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We like it better than the original version of Monopoly.
on January 10, 2013
I got this for my 10 yr old son for Christmas. He loves playing Monopoly and we can have games going on for days some times. But, he, his sister and I all agreed that this game beat the original version. I guess if you are sentimental about the original you might not agree, but I don't know that we'll go back to playing it now that we have this one. Some of the differences that made it better...the houses/skyscrapers that you build on your property are stackable (how genius!) and they are not built on the square (where they often get bumped and moved by playing pieces)...they each have a spot above their square to be built. There are also decoration cards that you can get that make the game a little more fun. If you land on that spot on the board you draw one card for another player and one for yourself. Those cards allow you to raise the rent on a property of your choice...pretty nice if you have a cheap property. The game is over when the first player builds four skyscrapers, so this game can be over in an hour or so...and not take days to finish. There are other differences, too...like if you draw a card that requires you to pay a bank fee, you get the option then of purchasing any property that the bank still owns. So, you don't have to land on that property to purchase it. That speeds things up a bit, too. All in all, we certainly had fun playing this one!