To this day, Friends still remains one of the most popular, iconic, and quotable shows to ever hit the small screen. Who can forget amazing moments such as the "pivot" sofa gag, Phoebe's "Smelly Cat" song and Monica’s desperate attempts to keep the apartment clean?
The show's success has spawned various pieces of merchandise, ranging from clothing to Central Perk coffee mugs, to Vinyl Pop figures.
The show’s success alone can be seen through the amount of merch that the property is still able to produce. And like any popular franchise or tv show, Friends is not exempt from also releasing their own variation of popular and well-loved board games, joining the likes of the Game of Thrones version of RISK, or the Star Wars version of Clue – yes, that exists.
But Friends has released a different board game.Don’t worry, you won’t have to announce that Ross killed Phoebe with Joey's dog statue in Central Perk any time soon.
And they’ve gone with a more conventional one.Friends has instead decided to release its own variation of the financial race and horrifying life lesson that is Monopoly.
Yes, that’s right!Don’t worry, you read the correctly. Now you can playMonopoly but within the whacky New York City of Friends.
And the game hasn’t changed much at all.And if you’re a die-hard Monopoly collector, don’t worry. Because the game hasn’t actually changed all that much.
Obviously there have been some changes.Of course, this new variation of the game does not include the usual locations and prizes.
Instead everything is Friends themed.
Imagine owning Central Perk.I mean, I guess you’d be able to see your favourite characters from the show a bit more.
And of course there’s the performances!Imagine listening to Phoebe Buffay singing ‘smelly cat’ live! How awesome would that be?
But the game has not only changed the locations.Obviously being a Friends themed board game, Monopoly understands that you may want to play the game as your favourite character.
Which you can!Because a part of the game, is getting to pick a piece that represents your favourite character.
I guess the thimble was too much?This version of the game does not come with the usualMonopoly play pieces, such as the car, the dog and the thimble.
It comes with something so much better.Instead it comes with six completely new pieces, each one symbolising one of the six main characters.
Such as Monica
via: thisisinsiderMonica is represented in the game by her classic chef hat, reminding us what a domestic goddess she was!
There’s also room for Joey.
via: thisisinsiderOf course, Monica isn’t the only character known to love her food. But whereas she often loved cooking it – Joey loved eating it. He’s represented in the game by a open pizza box. Perfect!
Then of course there’s Rachel.
via: thisisinsiderRachel’s piece is a bit more subdued, with it being a stylish handbag. Beautifully capturing Rachel’s love and designer labels and fashion
How about the Chandler fans?
via: thisisinsiderWell if you’re a massive fan of the sarcastic lawyer, then you can also play as him. This time being represented by a crisp, lawyerly shirt. I’m surprised it wasn’t a briefcase.
Then there’s my favourite, Phoebe.
via: thisisinsiderPhoebe is immortalised in the form of her iconic guitar, which would definitely be the piece I’d be grabbing before starting the game.
And how about Ross?
via: thisisinsderAlthough I was never a Ross fan, he admittedly gets the coolest game piece of the bunch, which comes in the form of a T-REX!!!!