The Chinese Lunar New Year is the most celebratory time of the year for the Chinese community. However, concerns grow about the current COVID-19 outbreak whether we are able to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday or not. As part of social distancing policies imposed by the government, people are encouraged to stay at home, discouraged mass gatherings, and practice physical distance. But, it’s okay! We can celebrate this upcoming CNY with a brand new set of Monopoly Lunar New Year Edition set. It’s a perfect board game for you and your family or quarantine buddies.
What’s so special about Monopoly Lunar New Year Edition set?
The game comes in a vibrant red and gold theme – inspired by the colourful and lively Lunar New Year festival.
The special edition has the usual tokens but they are been replaced with the gold CNY versions. The tokens are golden tangerines, a lion head, a bull, a firecracker, a gold ingot and a lantern.
Instead of buying properties, players buy shops, collecting gifts and finding good fortune
For this special edition Monopoly board game, the rules are slightly different from the original. Instead of players buying properties, players buy shops, collecting gifts and finding good fortune to win. Players can move around the board buying shops such as a Jade Shop, Flower Market, a Firecracker Shop and more. The more shops a player owns, the more money they will get when opponents purchase gifts from those shops.
The game also includes Fortune Stick and Pinwheel cards
Players can try their luck with the Fortune Stick and Pinwheel cards where they can get gifts. If you are wondering if this special edition requires players to play with gold ingots. Nope, similar to the original game, players are still using paper money.
The Monopoly Lunar New Year Edition set also comes with a packet of red envelopes (angpows) where players can store the tokens, cards, dice and money in the red envelopes.
What a fun way to celebrate CNY with Monopoly Lunar New Year Edition set! The games are available at Toy”R”Us outlets for only RM99.