You can help, though.
Corporate consolidation of local news isn't the most attention-grabbing subject. It's potentially complicated and also easy to write off as something that doesn't affect those of us who consume our media online. But the current attempted merger between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media would most definitely affect all of us, in devastating ways.Read More
Someone Dressed as the Monopoly Man Trolls Equifax CEO’s Congressional Hearing Because Bloodsucking Tycoons Have to Stick Together
The internet has a new hero today, and it's the mystery person who attended now-former Equifax CEO Richard Smith's Congressional hearing dressed as the Monopoly Man, monocle and all. We don't know you, but we thank you for the gift you have given us.Read More
Despite much controversy over the lack of a Rey token in the Star Wars Monopoly game sold in the U.S, it seems as though Hasbro has finally decided to listen to the outcry and have available Star Wars Monopoly sets that include the heroine of The Force Awakens.Read More
Last year, an eight year old girl wrote a letter to Hasbro wondering why there was no Rey token included in the new Star Wars Monopoly game. Hasbro responded to her letter, saying that they left her out because they didn't want to be responsible for spoilers to The Force Awakens, as the board game came out before the film. Later, they promised to include Rey in subsequent versions of the game by the Fall of 2016. It's now Summer of 2017, and we're still waiting.Read More
If you're a cosplay aficionado who's been looking to create a costume from DC Comics Bombshells, that task just got a lot easier, thanks to this new line-up of sewing patterns from Simplicity.Read More
Of all things, the board game Monopoly is making its way to Broadway! For the most realistic experience, it'll probably be 4 hours too long and only one of your friends/family members will really enjoy it.Read More
Where's Rey? She's right here.
Finally, we know what Rey's Monopoly figure is going to look like--courtesy of a reveal by Hasbro at the annual Toy Fair in New York City. Originally, Hasbro said that Rey hadn't been included in the first game's set because they hadn't wanted to spoil the movie for people--although I'm not necessarily sure how Rey holding a lightsaber would technically be considered a spoiler (since she's not the only character to do so in TFA.)Read More
Rey's calling to you. Just let her in.
Yesterday, we got word of an 8-year-old's letter to Hasbro asking where Rey, the main character of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was in their Star Wars Monopoly game. Hasbro responded with some kind-of-nonsense about preventing spoilers, since the game was released back in September, but now they're making things right.Read More
Fallout 4 will include a bonus game in its Collector's Edition: an official Fallout-themed Monopoly board game.Read More
Reading is cool, kids!
This poster and bookmarks for the American Library Association feature Babs encouraging young readers to pick up a book and get busy. It's even drawn by Batgirl artist Babs Tarr!Read More
The longest game for the shortest show.
$39.99? Curse my sudden but inevitable brokeness.Read More
Well, Euros always kind of looked like Monopoly money anyway.
In France, 80 boxes of Monopoly will ship with real money in addition to the fake money needed to actually play the game. It's nice of them to still include the game money, but I don't think anyone would mind if they had to go buy a second box of Monopoly to both play the game and spend their free cash.Read More
Plus new Rat Queens, cruelty-free Hogwarts quills, Dragon Con cakes, and more!
The facts were these: Anna Friel posted this photo of her kissing Lee Pace on IG, and a world's worth of Chuck/Ned shippers went crazy. #SavePushingDaisies2k14 (via Instagram)Read More
Friendship3D printing is magic.
Hasbro has launched a new site to give fans unprecedented freedom to create, produce, and sell art based off popular content such as My Little Pony, Transformers, and Magic: The Gathering.Read More
Everything gets the Monopoly treatment eventually. It's like a zombie outbreak in itself. There's Beatles Monopoly, Justice League Monopoly, Disney Villains Monopoly - when I was a kid, I even had a Star Wars monopoly PC game. This edition of the classic boardgame is available at ThinkGeek and is described as "everything you know and loved about Monopoly, but with 100% more zombie flavor." See the board and pieces under the jump.Read More
Fun with numbers! Fun with numbers! Fun with numbers!
We tend to use the term "Monopoly Money" to imply something is worthless, but is it really? Does Monopoly money have any real value? Well, no, obviously. It's paper money from a board game, but it's still a thing people buy, so it has to be worth something, right? Let's figure out the exchange rate of dollars to Monopoly money. For reasons.Read More
Things We Saw Today
The only way you can make Monopoly an enjoyable game is to add zombies, some dystopian sci-fi, or possibly the Powerpuff Girls, but you know what else might work? The post-apocalyptic, alternate history trappings of the Fallout video game series. Which is exactly what someone on Reddit totally did for their wife's birthday.Read More
We as consumers like to think that we get what we ask for -- like it's the "demand" part of supply and demand -- but sometimes maybe we shouldn't. Apparently, we asked for The Walking Dead versions of both Risk and Monopoly, because that's what USAopoly and Skybound are sending our way.Read More