Mario Kart Monopoly

We're quite fond of Monopoly Gamer Edition; this collaboration between Hasbro and Nintendo was more than just a simple skinned Monopoly board. It was a fresh Mario Party-esque take on the classic property trading game, with a splash of Nintendo's most iconic IP.

It looks like the upcoming Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition will continue in this trend as you race around the board throwing shells and dropping banana peels at each other in order to collect coins.

Of course, the famous Monopoly properties such as Mayfair and Park Lane (hey, we are British!) are out... and the slightly more fantastical Rainbow Road and Bowser's Castle take their place.

Mario Kart Monopoly

This reimagined board game also features a racing element, so when players pass Go, a race will be triggered where players complete to win a coveted Grand Prix card.

Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition will include four playable racers: Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi and Toad. At a later date a Power Pack add-on will be released (yup, that's right. DLC for board games!)... which will introduce Bowser, Rosalina, Shy Guy, Metal Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi as new characters which you can play.

You can pick up Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition in GameStop in the U.S. now, and it will be rolling out to the usual online retailers and other stores later this Summer. No news on a UK release yet.

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