If you thought the Fortnite craze would pass soon, think again. As if having the game available on almost every platform imaginable wasn’t enough, Epic has decided to branch out into real-world gaming.
Epic has teamed up with Hasbro to bring you Fortnite Monopoly. The iconic board game has had many iterations over the years, since its inception back in 1904, and this new version is probably the ‘less’ Monopoly out of them all. Gone are the dual dice, money has been replaced with health points and every property is, of course, a place from Fortnite Island. Early indications show that the new dice mechanics will mean 1 dice will be used for movement, just like the traditional game, whilst the other will be used for ‘actions’. Kinda like the Dungeons and Dragons games of old although not as complex.
Players will decide whether to take action first or move first on every turn. Again just like in Fortnite, these actions will represent actual in-game actions: use bandages, shoot, build etc. Let’s not forget the storm, it’s been included as well. If you happen to land on a storm square and your player will lose 2 lives from your overall life total. Go to jail and free parking are still alive and kicking but the standard chance and community chest squares have been replaced with launch pads, spike traps and shiny golden chests.
- Objective of the game: Be the last player standing.
- Properties are locations on the Fortnite Island. First come, First served! Take the property card for yourself.
- Money is Health Points. If you run out of life points at any time you lose the game
- Dice: On your turn roll both dice (movement and action) then decide which to resolve first.
- Action die will give you:
- Bandages (health points)
- Cross Hairs (shoot a player that is in line of sight and deal 1 damage. Line of sight is anybody on the same side of the board as you)
- Wall (Place a wall on your space. Wall’s protect you from shots)
- Boogie Bomb (all players lose a life)
- The Storm: Spaces taken by the storm can still be landed on but they come at a terrible price. When you land on a property that has been taken by the storm you lose 2 life. The previous effects of that space are also ignored.
The website Zavvi did have a pre-order listing for Fortnite Monopoly, stating a retail price of £26.99 and a November 26th release date, but it seems to have been taken down now. The link to it is HERE, just in case it re-appears!
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