The core TCG and anime of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise has had its own on-franchise spinoffs using the likenesses of its monsters as seen in the Dungeon Dice, Destiny Board Traveller and Capsule Monsters spinoffs, and has been incorporated into another tabletop game, Heroclix. The franchise will continue to received more board game adaptations, as board- and puzzle- game manufacturer USAopoly had recently acquired the rights to adapt the franchise.
The announcement was made at a press conference on 23rd September 2015 by Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing & Marketing at 4K Media, and USAopoly’s CEO and President John M. Davis.
“USAopoly has created a number of exquisite collector-edition games for popular entertainment brands, and we’re very happy to be working with them in expanding the product lines and collectibles for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise,” said Coleman in a press release. “We’re also very excited to collaborate on the Yu-Gi-Oh! special editions of Monopoly and Yahtzee games and know that Yu-Gi-Oh! fans throughout the US and Canada will be clamoring for these games as another engaging way to experience their favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! characters.”
The company will incorporate all 5 seasons of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime – Duel Monsters, GX, 5D’s, ZEXAL and Arc-V, into monopoly and yahtzee games for a 2016 and 2017 release, and will release themed coin banks and puzzles in 2016.
USAopoly has also previously adapted several Japanese-originated franchises such as Pokemon, Legend of Zelda and the American adaptation to Super Sentai, Power Rangers, into monopoly games.
Source: Crunchyroll, comicbook.com
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