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Even a Zelda-themed Monopoly board has Gamestop pre-order exclusives

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Posted on August 4, 2014 AT 11:25am

Realizing there’s no reason to stop at games, Gamestop is branching out with their pre-orders with exclusives for the new Legend of Zelda-themed Monopoly board.

The standard Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda will feature Empty Bottles instead of Chance cards, Treasure Chests instead of Community Chests, Deku Sprouts as Houses, and Deku Trees as Hotels. Epona, Loftwing, King of Red Lions, and Spirit Train will replace the railroads.

The tokens will be made up of some Link’s iconic inventory. The Bow, Hookshot, Boomerang, Hylian Shield, and Triforce will be available to all players, but the Ocarina of Time token will be a Gamestop exclusive. The other Gamestop exclusive are six “Power Cards,” though whatever they do remains a mystery for now.

Revealed back at the International Toy Fair in February, Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda edition was announced alongside a new, yet to be released version of Pokémon Monopoly as well as an already available Mario vs. Luigi version of Connect Four.

These new board games are the direct result of Satoru Iwata announcing in January the relaxing of character licensing agreements with Nintendo’s biggest properties in order to expand their possible reach.

Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda edition marks the third Nintendo-themed Monopoly board to hit the market. A Pokémon board was already made back in 1999 and a general Nintendo board was made in 2006.

Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda edition will be available for $39.99 on September 15 wherever board games are sold.

Source: Gamestop

Ray Carsillo, Reviews Editor
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