Bandmember Brian May revealed the new music-themed board game, which will take fans through iconic moments in the band's history, will be released in May (17).

According to editors at Rolling Stone magazine, the British rockers have been secretly developing the game, which will allow fans to be instrumental in building the band's career from the bottom while attempting to avoid the hazards of a rock star's life, such as "taxes, jail and bankruptcy", instead of the game's original goal of becoming a property mogul.

A blurb for the game reads, "Tour the amazing gig history of Queen, from their very first at Imperial College in 1970 to their last with Freddie Mercury at Knebworth Park in 1986. Tour the world with the band and buy gig locations and hit singles."

May shared the news on his website after the secret was reportedly revealed by online retailer Amazon.

"I've always been honored and understanding of the weight and legacy of the band," May wrote. "We've been very secretly developing Queen Monopoly for over a year. And it's due in a shop near you in May. I'm excited – it was a blast working on it – like making an album! We hope you love it!"

An image of the board game shows a red box emblazoned with the band's name and a regal-themed logo, which was designed by late frontman Freddie Mercury.

Iconic Queen images including Brian May’s distinctive guitar, the vacuum cleaner from I Want To Break Free, a Radio Ga Ga wireless and a bike from their controversial Bicycle Race video have been turned into metal counters.

The Queen Monopoly game will be available online from 5 May (17).