Product Type: Hasbro board games
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Monopoly: Classic Edition
Member Name: rose1986
Advantages: Hours of entertainment. A game to play with your family
Disadvantages: It can take hours until the game finally finishes
Monopoly is one of my all-time favourite board games from being a child. I remember playing the game when I was younger with my family, usually a Christmas time when everyone got together. The game is fun, although if it lasts for ages and ages as it sometimes can do, it can get a bit tedious!
The idea of the game is to make as much money as you can until everyone else goes bankrupt. The original board game consists of famous streets around London, including the famous railway stations such as King's Cross. Player's can buy property land, as well as houses and hotels to gain more money from Player's when they land on their property.
One player is nominated as being the banker and will dish out and take-in money as and when required throughout the game. Player's will also receive £200 every time they pass go, unless a reason is stated such as receiving an unlucky chance or community chest card. Player's should also watch out that they don't get sent to jail as they will have to wait up to 3 turns until they cane move from Jail - ouch!
There are up to twelve tokens that player's can choose from when playing Monopoly. These include an iron, top hat and car. I remember always picking the iron for some unknown reason! These are the pieces of metal that are used by player's to move around the board. There are also two dices used by player's when playing the game.
Each player starts off with the same amount of money which is handed out by the banker. It is then up to the player's to make as much money as possible, usually by buying as much property as they can.
The game has been a classic for years and regularly has different versions coming out such as the Limited Edition UK Version with cities such as Dundee on the game and also the new credit card version game.
The game can be bought in many shops such as Argos and Toys 'r' Us and costs roughly £10.00 for the first edition of the game. I think this is a brilliant price as you can get hours of entertainment from the game. The newer versions are more expensive than the first edition.
I haven't played this game for some time now but remember it as being one of my favourite games from my childhood. I remember playing the game regularly with the rest of my family and us having lots of fun at the time. The only drawback with the game is that it can take ages to finish! If there are two or more people doing well financially, it can be difficult for one or two of the player's to become bankrupt, therefore, the game lasts a while! The game is suitable for children, however, they may need help when it comes to working out the money etc. However, it can also have an educational side to it too as they have to work out their budget, adding and subtracting etc. There is also a Monopoly Junior version for younger children. I think this game will be around for years and years to come and will always be a favourite of mine.
Summary: A classic game that will always be one of my favourites