This year is Mario’s 35th anniversary, and as you might have heard, there’s a rumour that Nintendo is remastering most of his back-catalogue on Switch. Apart from this, LEGO is joining in on the celebration with appropriately-themed sets, and now, Hasbro will be releasing Super Mario Monopoly and Jenga.
This Super Mario Celebration Edition of monopoly has players buying, selling, and trading famous Mario locations from 1985 to the present day. There’s also an electronic component (taking on the form of a Question Block with sound effects) and can “change a player’s luck”. This launches on 1st August, for $29.99 USD, and is available now on Amazon.
Next up is the Jenga: Super Mario. Players must race up the tower as Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Toad to defeat Bowser. This launches on the same date as Mario Monopoly, and will apparently be priced at $20.00 USD. Here’s a bit of extra information:
“Spin the spinner to find out the next move: How many layers to climb, how many blocks to remove and stack, whether to collect coins, or whether the game will reverse directions. It’s a battle to the top as players move their own pegs up and their opponents’ pegs down, all while trying not to make the tower crash.”
Fancy some Mario-themed Monopoly or Jenga? Do you think this could be a sign of things to come? Leave a comment below.