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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
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?"
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2012
Our whole family loves to play Monopoly and we have several sets. That includes the original version, Classic Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, a couple relating to cities, one to a college and one to a sports team. In the specialty ones the tokens for each player are related to the particular TV show, movie, location or sport. These tokens are the same ones used in the original Monopoly and there are the same plastic houses and hotels, but with different names. The board would be beautiful Dr. Who wise, except that silly little guy with the top hat is in the center to remind us that we are NOT in a different world after all. The cards are fairly good and we did play it, with the kids groaning lets go back to another set. Now I am trying to find small pewter figures to use in the game and that will be expensive. Now the seller, to give him or or credit, may have gotten this from a company and may not have known. Though another reviewer said the very same things I just did and that should have warned the seller. And that reviewer paid $80.00 and I paid over $100.00! How did that happen? These games, though specialized, cost much much less. I am afraid I let my Dr. Who enthusiasm get the best of me and with two kids and four grandkids who are big Dr. Who fans I had expected this to be a mega Christmas treat. Was the company trying to save money? Was this the real company or a fake? I hold myself responsible for being so anxious to have a real Dr. Who Monopoly set. Let the buyer beware.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
So... I collect Monopoly games faster than I can play them; at this writing I have over 40 different versions. Doctor Who is by far my favorite television show, to the point that I have a quote from the show tattooed on. So when a friend of mine texted me to say she was at her comic book shop and they showed her the Doctor Who Monopoly game that they had in stock ready to go on sale, I didn't waste a second asking her to have them hold it for me.
The day they went on sale, I drove half an hour out of my way, paid more for this than any other version I have ever bought (most special editions are about $40, I paid almost $60 with tax), and didn't bat an eyelash at it. Heck, I didn't even look at it first. I was going to wait until I got home to open it, but that plan lasted until I made it to the car - and then I realized how bad this version was.
Not only did I pay so much extra, but they couldn't be bothered to make special playing pieces? That's the fun of a special edition - you don't have to suck it up and be the shoe, you get to be a glittery walrus (Littlest Petshop version) or a newspaper (NYC version) or a bar of soap with a bite taken out (Christmas Story). But not here. For all the incredibly awesome timey-wimey stuff they had at their disposal, they copped out and used the regular pieces. Where's River Song's notebook? The sonic screwdriver or TARDIS key? What about Daleks, Spacemen, or the incredibly creepy but also awesome Weeping Angels?!

Am I glad I bought it? Um. I guess. Although I would have been a lot more glad at half the price. And in the meantime, I'll be making/acquiring objects to use as the playing pieces, such as a sunflower for the Van Gogh episode, or a teeny tiny notebook for River Song.

Really, a better edition would have been all the doctors, used all the aliens as playing pieces, and, you know, didn't suck so much. "Scarf Unravels, pay $150." Yeah. That would have been awesome.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
After reading all these reviews, I have determined that this game is too expensive for what it is. But I'm excited to see elsewhere, and for $100. less, a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Monopoly set, which includes six custom tokens and "covers" both the Classic and Modern Era of The Doctor.
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on February 4, 2013
Game is fine but was way over priced! Payed way too much and should have had more character pieces. We were disappointed in having only one character piece!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2012
The Dr Who Monoply is excactly Like I thought it would be - Except I would have liked some more Dr Who specific player pieces - One tardis does not cut it im my book - But then I have not realy been a collector of the more outre monolpoly sets

My 12 yo kid loves it though - So all is good & seeing as the last I looked - If I wanted to buy it now it has doubled in price!

So all in all a quality gift
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on March 9, 2015
Made for a great gift! Received very well!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2012
Other than the manufacturers decision to include only one special, ridiculously oversized token for the kids to fight over (We solved this problem by replacing all the tokens with the Lego-type Daleks of various colors.) - this is a fun, very playable Monopoly set.

The artwork isn't as nice as the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Monopoly set but the quality of the 11th Doctor Monopoly set far exceeds the 50th Anniversary version. If you want a set to look at only, get the 50th Anniversary set. If you actually want to play the game, get the 11th Doctor version.
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