We know that Netflix reigns supreme when it comes to making must-see TV that dominates pop culture. (A glance at”Running Up That Hill’s” spot on the U.S. Top 40 is certainly proof!) Now, the streaming service is partnering with game publisher Asmodee to adapt three of its most celebrated franchises to the world of board and card games: Stranger Things, Squid Game, and Ozark.
To start, Stranger Things: Attack of the Mind Flayer brings the terrifying psychic powers of the monster from the Upside Down to a bluffing card game. Designed for 4-10 players, this game pits two teams against each other, as they race to discover who has been possessed by the Mind Flayer. Players can draw cards to help other players, knock them, or even make them switch teams, all while playing as characters from the show’s third season.
Next, Asmodee is bringing home the deadly contest of victory and survival in Squid Game: Let the Games Begin, developed by Mixlore. In this card-based game, 3-6 players can compete in the games featured on the show: Red Light/Green Light, Dalgona, Tug of War, Marbles, Glass Bridge, and Squid Game. Every “contestant” starts with seven team members and receives an additional member for surviving each game (with a maximum of 12 team members). The first player to reach the Squid Head after surviving all the other games wins Squid Game (cash prize not included).
Finally, players can visit the Missouri Ozarks in the territory control game Ozark: Money, Influence and Control. 2-5 players select a faction, then work to achieve influence, gain control, and earn money. Fans can play as an FBI agent, a Snell family heroin producer, a Langmore mob, a money launderer from the Navarro cartel, and more. Then, they can try to control locations from the series including the Missouri Belle and Lickety Splitz. Whoever launders the most money at the end of the game is the winner.
Fans can add these new board/card games to their game night beginning on July 30. They will be available for purchase exclusively from Walmart for $24.86 each.