I’ve mentioned Monopoly a few times here at MomStart. It’s one of my all time favorite games to play and my completely favorite collectors item. I have more than a few different varieties in my closet. So when Hasbro sent out their monthly media news blast and there was a review opportunity to review Monopoly: Electronic Banking Edition Review I jumped right on that.
The Monopoly Electronic Banking Edition is very much like the Monopoly Revolution that we reviewed before, but it’s not as cool. The board is square as opposed to circular and the electronic calculator doesn’t sing Elton John music to me during the game.
What it does have is 6 really fun modern tokens. There is a cell phone, a skateboard, a race car, an airplane and a cheeseburger. The houses are blue, the usual 2 dice, 32 houses and 12 hotels in blue and sliver. You have credit cards instead of paper money. That was always the worst part about playing, putting back all the money and organizing it. It retails for 32.99.
The game play is the same, and as I mentioned above much like Monopoly Revolution. It’s a much faster paced version of Monopoly and it’s much easier to keep up with the money since the electronic device does all of it for you. You just swipe your card to pay and to get money every time you pass go. Thanks to the handheld banking unit, you can check your cash balance immediately and track your cash electronically as you buy properties, pay bills, or collect gifts and debts from your opponents.
I think I just played this game in the wrong order. If I had played this first and then went to Monopoly Revolution I would have loved both, but after having played Monopoly Revolution this one pales in comparison. One thing to mention is is much quieter than Monopoly Revolution.
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, Becky M.
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We received a sample for review and the giveaway is also being provided on behalf of Hasbro.