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Monopoly Here and Now World

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  • Get ready to wheel and deal in the millions of dollars with your own monopoly credit card
  • Each game includes six randomly selected movers based on items that are iconic to the continents
  • Join in the biggest MONOPOLY game yet, where the deal button adds an extra element of excitement so, for a fast and frantic game, deal away
  • As you play discover interesting facts about the world on the chance and community cards
  • Contents: 1 game board, 1 banker unit, 6 randomly selected movers, 28 Title Deed Cards
  • Includes 16 Chance cards, 16 Community Chess cards, 6 Monopoly Bank Cards, 32 houses, 12 hotels, 2 dice and instructions
  • A digital banking device that keeps track of your balance
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Product Description

Product Description

The world has voted, and the numbers are in!

Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition is an exciting, contemporary update to the classic board game. Featuring the same mix of strategy and chance that has made the original Monopoly an international bestseller, this version features cities from around the world, renewable energy utilities, and electronic banking. It's a sure bet to keep two to six players ages eight and above busy for hours.

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The Good: Fun family game combines chance, strategy, and financial savvy

The Bad: Electronic banking prevents cheating

In a Nutshell: A contemporary twist on the best-selling board game

At a Glance

Ages: 8 and older
Requires: 2 AA batteries; 2-6 players

Updated pieces and properties give this special edition a truly global feel. View larger.

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Get Ready for a Global Financial Game
Getting ready to play is as easy as familiarizing yourself with the rules and inserting two AA batteries (not included) into the banker unit. Even though the electronic unit does all the hard work, you'll still need to assign one player to be the banker. This person will be in charge of handling the banker unit, the title deed cards, houses, hotels, and deals throughout the game. Each player will need to pick a mover piece and a monopoly credit card before the game begins.

The rules of play are simple. On each turn, a player rolls the dice and moves that number of squares. When you land on an open property, you have the option to buy it. If another player owns the property, you'll have to pay them rent. Special spaces allow you to draw a community chest or chance card, require you to pay taxes, or send you jail. Once you own all the properties in a color group, you can build houses and hotels on them, increasing their value. Options like mortgaging property or trading it to your creditors keep the game interesting if you start running out of cash.

Traditionally, the game continues until only one player remains. However, the instructions also offer options for speeding the game along. You may appreciate playing for a set amount of time, since the world record for the longest Monopoly is 70 days!

Unique Pieces Bring the World of Monopoly up to Speed
Here and Now: The World Edition of Monopoly features cities from around across the globe, including New York, London, Shanghai, and Istanbul. Before the game was produced, millions of people from all over the world voted on which cities should be included. Each property space is completed with a colorful photograph, which makes the board itself a unique centerpiece and conversation starter. Traditional utilities and railroads have been replaced with modern transportation options and renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.

Six movers are chosen at random from the 24 available pieces for inclusion in each game. You might find a windmill, a soccer ball, or a kangaroo in your set. Similarly, the houses and hotels have been updated to reflect international structures. Another nice touch is the community chest and chance cards featuring quick "Did you know?" facts. These let you learn tidbits about Rio Carnival, Munich's traditional Christmas market, the earliest British "passport," and more while you play.

Electronic Banking Comes to the Monopoly World
Perhaps the biggest addition to this version is electronic money management. The banker unit offers two slots--one for paying money and one for receiving money. You'll have to keep tabs on the millions (M) and thousands (K) when entering numbers, and make sure each card is inserted correctly, but overall, the unit makes handling transactions easy. It also makes taking a break from a game and coming back to it later simple by saving player information until you clear it.

Another exciting feature of the electronic unit is the way it monitors deals. If a player lands on an unowned property and doesn't want to buy it for the asking price, then the banker must auction that property to the highest bidder. The deal button on the banker unit randomly times each auction, so players don't know if they have 13 or 50 seconds to try and outsmart other bidders.

All these features ensure that this edition will be a big a hit with new and veteran Monopoly players alike, making it a great pick for game night.

What's in the Box
Game board, banker unit, 6 randomly selected movers, 28 Title Deed Cards, 16 Chance cards, 16 Community Chess cards, 6 Monopoly Bank Cards, 32 houses, 12 hotels, 2 dice, and an instruction booklet.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 12 x 15.8 x 10.5 inches
Item Weight 2 pounds
Shipping Weight 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number 01612
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #115,496 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#3,324 in Toys & Games > Games > Board Games
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4.3 out of 5 stars 123 customer reviews

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I will be upfront that Monopoly is not my favorite game, but I have several siblings & friends who love it... hence the purchase. The reason chose the world edition was because it had both electronic banking and the new twist (we have the original Monopoly.)

I love board games with the electronic banking, and this one was no exception. As a note though, the regular monopoly with electronic banking uses a different bank machine which is, for whatever reason, much quicker than the one included in this game. With that in mind if you are looking for electronic banking go with the other one. The electronic banking requires 2AA batteries (as do most standard board games, I use rechargeable).

This game is 2-6 players, ages 8+, and is played like regular monopoly. (The idea is to purchase places, try and get all (2-3) of the same color so you can add houses and hotels, create a "monopoly" and cause the others to go bankrupt, therefore becoming the winner.

One neat aspect of the game is that you don't know which 6 pieces your game will come with. The options are: (North America) Canadian Mountie, Cowboy Hat, Baseball Glove, Nascar, (South America) Inca Mask, Inca Statue, Easter Island Moai, Football, (Europe) London Cab, Pretzel, Matador, Windmill, (Africa) Safari Hat, Egyptian Head Mask, African Mask, Camel, (Asia) Chinese Dragon, Tuk-Tuk, Russian Dolls, Sumo Wrestler, (Australia) Kangaroo, Koala, Surfer, and Boomerangs.

You also get a mix of houses and hotels from each location which are really interesting.
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Monopoly Here and Now World Edition has fun components. Tokens are six from 20 created to commemorate each city on the board; houses and hotels are fun little sculptures based on real buildings and abodes.

The infamous Internet vote for which cities to include means world-class places like Venice, Vienna, Moscow, Munich, San Francisco, Dubai and Buenos Aires missed out, while the positioning of others on the board is very much open to debate, but that's part of the fun.

Greasy piles of banknotes being replaced by a credit card may or may not be an improvement, depending on your world view. But it's certainly novel, if you have a head for numbers, because there's no way to check your balance without inserting the card in the bank machine -- which you will soon grow tired of doing, especially if you're the nominated banker.

Monopoly is always going to be Monopoly. I don't care for the over-colourful and crowded board design, but this is still the world's best property trading game at the end of the day.
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By Mina on September 30, 2008
Cool images but had problems with money device; it would zero out sometimes and no on wrote their dollar amounts down so it was kinda annoying. Wish they would offer this board but with paper money. I could use the old Monopoly money I have, but translating bills from the new "million" system is not worth it when playing with kids.
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By PW on December 28, 2008
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When deciding to purchase this, I though the electronic banking concept would be faster, more accurate, and less cumbersome than using Monopoly money. In my experience it has none of these advantages.

For some reason, they designed the banking unit to pause a couple seconds before and after every transaction - it must do the actual transaction instantly, but stops to make a cash-register-like sound. All player-to-player deals must go through the unit. You need the unit to check your exact balance. It really becomes a bottleneck to the pace and hampers deal-making. Assigning a non-playing banker may help.

Accuracy of the unit is not in question, but making sure the cards go in the desired way (debit vs. credit) requires the banker to pay close attention to whose card is whose, and the nature of the transaction. Relatively small color codes on the cards makes this job more difficult. Finally, keying in the data must also be correct - numbers and denomination - and only the banker sees the result. Not transparent like handing over cash between players or banker. I'm sure the unit itself is accurate, it's the error-prone nature of the transaction process that leads to mistakes. The banking unit could have been designed better in this regard.

In my opinion, forcing all of the game's action through one person (the banking unit operator) is just not as fun as dealing with cash. The game itself is fine, with its interesting selection of properties and inflated currency.
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My three children ages 13, 10, and 7 love playing Monopoly for some reason that baffles me. I was never a big Monopoly fan until I saw how much enjoyment my kids got out of the game. We have the classic version but I had my eye on this game because I love anything with an International theme. I was worried about how well the electronic banking machine would work and go over with the kids but my worries turned out to be unfounded.

The kids love the electronic banking machine and take turns as banker (based on another reviewer's suggestion) to keep the banking transparent. I also suspect they just want to play with the "toy" that makes satisfying sound effects during each transaction. The machine is quite durable and still works perfectly after much rough handling. As far as what another reviewer said about the machine in the World version being slower than the regular version, we only have the World version and it seems to run at a fine speed.

I find that the game is slightly more educational than the original. I like the fact that the properties are more realistically priced. My younger children are getting more familiar with the concept of thousands and millions. I also think it allows them to get used to the idea of electronic banking and remembering to check their balance before they spend. We enjoy reading facts about the cities from around the world and admit to never having heard of a couple of the cities such as Gdynia. Finally, since we have to spread our games over 2-3 days, this version seems to be tidier when left mid-game than the original version.
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