CARLSBAD, Calif., June 14, 2012 — It’s not personal, it’s business as you systematically eliminate your opponents to reign supreme in this classic MONOPOLY game with a Godfather twist. Produced by USAOPOLY, under license from Hasbro and Paramount Licensing, this collector’s game celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most seminal films of our time.
Reminisce and relive The Godfather story anew as you play America’s favorite game with a killer instinct the Don would respect. Expand your family’s interests by amassing property and influence as you seek to bankrupt those around you. Buy, sell and trade the likes of Woltz International Pictures, Moe Green’s Casino, Joe’s Diner and Hyman Roth’s Home as you muscle your way to an empire. Make them an offer they can’t refuse as you vie for the Corleone Long Island Home and Corleone Lake Tahoe Estate (the prime properties traditionally occupied by Boardwalk and Park Place).
Travel the board with one of six game tokens: the horse head, cannoli, Genco Olive Oil tin, the Don’s limo, a dead fish or the tommy gun. Familiar “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards have been replaced with “Friends” and “Enemies” cards and bear in mind that the friendly game of Monopoly is the best place to “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
The MONOPOLY game’s traditional houses and hotels have been turned into Hideouts and Compounds, and the game features new “Don” cards allowing each player to align with a particular family and employ a potentially lethal strike. The Corleone card, for instance, entitles the bearer to a kidnapping of an opponent while the Tattaglia card affords its owner a single money laundering opportunity. Since there is no consigliere to offer advice, players must take care of their family at all costs.
MONOPOLY The Godfather Collector’s edition has just released and fans interested in seeing an unboxing video featuring all the custom components and designs first-hand can visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyEQ2RfA3-s. The game is available now in specialty stores across North America, including Transworld and amazon.com with a suggested retail price of $39.95
MADRID -- Spain's key borrowing rate hit a fresh high Thursday not seen since the country joined the euro in 1999, after a credit ratings agency downgraded the country's ability to just above junk status amid rising fears a bank bailout may not be enough to save the country from economic chaos.
The interest rate – or yield – on the country's benchmark 10 years bonds rose to a record 6.96 percent in early trading Thursday, close to the level which many analysts believe is unsustainable in the long term and the rate that forced Greece, Ireland and Portugal to seek bailouts of their public finances.
The ratings agency Moody's downgraded Spain's sovereign debt three notches from A3 to Baa3 Tuesday night, leaving it just one grade above "junk status".