Last week, the world briefly stopped spinning when news broke about the Friends reunion special. Just to think, we were already ecstatic over the new Central Perk-themed coffee shop that opened in Wisconsin, and then we hear that our six faves are coming back to TV. Oh. My. God. *Janice voice*
But of course, good things take time, and the unscripted reunion special (as it's not a reboot or continuation) isn't slated to drop on HBO's new upcoming service, HBO Max, until May. How will we pass the time? It's just so far away. Well here's a suggestion: Play a nice everlasting game of Monopoly, duh! Better yet, there's now a special Friends-themed Monopoly game available exclusively on Amazon, and we're ready to clear the coffee table (and our schedules) and get down to business. While the game was released in 2018, it was only available in the UK at the time. Now the US version is here, and yes, you can have it by tomorrow because it's on Amazon Prime.
The Monopoly Friends Edition differs from the original Monopoly as players aren't buying/selling only properties per se, but rather shelling out money for iconic moments from the series. For example, if a player lands on the 'Monica Gets a Roommate' square, he or she can choose to buy the moment or not. Other squares to buy include: Ross’ Teeth, All the Thanksgivings, and Phoebe Gets Married. Just like how the classic game board features squares like "Income Tax," players of the Friends version will also be subject to pay extra fees too, if their pawn lands on the 'Central Perk Tab.' Players can also invest and/or trade Central Perk sofas and coffee mugs
In terms of gamepieces, players can choose to play as Monica's chef hat, Ross's dinosaur, Chandler's sweater vest, Rachel's handbag, Phoebe's guitar, or Joey's pizza. While the classic game Best of all, the game board squares features real photos from the show to help jog your memory of the scene. Even if you lose the game, you still win, because you're playing Friends Monopoly. You can also test your knowledge of the show with these Friends trivia coasters sold at Urban Outfitters.
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