The Op Partners with Toho International to Launch New Godzilla Games
Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release
Official Site: godzilla.com
Special Thanks to Shadie Williams
usaopoly (The Op), a leading games publisher, has partnered with Toho International to produce two new exciting Godzilla games: MONOPOLY® and JENGA®.
From its debut on the big screen in 1954, there have been over 30 GODZILLA films made in Japan and the United States, and GODZILLA continues to stomp through popular culture today. In MONOPOLY®: Godzilla, players will vie to collect iconic kaiju in their familiar settings — such as RODAN on Monster Island (formerly known as Boardwalk) and MOTHRA on Infant Island (formerly known as Park Place) in order to reign supreme — and will pick one of six collectible movers such GODZILLA, MECHAGODZILLA and KING GHIDORAH to navigate the MONOPOLY® game board.
“Since the 1950’s, GODZILLA has spawned a worldwide fan base,” says John M. Davis, The Op’s President and CEO. “Today, with our games, older fans can nostalgically relive childhood memories while introducing their families and younger generations to the world’s most revered monster.”
“Seeing what The Op has done to bring the world of GODZILLA into these classic games has been such an enjoyable experience” says Chris Mowry, Associate Brand Manager for Toho International, Inc. “The way they adapt the brand into these games to make them original and fresh is sure to please fans of all ages.”
MONOPOLY®: Godzilla and JENGA®: Godzilla Extreme Edition will be available throughout North America in specialty stores this Spring.
Ages: 8+ | Players: 2-6 | Playtime: 60+ Min | MSRP: $39.99
Demolish the competition in a city-terrorizing twist on the classic board game with MONOPOLY®: GODZILLA. Begin the invasion by buying, selling and trading locations like Monster Island, Goro’s Workshop, and Kitakami Lake and take over the board with Facilities and Bases. Custom sculpted tokens of giants such as Mothra, GODZILLA, King Ghidorah, and Mechagodzilla easily impose on anything in their path!
1 Game Board
6 Collectible Tokens: Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Minilla, Mechagodzilla, Rodan
28 Title Deed Cards
32 Houses renamed FACILITIES
12 Hotels renamed BASES
16 UNGCC Cards
16 GODZILLA TOWER Cards
1 Pack of Kaiju Credit Currency
JENGA®: Godzilla Extreme Edition
Ages: 6+ | Players: 1+ | Playtime: 5-15 Min | MSRP: $19.99
Beyond belief… GODZILLA is on the rampage again! With JENGA® GODZILLA Extreme Edition, the titan of terror is trying to bring your tower down with a heat ray. Featuring custom game play, players remove and replace blocks according to the directives to keep it standing through every threatening roll of the dice. Beware, GODZILLA marches toward the tower raising the threat of destruction with every step!
54 Hardwood Jenga® Blocks
Custom Godzilla Approach Track
Custom Godzilla Die
Loading Tray to Assemble the Jenga® Block Tower
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan. To learn more, visit toho.co.jp/en.
About usaopoly (The Op)
The Op, also known as usaopoly, is a leading publisher and manufacturer of board games and puzzles for over 25 years! Our diverse portfolio includes award-winning and best-selling titles such as TELESTRATIONS®, BLANK SLATE™, and HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS BATTLE™ as well as licensed versions of MONOPOLY®, CLUE®, MUNCHKIN®, TRIVIAL PURSUIT®, CODENAMES, and more. The Op continues to partner with marquee brands and licensors such as Hasbro, Disney, Marvel, Nintendo, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, FOX, and Nickelodeon. The Op is passionate about bringing family, friends and fans together to create memorable experiences through play! Learn more at TheOp.games.