This Monopoly Set Has Gold Ingots & Ang Pows For Maximum Huat — Perfect If You Don’t Just Want To Play Mahjong During Chinese New Year
Christmas isn’t even over yet, but with Chinese New Year about a month away, it seems like CNY preparations are already underway. And if you’re looking for a Christmas present that’s perfect for Chinese New Year, here’s an option, especially if you know someone who isn’t into mahjong or gambling with real money during the Lunar New Year.
Monopoly has just rolled out a Chinese New Year-ready set complete with gold ingots for maximum huat. At $51.90, it’s slightly pricier than the regular set. But, hey, the vibrant red-and-gold CNY set isn’t quite like the Monopoly you know. Instead, it's replete with auspicious trinkets that would make great conversation starters that will most definitely be a welcome distraction from questions from nosy relatives.
Instead of the usual tokens, the Lunar New Year Rabbit Edition Monopoly set has gold-edition tokens including tangerines, a lion head, firecrackers, gold ingots, lanterns and a rabbit token so you can hop your way into the Year of the Rabbit in auspicious style. There are even cute red packets included to store tokens, money, dice and cards.
And rather than purchasing property like you would in a regular Monopoly game, the red-and-gold CNY Monopoly set will have players buying shops — like a jade shop or a firecracker shop — and collecting gifts and amassing fortune instead.