An upper-class version of the capitalist’s favorite board game!
The Monopoly Heirloom Edition is a sumptuous reimagining of the classic game. Its solid wood case, elegantly combining rosewood, walnut, and maple inlays, doesn’t just scream quality—it serenades it. This isn’t your typical cardboard and plastic setup. It’s a striking, handcrafted ensemble that includes a wooden banker’s tray, plated die-cast metal tokens, Monopoly money, wood houses and hotels, and custom foil-stamped Chance and Community Chest cards.
The board itself, a delightful blend of walnut cabinet and tiger maple and rosewood veneers, is not just a playing surface but a centerpiece that demands attention. Measuring a substantial 23″ wide x 24″ deep x 4″ high and weighing a hefty 17 pounds, it’s clear that this edition of Monopoly is built to last and to be cherished through generations. My one complaint? It isn’t foldable or travel-friendly.
But it’s not just about aesthetics. This Heirloom Edition is a nod to the timeless appeal of Monopoly, a game that has transcended generations, outliving fleeting gaming trends. Each set, with its rich hardwoods and veneers, gets heirloom status, allowing it to be used, cherished, retained, and passed down from one generation to another (quite like Jumanji but without any of the sci-fi drama). The inclusion of a storage drawer and built-in banker’s tray speaks to the thoughtfulness put into its design, ensuring that all the game components are neatly stored and easily accessible.