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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mohican Monopoly

To coincide with Hasbro’s recent announcement of a version of their famed board game “Monopoly” based on Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 film “The Godfather”, Hasbro and Twentieth Century Fox Pictures have announced plans to create a version of “Monopoly” based on Michael Mann’s 1992 film “Last of the Mohicans.”

The game will feature noted locales from the 1757-set action/adventure/romantic epic such as Fort William Henry, Fort Edward, Lake George, Huron Village, Cameron’s Cabin and, of course, Cantuckee & The Place Where Alice Jumped (i.e. Park Place & Boardwalk). Utilities have become the Well and the Candle. Houses are Cabins and Hotels are Forts. The Railroads are a Horse, a Birch Canoe, a Stagecoach and a photo of Daniel Day Lewis running.

What character piece will YOU be? Will you be Hawkeye’s musket? Chingachcook’s battle axe? Cora’s flintlock pistol? Dunan’s bayonet? (Who would want to be Duncan’s bayonet?) Colonel Munro’s gray hair? General Montcalm’s pantaloons? Magua’s earring? Jack Winthrop’s tricorne? 

Whoever you are just hope you pass “Go” and collect $200 in beads and strong whiskey. If you’re not so lucky you might wind up in the Stockade or have to draw a “Chance” card which could find you “hung for sedition” or “shot for desertion” or, worst of all, learning that “The Great Sachem has decreed that you be burned in the fire.” But then you also might "Come across a war party and track 'em" and, thus, collect $50.

The possibilities are endless! The outcomes too numerous to imagine! The fun guaranteed to be non-stop! And if you think this is merely yet another shameless money grab, well, you're probably right. After all, those are the ways of the Yengeese and the Francais traders and their masters in Europe infected with the sickness of greed.


Mette said...

Awesome, just awesome!
Although I've only seen it once, and it's not a true favourite.

Nick Prigge said...

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Lasso The Movies said...

I think it is just crazy how many different versions of Monopoly they have come out with so far. They are just trying to make more money. Now I will have to throw out more of my children's toys in order to make more room for more I my movie "collectables". I can't wait!!!!
Long Live The Mohicans!!! Oh wait.......

3guys1movie.com said...

You serious Clark?

forget the monopoly game I want that blue War Club!

Nick Prigge said...

Oh man, I'd hang that war club over my mantle.