This shouldn’t come as a surprise. In following the footsteps of The Beatles, KISS, and, um, The Simpsons, rock ‘n’ roll’s dustiest bad boys – ahem, the Rolling Stones – have finally joined their ranks in becoming the latest edition of…Monopoly. Yes, believe it or not, this fall season you’ll be able to gamble with faux money and buy up real estate, all while screaming timely puns like “You can’t always get what you want” or “Can’t you hear me knocking?” Actually, that last one seems priceless.
Just like any themed installment, the Rolling Stones-edition sees the whole game brandished with token band history. Street names like Baltic Avenue or Park Lane will instead be named after the band’s sprawling discography. Who doesn’t want to walk down Sticky Fingers Drive? What’s more, the game’s trademark pieces (e.g. the hat, the dog, etc) will be iconic relics from the band’s past: wild horses, drum kits, and, naturally, the lips ‘n’ tongue symbol. No word yet if “Go to Jail” is bedtime with Bowie or if going bankrupt means you’re left in the pool. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Anyways, if you’re looking to get “Shattered” financially, then by all means pick up the game. Right now, Entertainment Earth has it for around 35 bucks — “hot off the truck”, they say. Keep in mind, however, if you don’t get the “Satisfaction” you wanted, you can always “Paint it Black”.
And we’re done.