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
The Daddy of all board games
Member Name: huggy2009
Advantages: Just the best, great fun, strategic, opportunistic
Disadvantages: Not a thing
Available for 13.99 in Amazon, this is a game I have and will always have it truly is my favourite board game and for me is good for kids for managing finances, learning about the geography of a city and is just really good fun and roots the good guys from the cheats in every family.
You can be a car, a boot, a dog, a tugboat or an iron, as you start the game.
The point of the game:
You get two dice, roll them and move to the place on the board corresponding to your dice score, there you will land on a square with a destination, if it isnīt owned you can buy it or wait to move on, if it is owned you pay the owner rent for stopping on their spot.
You can also land on Community Chest or Chance places, you pick up a card which then tells you whether you have to pay some money or receive money for winning a beauty contest or something similar, you can also be sent to jail where you must either pay or roll a double score with dice to escape.
You receive 200 GBP for passing go and one person plays as banker as well as player to ensure that money given out or received is regulated properly.
The main point of the game is to buy as many properties as possible, build houses and hotels on the properties (You can do this once you own all properties within a particular set of colours), and bankrupt your opponents.
The game is great as you buy particular properties and pray for your opponents to land on them, properties have different values depending on their status and location, so Mayfair is the most expensive place to buy or land on whilst Old Kent Road is the cheapest.
The locations are a bit dated in modern london, but who cares, the magic of this game is in sharing it with family and friends.
The game has strategy, it is fun filled, the pieces, the money, the board are all classy and well kept as they can last 20 to 30 years in many families.
For me this is the daddy of all board games and I will always have a box in my home.
Summary: The Daddy of all board games