Monopoly, the Longest Game Ever, Takes Even Longer With Monopoly: Longest Game Ever Edition
If you’ve chosen Monopoly for your next game night, there’s a good chance you’re not trying to make it a quick one. The classic board game is infamous for lasting much longer than many players’ attention spans. But for true Monopoly fans, that’s part of the charm—after all, it takes time to build a real estate empire, even if yours only exists on a two-dimensional board.
Now, Hasbro is giving its most devoted Monopoly heads the opportunity to expand their domain even further with the “Longest Game Ever” edition. As Nerdist reports, the board features 66 properties, which is 38 more than the original version. And since there’s only one die (not two), you’ll be inching around the perimeter at a snail’s pace (or, to be more accurate, a tortoise’s pace—the gold and silver game pieces are shaped like tiny tortoises and hares). Auctions aren’t allowed, but there are a couple other updates that help move money. Normally, nothing happens when you land on the “Free Parking” space; in this version of the game, you get paid. You can also tear each bill along the perforated line to split them into smaller sums, which could increase your purchasing options.
The largest change, however, has to do with how the game is won. Unlike traditional Monopoly, this edition doesn’t end when all but one player goes bankrupt—in fact, you can keep playing after you’ve declared bankruptcy. In order to best your opponents in this “Longest Game Ever,” you must own every property on the board.
If that sounds like a formidable feat that you and the rest of your game night group would be eager to tackle, you can purchase the game from Amazon for $20.