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    • It's great fun with kids.
    • A quick game.
    • Cool models.

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    • It's Monopoly.
    • Lots of dice rolling luck.
    • Card quality.
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    Monopoly Gamer Review

    Monopoly Gamer Review

    Us gamers can get quite snobby on occasion. Monopoly is one of those games that brings out the worst in us, yet it remains on of the best known board games ever. Of course, that doesn't make it a good game, but it does show the incredibly power of the name. Hasbro have been very active in commercialising the Monopoly brand with various versions based on various cities and IPs. Many of these don't mess to greatly with the 'Monopoly' formula, but how does Monopoly Gamer approach the franchise? Can it capture board game fans with more than it's moniker?

    Monopoly Gamer

    When you first open the box, Monopoly Gamer does little to separate itself from the standard game. The board and property cards seem very similar and the player minis are, of course, characters from the world of Mario. But what are these punchboard coins? And where are the community chest cards? And the little dog?

    Gamer gives each player a chance to take control of one of the supplied members of the mushroom kingdom - or one found in a booster pack - and attempt to game the most money by gaining properties and defeating bosses. This is done by rolling dice and moving around the board, but some efforts have been made to make this more interesting. One of the two dice you roll is an ability dice that will give you a special power for that turn, and the other is a standard D6 used for movement and fighting bosses.

    Monopoly Famer?

    Because of the addition of boss fights, the length of Gamer is defined. Depending on player count you will have a certain amount of bosses added to the game. When someone passes go they will have the choice to fight this boss or let others attempt it. Once all the bosses are defeated the game is over, and the player with the most coins wins.

    Rent is still in play with the rent being increased if the player who's property you land on owns multiple properties of the same colour. The special dice is primarily used for take that effects, gaining coins or the chance to grab more coins.

    Components wise, in the most readily available version, the coins are cardboard but of a decent quality. If you manage to get the Deluxe Version, these are plastic. The painted Nintendo characters are decent, and you can get more of them in separate boosters if you wish. While the card quality is pretty bad, most of them won't be shuffled which is a good job.

    Monopoly Gamer Review - Game Board and Components (Credit: Hasbro)

    Monopoly Lamer?

    So, is Monopoly Gamer worth playing? Well... if you have kids then it's not a horrible way to spend an hour. The battles and dice make the game quick and slightly more interesting then vanilla Monopoly, but it isn't better than the compact card version - Monopoly Deal.

    However, if I asked my son what he thought of it, he would rate it much higher, and seeing him enjoy it, and enjoy playing a board game warms my cockles... even if it isn't a proper board game! My final ratings reflect the enjoyment my son and his friends have got from the game, if you are an adult gamer you probably won't get the same amount of fun from it.

    Bottom Line - 'For a quick family version of Monopoly, Gamer hits the right marks, but older gamers might want to look elsewhere'

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    • It's great fun with kids.
    • A quick game.
    • Cool models.

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    • It's Monopoly.
    • Lots of dice rolling luck.
    • Card quality.

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    Couldn't be more happier with quality of service. I have already ordered twice with Zatu and every time I have received games packed with care on time. For sure I am going to be your regular customer 😉

    Couldn't be more happier with quality of service. I have already ordered twice with Zatu and every time I have received games packed with care on time. For sure I am going to be your regular customer 😉

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    Execellent Customer Service listened well and actef promptly. Davef Christmas.

    If it's in stock you get it quickly and well packed, made the switch from ebay for board games and couldn't be happier with Zatu's service

    If it's in stock you get it quickly and well packed, made the switch from ebay for board games and couldn't be happier with Zatu's service

    Well I’m not sure how to write this but I got the muffin time game and it was accurate with shipping dates and it cost very minimal. And the only thing I would say is that with pre orders try and have a guessed time. But yeah apart from that vary good service and would use again

    Well I’m not sure how to write this but I got the muffin time game and it was accurate with shipping dates and it cost very minimal. And the only thing I would say is that with pre orders try and have a guessed time. But yeah apart from that vary good service and would use again

    Have used Zatu games a couple of times. Found the games I wanted, which weren't available on some other sites. Items received in a couple of days of ordering, kept up to date with order progress by email. Items were well packaged and we enjoyed playing the games! Would recommend Zatu games and will certainly use again.

    Have used Zatu games a couple of times. Found the games I wanted, which weren't available on some other sites. Items received in a couple of days of ordering, kept up to date with order progress by email. Items were well packaged and we enjoyed playing the games! Would recommend Zatu games and will certainly use again.

    Delivered before Christmas and the most competitive pricing at time of order.

    Delivered before Christmas and the most competitive pricing at time of order.

    Excellent selection of games and excellent service.

    Excellent selection of games and excellent service.

    Good Team, very fast delivery after the Dlc Packs released. 😁👍🏻

    Good Team, very fast delivery after the Dlc Packs released. 😁👍🏻

    Great company, very accommodating and fast shipping, even to the US!

    Great company, very accommodating and fast shipping, even to the US!

    I have ordered various Star Wars Armada products from the Zatu website. When one of the parcels went missing while underway, Zatu immediately sent me a replacement! The response to customer questions could be a bit faster though but some delay is understandable :)

    I have ordered various Star Wars Armada products from the Zatu website. When one of the parcels went missing while underway, Zatu immediately sent me a replacement! The response to customer questions could be a bit faster though but some delay is understandable :)

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