Back in February we reported that Blizzard gave the green light for Hasbo's USAopoly arm to produce a real-world, physical Monopoly board game based on World of Warcraft. But the company decided to leave it up to fans as to what the Monopoly pieces would represent by offering a choice of ten different designs including Murky, Chen’s Keg, Mechagnome, and a Spellbook. Only six will make it into the shipped product.
Now nearly two months later, Blizzard has received over 50,000 votes on Facebook. The winners, as seen here, are the Corehound Pup, the Doomhammer, the Mechagnome, the Flight Path Boot, the Hearthstone, and Murky. What didn't make the final six was Chen's Keg, the Crafting Anvil, the Spellbook and Treasure Chest.
"Descend into a world of myth, magic and legendary adventure to battle for control of World of Warcraft’s iconic locations," reads Blizzard's description of the board game. "Featuring custom graphics from Blizzard Entertainment’s world-class artists and designers, the Monopoly game’s land grab includes coveted real estate such as Twilight Highlands, Grizzly Hills and the Swamp of Sorrows. In the rush to rule over the faction capitals of Orgrimmar and Stormwind, players will feverishly buy, sell and trade in true Monopoly fashion, until one player controls the lands and vanquishes all comers."
Monopoly: World of Warcraft is expected to launch this May in North America at specialty stores for a suggested retail price of $39.95. Other board game highlights include custom sculpted houses (Warcraft towns) and hotels (Warcraft cities) plus a red and blue die representing the Horde and Alliance factions. Based on provided images, the Free Parking block still sports a red car, meaning someone needs to implement a stable before this game goes retail and conjures up a nasty thrashing by fans.
Risk: StarCraft also launches this summer in specialty stores throughout North America with a suggested retail price of $49.45.