Some of us just aren’t well-suited to thrive in the cutthroat world of real estate—even if there aren’t any real-world implications. Luckily, Hasbro Pulse has created a version of Monopoly for people who like their game nights to be a little more relaxing.
As My Modern Met reports, it’s themed for Bob Ross, a man whose legacy is as much about tranquility as it is about art. The basic structure of the board game is the same, but you’re collecting paintings from Ross’s television show The Joy of Painting rather than Ventnor Avenue, Marvin Gardens, and the rest of the classic Monopoly properties. And while you won’t find houses or hotels in this edition, you will find cabins and covered bridges.
As you hop around the board, you’ll also purchase various painting supplies and pick up “Happy Little Accidents” cards. And speaking of hopping around the board, you won’t be doing it as a top hat, thimble, or any other symbol of 20th-century enterprise; instead, you can choose to be a squirrel, tree, owl, paint palette, easel, or fence. You can still get sent to jail, which we can only assume is the consequence for stealing art, forging art, or poking someone in the eye with a paintbrush.
Although you could technically play this edition of Monopoly with all the high-stakes competitive spirit from the original version, it would be difficult to do so with Ross’s giant smiling face peering out at you from the middle of the game board.
Bob Ross Monopoly will be available from Hasbro Pulse on September 18, 2020, and you can pre-order it for $40 here.
[h/t My Modern Met]