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April 11, 2023

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' gets a Monopoly board game full of scams

Play as Rum Ham and avoid the Troll Tolls in the special edition of the timeless classic

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'Monopoly: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' features a reimagined board filled with references to the long-running FXX sitcom.

Variations on Monopoly are a fun way to add intrigue to the time-honored board game, whose basic premise easily can be adapted to just about any popular theme.

Could any group of people — real or fictional — screw up this microcosm of capitalist excess more fantastically than the gang from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?"

A new "Always Sunny" edition of Monopoly now offers a "contemptible twist" on the classic game, trading the fabled Boardwalk and Park Place spaces for the likes of Paddy's Pub, Dennis and Mac's apartment and other memorable locations from the show. Instead of playing as the top hat or the thimble, this version of Monopoly has Rum Ham, Kitten "Mittons" and Poppins, Mac's ancient family dog.

The board's houses are renamed "scams" and the hotels are called "extreme makeovers." The money is called "Paddy's Dollars" and the bills feature the face of Dennis Reynolds with a psychotic smile. There are Troll Tolls to be paid along the path of the board, while special Dayman and Nightman cards create unique scenarios that reference the show.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is currently in production for its 16th season, making it the longest-running, live-action sitcom in the history of American TV. The show also apparently has more words per minute than any other TV show, based on a recent analysis of subtitle data.

A timeline for the premiere of the next season isn't yet clear, but at this point, the series offers enough of a self-contained world to just put on episodes at random and take trips down memory lane.

The "Always Sunny" Monopoly set costs $45.99, booze not included.