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Anti-Monopoly Board Game
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- Anti-Monopoly from University Games is a fresh twist on the classic game of real estate
- Choose a side: will you be a monopolist or a free market competitor?
- Includes game board, metal playing pieces, cards and play money
- For 2 - 4 players, ages 8 and up
- University Games offers you and your family creative games that are easy to learn and fun to play
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As far as property is concerned, you both still pay the same to own a property, and you pay the same amount for houses and hotels. However, the competitor charges much less rent. For a property with three houses, a competitor may charge $25, while a monopolist will charge $50. As a competitor, you never make back as much money as you spend.
The first four or five times we played this game, the monopolist easily won. The last time we played it, the competitor managed to survive, and the game was "balanced". Then all we did was exchange money back and forth--competitor lands on my property, he pays me. I land on his, I pay him. There was no real way to win the game at that point. The game went on for at least two hours, and I have never been so bored playing a game in my life. We thought if we kept playing the game, we would get better at it and it would become more enjoyable. I think the most enjoyable part of this game would be watching it burn.
How it works:
In Anti-monopoly, the players are split into 2 different factions. The Monopolists, which I will, from this point further, refer to as the winners, and the Competitors, or losers. Everyone starts with the same amount of money and can spend the money on houses or "apartments" (aka hotels). I played the banker and about the time I finished counting and distributing the money the fun ended.
Losers don't have to wait until all of that color property is owned to start building houses. All they need is 1 property and they can start building. But the downside is that no matter how many houses are on a property, the losers only charge a flat amount for rent. Whereas the winners can charge crazy amounts for having houses on a property but the winners can't buy houses until the majority of property of that color is owned. If this sounds confusing, its because it is.
Players run out of money way to freaking fast in this game. After about 15 minutes most of us had less than $100 left of the starting $1500. Need more money? No worries just pawn your properties to the bank at 0% interest! That is the best deal ever. Its like a payday loan but without the hassle of getting your legs broken when you fail to pay the interest. Another sure fire way to get more money, get randomly selected at the beginning of the game to be a Monopolist.
How to win:
Play as a Monopolist.
Take my word for it, avoid this game.Read more ›
As a monopoly enthusiast who rarely loses I decided to take on the challenge of competitor which they had stated it is impossible to win as. I played an aggressive game making some very lopsided (in my favor) trades in others time of need and by the end had a large set of properties along with a number of houses / hotels, but even with all that out of the 5 players the 3 monopolists had the highest scores then the two competitors. There is just no way to make more then you spend on properties as a competitor, and if you just sit on the cash for the most part the monopolist still wins.
This game has a great idea, but I have to assume its trying to spread a political message about monopolies rather then be a game. Whats the point of a game where you know who is going to win or lose after the very first round where you determine who is a monopolist / competitor? Possibly with some reworking on the rules it could be a good game but I cannot figure out what would need to be done, I'll just play Monopoly instead.
Opening the box, I was really surprised with the finish of the game. After a 10 year legal battle to get the game out, I expected batter quality. Super generic plastic playing pieces, the font, line thickness, colors, and even layout of the board looks as though it was all thrown together at the last second. The cards (equivalent of chance) were again low quality and worse, not well thought out.
The idea behind the changes sounds great but I was just disappointed that after working on this for over 10 years the creator didn't bother to polish the end product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased for my 16 year old grandson who collects Monoply games, I figured this would be an interesting addition. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kristina
We have a group whomembers regularly plays board games. One of my great friends got me a couple games for christmas. Anti monopoly being one of them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James
Wasn't sure how this would play out, but it is fantastic. The game play is very balanced, and it adds a whole new level of strategy to the game. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrea Toole
If I could give it less stars I would this was the worst game I've ever played. Save your money because this game was terrible.Published 6 months ago by ryan rurbight