Product Type: Hasbro board games
Newest Review: ... you have to have one. And don't get me started on the rip-offs that are Simpsons Monopoly, Manchester Monoploy, Australian Monopoly and... more
Member Name: fuzzybear
Advantages: Easy to play
Disadvantages: Quite long to play
This is one of the best known games of all time and as such I'm not goig to waste time going into all the ins and out of the rules of the game other than to give a brief overview.
The objective of the game is to progress around a board and to buy up property depending on which square you land on. When you own a property you can charge other players rent if they land on it and if you buy a whole street you can add houses and ultimatley a hotel which increases the cost if people land on it. The objecive is to bankrupt the other players.
The one problem with this game is that it can take a long time to play especially if you have a few players, ideally you need at least three although two can play and for me the ideal number is five as that makes it interesting.
We do a couple of changes to the rules to make the game quicker, one is any money that has to be paid in fines goes in a cetral pot rather than the bank and anyone who lands on the Free Parking square wins that money. The other way we speed it up is to automatically place one house on any property you buy so increasng the cost of landing on them. Finally if there is a big enough group we allow collusion amongst players and alliances to form to allow properties to be traded. These all help reduce the time a game can take to complete.
There are lots of versions of the game apart from the standard one based on London and I have played a Simpsons version which was good fun.
Summary: Famous game