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The Legend of Zelda Monopoly Dated for 15th September in US

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

GameStop exclusive edition confirmed

Back in March this year USAopoly confirmed a special edition Legend of Zelda Monopoly along with a variety of other licensed products. There was no real insight into how it would look, but a pre-order listing by GameStop shows it off, while confirming a $39.99 price tag and 15th September release in the US.

As you can see in the image above it's a stylish setup, and details of the contents are below, including some aspects that are exclusive to GameStop.

6 Collectible tokens:

Hylian Shield
Ocarina of Time (Game Stop Exclusive token)

Houses renamed Deku Sprouts, Hotels renamed Deku Trees

Chance and Community Chest cards are renamed Empty Bottle and Treasure Chest

Custom Deed Cards

6 Item Power Cards for added game play (Game Stop Exclusive)

Goddess Harp
Wind Walker
Minish Cap
Spirit Flute
Phantom Hourglass
Ocarina of Time

Zelda themed money

Custom rules including Item Card instructions

11"x17" Hyrule Map Lithograph in Treasure Chest Holder (Game Stop Exclusive)

Other retailers will likely be selling this too, minus some extras, but this certainly looks attractive. Check out the images above and below and let us know if you're planning to pick this up.

Thanks to Alias for the heads up.

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User Comments (112)



JaxonH said:

This would be really fun to play.

But dang, do I wanna spend $40 on it? I'd probably only play it once, with my brother (a fellow Zelda fan, and the only one I know that would even remotely be willing to play Zelda Monopoly with me lol)



Crimzonlogic said:

We get this but not the Legend of Zelda Legos?
If I had friends that liked Zelda I might buy this. But I don't.



Tops said:

I have a Pokémon Monopoly so maybe Zelda would be cool too but it is on the steep side.



Tsurii said:

I'd get it...with any other game's artwork
(and if it was ever released in Europe which will - most likely- never happen)



DarkLloyd said:

I'll be buying this to put on the shelf for my one day soon to have zelda shrine lol



Mega719 said:

A little expensive but the designs do make that price fitting. If I get this I'll need someone willing to play with me which obviously wouldn't last forever



Remisio said:

WHY!? Why can't I preorder it in Canada!? The website doesn't allow me to!


I will go to the eb games near my home and demand an explanation as to why! And if I am not satisfied and still can't get the game...

Someone will suffer greatly.

That someone being me.



sinalefa said:

I guess this won't sit well with a lot of Zelda fans. They seem to lack friends to play with locally, and/or lack the ability to find new friends who live close by.



MAB said:

A re-skin of a game nobody plays or cares about anymore... Better run out and buy it straight away



ValiantPixel said:

Oh my goodness, this is the perfect Christmas present! Mind you, I don't plan on playing it very much, but displaying the box and those sweeeeet extras
Hopefully it doesn't sell out...



R-L-A-George said:

@XFsWorld Re-introduce them to family game night. No Gamer should go without some old fashioned gaming in their lifetime. Plus it's good for the family, you're sitting around a table face to face and interacting. You have to put away the cellphones.



whanvee said:

Just hold on to it. I'm sure it will be worth a pretty penny someday. Specially the gamestop version.



SetupDisk said:

I would get it but I don't have enough people over long enough to play a good game.



XFsWorld said:

@R-L-A-George Yeah, I actually miss those days, playing Monopoly, Uno, Kuuduk, Checkers, etc. But that won't ever happen again I think. Playing Spades didn't due tho lol.



Kyloctopus said:

Wow! Even the Oracle games get some love in this board.
My family and friends love Monopoly. We've bought so many different Monopoly variations: Original, 50th Anniversary, Vegas, Shrek, Jr, Disney, World, Cities, Canada, The Walking Dead. Heck, I just bought Monopoly Empire last week!
So, it's no doubt I'm going to buy this on day 1.



Kirk said:

Kinda cool but the main picture on the board looks a wee bit hodgepodged to me. I'm sure they could have done something that looked a bit more apt than just picking some random image of link from an instruction manual or whatever, along with the more rendered looking Zelda Logo, and slapping it on the centre of the board.



ikki5 said:

The Temple of Time worth more than Hyrule castle.... lol well, I guess the master sword is in the Temple of Time



Kyloctopus said:

So...where does this game fit in the timeline?
Also: Did anyone else notice that the box's background is a copy/paste of Hyrule Historia?



Angelic_Lapras_King said:

@Kyloctopus Ganon thought he could fool Link and Zelda by winning the triforce in a game of Monopoly, but fail terribly. Ended up sealed into the board game itself.

Quite late in the timeline where he was running low on ideas...



Radbot42 said:

I hate monopoly, but I'll buy this

Edit:The corner art should have been changed



Epicnessofme99 said:

I actually have needed a new monopoly to play for a while now and this is perfect, going to be picking this up if they still have them in stock when they come out.



Nareva said:

Monopoly is a terrible game. A Zelda themed Settlers of Catan would be cool.



Monkeh said:

I actually love both Monopoly and Zelda, so this is perfect! Bring this to Europe please!



fairybats said:

@SanderEvers That would definitely be a much better use of the Zelda theme!

Zelda and Monopoly do not seem to go together imo. It should have been Tom Nook's Monopoly



Late said:

Our family still plays Monopoly from time to time and it's the same price as normal Monopoly here so I'd gladly buy it if it wasn't for paying 20€ more to get it shipped in Finland making it 50€ ($65). But even for that price it may still end up in my shelf. Have to think this through.



ogo79 said:

mariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozeldamariozelda. sigh



ajcismo said:

Well... guess I know what I'm getting for Christmas from the wife this year. Must feed my Zelda obsession.



Shambo said:

They better have this Gamestop exclusive version somewhere else in Europe as well. It's really painful to see all those exclusive goodies, editions,... And never be able to get one for a reasonable price in the rest of Europe.



Nareva said:

@BigH88 I'm a big fan of boardgames. I love playing them. I played Monopoly a lot when I was younger, but it always takes about an hour too long and someone decides to quit. Plus, when a player loses, the game can still go on for hours, leaving that person to watch Monopoly, the only thing worse than playing. One of my brothers is always defending the game, but I despise it. Definitely one of my most disliked games. But if you like it, more power to you! The Zelda version does look nice.



BigH88 said:

@Nareva Ah well thats a good reason. Your right about that. One game equals at least an hour. Mainly getting for the Zelda though.



rjejr said:

@sinalefa - I was going to write - "Does it have online co-op?" - but I like yours better

@JaxonH - "do I wanna spend $40 on it?"

Glad to see you say that, makes me feel better thinking I wanted it right away, but for $25. It's a $15 board game, that would still be a $10 mark-up for licensing. My kid paid $15 for Mario chess on clearance at Target and that has lots of of cool pre-amiibo figures.



sinalefa said:


Haha, thanks. I first wanted to write something like "Since the CDi abominations, Zelda has always been a monopoly" but I preferred to go there instead.



0utburst said:

I just played my first Monopoly game the other day and I was hooked. I'm already looking to purchase our own so I might get this or look for the Mario-themed one.



KodyDawg said:

Ugh, I want this so so bad. But with all the new games coming out, I don't think I'll be able to spend an extra $40 on it. If collecting money was as easy as collecting rupees in Zelda, I'd buy this board game ten times.



DeltaPeng said:

I wish this were it's own board game concept rather than a monopoly re-hash. I've not been a fan of Monopoly :/



XCWarrior said:

I wish they would do this with other board games besides Monopoly. I already have 3 editions of Monopoly (Basic, ESPN, Nintendo). I don't need a 4th. Link could have been a good clone for like Risk, only with a different board layout.



BSFsontails1012 said:

Jeez that's awesome, but I already have a $40 sonic the hedgehog monopoly, kinda want this, but I should play Twilight princess and skyward sword first.
For me to but this, meh, I'm not even considered a zelda fan, except for wind waker (I should play more zelda games).



FritzFrapp said:

Nice playing pieces, but not impressed by that board. Couldn't they have found better quality images?
A game for a few people to keep hidden away, sealed in the hope that it's worth a lot one day to someone whom will do the same thing, which I've always thought as quite sad.



Radbot42 said:

I do like how you buy the places and not the people, there are some iterations of monopoly where you buy the people which makes no sense



ikki5 said:

I really hope this comes to Canada. You can pre-order it off of the American gamestop website but on the Canadian one... it is no where to be found.



J-Manix98 said:

THIS Should have been the club Nintendo platinum reward. Am I right?!

I mean, I got Game and Wario because it was the only game I didn't have, and I still haven't even played it!



Crimzonlogic said:

@BigH88 It's just too much money to spend on a thing that will sit on my shelf. I would definitely want it if I had people to play with, but nah. My friends aren't into Zelda. My limited money is best put towards other things that I really want and can use. I'd love to collect stuff like this if I were rich, though. Maybe someday, eh?

@BlueStar101 Oh, pfft. Hardly a typo.



WaveGhoul said:

These ZeldaLings most definitely will. I hate Monopoly more than the 2000's no matter what game-related skin it may have. I'd rather play 'Clue' with a Dick Tracey or a mega man skin. Who killed Heat man? Was it in the Furnace? With the Bubble Lead?



WaveGhoul said:


"I never liked Monopoly... UNTIL NOW!"

Sucker! You've fallen right into the pit fall trap.
I personally hate monopoly and i hate samurai warriors as do most people on this site. but oh, hey, look! They're both getting zelda skins. Automatic purchase! As for me, i'll be spending my precious koopcoins elsewhere.....Like on one of these >



MAB said:

@WaveBoy Yeah I know bro, I wouldn't touch this with a turd even if they released a Mega Drive/CD/32X edition




BSFsontails1012 said:

1. Thanks, I just need to save up
2. I don't think I'll recommend lost world, mainly cause I don't have it, I want the wii u version, but other things like ssb4 wii u and Hyrule warriors appealed more.
Btw, anyone else hype for the Hyrule Warriors direct?



Tony_342 said:

Those corner spaces look really out of place. I can't believe they didn't change them to fit the theme.



WaveGhoul said:


He's got more talent in funny goop in his bones than the AVGN, but ultimately he lacks charm, he's not interesting at all when he's not in character and his newer episodes are weak. He started off strong, but eh. I could watch anything with James rolfe in it.



MAB said:

@WaveBoy You can say the same thing about AVGN too... Started off good but went downhill the more it dragged on



Ryu_Niiyama said:

Ugh... now I have to go to gamestop. I have the nintendo edtion so I have to get this one as well.



WaveGhoul said:

True, but it took longer for the AVGN to plummet. Talking classics got stale in a little over a year. The guy started promoting all of this crap, merchandise and creating all of these unfunny characters, trying to get his next big break in the commercial/movie biz. he over did it. heck he's still over doing it. His keith Appicary character isn't even that funny anymore...he's going way too over the top with it now.

As for the AVGN, he was the b-bomb during 06-07' he lost his mojo after the amazing Bible games episode. He was at his peak imo with the friday the 13th halloween special. that was easily his all time greatest Nerd vid. These days, he doesn't feel like he's trying that much anymore and he's lost his youthful nerdy look which made him funnier...Now he just looks like some tired boring dude in his mid 30's.



One-Winged-Pit said:

As gigantic of a Zelda fan that I am, I am not sure if I will pay $40 for a board game that I already have, but with different names and pieces.



FlaygletheBagel said:

I'm not a fan of monopoly, but I'd get it if only for its collecting value. Stuff like this might become really valuable and could sell for a lot one day.



Nintendzoey said:

Very nice indeed!
Although I already own the Nintendo themed Monopoly board game (with Mario, Animal Crossing, Kirby and Zelda) and hardly ever play it. So as tempting as this is, I think I will pass (sadly).



Darthziggy said:

@Phantom_R Seriously! What's up with exclusive cards and pieces now??

Also, if the Ocarina is a GameStop exclusive piece, and Monopoly is 2-6 players, what does the 6th player use if you buy it somewhere else? Ridiculous.

After the problems I had with the Wind Waker special edition being a GS exclusive, I really wish Nintendo would stop dealing with them only. Bad for business and consumer relations IMO.



piggie_pie said:

so much awesome! at first i was like
then i saw the gamestop exclusive sticker on the box and i was like
but then i didn't care... so i was like



dumedum said:

It's good to buy this for collectors purposes. Easily can be sold later for more than $100 on ebay.



Cats-a-Plenty said:

I'm getting this for my grown "kid" for her birthday as I bought what seemed like a million different Zelda games, for all her gadgets, throughout the years. The worst thing that could happen is she hates it and sells it off and makes a bit of a profit. So, for me, it's a win-win situation.




I ordered two and they arrived today UPS. I am going to leave them sealed for now. I wish they would release the number of Gamestop units made.

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