Special Pac-Man Edition of Monopoly Includes a Mini Arcade Cabinet

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Monopoly has been around in some form for over a century, and as Game Rant reports, the brand is getting ready to pay homage to another iconic game from a different era. In honor of Pac-Man's 40th anniversary this year, a special-edition Monopoly game inspired by the arcade classic is hitting shelves.

Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man replicates Pac-Man's pixilated world for an analog board game. Players collect power-ups like cherries and pellets when they land on certain spaces, and a ghost piece—either Blinky, Pinky, Inky, or Clyde—follows them around the board as the game progresses.

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The video game legend hasn't been totally removed from his arcade roots for this iteration, though. The Monopoly game also comes with a miniature arcade cabinet that acts as the players' digital bank. The accessory even includes the retro Pac-Man logo from the original game that debuted in 1980.

Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man is currently unavailable on Amazon, but it's scheduled for release on August 1 for $30. Here are more examples of special-edition Monopoly boards that have been released in the past.

[h/t Game Rant]

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Wednesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Computer Monitors, Plant-Based Protein Powder, and Blu-ray Sets

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 2. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

Never Got a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine as a Kid? You Can Still Buy One This Holiday Season

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Even as toys have gotten more complex in recent decades, one low-tech item has held a perennial spot on holiday wishlists. The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine was a hit when it debuted in 1979, and kids and nostalgic adults can still get their hands on one this December.

People who grew up in the 1980s may remember commercials promoting the “yum-yum fun” plastic appliance. Like the Easy Bake Oven and the Frosty Sno-Man Sno-Cone Machine before it, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine allowed kids to make edible treats at home. The Peanuts branding made the toy popular with kids, and despite the elbow grease required to crank a couple of ice cubes into shaved ice, it's stuck around.

If you asked for a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine for the holidays as a kid and never received one, you can still make your childhood dreams come true. The retro product is available practically unchanged from how it appeared in the 1980s. The biggest changes are that the hand crank is now easier to turn and there's a clamp for stabilizing the machine while you use it. Get one for yourself or a loved one from Amazon today for $30.

Looking for more nostalgic gift ideas? Here are some items the Millennials in your life will love.