Product Type: Hasbro board games
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Monopoly: Hours of fun and entertainment for the whole family!
Parker / Hasbro Monopoly
Member Name: Marie234
Parker / Hasbro Monopoly
Advantages: Fun, Educational, Hours of entertainment, Classic, Endless family favourite,
Disadvantages: Can go on and on for hours - Might be playing it for upto six hours if you havent already withdrawn!
Monopoly is an absolute classic family game that used to be manufactured by Parker but is now made by Hasbro. Unlike Jenga, chess, draughts and other classic games, Monopoly is an endless family favourite that millions love. Monopoly was first produced in the Great Depression probably to entertain people as they had no other means of entertainment. As Monopoly is a family game, then people in the family would gather round together and start playing. You cant stop playing once you have started, I should know, I'm addicted to it.
I purchased it for my son for christmas and he and his sister play it with each other when there bored. It occupies and entertains them for 2 - 3 hours or more! What more could you ask for? I also think it's very educational for children because it learns them about buying, selling, property trading and about how to manage their money carefully!
How to play:
The basic plot and aim of the game is too be the only player at the end of the game with money.
Playing Monopoly is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. A certain amount of money is split between each player. According to my instructions, each player must have 2x £500, 4x £100, 1x £50, 1x £20, 2x £10, 1x £5 and 5x £1.
One person must be a banker who is incharge of selling properties, managing bank money and things like that. There can be upto 6 players in the game. Each player must roll the 2 dices and then the player that gets the highest score will roll first. You move your chosen counter the number of squares you have rolled on the dice. If you land on a property which has a colour, you can buy it. If you land on 'Community Chest' or 'Chance' you must pick a card and do what it says. If you land on 'Income Tax' or 'Super Tax' then you must pay the bank that amount. When you pass the 'Go' square, you can collect £200 salary from the bank.
When you have all the properties in a coloured group, then you can purchase and build houses and hotels. You can sell or martgage your properties for money too. When people land on your property, they must py you rent.
It is possible to become bankrupt by using your money too much or by falling into debt. If this happens, then you must pay whatever you owe to other players or the bank and put your properties up for auction. The game is really quite easy to get the hang of, you only need to basics and then you will eventually become better and hopefully win the game.
Remember: Your aim is not just to get rich. To win, you must make every other player bankrupt and become the only player left with money.
Usually, the Monopoly board consists of 40 spaces and 28 properties (22 coloured properties, 2 utilities and 4 railway stations)
I purchased Monopoly from Argos which cost just £14.97 which is a whopping price for a great game. I guess you could purchase it from off the internet on Ebay or Amazon for cheaper.
It's a great fun - packed game for families and friends which provides hours of entertainment. I would definitely recommend this game to large families. It is also brilliant for playing on long holidays and rainy days.
Summary: Definitely worth buying for hours on end of family fun and entertainment