Hasbro turns on the pop culture tap with The Goonies Monopoly and Strange Planet card game

Hasbro has gone both retro-nostalgic and totally Gen Z in equal measures with the latest additions to its ever growing gaming division, tapping into the ’80s pop culture classic, Goonies for a One-Eyed Willy spin on Monopoly, and a new partnership with the webcomic and book series, Strange Planet for a licensed party game.

Serving up a fresh dollop of retro revival, the new Monopoly: The Goonies arrives courtesy of the long-time Hasbro gaming licensee, USAopoly who has partnered with Warner Bros Entertainment to deliver the action-adventure film to the tabletop space.

Goonies never say die, but they can go straight to jail, or pass GO and collect $200, and continue their quest for One-Eyed Willy’s hidden treasure, while buying and selling locations around Astoria, Oregon the setting of their filmic adventure in this nostalgia trip in a box. Players can choose from a selection of collectable tokens such as Chester Copperpot’s key, the Gold Doubloon, and other memorable items from the film, all while trying to be last player with the loot.

If something a little more fast-paced is your style, Hasbro has also partnered with the popular Strange Planet IP to launch a tabletop card game called Sweet Existence. Created by Nathan W. Pyle, Strange Planet has become a globally revered satirical brand that tries to understand the complexities of modern life through the eyes of cute alien visitors. The strategic party game features sayings and conversations from the Strange Planet IP.

The official description reads:

Millions of Earthlings have embraced the genius and creativity of Nathan W. Pyle’s Strange Planet webcomic and series of books. And now you can laugh and marvel at the absurd complexities of life with Sweet Existence, a strategic party card game inspired by his universally relatable beings and their unique perspective on the world.

This game has players forming connections, experiencing life events, and developing strategies to add more Sweet Disks to their stash — all while avoiding the dreaded Perish card. Each card features a unique comic depicting the beings’ signature humour and simple curiosity. It’s a marvellous, family-friendly party game for current and budding Strange Planet fans ages 13 and up.

The game includes 24 Existence squares, nine Connection squares, 104 Action squares, box of 50 cardboard Sweet Disks, and instructions.

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