Regardless if you want to buy USS Enterprise or just want to learn a new language, as long as you are a Trekkie, you need to check out this amazing Klingon Monopoly game.
Themed Monopoly games are far from being a novelty. More than that, this is not the first Star Trek-related Monopoly set, but it is the only one dedicated to the Klingon warrior race. What really sets it apart is the fact that is does not only feature elements from the Star Trek universe related to this race, but also Klingon words on both the board and the game cards. The cards of this bilingual game are split in two, with the type of the card written in both English and Klingon at the top, and the instructions at the bottom. Luckily (or not, depending on your Klingon language knowledge), the Klingon instructions are transcribed with Latin characters.
The goal of the game is to conquer all of the systems in the galaxy. As long as the Klingon Empire prospers, there is no stopping. The Federation’s cherished Earth, along with Qo’noS and even Romulus, one of the two homeworlds of the Romulans, are up for taking. Conquering the Romulan capital would certainly lead to a galactic war, but that’s part of the game.
The game also comes with 60 minute speed play rules, in case you want to avoid playing Monopoly for 5 hours in a row. Besides the rules, the set also includes:
- 6 Collectible tokens
- 28 Title Deed Cards
- 16 COMBAT cards
- 16 HONOR cards
- 2 Dice
- 32 Outposts
- 12 Capitals
- 1 Pack of Klingon Forces
The tokens, as well as all the other elements, are Star Trek related, fact that should not surprise anyone. More precisely, the included tokens are: Captain’s Chair, Klingon Gavel, Disruptor, Bat’leth, K’k tahg, and Bird of Prey. As you can see, the set does not differ much from the original, with the main difference being the theme. The gameplay has not been altered, either, being the same as the original Monopoly. Klingon Monopoly is played in 2 to 6 players, aged 8 years or more.
So you can’t wait to play Klingon Monopoly? Then head off to ThinkGeek, where you can get your own set for $39.99, a quite reasonable price, I would say. Honor is the game, Klingon is the name, so feel free to diminish all of your enemies!