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Rent the Wasteland with a Fallout: New Vegas Monopoly board

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Anyone who's spent an hour or 129 in Fallout: New Vegas will appreciate this themed Monopoly board by Redditor KongoBoom, whose high and low-rent districts are absolutely spot-on in the choice of locations. And that's just the beginning.

Seriously, you start with Camp Searchlight and Vault 22 as the Mediterranean and Baltic Avenues, respectively and yes, those would be the wastelands of the Wasteland. Proceeding from there, anyone familiar with the major locations in the game can see how they increase either in habitability or value.

The Luxury Tax is the credit check one faces in first entering New Vegas' strip; the NCR's monorail, of course, takes the place of the railroads. Lockpick is Community Chest, Luck is Chance, Lake Mead and Poseidon Energy are the utilities.

For the full card set, with rent values (shacks and casinos replace houses and hotels) see this link.

A couple years ago, a guy made (actually made) a Fallout monopoly board for his wife on her birthday, drawing from both Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Its tokens included a box of Abraxo, a suit of powered armor, a sixer of Nuka-Cola and a Pip-Boy. Bottlecaps, naturally, were the play money.

There have been rumors of an official Fallout-themed Monopoly board, either as a preorder inducement or a standalone novelty, but nothing ever verified. We checked in with a Bethesda Softworks representative just in case, but their efforts appear to be concentrated on the wearable Pip-Boy premium (video below) coming with the collectors edition of Fallout 4, due to launch on Nov. 10 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Still, this is a very well-done image and something that Fallout fans, or those who like to gaze at maps — or, ideally, both — should enjoy. I poured at least 150 hours into New Vegas over three playthroughs and cannot find a single thing wrong with it.

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