I have always loved Monopoly, but it’s the game that never ends. Granted, the time investment never stopped me from starting games, but it did stop me from finishing most of them.
With Monopoly Millionaire, you can wrap up the game in an hour or so. Truth.
Can I get an amen?
The fast-paced and very fun game of wealth accumulation takes place on this luxury-themed game board.
And….. rather than driving every other player into bankruptcy, all you have to do to win the game is to be the first one to accumulate one million dollars.
Instead of paper bills, the game uses money stack cards which stack neatly in the bank tray in the center of the board.
Players start the game with a 1-star “Basic Wealth” game piece, but have the option as they pass “GO” to upgrade it. Swap a 1-star lifestyle for a 3-star and finally a 5-star lifestyle. Each upgrade costs money, but it increases your overall earning potential.
I’m not a giant fan of the movers though because I think they look a little cheap for a luxury-themed game, and some of the pieces are so small that they could very easily be lost.
I like the idea of having the step-up lifestyles, but I hope they “luxe” up the game pieces in the future.
When someone lands on an un-owned property space, they flip over a Fortune card, read it, and either use it or keep until needed. Then they can either buy the property or put it up for auction where everyone can bid on it. That might mean it could be purchased for less than the asking price!
Just like in the original game, you have to pay rent if you land on someone else’s property. Ouch.
When that someone else owns all the properties of that color… the rent can kill ya.
There’s strategy involved and things can change in an instant during the game. Fortunately, my strategy paid off and I totally became a millionaire and won.
Buy It! Monopoly Millionaire is designed for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up and is available at mass merchandisers everywhere. I also found it online directly from Hasbro for $22.99.
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I received a sample to facilitate the review. All opinions are my own.