No One Asked For a 'Back to the Future' Edition of Yahtzee, But We'll Take It

By Andrew Liszewski on at

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.

No One Asked For a Flux Capacitor Version of Yahtzee, But We'll Take It

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]

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