On Thursday, February 17, Hasbro announced that they would be releasing new versions of its iconic board games Clue and Monopoly that were inspired by the Netflix popular show Bridgerton.
Even though Monopoly: Bridgerton Edition appears to be a streamlined licensed version of the game, with famous landmarks from the show replacing Atlantic City streets, Clue: Bridgerton Edition appears to be a game that takes its theme seriously and includes a few adult twists on the classic Clue formula, which is a welcome change from the usual Clue formula.
Clue and Monopoly: Bridgerton edition gameplay
According to Comicbook, Clue: Bridgerton Edition challenges players to figure out which young lord or lady has been involved in a “heart scandal.” Players must successfully determine three facts regarding this tryst: who did it, where it happened, and how they were caught doing it.
Remember that “it” does not necessarily imply murder in this scenario. Players can also acquire clues to help them figure out who was caught “in flagrante delicto,” but they must share juicy secrets of their own, such as telling the story of their first….kiss.
The first person to properly guess all three elements of the scandal wins, and their name appears in Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper. The losers will almost certainly have a brawl with the Duke and have their names dragged through the gutter, or they will go into debt with some ne’er-do-wells and be assassinated at the conclusion of the season.
From the information shared by Board Game Today, the player in the Monopoly: Bridgerton Edition board game will promenade to some gloriously opulent places in Regency London, acquiring as many properties as they can to boost their social position in the Ton.
The Lady Whistledown deck will cause controversy in the game as a twist. The Monopoly tokens have recognizable emblems, and the gameboard squares include well-known locales and events such as Danbury Ball, Hastings House, and the Boxing Gym. The person who has the most coins at the end of the game wins.
Netflix’s series Bridgerton is a saucy Victorian-era romance story set in England created by Shonda Rhimes which was based on the novel series written by Julia Quinn.
Season 1, according to Rotten Tomatoes, follows Daphne Bridgerton (played by actress Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the prominent Bridgerton family, as she makes her debut in Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Daphne’s possibilities appear to be unsurpassed at first, as she hopes to follow in her parents’ footsteps and find a relationship fueled by real love.
However, when her older brother begins to rule out potential suitors, a high society scandal sheet authored by the enigmatic Lady Whistledown casts doubt on Daphne. Enter the immensely desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (brilliantly portrayed by actor Regé-Jean Page), a committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ moms.
Despite declaring that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is evident, and sparks fly as they find themselves involved in an expanding war of wits while managing society’s expectations for their future.
The first series was a smash hit when it was released by Netflix on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. Since then, fans have been waiting for the second season and the production has recently announced that it will finally be released this upcoming March 25, 2022.
Both games are classified 17+ due to the adult nature of Bridgerton and the fact that Clue: Bridgerton Edition seems like it can get raunchy in a quick. This is standard practice for licensed games – Monopoly: Game of Thrones was rated 18+ but did not include any gruesome or shocking on-screen fatalities. Both games will be launched this spring at a retail price of $27.99. Monopoly: Bridgerton edition will be exclusive to Target.