Monopoly is my favorite game. I have over 3 dozen different varieties of the game. Actually the total probably comes closer to 5 dozen, yes I’m a glutton for the family game of Monopoly. After Christmas and at garage sales is the best time to stock up on Monopoly games if you’re a collector like me, and Target we struck gold. We purchased Monopoly Revolution for close to 8.00 and it has been an explosion of fun. The best description I can give is Monopoly Revolution is made for our ADD generation.
The basic idea of Hasbro’s Monopoly stands, you pick your game piece out of six different characters and instead of doling out money you get a credit card. That’s right charge it baby, until you reach your limit. Now, the directions are in the box, but my husband and I always play by our own house rules. Just because we don’t like to auction off properties, but I think the official rules say that every time you land on a property you either buy it or auction it off, so here is how we play. Roll the dice and move that many spaces. Buy it. Place your credit card in the red section of the Monopoly Revolution Bank controller and make your payment. Continue with regular monopoly rules. If you land on a property that is owned and you owe rent then your card goes in the red and the property owner goes in the green. Then the calculator subtracts the total from the renter and adds the money to the owner. Just don’t forget to grab your property deed.
Now, remember how I said this game is for a generation that is always having things flash before our eyes? Well, the calculator has a mind of it’s own. Occasionally to move the game along it will make you take a chance!
Chance happens just like any other Monopoly, you usually have to pay for something unexpectedly. The chance belongs to the person that last placed their card in the machine. So if you are the last person to pass go, or the last person to pay rent then you’re taking a chance if the machine starts singing the chance song. Chance on the board is the most challenging part of the game. Because the board is broken up into four quadrants, each quadrant is a different symbol. If you are in the same quadrant as the person landing on chance then you have to participate in the chance as well. Yeah it could be good or bad, making sure to keep the game moving along and interesting.
Are you confused yet? Monopoly Revolution is a fun quick version of Monopoly. Game Time goes quickly in this version as everything seems to happen faster. Of course, my husband and I have just been stopping when we’re done and using the Calculator to tally up who has the most net worth. he’s won both times so far. We have yet to play until someone goes bankrupt. Maybe tomorrow night will be the night!
What do you play with your spouse?