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Hasbro Teams Up With Pandora To Create Playlists For Their Games

Hasbro, board game and card game industry great, has teamed up with Pandora, a web-based song streaming service, to create twelve playlists, each corresponding to a particular one of their games. The initiative, aptly called "Bring Home the Fun with Sound On", is meant to bring family-friendly yet thematic music to the ears of gamers.

The Pandora playlist cover for Hasbro's hit game Monopoly, featuring such songs as "Money" by Pink Floyd, and "Material Girl" by Madonna.

The twelve games represented in the "Bring Home the Fun with Sound On" playlists are as follows:

  • Monopoly
  • Operation
  • Battleship
  • Candy Land
  • Twister
  • Clue
  • Risk
  • Scattergories
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Jenga
  • The Game of Life
  • Connect 4

Each of these twelve games have playlists featuring fifteen different songs by various artists. The playlists are family-friendly – even though the song "Money" by Pink Floyd has a swear word in it, you're not likely to hear it – and also very thematic to each of the games they're representing.

The cover for Pandora's Candy Land playlist in collaboration with Hasbro, featuring such songs as "Candy" by Mandy Moore and "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard.

Below are just a few descriptions of the playlists wittily penned on Pandora's blog page:

  • OPERATION: Before you grab the tweezers and try your surgical skills on Cavity Sam, press play and let our anatomical melodies steady your hand. But, careful … you can't unbreak his heart. Check out this playlist with songs including "Your Body Is a Wonderland" by John Mayer and "Break My Heart" by Dua Lipa.
  • BATTLESHIPReady to embark on a game of Battleship? Our unsinkable mix of nautical songs including "Ocean Eyes" by Billie Eilish and "Float On" by Modest Mouse will steer you right … if you catch our drift.
  • THE GAME OF LIFESitting down for a round of The Game of Life? Press play on our eclectic mix of songs that celebrate your major milestones and capture every aspect of your 9 to 5, with songs including "Work" by Rihanna and "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors.

What are your thoughts on these playlists? Have you gotten a chance to listen to them? Are there any games you can think of that you'd want to be represented in a future playlist compilation? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Joshua NelsonAbout Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.
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