Stranger Things and its nostalgic vibes have inspired various toys that’ll make you wish the era of shoulder pads was back. In addition to Stranger Things-themed Dungeons & Dragons and Lego sets inspired by the show, fans have the option of playing a delicious Stranger Things card game.
In a nod to Eleven’s love for frozen waffles, Hasbro Games released the Stranger Things Eggo Card Game, a multi-player activity which includes 106 Eggo and seven character cards, each in the shape of a familiar waffle treat.
The game goes like this: Participants choose to play as characters Eleven, Mike, Will, Dustin, Lucas, Hopper, or Barb (although it’s a shame bat-wielding Steve Harrington isn’t an option). The ultimate objective is to get rid of all your Eggo cards before the Demogorgon gets you, kind of like a sort of sci-fi version of Uno. But players beware: Opponents have the option of adding cards to your hand, vanquishing you to the Upside Down, reversing the order of the game, or summoning the Demogorgon themselves. The game can be played between two to six people, and is suggested for ages 14 and up.
Games and toys aren’t the only commercialized aspect of the show. Pop-up bars geared towards fans have previously appeared in cities like Boston and Chicago, featuring specialty cocktails such as “Eleven’s Eggo’s,” and decor reflecting Joyce Byers’s alphabet wall. Burger King recently launched an Upside Down burger in advance of the season 3 premiere, and Coca-Cola has decided to bring back New Coke. And for those of fans itching to bust out their scrunchies and tube socks, there are also plenty of upcoming Stranger Things dance parties—complete with favorite '80s hits to bop to.
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