Doctor Who 11th Doctor Monopoly Game
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- Limited edition
- Features 11th Doctor and Amy Pond
- Exclusive TARDIS game piece
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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?"
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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!Published on February 4, 2013 by Michelle Hartsfield
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... Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by Cheri Tarlini