What’s in a Game? Disney-Branded Versions of Classic Board Games
My daughters are all heading home from college this week. And since we’re big into family board games, I thought this would be a great time to stock up on some Disney versions of classic tabletop games–a stress-free throwback to start the summer off on the right foot.
Disney and Hasbro have a partnership to co-brand board games, not surprising, given the presence of giant-sized Hasbro products in Toy Story Land.
The pricing for these games is a little higher than you’d pay for the non-Disney versions at, say, Target. The Monopoly game, for example, is $44.95 in the parks, but there are lots of special details that will delight a Disney fan. The tokens in Disney Monopoly are Figment, Mickey, Goofy, Tinker Bell, and the Expedition Everest Yeti – and the properties you buy are theme park rides. Candyland is $17.95 in the parks and features character cards like the Seven Dwarfs and Alice in Wonderland. The $39.95 Haunted Mansion Life uses Doom Buggies instead of cars. So cute!
In addition to some of these games, there are also other Disney-branded board games sold on shopDisney.com. On the website, you can buy Black Panther Monopoly, Nightmare Before Christmas Monopoly, Disney Animation Monopoly, and Incredibles Monopoly Junior, but not the parks edition seen here.
Photos: Christina Harrison
Do you have a favorite Disney board game? Are any of these on your wish list? Let us know in the comments below.
2 thoughts on “What’s in a Game? Disney-Branded Versions of Classic Board Games”
Did you end up purchaseing and playing? A follow up review of each would be great. It is hard to justify the cost of some of the Disney branded activities, like the Pirates battleship. Dominoes would be another. The monopoly one would be a lovely addition.
I do have a few of these. Honestly, playing them is not much different than playing the regular versions. I mean, the dominoes are just dominos but with Mickey-shaped spots. The Monopoly plays like Monopoly, but with Disney entities instead of Boardwalk and Park Place. These things tend to show up on eBay, so if you want to save some money and are OK with a lightly used copy, then that may be the way to go.
I’ve heard some complaints about quality. I have never personally experienced a problem. To me, the Disney versions are physically constructed in a way that’s similar to the general versions that are sold everywhere else. Though, I suppose for the price mark-up you may be wondering why they’re not more substantial.