Life, Uh, Finds a Way With Jurassic Park-Themed Monopoly


Let’s face it: We can’t have a ton of massive dinosaurs stomping around, potentially squashing people in real life. No matter how much we all love Jurassic Park, it’s best to avoid making it a reality. Luckily, there’s a new version of Monopoly that can transport you to your favorite fictional theme park without all the unpleasantness that comes with being hunted down by a pack of Velociraptors.

Yes, Monopoly: Jurassic Park Edition is out now, and it’s not just a simple themed version of the classic game. Here, you won’t be riding around the board on the Reading Railroad or plunking down your hard-earned riches to buy Park Avenue—instead, you’ll need to help lock down the park and avoid an angry T. rex.

This is all thanks to the added wrinkle of the T. rex token. This pewter nightmare follows the players around the board, and if it catches up to you, it can damage your properties or force you to pay up. To avoid it, you’ll need to build fences around your property to keep the pesky dino from ruining your progress.

This version of Monopoly also sports cool artwork, sound effects, and even a Jurassic Park gate that you activate as you pass or land on Go. It’ll play a dinosaur roar or the Jurassic Park theme, and that will determine how much you get when you pass. As for the player tokens, you can choose between Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ian Malcolm, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and more.

What’s the price of admission? You can pick up your own Jurassic Park-themed Monopoly right now for $33 on Amazon. It’s great for the whole family, and it should soothe that hankering for wanting to visit something like the real thing.

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