It's impossible to improve the gameplay of classic board games like Monopoly, Scrabble or Yahtzee. So how do you go about convincing people to buy more copies of a game that stays playable for decades? You re-brand it, that's what.
Monopoly is already available in about a thousand different flavours, of course, but now it's time for MB Games' dice-me-do to get upgraded as a glowing, flashing flux capacitor.
Pretty sweet. Yahtzee's Back to the Future facelift comes courtesy of USAopoly who has turned re-branding popular board games into an entire industry. But does the flux capacitor change the gameplay in any way? Not at all. It's just a fancy box you use to shake up the dice before pouring them out on a table.
Superfluous? Maybe, if Back to the Future wasn't such a brilliant film and everyone didn't want a time-travelling DeLorean of their own. So it's fine, then. [USAopoly]