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Month: February 2023

Hasbro and Panini Collaborate to Create MONOPOLY Prizm – Monopoly & Trading Card Crossover

Hasbro and Panini have revealed MONOPOLY PRIZM – a board game & trading card crossover due for launch 16 April 2023, initially time-exclusive to Target, with a full release on 1 August 2023. The game is expected to be a North American exclusive.

MONOPOLY Prizm makes use of Panini’s license to make Trading Cards for the NBA. The board game itself includes a Starter Pack and 2 ‘Prizm’ Packs. Individual MONOPOLY Prizm packs will be sold separately. It has been stated that this venture comes after two years of design and planning.


Players act as their favourite NBA basketball coach as they seek to recruit players to take control of NBA games and collect points. The base set is comprised of 90 cards of some of NBA’s Star Players and Top Rookies. Special and Rare MONOPOLY Prizm inserts and Monopoly Boardwalk parallels can be found in Monopoly Prizm: NBA Booster Boxes – specifically designed to enhance gameplay.

The three main mechanics of the board game itself are Drafting, Trading and Competing.

Players Draft their squad of NBA player Prizm cards. Players then Trade cards to build and improve their squad. Finally, players Compete in 1:1 matches to win All-Star Cards (which occurs as the player passes GO). Instead of buying properties, players try to control NBA games and collect ‘rent’ of bonus points when opposition players lands on them. To earn further points, players compare the states of their Prizm cards when competing in ‘Playmaker Challenges’ and ‘All-Star Contests’. The winner is the coach with the most points.

Hasbro Statement

“Based on fan insights, we noticed a unique crossover opportunity between individuals who love classic gameplay and card collecting, which ultimately lit the spark to create and bring this innovative trading card element to Monopoly, We’re ecstatic to have partnered with Panini, one of the top sports card companies, to power this new Monopoly edition through the utilization of authentic trading cards, real player statistics, and collectible card packs to expand the game.” – Adam Biehl, SVP & General Manager, Hasbro Gaming

This would also be MONOPOLY’s first Crossover game since the 2019 MONOPOLY JENGA game

MONOPOLY Prizm Trading Cards

Link to Official Panini Press Release:

Finance (Board Game) – Monopoly History

In 1932, The Fascinating Game of Finance (later named to just Finance) was released onto the market by Dan Layman, who had played a variant of The Landlord’s Game.

Finance board game

Finance was remarkably similar to Monopoly, despite being created three years prior to Parker Brother’s Monopoly hitting the shelves.

After being sold for a year in Indianapolis, Indiana through L.S. Ayres, the rights were purchased by Knapp Electric for $200 and would be purchased once again by Parker Brothers in 1935 for $10,000 – Parker Brothers required the rights of the game to strengthen their patent on Monopoly as the two games were very similar.

Before the granting of Monopoly’s patent – US2026082A, Parker Brothers created Fortune – a game very similar to Monopoly but without Charles Darrow’s contributions – using their rights to publish Finance. Apart from losing the traditional Atlantic City property names, Darrow’s illustrations were also dropped. Moreover, Hotels were also removed and instead players were allowed to build up to five houses. As well as spaces being coloured – groups were allocated symbols. Prices, rent values and house costs remain similar to Monopoly. Even Chance and Community Chest cards remain.

Only 10,000 editions were produced as the Monopoly patent was later granted and this ‘insurance policy’ of Fortune was no longer required. The game once reproduced later as Finance and Fortune to ensure the Fortune trademark remained value and later Finance once again as Parker Brothers used the Fortune name for their new Marble game. The game of Finance, Fortune or Finance and Fortune was discontinued after 1962.

Images of Fortune taken from BoardGameGeek

McDonald’s Monopoly Promotion 2022 – Double Peel

The 2022 edition of the annual UK McDonald’s Monopoly Promotion launched on Wednesday 7th September and ended on Tuesday 18th October 2022.

The majority of food and drink items purchased during this period earned the customer up to three Monopoly stickers – which could be a Property or Instant Win.

All stickers contain a code – properties can be scanned on the MyMcDonald’s App and logged onto a virtual gameboard. Completing a full colour set wins a prize:

Colour SetPrizeQuantityRare
BrownMedium Extra Value Meal?Old Kent Road
L BlueSkullcandy Wireless Earbuds1,650Northumberland Avenue
PinkBuyagift Experience Days2,200Euston Road
OrangeNintendo Switch505Marlborough Street
Red£1,000 Home Entertainment at AO110Strand
YellowTUI 2K Holiday80Coventry Street
GreenMINI Electric Car21Bond Street
D Blue£100k Cash5Mayfair
StationsSee Tickets £250 Voucher510Liverpool Street Station

The rare properties have a limited amount produced (indicated by the Quantity Column).

Instant Win Prizes

The following could be found on a sticker instead of a Property

  • 100 x £1k Cash
  • 1,000 x McDonald’s Gold Card (A Meal Per Week For A Year)
  • 1,000 x £200 For Passing Go
  • 1,000 x McDonald’s Bean Bag
  • 300 x One4all £100 Gift Card
  • 4,000 x Paramount+ Annual Subscription
  • 200 x £80 Go Ape Activity voucher
  • 1,500 x Prezzybox £50 Voucher
  • 9,000 x £30 I Saw It First voucher
  • 800 x GLOSSYBOX Beauty Box
  • 1,200 x Hype Backpack
  • 15,000 x Wrappz™ Personalised Phone Case
  • 10,000 x Choice of Licensed T-Shirt from Zavvi
  • 5,000 x McDonald’s Reusable Water Bottle
  • 15,000 x Pairs of Cinema Tickets
  • over 6.5million Big Mac® or Big Flavour Wraps
  • 9.8million 6 Chicken McNuggets® or Double Cheeseburgers
  • 1.1million free McFlurrys

Digital Peel:

All Properties when logged on the MyMcDonald’s App earned a second ‘Digital Peel’. When opened these can be a ‘digital’ Property sticker, Prize Draw entry or an Instant Win prize.

These Instant Win prizes consisted of:

  • £100k Cash
  • Mini Electric Car
  • £2k Holiday with TUI
  • See Tickets £250 Events Voucher
  • £1,000 spend on Home Entertainment
  • Grind True Wireless Earbuds from Skullcandy
  • Experience Day with Buyagift
  • Nintendo Switch from Zavvi
  • £5 Cash
  • £10 Cash
  • £20 Cash
  • £50 Cash
  • £100 Cash
  • Paramount+ 1-Month Subscription
  • Readly 3-Month Digital Subscription
  • £10 Skullcandy Digital Voucher
  • JD £50 e-Gift Card
  • The Athletic 1-Month Subscription
  • The Athletic 3-Month Subscription
  • £10 CeX Voucher
  • McDonald’s Tote Bag
  • McDonald’s Socks
  • Photobox Personalised Photo Magnets
  • 20% off McDonald’s purchase
  • £5 off £15 spend McDonald’s purchase
  • £1.99 Extra Value Meal
  • Free McFlurry with Extra Value Meal purchase
Double Peel Poster

Graphics from the App