Do the Truffle Shuffle: ‘The Goonies’ Monopoly is Here

published Jul 19, 2020
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Go on a quest with Chunk, Mouth, Data, and co.: Monopoly released a “The Goonies”-themed board game in celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary. Fans can now relive the adventures of their favorite group of young misfits who discover an ancient map and set out on the ultimate adventure to find long-lost pirate treasure—before Mama Fratelli can get to them, that is. Available online for $39.99, “The Goonies” Monopoly lets players hunt down One-Eyed Willy’s treasure, as well as buy, sell, and trade locations across Astoria, Oregon, the city where the movie was filmed.

The nostalgic board game transforms Monopoly’s signature features and pieces to reflect the film. “Houses” and “Hotels” are renamed as “Booby Traps” and “Treasure Chests,” respectively. “Community Chest Cards” are renamed as “Never Say Die Cards” and “Chance Cards” are renamed as “Hey You Guys Cards.” It’ll also include six custom sculpted tokens: Little Girl’s Bike, Copper Bones, Gold Doubloon, Statue of David, Willy’s Eye Patch, Skull, and Crossed Bones.

Credit: The Op
Credit: The Op

As far as the properties go, there are 22 with specific references to the ‘80s adventure comedy film, such as Astoria Country Club, Lighthouse Lounge, Cauldron Point, The Inferno, and One-Eyed Willy’s Cabin. Players can also stake claims on ice cream and candy bars. Perhaps most delightful, the counterfeit money features the faces of the young actors (yes, even Sloth Fratelli, the beloved Baby Ruth chocolate bar-loving monster) from the film on various bills that range in monetary value. The board game is for two to six players, ages 8 and up, and allots for an hour-long quest during these never-ending quarantine days. 

While there’s no need to do the truffle shuffle amid a spirited round of the nostalgic board game, the most important thing to remember is this: Goonies never say die.