Monopoly PC game

by Amanda Nettgen
(USA)

Monopoly PC game!

Monopoly PC game

Rating out of five:

★★★★

+ A very faithful conversion of the board game classic
+ Play alone or with friends
+ Nicely done graphics and sound enhance, rather than getting in the way, of the experience
– Just Monopoly -- no bells and whistles or special themes or boards included
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This PC version plays just like the timeless board game classic, minus the set up and with a few added statistics.

Chances are if it’s your second time playing the Parker Brothers Monopoly PC game you’ll be loading a saved game, as the virtual version is just like the physical form in that it takes forever to win.

If you’re starting fresh, your first job is to choose a token (no new ones here), then add up to three computer and/or human players. You can choose the difficulty of the AI players (but not your friends).

You can modify how you’d like to play by adjusting a slew of House Rules. You need to do this before you play, however, and not later in the game when you encounter how annoying it is to have to own an entire color set before you can build a house. House Rules I have always played by in the real game of Monopoly include collecting all tax money when someone lands on Free Parking and playing without that pesky even build law.

Play in the Monopoly PC game is the same as in regular Monopoly: roll the (rotating) dice – twice if you get doubles – and do laps around the board buying pretty much everything you can (the title deed will pop up with the option to purchase it or send it to auction).

When you land on somebody else’s property (denoted by a clone of their token at the top), you’re forced to pay up. Rent increases as the landlord remodels the place with houses and hotels, and personal money is replenished by $200 each time you pass GO.



You can suggest trades during any turn, but don’t assume you’ll always be able to con the AIs. The goal is to be the last player standing after all the others have gone bankrupt.Mr. Monopoly Christmas ornament reviewed by BoardgameBeast. Click to read!

The added features of the Monopoly PC game are slim but useful. A running history of each move that’s been made is recorded in a box to the right, along with a timer telling you how much of your life has been spent playing the particular Monopoly game.

Clicking on BANK allows you to see which properties are still available at a quick glance. Similarly, selecting a fellow player’s profile will show you the breakdown of their ownerships.

It’s easier to save ongoing games with the computer version rather than have your months-long Monopoly hogging a coffee table somewhere (and then having you forget whose turn it is and whose money is whose).

The added animations of the game are barely noticeable, but the graphics are very good.

My complaint is that the Monopoly PC game is just vanilla Monopoly – no new playing pieces, different boards, nor fun features. It makes me wonder about the customer audience; are there really enough people out there who don’t already own the 3D version of Monopoly that would buy this take in lieu of the board game?

This Monopoly game caters to a small audience, I think. It gets a decent rating because it’s, well, Monopoly and is a solid copy of the franchise with streamlined graphics. You’re better off buying one of those themed Monopoly games if you want some variety, though.

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Feb 08, 2013
COMPLIMENTS NEW
by: Anonymous

ITS VERY GOOD, KEEPS ME BUSY ALL THE TIME, I LIKES PLYING THE GAME ANYTIME OF THE DAY BOTH MORNING AFTERNNON AND NIGHT. KEEP I UP MONOPOLY. I LOVE THE GAME SOOOOMUCH.

Sep 22, 2012
:) NEW
by: roberts

:)

May 01, 2012
monopoly by parker brothers NEW
by: lol

i have this game but i dont play it

Jan 08, 2012
BEST GAME
by: SOHAI

F*CK IT!

Oct 24, 2011
its fun
by: cody

it is fun

Oct 24, 2011
its fun
by: cody

it is fun

Mar 21, 2011
Monopoly
by: Anonymous

Bring back monopoly can't play the classic on the internet.

Mar 20, 2011
dank u
by: Anonymous

vet spel dankje

Feb 14, 2011
THE MONSTER
by: AHMED

HI

Jan 05, 2011
IRINA
by: Anonymous

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Dec 26, 2010
monopoly
by: Anonymous

is een vet leuk spel

Dec 26, 2010
monopoly
by: Anonymous

is een vet leuk spel

Dec 18, 2010
Ygrt
by: Anonymous

Monopoly game yes

Dec 12, 2010
JIHFU
by: Anonymous

Brilliant!

Nov 30, 2010
good
by: Anonymous

good

Nov 03, 2010
like this
by: CH SULTAN

i like this

Nov 01, 2010
Great Fun
by: Barbara

I really had fun playing this game. It's great!

Oct 17, 2010
GREATE
by: Anonymous

KOOL

Oct 01, 2010
bnbcgj
by: Anonymous

gggggggggggggggg

Sep 22, 2010
not bad!
by: nadieya

about as good as computer monopoly gets

Sep 19, 2010
MONOPOLY
by: Anonymous

THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER WISH I COULD FIND A GOOD DOWNLOAD???

Sep 07, 2010
love it
by: Anonymous

brilliant

Aug 16, 2010
BEST
by: Anonymous

YOU ARE THE BEST

Aug 11, 2010
Monoply Good
by: Cillian

Great Game =)

Aug 01, 2010
hertherth
by: Anonymous

hertherth say, this game GOOOOD

Aug 01, 2010
VVVVVVV
by: Anonymous

VVVVVVV good!

Jul 25, 2010
TANER
by: taner

Taner thinks it's cool!

Jul 01, 2010
MONOPOLY
by: Anonymous

one of the best games ive ever played

Jun 15, 2010
hi
by: Anonymous

this game susks

Jun 13, 2010
cant download it
by: gchh

yah boo hasbro

Mar 08, 2010
monopoly city
by: zackery

Awesome

Oct 24, 2009
great
by: Anonymous

be a ginus

Oct 22, 2009
It IS completely free!
by: The Downloadable Beast!

You need to have a credit card to join the GameHouse program, but once signed up for your trial, they do NOT bill you until the trial is over. Anytime in the 30 days you can cancel and keep your FREE game. It's a fantastic deal. If you don't have a credit card, look at Paypal's temporary card deal, or VISA's gift Visa card schemes.

Oct 22, 2009
its a lie because its not free
by: jayveer

its a lie because its not free

Apr 21, 2009
Monopoly
by: Anonymous

It's my favorite game

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