"Animal Crossing: New Horizons" has a Monopoly version that suddenly appeared on Reddit without any official announcement from Nintendo or Hasbro.

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ MONOPOLY Surfaces on Reddit — Is It Official?
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This photo taken on April 29, 2020 shows Australian high school teacher Dante Gabriele playing Nintendo's Animal Crossing at home in Melbourne during the country's enforced COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown. - The leisurely world of Nintendo's latest release "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" has struck a chord with gamers around the world, many of them yearning for a virtual escape from the onerous restrictions on movement and social activity brought on to contain the infection.

It seems that the hit Nintendo Switch game is trying its luck with board games, if the emergence of an unannounced Monopoly based on the video game can be believed.

Hasbro's Monopoly has had countless versions in the past, including editions based on blockbuster franchises such as "Back to the Future" and "Jurassic World." Additionally, it is old news to see a Nintendo Switch title with a Monopoly version. For instance, "The Legend of Zelda" also has a version, released way back in 2014.

'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Monopoly Edition

For a famed title like "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" getting its tabletop version is not surprising at all.

According to ComicBook, a Reddit user who goes by the username calysunflower revealed that an "Animal Crossing'' Monopoly edition is being sold in Walmart in the United States.

The outlet also noted that the Monopoly game could be purchased in select stores, albeit the lack of official word from the companies behind the board game and the Nintendo Switch title.

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'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Monopoly: What to Expect?

The leaked photo of the board game shows that players could play with at least four avatars from "Animal Crossing," but Nintendo Life suggested would be better if it included more villagers.

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ MONOPOLY Surfaces on Reddit — Is It Official?
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TOKYO, JAPAN - 2021/03/03: Animal Crossing figurines inside Nintendo Tokyo store in Shibuya.

The Villagers in the Monopoly edition are seen to have brought an item with them, such as an apple, a net, a fishing rod, and a shovel.

On top of that, the"Animal Crossing" version of Monopoly also replaced the traditional money with Bells. Plus, the properties from the board game have become resources from the video game's island, such as fish, fruits, fossils, and bugs, all of which brings the setting of the game to the tabletop.

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'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Monopoly: Is It Official?

ComicBook said in the same report that the calysunflower provided the UPC, or the barcode of the Monopoly game, which other users confirm to be a legitimate release.

Meanwhile, Kotaku reported that the game is also available for pre-orders in select European shops.

So, if the Reddit user, who posted the game online, is to be believed, Walmart now carries the unannounced edition in its stores.

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