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Forget about outspending other Monopoly players – this version’s all about outgunning them.
Apparently not content to just dominate the world of video games, Epic Games is partnering with Hasbro to release a Fortnite-themed Monopoly board.
Eurogamer was first to report that Fortnite Monopoly is available for preorder online now at UK retailer Zavvi for £26.99 with a November 26 release date. The board hasn’t shown up on Amazon yet, and it’s unclear if it’ll be made available in North America.
Just like in the video game, the board game version of Fortnite’s objective is simple: be the last player standing. Other changes to make the classic board game more like the video game that’s taken the world by storm over the last year include replacing money with health points and making every property on the board a location from Fortnite Island.
And instead of both dice being for movement, one will be used for “action,” with players needing to decide whether to move or take an action first on every turn. Actions include using Bandages to recover health, shooting other players with Cross Hairs, protecting yourself with a Wall, and taking a life away from all players with a Boogie Bomb.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Fortnite without a storm constantly threatending the entire field of play, so that element’s been carried over as well. Spaces on the board taken by the Storm claim two lives from players when landed on.
Tech has inquired with Hasbro and Epic Games about Fortnite Monopoly’s potential availability outside the UK and will update this story should they issue a response.
While Fortnite fans in other regions wait to find out if they’ll be able to take the fight offline, theories about Season 6’s mysterious purple cube continue to abound, and the new High Stakes event is now ready and waiting to be explored.
Nick Santangelo is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. His family can’t play Monopoly without wanting to kill each other. Follow him on Twitter.