Today, July 18, 2008, in Beatles History, American fans of The Beatles are in for a treat, with a new edition of the classic game Monopoly to feature albums and items from The Beatles career.
Monopoly: The Beatles Collectors Edition substitutes the traditional properties with Beatles albums and points of interest, listed in chronological order of release date. The game board features all the albums recorded by The Beatles from Please, Please Me to Let It Be, along with special Fabs versions of the pewter tokens.
Licensed by Apple, it is The Beatles' first officially-approved board game.
Beatles Monopoly contains the following properties (listed with the equivalents from the conventional US Monopoly editions): Boardwalk: Apple Studios
Park Place: Abbey Road Studios
Green: Abbey Road, Hey Jude, Let It Be
Yellow: Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles, Yellow Submarine
Red: Yesterday... And Today, Revolver, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Orange: Beatles VI, Help!, Rubber Soul
Magenta: Something New, Beatles For Sale, Beatles '65
Light Blue: Introducing the Beatles, The Beatles' Second Album, A Hard Day's Night
Purple: Please, Please Me, With the Beatles
Railroads: Concert Tickets
Chance: The Fab Four
Community Chest: Beatlemania
Electric Company and Waterworks: Shea Stadium, Candlestick Park
Income Tax: Taxman
Luxury Tax: Ticket To Ride
Pewter Tokens: walrus (I Am The Walrus), sun (Here Comes The Sun), raccoon (Rocky Raccoon), octopus (Octopus's Garden), strawberry (Strawberry Fields Forever), hammer (Maxwell's Silver Hammer)
Money: love (All You Need Is Love)
Houses: renamed Listening Parties (white)
Hotels: renamed Concerts (black)
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