It’s about time: Queen, one of the greatest bands with one the greatest frontmen of all time (don’t argue) has their own version of Monopoly.
Brian May, brilliant guitarist with the hair of an all-powerful wizard, posted an 18-minute unboxing video earlier this week detailing all the bits and pieces that make this a royal game.
Unlike the standard real estate-focused board, the Queen Monopoly is designed to replicate being in a band, playing gigs, and uses milestones in Queen’s history.
“You’ve got your own band on the road and you have a career, and all the milestones that happen in real life will happen to you,” May says in the video. “All the good stuff and all the bad stuff, too.”
Instead of the “Community Chest” cards, players will have “The Lap of the Gods,” while the utility spaces are now Lighting and Sound Company cards. And the pieces? Who wants to play with a thimble or top hat when you can have a Brian May guitar, a “Fat Bottomed Girl” on a bicycle, a hammer, old-school radio or the “News of the World” robot?
The game will be available June 23. Here’s the video:
Queen is the latest in a long, long line of specialty Monopoly sets. It seems most cities of a certain size have their own version, in addition to anniversary editions celebrating the game’s long, long history.
Other commemorative sets include:
- A Christmas Story
- Barbie and Barbie Junior
- Big Bang Theory
- Dallas Cowboys
- Elvis — he has three
- Game of Thrones
- Grateful Dead
- Lord of the Rings
- Star Wars
And several dozen more, according to a Monopoly wiki.