Monopoly Super Mario Celebration Edition and Jenga: Super Mario Are Coming Soon

Friday, July 17th, 2020 9:01 am

Compete against friends and family in these new twists on two classic tabletop games.

Nintendo and Hasbro Gaming have teamed up to create new Mario-themed versions of two classic tabletop games: Monopoly and Jenga.

Monopoly Super Mario Celebration Edition will feature familiar Monopoly gameplay, but many of the game’s classic elements (like properties and locations) have been replaced by elements from the Super Mario franchise.

For instance, Monopoly’s traditional properties have been replaced by locations such as Yoshi’s Island and Delfino Plaza. The railroads have been replaced with question blocks, money has been replaced with gold coins, houses and hotels have been replaced with Toad Houses and Princess Peach castles, and so on. The game also includes an electronic Question Block that makes sounds. You can see a close-up shot of the complete game board on Amazon’s product listing for the title.

Monopoly Super Mario Celebration Edition is for 2-6 players aged 8+.

This isn’t the first Monopoly game to feature characters from the Super Mario franchise. For instance, a “Super Mario Bros. Collector’s Edition” of Monopoly was released a few years ago, and two versions of Monopoly Gamer (Monopoly Gamer and Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart) also featured Mario and the gang.

Meanwhile, Jenga: Super Mario adds a light storyline to the classic block removal and stacking game. The game will challenge 2-4 players aged 8+ to climb to the top of the block tower to battle Bowser. According to the game’s Amazon product listing, you’ll need to “[s]pin the spinner to determine the number of blocks to stack, how many layers your Super Mario character must climb, or whether to reverse play or collect coins.”

On Twitter, Nintendo of America said both of these games will be available on August 1. However, you can already grab Jenga: Super Mario on Amazon for $19.99.

Is your family excited to try these new takes on some classic tabletop games? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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