Putting a new twist on the classic Monopoly may just create a new generation of Monopoly players. And that’s the idea behind Monopoly Revolution.
What’s the most common complaint about the classic game? In most households it’s that the game simply takes too long to play. A single 4-player game can seemingly go on forever. That’s not the case with Monopoly Revolution. The changes are slight, but they speed up the game dramatically.
So let’s take a look at how this new game differs from the classic version. Naturally any game like this one that is released to celebrate an anniversary of a game will have some changes. And this game is celebrating 75 years of Monopoly. The first thing you’ll notice is the game board. It’s no longer square, it’s round. The thought here is that it will make it easier and nicer to play for gamers sitting around a table.
The board is divided into four zones. Community Chest and Chance cards are now combined, adding an extra dimension and new twist to the game. When you land on a zone space you have two choices. The first is to give everyone else in that zone a Chance, or you can put the property up for auction by moving to the next property that is not occupied. If not more properties are unowned, you can force a deal. For instance you may swap a property.
You’ll also notice that the prices on the properties have changed. They’ve been increased and updated in an effort to reflect current values. Whenever you land on an unoccupied property you can buy it yourself or you can auction it off. You can also swap properties. These changes alone will speed up the game a lot.
The silver pieces that you have become accustomed to have also been changed. The silver top hat and car are gone, replaced by plastic pieces. The shapes now are a hat, sohe, iron, dog, car and ship.
But the biggest change is that the cash is now gone. The famous Monopoly money has given way to a debit card. Of course you still need to keep a careful watch on your finances lest you end up bankrupt. This getting rid of the cash is probably the most controversial of all the changes. In fact, a lot of people simply don’t like it. Monopoly money is a tradition, and parents loved the way it had educational value for their children, adding them in learning basic math skills. Counting and keeping track of the money was part of the charm of the traditional game.
In Monopoly Revolution there is a central hub that helps you keep track of your available cash. You simply swipe your debit card to pay for any transaction. Each transaction is accompanied by sounds and music. That of course means you’ll need batteries. The 3 AA batteries needed are not included. But the sounds themselves are a nice addition. For instance when you land in jail you’ll hear a door slamming. Nice! As for whether this new game is better than the tradition version, the jury is currently split. But if you want a faster game for family game night, this is definitely the way to go.
Top 5 Best Monopoly Revolution Games
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- Revolutionary round board with funky new movers in the new MONOPOLY Revolution!
- As you are wheeling and dealing your way to a big win, hear sounds and music from the past five decades.
- When you Go to Jail you will hear the door slam, and when you pass GO you can celebrate with a party tune!
- In this game, you use cards, not cash to score your favorite properties so you can watch your balance rise and plummet!
- Includes 1 gameboard, 1 game unit, 6 MONOPOLY bank cards, 6 movers, 30 title deed cards, 32 houses, 12 hotels, 2 dice and instructions.
- Authorized Monopoly Golf Edition
- Real Estate Trading Game
- Ages 8 to Adult; 2 to 8 Players
- Buy tournaments, golf courses, and properties of all types
- Including Pebble Beach Golf Links, and Pinehurst
- Monopoly, beatles
- The world's most legendary rock-n-roll band teams up with the world's most popular board game to bring you the ultimate beatles experience
- Six collectible tokens include strawberry (strawberry fields forever), walrus (i am the walrus), raccoon (rocky raccoon), sun (here comes the sun), octopus (octopus's garden), hammer (maxwell's silver hammer)
- A must have for any Beatles fan
- Six collectible Narnia-themed pewter tokens including Miraz's Helmet, Peter's Sword, Susan's Horn, Peter's Shield, Lucy's Cordial and Peter's Helmet
- Features spectacular movie imagery from prince Caspian and the lion, the witch and the wardrobe
- Based on the timeless C.S. Lewis book series
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