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February 20, 2013

Fan creates 'Breaking Bad'-themed Monopoly board game

It's called "Methopoly' and locations include 'The Meth Lab', 'DEA Office' and 'Strip Club'

Fan creates 'Breaking Bad'-themed Monopoly board game

A fan has created a special Breaking Bad-themed Monopoly board game called "Methopoly".

The game's board features locations from the first five-and-a-half seasons of the TV show about an unlikely drug dealer, including 'DEA Office', 'Strip Club' and 'The Meth Lab'. The traditional Monopoly "Chance" cards are replaced with so-called "Bell Cards", while the usual "Community Chest" cards become "Heisenberg Cards".

Fans can download and print the Breaking Bad-themed board and cards from www.methopoly.com and play the game using regular Monopoly money, houses and hotels. The game's creator says fans could also fashion their own playing pieces: one suggestion is using a piece of blue rock candy to imitate a chunk of meth.

Methopoly was devised by a Breaking Bad fan called Joanne Silverman, who was inspired by Lost-themed Monopoly game called "Lostopoly" that appeared online in 2008. "When season five of Breaking Bad began, I knew I would design my own board and call it Methopoly. I wanted to learn Photoshop and knew this would be the perfect project," she explains on the website.

The second half of Breaking Bad's fifth and final season is due to air this summer. The show began in 2008 and follows the fortunes of Bryan Cranston's Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who begins producing and selling crystal meth after being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.


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