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Star Trek Klingon Edition Monopoly was a board game that was produced by USAopoly and debuted in November 2011.

The fourth of four Star Trek-themed Monopoly games produced by the company, it was produced in two editions: a "Collector's Edition" and a deluxe "Limited Edition", the latter bearing (slightly) different box and board art, a (numbered) release limit of 1,701 copies, and a miniature replica of Chancellor Gorkon's bone cane from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Like the earlier "Continuum Edition" version of the game, the layout of the board was updated to match most post-2008 versions of the standard Monopoly set, with the lowest-valued properties being colored brown instead of purple and the "Tax" spaces now having flat 200 and 100 values (instead of the old "10% or 200" and "75" amounts), respectively.

In November 2010, the advent of the game was foreshadowed in a joke from The Big Bang Theory episode "The Boyfriend Complexity", although it is unclear if the reference was added as an intentional product placement by the franchises' licensor, as both Star Trek and The Big Bang Theory were owned by CBS Corporation.

The game was played in exactly the same manner as the original Monopoly game but elements of the game were based on various facets of the Klingon race as seen in the "Prime Universe" of Star Trek:

  • Most of the game's text was presented in both English and Klingonese, the latter displayed both phonetically and in Klingon script. Although not necessarily considered "official", a box insert included a guide to the glyphs used as Klingon lettering and their matching sounds, from the language pioneered by Marc Okrand.
  • The player tokens were small pewter recreations of key Klingon icons: a bat'leth, a Klingon Bird-of-Prey, a captain's chair from a Klingon bridge, a d'k tahg, a Klingon disruptor, and the High Court gavel used by Klingon magistrates (as seen in ENT: "Judgment" and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country).
  • Properties from the original game, now known as "galaxy systems", described different alien worlds seen in various Star Trek eras, which the player attempted to "conquer" in the name of the Klingon Empire.
  • The Railroads were replaced by four classes of Klingon ships: the Raptor-class, the Negh'Var-class, the Vor'cha-class, and the K't'inga-class.
  • The Utilities spaces were replaced by the Rura Penthe Mines and the Praxis Energy Facility.
  • The money was designed to denote "Klingon Force" values and each denomination depicted a bust of Kahless.
  • The houses and hotels from the original game were renamed "Outposts" (small yellow domed structures) and "Capitals" (small red replicas of the Great Hall in the First City on Qo'noS).
  • "Chance" and "Community Chest" cards were revised to "Combat" and "Honor" cards, respectively.

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Previous Monopoly game:
Star Trek Continuum Edition Monopoly
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