Play the Game: Brian May announces Queen Monopoly
We haven’t played Monopoly in years, but that might have to change soon. Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed there’s a new Queen Monopoly game in the works. The board game should be available in May.
"We've been very secretly developing Queen Monopoly for over a year. And it's due in a shop near you in May," May wrote on his official website. "I'm excited – it was a blast working on it – like making an album! We hope you love it!"
According to Rollingstone.com, the Queen Monopoly game differs from the regular version in that the goal is not to become a real estate icon, rather the game allows fans to build up the band’s career while avoiding the traditional Monopoly pitfalls of “taxes, jail and bankruptcy.” Talk about being "under pressure," but if you "want it all" you risk being the next player to "bite the dust." (Sorry, the puns were unavoidable.)
Even the player tokens for the Queen version are custom and include the robot from News of the World, a bike for Bicycle Race, the vacuum cleaner from I Want To Break Free, the hammer from Hammer to Fall and, of course, May’s guitar. (What, no "fat-bottomed girl" token?)