Product Type: Hasbro board games
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Monopoly, for the juniors!
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Advantages: A fun and much easier version of the original board game.
Disadvantages: I was playing with little cheaters!
I am pleased to say that my kids are now at an age where I can sit around a table and play a board game with them, this being the case my daughter decided she was going to sort out under her bed, and find some games we could play with hence this review!
The game I will now review is - "Monopoly - junior game".
I have such vivid and wonderful memories of sitting and playing the adult version of this game with my siblings, though we never played it properly as it always seemed too complicated to do the whole "buying, then setting up hotels" business, so when my daughter showed me how it was played I was pleasantly surprised!
There is all the things needed for the game set up, the board, four car pieces to be used as counters, dice, chance cards and a whole load of money, though as my children kept cheating I decided to take the role of banker!
The idea of the game is of course to work your way around the board, but instead of buying railway stations an pacing hotels on area's, you have to decide whether to place your stands onto a fairground event, ie candy floss or balloon stand.
These areas range from £1.00 to £5.00 to place your stand on them and then you can regain the money by charging other people for landing on your square, which again to save confusion is the same amount as you initially paid out.
There are many different squares on the board to liven the game up, with those being the railway station squares, which in the junior version means you can roll the dice again, the pass go square, meaning that you can collect £2.00 on passing it, there are also two random squares that would probably make sense if my daughter hadn't lost the instructions, which may I say doesn't make the game unplayable but more fun as you can make it up as you go along!
One of these squares is "Mr Monopoly's spare change" square, which my daughter has decided means that you get one of every note from the bank, unfortunately the last time we played it she was the only one landing on it!
The chance cards are a variation on the adult version, though I had yet to find a card awarding money to a payer, but more either taking money off them or giving away a pitch to place one of your coloured stands on, though by the time I had one of said cards, the kids had bought al those squares and refused to remove their stands.....yes they cheated the entire game! Lol!
The aim of the game is to be the last one standing, money wise as once someone has lost al their money the game is over, though the last time we played it seemed to be a never ending game lasting around two hours, so I decided to move the goalposts shall we say, and cal the winner who had the most money....guess who lost!
This particular game is aimed at 5-8 year olds, though my eldest is 9 and found no difficulty paying it, she really did seem to enjoy it too, though not quite so much when she realised her 5 year old brother had beaten the pair of us!
There is a 2-4 player limit too, I find the upper limit is best else you are constantly just swopping money between you, with 3-4 people it gives more scope for more money.
Price wise this was purchased for around the £10 mark, but is also available from www.amazon.co.uk and is probably available for a few pennies less.
This is a lovely game, that if kept in it's box, is a durable and hard wearing board game, perfect for spending quality time together, away from the telly!
Thanks for reading xx
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