The race is on to buy up properties. Hasbro’s Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart game is here. It’s Monopoly but with Mario Kart characters and themes. And yes, you still have to dodge bananas, shells and other dangers. Choose from the Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi and Toad Mario Kart tokens. They all have their own powers and abilities, just like in the video game. For instance, Toad’s power is that when he rolls a Power-Up Boost, all players must pay him one coin. That’s one way to get rich in this game.
You can also purchase Kart-themed properties like Rainbow Road and Bowser’s Castle. But that’s not all. When you pass Go, you get $200 Kart coins, but this also starts a race to compete against the other players for the “Grand Prix” card. It sounds like a pretty exciting game.
You can get Monopoly Mario Kart edition at GameStop right now for $25. Retailers will get it this summer, while new tokens, including Bowser, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi will be out this fall. It seems like Mario translated over to Monopoly very well. I’m actually interested inplaying this game to see how cool it really is. Who’s up for a board game race?