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Send Off the Competition in MONOPOLY®: U.S. Stamps Edition – Available Now from The Op!

For more than 245 years, the humble postage stamp has proven to be a fundamental piece to communication, bonding generations of families and friends through long-distance tidings, unexpected greetings, and traditional well-wishes. Stamps attach a story to every piece of mail, and for millions of people around the world who take part in philately—or stamp collecting—acquiring these small but mighty symbols of human connection have provided endless joy and a lifelong pastime that also celebrates decades of art and history.

While reasons for collecting may differ from one person to the next, the same objectives can be said to be sought by stamp enthusiasts and fans of a certain game in which opportunity, asset-building, and strategy amount to victory for the wisest investor! MONOPOLY: U.S. Stamps Edition celebrates the splendid hobby of stamp collecting with a collection you can take out and play, and it’s available now from The Op!

Created in collaboration with the USPS®, this nostalgic spin on the fast-dealing property trading game lets players buy, sell, and trade images from the most memorable stamps in U.S. history, such as Space Fantasy from 1993’s Flying Saucers, and Ring Nebula from 2000’s Edwin Powell Hubble collection. Rosie the Riveter flexes an arm for cultural icons, while Volleyball recalls the Recreational Sports set of the mid-90s.

Six USPS-inspired tokens will keep players connected to their trusty means of communication, such as a Mail Truck, Mail Box, Package, Postcard, Coil of Stamps, and USPS Eagle. Instead of Houses and Hotels, set up Post Offices™ and Distribution Centers to move revenue, as Chance and Community Chest cards called Special Delivery and Rain Heat & Snow™ create detours.

Rent from owning railroads like Super Chief and Hiawatha will keep your pockets lined with USPS’s sonic eagle-printed money, so keep your assets in superb condition to avoid bankruptcy and ensure your opponents are the ones taking a licking! Whether you’re a seasoned philatelist or just a few pages into your stockbook, this richly themed set of components opens up a new way to have fun with your favorite stamp art, no rounded tweezers necessary.

MONOPOLY: U.S. Stamps Edition is for 2-6 players, ages 8 and up, and is available now for $39.99 from your local game store or right here from The Op’s online shop! To get a bigger picture of other stamp collections, check out USPS® “U.S. Stamps of the 80’s”, a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring a decade of Americana in a 19”x27” collage. Share a picture of your favorite perforated sticker with other stamps investors, show-goers, and collectors by tagging @theopgames and #theopgames for a chance to be featured on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!