Pop culture is a melting pot. Crossovers are common, but occasionally we’re still taken off guard (like when eagle-eyed viewers spotted R2-D2 in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness).
Surprisingly, many of the most unexpected crossovers happen in the board game world. Merchandising gone wrong, or bafflingly wonderful merger? That depends on how much you spent on the thing, probably. Here are some of the more magnificent recent oddities.