Today, World of Women (WoW) is debuting a special edition of monopoly in partnership with WS Game Company, the parent company of Hasbro, which produces the game.
Called “Monopoly: WoW Galaxy Edition,” this edition takes the players on a tour through the World of Women world with various WoW planets in place of the classic properties like Board Walk and Park Place.
In a nice Web3 twist, the game will use Ethereum as its form of currency, which the WoW team describes as “fuel” for exploring the World of Women galaxy.
“Monopoly: WoW Galaxy Edition” covers more than just the World of Women collection as well, with special gold “tokens” representing characters from Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, VeeFriends, Clone X, and Cool Cats. The game attempts to merge the conventional board game industry with the world of NFTs, making the game educational and fun at the same time.
There’s no word yet on the price of the board game, though the WoW team has said it will be on sale for eight weeks, just in time for Christmas. While anyone can buy the game, there will be special perks for token holders of World of Women’s different collections.
Yam Karkai, the co-founder of World of Women and its Chief Creative Officer, oversaw the creative direction of “Monopoly: WoW Galaxy Edition,” with the desire to put a new twist on the classic board game. The goal for the WoW team was to create a game that educated players on digital currency and decentralization.
Rarity Sniper will keep an eye on the game’s launch and report back if needed.
World of Women Builds During Bear Market
World of Women has been a little quiet during the bear market, at least compared to the ‘build in public’ teams like Pudgy Penguins and DeGods. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been building. Here are three stories involving World of Women from the last two years.
First, about a year ago, the WoW team launched the WoWverse with a surprise NFT drop. The non-fungible tokens consisted of capacitors which were airdropped to holders of the original World of Women and World of Women Galaxy collections. The WoWverse came with lore building and various activations.
Next, two years ago, World of Women teamed up with The Sandbox to increase inclusivity in the Web3 space. The partnership gave WoW a land parcel in the metaverse to build a museum that will hold educational initiatives, while The Sandbox agreed to contribute $25 million over five years to the World of Women Foundation.
Lastly, also two years ago, KPMG, a big four accounting organization, bought World of Women #2681 for 25 ETH or $70,000 at the time. A representative of KPMG said that the organization is proud that its first NFT purchase was from a women-led, women-focused collection. KPMG hoped that its purchase would encourage more women to enter this nascent technology space.
World of Women may not be building in public, but it is certainly building, as these stories show. For more information about WoW, check out one of our latest Sniper Spotlights and a guide about the collection: