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on December 6, 2011
Everybody loves the game of Monopoly. It has been a popular staple for Family Game Night for almost 80 years. It's certainly been one of my personal favorites since the tender young age of 8. The BBC sci-fi television show Doctor Who has enjoyed a similar cult success for almost 50 years (although it has enjoyed rather an exponential amount of popularity since the 2005 revamp of the show). I was introduced to the show in 1986 when I was 15, staying up hours after my parents had gone to bed to watch the American run of the show on PBS, and was instantly hooked.
So I was beyond thrilled when I read that there was now a Doctor Who edition of Monopoly. I had played The Beatles edition previously and was impressed at the attention to detail and craftsmanship of the tokens. Instead of the traditional Monopoly tokens,(the dog, the hat, the race car, etc.) the tokens were little metal sculptures representative of their music, which I thought was pretty cool, and clever. I was expecting the Doctor Who edition to have similar little metal tokens of Daleks, Cybermen, and TARDISes. Imagine my disappointment when I received my $80 purchase in the mail and found it to contain the usual Monopoly pieces of the dog, the hat, et al, and one(!) cheap plastic TARDIS (although to be fair it IS much bigger than the traditional tokens).
It's more of a Doctor Who FLAVORED edition of Monopoly. I'm sure I will play it and enjoy it, but for the price I paid, I couldn't help but be left wondering: "Couldn't they have TRIED a little HARDER?"