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Retro gaming: Planet of the Apes Monopoly

Retro gaming: Planet of the Apes Monopoly
Retro gaming: Planet of the Apes Monopoly

No, this isn’t a spin-off the modern remakes. Planet of the Apes Monopoly is based on the 1968 original.

Which is why we are featuring it here. Basically, we love the original series of films and we are partial to a game of Monopoly. So this is something of a marriage made in heaven.

It is Monopoly at its heart, but the look is definitely old school sci-fi. Instead of Chance and Community Chest, you have ‘Human See’ and ‘Human Do’ while the areas you are used to are replaced by film-friendly locations like the Forbidden Zone and The Statue of Liberty ruins. Oh yes, the money has apes on it too and Dave Perillo-designed tokens.

The game is officially licensed, good for 2 to 4 players and anyone over 8 years of age. ThinkGeek has it for $39.99 and they ship worldwide.

Find out more at the ThinkGeek website

Retro gaming: Planet of the Apes Monopoly
Retro gaming: Planet of the Apes Monopoly
Retro gaming: Planet of the Apes Monopoly
Retro gaming: Planet of the Apes Monopoly