Board game fans, rejoice: Hasbro has announced the launch of five brand-new, parody versions of some of their most classic board games, including “Clue,” “The Game of Life,” “Operation,” “Mystery Date,” and “Sorry!”
With relevant titles like, “The Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis” and “Mystery Date: Catfished,” each game has a revamped look, new rules, and gameplay that sets these new versions apart from their classic predecessors.
“Clue: What Happened Last Night? Lost in Vegas” has major “The Hangover” vibes.
Instead of trying to decide if the murderer was Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with a revolver, this new version of “Clue” has players waking up after a night a partying in Las Vegas and sets them on a mission to find their friend, Buddy, who mysteriously disappeared.
Hasbro said the objective of the game is to find out “who was the last person to see him, where they left him, and what they were doing” by “[eliminating] the suspects and [discovering] the who, where, and what to solve the mystery.” The player that finds Buddy before time runs out wins the game.
The updated board appears to have classic Vegas settings such as a casino and a pool.
“Sorry! Not Sorry!” pairs classic gameplay with the added stakes of juicy gossip.
Featuring the tag-line “Secret confessions. No regrets,” this modern version of “Sorry!” has friends exposing secrets to one another while attempting to be the first player to land three of their pawns on the home space.
Hasbro said that during the game “players can sabotage their friends, steal their pawns, and use the Not Sorry! cards to expose their wildest ‘have you ever’ secrets.” Think of it as a board game version of the classic drinking game, “Never Have I Ever.”
“Mystery Date: Catfished” lets players explore the crazy, messed-up world of online dating without any of the real-life consequences.
The classic game of “Mystery Date” has been revamped to reflect the trials and tribulations of modern dating, namely the question of whether or not the person we’ve met online is actually “catfishing” us.
According to the box, “players will wade through a sea of weirdos as they search for love in the dubious world of online dating.”
Players will pick, swap, and collect trait and action cards to reveal a person and dating scenario. However, daters beware – the person may not be who they say they are.
“The Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis” may be the most relatable of the bunch.
In the classic “Game of Life,” players seamlessly navigated life’s steps of going to college, getting a job, getting married, having kids, and retiring.
The new version is far more accurate, as players have to manage those same steps of life while simultaneously paying off a “soul-crushing debt” in the amount of $US500,000.
Players will be exposed to real-life, challenging situations along the way such as “dropping your phone in the toilet or calling in sick to binge-watch TV.”
Players will show just how unqualified they are to be surgeons while playing “Botched Operation.”
As if “Operation” wasn’t stressful enough, Hasbro’s updated version, “Botched Operation” has players performing the delicate task of removing items from the body of Cavity Sam while performing ridiculous stunts.
Like the original version, the player to remove the most ailments before time’s up wins the game.
All five games are going to be available just in time for cosy, cold-weather game nights and holiday gift giving. These games will be available from Target on Monday, October 1. Each will retail for $US20.
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