Nintendojo Toy Box: Zelda Monopoly

Monopoly goes Zelda, but should you go to the store to buy it?

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 09/29/2014 09:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

The latest Nintendo-themed Monopoly set has hit stores, this time modeled after the Legend of Zelda. There are two versions to buy: a standard edition and a GameStop-exclusive Collector’s Edition. We’ve unboxed the Collector’s Edition and are excited to show you what rests inside its gorgeous green box.

The Board

The middle of the board features an excellent image of Link from Ocarina of Time by series concept artist Yusuke Nakano, which I thought was a great choice: it’s one of the most iconic images of Link that exists. The spaces themselves are themed after multiple titles from the series, including Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, The Wind Waker, and more. It’s a really good mixture of games, but the 8-bit titles are noticeably absent. Other than that omission, the board is killer, and should really make any Zelda fan happy.

The Playing Pieces

Six faux-gold pieces are in the box, with the Collector’s Edition exclusively getting the Ocarina of Time. They’re very nicely molded, with the Ocarina, Triforce, and Gale Boomerang’s bases able to form their own Triforce when pushed together. The Hero’s Bow, Hookshot, and Hylian Shield aren’t connectible, but they look darn good, too. Houses are green for this set, while hotels are a golden hue. The coloring would be cool enough, but the game goes a step further and calls the houses Deku Sprouts, while the hotels are Deku Trees. Now that’s just awesome.

The Cards and Money

Zelda Monopoly of course boasts custom Chance, Community Chest, and deed cards, but the Collector’s Edition also comes with six item cards that grant different gameplay elements. The money is similarly customized with a Zelda theme, and joined with the cards, game board, and playing pieces, coalesces to form quite a handsome package. If Nintendo Monopoly impressed, Zelda Monopoly is in a league all its own!


One last exclusive that comes with the Collector’s Edition is a Hyrule Map lithograph housed inside of an envelope shaped like a Zelda treasure chest. Whether in a frame or clutched in a hand while traversing through the woods, it’s a nifty bonus that doesn’t alter the game, but lends some further ambiance to the set. Overall, this is a great Monopoly edition that Zelda fans definitely need to give a look!

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