A rousing game of Monopoly can get vicious, but no one has woken up with a horse's head in their bed … yet.
That could change now with Hasbro's new "Godfather"-style Monopoly. In honor of the movie's 40th anniversary, this family favorite has been completely tweaked out Corleone style.
Instead of Park Place, you'll be vying for Corleone Lake Tahoe Estate . Forget that thimble doodad; you can move around the board as one of six notable items from the movie: a tommy gun, the Don's limo, a dead fish, a cannoli, a horse's head, or a Genco Olive Oil tin.
Although these changes are primarily cosmetic, there is one new feature that would make Vito Corleone smile as much as a rockin' wedding or a creamy, fresh cannoli. "Don" cards allow the player to hook up with a crime family that comes with its own special perks. Join the Corleones and you're allowed to kidnap one of your opponents (we suggest meeting him or her at Joe's Diner) or rake in some extra dough with the Tattaglia family with a little money laundering.
Francis Ford Coppola wine is not included in the box set, although if you're feeling flush with your fake money, you could spring for a bottle of Director's Cut Cinema. It goes great with pasta.
We're not sure that this updated version of Monopoly will put Settlers of Catan or Dominion out of business, but you know what they say about an offer you can't refuse. At the very least, it's nice to see Hasbro getting back to its board games roots after far too many "Battleship"-type endeavors.