There are about a million Christmas and holiday movies out there. If you love them, you have no end to your choices when it comes to holiday cheer.
That said, many people really, really seem to love Elf.
It doesn’t hurt that most people also love Will Ferrell, and as far as I can tell, Elf might be his most universally loved film.
Which is saying a lot.
If you love Elf, maybe this Monopoly game would make the perfect gift for yourself – or for your household, if you’re into torturing everyone you live with, too.
USAopoly is promising us a “trip down memory lane,” in this version of the classic game, which includes characters, locations and quotes from the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell.
According to Amazon, we’ll be able to “relive the hilarious movie Elf featuring the journey of Buddy the Elf from the North Pole where he passed the seven levels of the candy cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gumdrops, and then through the Lincoln Tunnel.”
Sounds kind of like Candyland to me, but ok.
The Community Chest cards are renamed Christmas Cheer, and the Chance cards Christmas Spirit, because Buddy wouldn’t have it any other way.
The tokens are said to depict Santa’s sleigh, a polar bear cub, a jack-in-the-box, a mailroom coffee mug, Santa’s toy sack, and maple syrup.
Like the regular game, anywhere from 2-6 players are welcome, ages 8+, and it will take you at least 60 minutes to play.
Unlike the regular game, there will be some “special rules” specifically for this edition.
“Grab a token and your elf shoes, and travel around the board spreading Christmas cheer – and don’t forget to sing loud for all to hear! Set forth on your quest to own it all, but first you will need to know the basic game rules along with custom Monopoly: Elf rules.”
You can grab the special edition for around $40.
I mean, I guess torture-by-Monopoly is one of those rights of passage.
I just wish other, better games would start making themed versions so we could get excited about the tie-in and the game.
Know what I mean?