One of our favorite board games just got the RuPaul’s Drag Race makeover by a Reddit user’s boyfriend. 10bayerl wrote in to the online forum about how her boyfriend gave her the greatest homemade gift ever for Christmas last year: He’d made the pair their very own Drag Race Monopoly.
Writing on the reddit thread, 10bayerl says, “My (25F) boyfriend (27M) and I love board games, especially Monopoly. I also love RPDR and got him into it, but had no idea how much he absorbed from the show until I unwrapped this gift on Christmas.”
“He handmade everything,” she explains. “He picked all the queens, found all their pictures, put the board together and laminated it, created the box, custom made/ordered all the pieces and money, etc. It took him about two months of staying up after I went to bed each night to make this. I had no idea!”
Here is a video about the Drag Race Monopoly board:
“He also created all the ‘Category Is…’ (aka Chance) and ‘What’s the Tee? (aka Community Chest) cards so that the actions are exactly the same as a typical Monopoly game, but they’re all iconic quotes from Drag Race (e.g. ‘Hallelloo!’ Get out of Jail Free Card) or faux challenge critiques from judges.”
All the properties have been turned into popular queens from the show, including: Phi Phi O’Hara, Kim Chi, Raven, Ginger Minj, Latrice Royale Jinkx Monsoon, Bob the Drag Queen, Adore Delano, Manila Luzon, Alyssa Edwards, Trinity Taylor, Farrah Moan, Courtney Act, Valentina, Trixie Mattel, Sharon Needles, Violet Chachki, Katya, Chad Michaels, Sasha Velour, Bianca del Rio and Alaska.
The judges — Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, Michelle Visage and even Santino Rice — are railroads. The utilities? Booze and makeup, of course! Absolut and Anastasia Beverly Hills are what give players the juice they need to make their queens thrive. So the popular sponsorships of past and present are alive and well in this board game version of the popular reality show.
One of the best parts of the DIY game are the pink-and-black custom dice and game tokens: A high heel, a cup of tea, sunglasses, a sewing machine, a queen’s crown, a tube of lipstick, money and crutches are the pieces players can pick from to represent them on the board. We were confused by the crutches, but then realized they’re a nod to Eureka, the queen who injured herself in Season 9.
There isn’t an official Drag Race Monopoly out yet, but honestly, with all the good work 10bayerl’s boyfriend did to make this one, we feel that Hasbro, the game manufacturer, has all the inspiration they need to make this DIY version into a mass market reality.