How do you make Monopoly, one of the most anger-inducing board games, even more frustrating? Make it Mario Kart-themed. Hasbro and Nintendo just released The Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart, the newest version of the board game will introduce iconic Mario Kart characters and brand new twists to its traditional gameplay. And hell yeah you can throw banana peels and purchase the prime Rainbow Road.
There are more than 1144 versions of Monopoly already. But most of them simply aesthetically different, themed to match locations or fantasy worlds. In The Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart, however, there are some big change ups to the standard play. Players will be able to choose from character tokens that are modeled after Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi, or Toad and each has its very own special ability. When the person playing as Toad rolls a “Power-Up Boost,” for example, each player must then pay them one coin. Oh yeah, there are coins instead of dollars.
Players also compete for well-known Mario Kart locations, such as the seemingly endless Rainbow Road and the treacherous Bowser’s Castle. Original Monopoly features like jail and Community Chest cards have been replaced card piles that allow players to fling banana peels or shells at other players.
The Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart even changes the iconic “Go” space: In true Mario Kart fashion, passing “Go” will now trigger a race around the board in which players are competing for the “Grand Prix” card. When the final race has been completed, the player with the most coins will win the game.
If Mario Kart isn’t really your thing, fret not: This fall, Hasbro will also release Monopoly: Cheaters Edition, a version in which players are encouraged to be sneaky and trick each other. There’s also the Nintendo Monopoly Gamer, which also uses characters out of the Mario franchise, while also infusing an almost RPG-style battle royale system on top of the standard property collection. The Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart edition is currently available to buy at GameStop. Other locations will sell it later this year.