Yu-Gi-Oh! Themed Monopoly (and More!) Announced
Yu-Gi-Oh! to be Available as Banks and Puzzles And Special Edition MONOPOLY and YAHTZEE Table Top Games!
September 22, 2015 New York – 4K Media, the Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. subsidiary managing the licensing and marketing of the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, today announced a non-exclusive licensing agreement for the franchise with USAopoly, who will produce Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed coin banks and puzzles as well as special Yu-Gi-Oh! editions of MONOPOLY and YAHTZEE table top games, under license from Hasbro, Inc.
The announcement was made by Jennifer Coleman, vice president of licensing & marketing at 4K Media and USAopoly’s CEO and President John M. Davis.
“USAopoly has created a number of exquisite collector edition games for popular entertainment brands and we’re very happy to be working with them in expanding the product lines and collectibles for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise,” said Coleman. “We’re also very excited to collaborate on the Yu-Gi-Oh! special editions of MONOPOLY and YAHTZEE games and know that Yu-Gi-Oh! fans throughout the US and Canada will be clamoring for these games as another engaging way to experience their favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! characters.”
“The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise continues to be energized with each new installment, capturing the imagination and spirit of competition that has made the franchise popular around the world for nearly two decades,” added Davis. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to enhance the game experience for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans with the development of puzzles, coin banks and the special Yu-Gi-Oh! editions of the world’s most popular table top games.”
USAopoly will utilize the original animation artwork from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series as well as installment series Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, and the latest Yu-Gi- Oh! ARC-V to create a broad range of coin banks and puzzles for North American consumers. The products will be introduced at retail in 2016.
Additionally, USAopoly will create special Yu-Gi-Oh! editions of popular table top games MONOPOLY and YAHTZEE, which it will bring to market in 2016 and 2017.