who can’t afford to save for a house or even rent somewhere because rent per month is more money than money I get per month and I’m single so no second income to help, but I also think #Monopolyformillennials is hilarious.’
However, despite coming under criticism as of late, Monopoly remains one of the most popular board games of all time.
Since it was first released in 1935, more than 250 million games have been sold, according to the Library of Congress.
The game has also been translated into a total of 37 languages and has been played by more than one billion people in the world.