I watched all ten seasons of Friends. In fact, I collected the DVD boxsets. Not only did I find the show hilarious, I also used to dream of having friends like Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey.
And oh, I loved the catchy theme from the Rembrandts too! I sang it all the time.
Today, I learned that a special edition of that classic board game Monopoly based on Friends has been released. Players can choose to be one of the main six characters and various memories from the TV show pop up as you make your way around the board.
This is how the game description tempts players:
Play as either Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey or Chandler by choosing one of the exclusive tokens which are iconic to the gang. Will it be Rachel’s handbag, Ross’ dinosaur, Chandler’s sweater vest or even Phoebe’s acoustic guitar? As you pivot around the table, you will be taken down memory lane of the best memories from Friends.
The Friends Monopoly game costs £29.99 and is available from The Works. It appears to be exclusive to this UK-based family discount site and it cannot be found outside of the UK. Here’s how The Works describe the game on their website:
How you doin’? It’s time to join the legendary Friends, from one of TV’s best-loved sitcoms in the Friends edition of Monopoly.
Fans of the sitcom may have be content with the Monopoly game for now. Just a few days ago, Matt Le Blanc killed any hopes of fans being reunited with their TV friends in an interview with Britain’s Daily Mail. Commenting on the possibility of a Friends reunion, Le Blanc said: “I don’t want to do it – simple. People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family. To go back and revisit all these years later, well I don’t know what the story would be now. They would all have moved on from that period so it just wouldn’t be the same.”
He added: “Put bluntly, I don’t think anybody wants to see an old Joey having a colonoscopy.”
So will I buy the Monopoly game? I would, but I don’t think I’d find anyone geeky enough to play it with me!