Monopoly Gamer is a series of Monopoly board game variants with themes, rules and mechanics based on popular video games. The inaugural edition of the game was based on the Mario universe. While the standard edition was released in August 2017, a special Collector's Edition with a Bowser token and a character case was released on June 28, 2017 by Hasbro. All of the areas on the board (with the exception of Bowser's Castle) are taken from world and level names in New Super Mario Bros. U. A Mario Kart edition was released in 2018. For its third and fourth editions in 2019, the series branched out from the Mario franchise and Nintendo brand with Activision Blizzard's Overwatch and Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchises.
Three editions of the game have been released as of late 2017:
Power Pack characters
Eight additional Power Packs have been released, each with an additional Character mover and card. The Characters released as of late 2017 are Toad, Luigi, Rosalina, Tanooki Mario, Fire Mario, Diddy Kong, Wario (who is the same as the Value Pack edition), and Boo.
In all three versions of the game, there are eight Boss characters to defeat. The first seven are the Koopalings: Larry Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr., Wendy O. Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Roy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa and Ludwig von Koopa. In the Standard and Value Pack editions, the final boss is Bowser. Since Bowser is a player Character in the Collector's Edition, he is replaced by Bowser Jr.
The layout of spaces is mostly the same, except with the following differences:
Aside from the traditional six-sided numbered die, a six-sided Power-Up die is added. It features images of a trio of Coins on two faces, and one face each of a Green Shell, a Red Shell, a POW Block, and a Blooper. Each player rolls both dice during their turn, and can decide whether they wish to resolve their move first using the numbered die, or enact the Power-Up rolled on the Power-Up die. The base effects for rolling the Power-Up die are as follows:
In addition, depending on the Character a player is using, the Power-Up may get a "Boost", as listed on the Character card. Each character has a unique "Power-Up Boost" assigned that may be activated when the listed Power-Up is rolled; for example, if the player playing Mario rolls the coins side on the Power-Up die, he gets 4 coins instead of 3.