“Everything from the seasonal board to the collectible tokens are Hallmark-themed,” reads the product description for the Monopoly Hallmark Channel Board Game. “So whether you’re buying a Christmas tree farm or a bed & breakfast, you’ll experience all the thrills of the beloved board game in a Hallmark kind of way.”
The game has everything you know and love about the traditional game of Monopoly, but with a Hallmark-inspired flair. The tokens are a nod to the romance, holiday cheer and small-town themes of the movies and include a watering can, ice cream cone, Christmas tree, ice skates, engagement ring and Happy the Dog.
Similarly, the properties players can buy are quaint cottages and inns, which are often the settings for the channel’s films. The businesses featured on the board include charming destinations like a pumpkin patch, a skating pond and a bridal shop.
This slice of Hallmark heaven is available as of Oct. 25 for $39.99.
The holidays are a great time of year to watch Hallmark Channel movies and, this year, the network is airing a record 40 new Christmas movies. Invite some of your friends over for a cozy night of movies, wine and appetizers, interspersed with a round or two of Hallmark Channel Monopoly. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.
You can even play a hilarious drinking game based upon the movies. You just take a drink each time popular conventions from the movies pop up, such as characters with Christmas-themed names or characters transported from a big city to a small town or cynical characters who, by the end of the film, have allowed their hard, icy hearts to finally melt.
Sounds like a good time to us. Will you be picking up this new edition of Monopoly?