The Plaza Hotel Has Its Own Monopoly Game, Plaza-Opoly
Looking for a new board game to play during rainy days this summer? If you're a hotel nerd like us, then look no further than the Plaza-opoly from The Plaza Hotel in New York.
The iconic hotel has created its own version of the famous Monopoly game using Plaza-inspired instructions, themed board spaces, and game tokens inspired by residents and amenities of the hotel (Eloise's dog Weenie, a champagne bottle and a tea cup). Here's how the game kicks off:
After checking in at the Front Desk, players roll the dice to move around the entire board and begin their journey through the wondrous world of The Plaza via The Rose Club, The Eloise Suite, The Plaza Food Hall and even Home Alone 2-- a pop culture favorite filmed at the hotel.
Players can take their winnings straight to the bank and purchase their favorite Plaza destinations such The Champagne Bar, explore The Great Gatsby in The Fitzgerald Suite, The Grand Ballroom and The Shinn Murals. Each space has a corresponding Title Deed Card that provides a value and details of each of the location.
Gamers are further drawn into the world of The Plaza with cards such as “Order Room Service,” “Carriage Ride in Central Park,” The Grand Army Plaza and more. However, gamers have to play their cards right to avoid being sent to Hotel Security.
And whoever picks up the most expensive suites and other themed spaces, wins.
Another cool feature of the game are the "Now and Then" cards which tell players of the historic moments and locations of the hotel. If you draw a "Now" card, you can advance to the Palm Court for afternoon tea. If you draw a "Then" card, you could be sent to the Terrace room where Marilyn Monroe once broke a shoulder strap.
Below are some snaps from the game, which we plan on picking up from The Plaza Boutique inside the hotel very shortly. Best of all, it "only" costs $60, far less expensive than a room at the hotel which start at $675 a night next weekend.
[Photos: The Plaza]