Hasbro has been cranking out custom editions of its popular Monopoly board game for decades now. Pick most any popular media property, sports team, city, or other branded license and chances are that there's a Monopoly game for it: Family Guy, Futurama, Nintendo games, James Bond, American national parks, Iowa... the list goes on and on. Missing from that list? Rockstar's beloved western adventure for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360, Red Dead Redemption. What Hasbro won't do officially a Norwegian student has created as an graphic design project for a media class. Check out these photos of Red Dead Redemption: Monopoly Edition.
This was a 2-week project at school, so though I'm happy with the result - I wasn't able to completely finish the project and perfect it (The hotels/houses are the same and better player-bricks? are needed.(The requirements were only the box, the board game itself, Working playerbricks, 3 card examples... though I made them all)) Spent an approximately 8 hours designing and 4 hours printing, taping, glueing and cutting everything. The product contains all the property cards, chance-cards, luck-cards... and the board game, of course.
Playing this version of John Marston's tale takes players to some familiar locations; MacFarlane Ranch, Blackwater, Ridgewood Farm, Armadillo, and plenty of other places from the game are represented as buyable property. The Chance and Community Chest cards have been given appropriate makeovers. The cash even has pictures of the game's cast on it instead of American presidents. It's extremely impressive work and is sure to be miles ahead of any kind of official Monopoly game based on the property. This one has personality and a touch of admiration behind it. The time and talent that went into creating it is evident. We'll never see it on a store shelf, but at least we can appreciate it from afar.