Queen Monopoly

Queen Monopoly

Monopoly is a board game which was launched in 1935, in which players take it in turns to roll dice and travel around the board, which comprises well known roads, landmarks and other buildings. When they land on a property, they can buy it, and if an opponent subsequently lands on it they have to pay rent. Players can build up to four houses and finally a hotel on each property, which increases the amount of rent they can charge. The objective of the game is to get more money than the other players.

The original game featured roads and landmarks of Atlantic City, New Jersey, while a London version was launched the same year and has become more well known worldwide.

Queen Monopoly is a Queen themed version of the game which was released on 8 May 2017, and developed by Queen, Bravado and Winning Moves. While the game rules are identical, in the Queen version, each square is a concert venue, and players can build up to four staging blocks followed by a full production (which loosely resembles the stage for the 2014 Queen + Adam Lambert tour), which allows them to charge higher admission prices. Compared to the London edition, the Queen Monopoly board consists of the following:

The venues are arranged in order of performance, although there are a few exceptions, for example Queen first played the Budokan Hall, Tokyo in 1975, but it is included alongside venues from 1979. Earl's Court and Bingley Hall have swapped positions, while Wembley Stadium is the last square on the board, when it should be before Budapest. Each square is illustrated with either a photograph from the show, a related album sleeve, merchandise, or a promotional photograph. The full list of venues is as follows:

  1. Imperial College, London, England
  2. Le Blow Up, Luxembourg
  3. The Rainbow, London, England
  4. Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
  5. Hyde Park, London, England
  6. Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
  7. Earl's Court, London, England
  8. Bingley Hall, Stafford, England
  9. Pavillon De Paris, Paris, France
  10. Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
  11. Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
  12. Valez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  13. Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  14. The Forum, Montreal, Canada
  15. Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England
  16. The Forum, Los Angeles, USA
  17. Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
  18. Rock In Rio, Rio De Janiero, Brazil
  19. Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
  20. Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary
  21. Knebworth Park, Knebworth, England
  22. Wembley Stadium, London, England

The game also contains six Queen themed player tokens, namely a Red Special guitar, 'Frank' robot (from 'News Of The World'), a bicycle (from 'Bicycle Race'), a radio (from 'Radio Ga Ga'), a vacuum cleaner (from 'I Want To Break Free') and a hammer (from 'Hammer To Fall'). The instruction booklet, money and title deed cards are based on the original game but add small Queen elements.

Full photographs of the game and contents are shown below.

Queen Monopoly box frontQueen Monopoly box back

Outer Box Front and Back.....

Queen Monopoly boxQueen Monopoly box inner

.....Outer Box and Inner Contents.....

Queen Monopoly outer box sideQueen Monopoly outer box side

.....Outer Box Sides.....

inner box sidepromo shot

.....Inner Box Side and Promo Shot.....

game board

.....Game Board.....

player tokens

.....Player Tokens.....

staging blocks

.....Staging Blocks and a Full Production.....

instruction booklet frontmoney pack

.....Instruction Booklet and Money.....

'A Kind Of Magic' card packtitle deed pack

.....'A Kind Of Magic' and Title Deed Packs
(these are still shrinkwrapped, with a horizontal gold strip for opening)