First the board room, now the board game. At his Fifth Avenue Tower on Wednesday, Donald Trump unveiled his newest business venture: a new Parker Brothers board game with high stakes dealmaking and dollar sums in the billions. Move over Mr. Monopoly.
Trump, the Game is played by up to four players bidding on real estate, buying big ticket items, such as islands and office buildings, and making billion-dollar business deals — just like The Donald does in real life.
There is, however, no gaming equivalent of bankruptcy, which has recently been a part of the Trump experience. On Aug. 9, Trump Hotel and Casino Resorts announced plans to file for Chapter 11 and to form a new corporate structure where Trump surrenders much of his control.
Of course, players can terminate their opponents using the two words — “You’re fired” — made famous on Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice.”
The Trump game “allows players to feel the power and make the deals,” said Mark Blecher, senior vice president of marketing at Hasbro Games (the parent company of Parker Brothers).
The game retails for $24.99.