The latest in Hudson's long-lived Momotaro Dentetsu (Momotaro Railroad) series of travel-themed board games features similar components as its predecessors: locations based on Japanese geography, Monopoly-style property acquisition gameplay, and a familiar (to Japan) cast of wacky characters loosely based on the traditional Japanese Momotaro story (but with more trains).

But Momotaro Dentetsu 20th Anniversary also brings a significant new aspect to the series: online play. Taking the beloved board game and putting it online is a great way to celebrate a milestone! The new game will be out in Japan this December, and, given the history of the series, we're pretty sure that's where it will stay.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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