CARLSBAD, Calif., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not personal, it's business as you systematically eliminate your opponents to reign supreme in this classic MONOPOLY game with a Godfather twist. Produced by USAOPOLY, under license from Hasbro and Paramount Licensing, this collector's game celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most seminal films of our time.
Reminisce and relive The Godfather story anew as you play America's favorite game with a killer instinct the Don would respect. Expand your family's interests by amassing property and influence as you seek to bankrupt those around you. Buy, sell and trade the likes of Woltz International Pictures, Moe Green's Casino, Joe's Diner and Hyman Roth's Home as you muscle your way to an empire. Make them an offer they can't refuse as you vie for the Corleone Long Island Home and Corleone Lake Tahoe Estate (the prime properties traditionally occupied by Boardwalk and Park Place).
Travel the board with one of six game tokens: the horse head, cannoli, Genco Olive Oil tin, the Don's limo, a dead fish or the tommy gun. Familiar "Chance" and "Community Chest" cards have been replaced with "Friends" and "Enemies" cards and bear in mind that the friendly game of Monopoly is the best place to "keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
The MONOPOLY game's traditional houses and hotels have been turned into Hideouts and Compounds, and the game features new "Don" cards allowing each player to align with a particular family and employ a potentially lethal strike. The Corleone card, for instance, entitles the bearer to a kidnapping of an opponent while the Tattaglia card affords its owner a single money laundering opportunity. Since there is no consigliere to offer advice, players must take care of their family at all costs.
MONOPOLY The Godfather Collector's edition has just released and fans interested in seeing an unboxing video featuring all the custom components and designs first-hand can visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyEQ2RfA3-s. The game is available now in specialty stores across North America, including Transworld and amazon.com with a suggested retail price of $39.95
About USAOPOLY: USAOPOLY, Inc. is a leading specialty market game developer offering the world's best-known games (under license from the Entertainment & Licensing Division of Hasbro, Inc.) with the hottest licenses http://usaopoly.com. Visit http://TelestrationsEffect.com for an engaging place to learn how to play America's newest party game.
About Hasbro: Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers with well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications, in the US. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies." Learn more at www.hasbro.com. ©2012 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation: Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
About Paramount Licensing, Inc.: Based in Hollywood, Paramount Licensing represents the film properties of Paramount Pictures for consumer products opportunities worldwide. In addition to developing licensing programs for theatrical feature film releases, Paramount Licensing maintains active brand management of classic films in the studio's legendary motion picture library. ©2012 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved
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