Dog-opoly Lets You Buy Dogs Instead of Real Estate
The goal of this take on Monopoly from specialty board game company Late for the Sky isn't to rack up luxury properties. Instead, players compete to spend their fortunes on dogs of different breeds and sizes while learning fun facts about their favorite canines along the way.
Dog-opoly, one of many unofficial twists on the board game, has similar rules to the classic version. Competitors have their choice of pet-themed playing pieces—such as a dog bowl, a mailman, and a fire hydrant—to play with, and they can purchase dogs by landing on their spaces. Value correlates to breed size, with Chihuahua standing in for Mediterranean Avenue and Great Dane serving as the game's Boardwalk. (The system is one of the more creative ways themed Monopoly games have ranked properties). Each dog deed comes with facts about the breed.
Players can collect $200 by passing Go Fetch, or give up that money by catching fleas. The Go to Jail space has been replaced with Go to Kennel, and instead of houses and hotels, players can develop their properties with dog houses and big bones.
Dog-opoly is available on Amazon for $19. If you're more of a cat person, there's an unofficial Monopoly spin-off out there for you as well.