Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, Blizzard, and Halo Board Games Coming

Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, Blizzard, and Halo Board Games Coming

USAopoly, an American purveyor specializing in licensed versions of popular board games, have announced a number of videogame-themed additions to their lineup, all of which are planned for release this year.

The details, listed below, are straight from USAopoly.com [PDF]; dates and prices mentioned are applicable to the US market. Local release is uncertain, however previous games from USAopoly (including one based on Nintendo) have been sold by specialist retailers in New Zealand in the past.

Connect 4: Super Mario

Power up with Super Mario Connect 4! Mario™ and Luigi™ go head to head when players race to drop their custom checkers in the grid to try and make a line upwards, sideways or diagonal. With three ways to play, this Super Mario version of the classic Connect 4 game will provide a fun tabletop game experience for Mario fans. For ages 6+. MSRP: $24.95 Available Spring 2014.

TacDex: Halo

TacDex is War – like you’ve never played it before! Discover new fun ways to have a strategic Halo battle. Using Battle Decks, players face off to dominate their opponent. The powerful Battle Marker shifts game play by switching the winning hand from high to low and back. Multiple cards in hand, including powerful Action Cards, make every play tense and exciting, and no two games are ever the same! For ages 8+. MSRP: $9.95 Available Summer 2014.

Bang!: Halo

Board the UNSC Infinity where Red goes head-to-head with Blue in a battle for War Games supremacy. When the Master Chief enters the fray, who will ultimately reign supreme?  Halo Bang! uses the game mechanics of classic Bang! - the world's best-selling wild west card game - as seen through the Halo universe. For ages 8+. MSRP: $24.95. Available Summer 2014.

Additionally, according to geek culture website ICv2, "Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda and Monopoly: Pokemon are both planned for September release and have MSRP of $45.00. The Pokemon game will carry the classic Kanto region theme."

ICv2 is also saying that there will be a game leveraging the Blizzard Heroes of the Storm license - once again based on the Bang! game mechanics - planned for the third quarter, "timed after the video game release" (something Blizzard themselves have not yet dated.)


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Comments Comments (7)

Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Tuesday 4 Mar 2014 1:56 PM
Down for Zelda Monopoly! I got the Mario one a few years ago, its pretty darn cool.
Posted by atipuss
On Tuesday 4 Mar 2014 3:25 PM
Pokemon monopoly for me! :D
Posted by ActualTats
On Tuesday 4 Mar 2014 7:41 PM
Guess who... pokemon edition, haha. Spend hours whittling it down to one.
Posted by Valsira
On Tuesday 4 Mar 2014 9:43 PM
I already have a Pokemon Monopoly set in Kanto. Wonder if this is going to be different or is just a rerelease?
Posted by Jake
On Tuesday 4 Mar 2014 11:07 PM
I already have a Pokemon Monopoly, but would be keen for another as the old ones getting quite ratty :)
Posted by Bappernz
On Wednesday 5 Mar 2014 8:06 AM
excited for some of these, can't wait
Posted by rocketman12
On Thursday 6 Mar 2014 12:28 PM
And I am sure the Movie rights will follow as well.