Monopoly Junior Edition
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Join Rich Uncle Pennybags for a day at the Boardwalk amusements. Set up ticket booths, then add, subtract and even multiply as you collect fees when other players land on your booths. Chance cards send you around the colorful carnival board: maybe you'll go to the fireworks - or pay $3 to take the tramway to the restroom! Sooner or later, somebody will run out of money and the game ends. Count up your cash: if you've got the most, you win this junior game that's big fun! For 2 to 4 players. Game includes: game board, deck of 24 chance cards, 48 ticket booths, play money, die and four car movers. Packaging art may vary.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #542 in Toys & Games
- Brand: Hasbro
- Model: 0441 S5
- Dimensions: 10.60" h x 10.60" w x 2.10" l, 1.15 pounds
- A child's first introduction to the world's most popular board game
- Kids set up ticket booths at boardwalk amusements to earn revenue
- Helps kids practice math skills -- add, subtract, multiply, and divide
- Whoever has the most money at the end of the game wins
- For 2 to 4 players
Just like its big brother, Monopoly Jr. is big-time fun for everyone! Spend a day at the amusement park. Ride the roller coaster, bumper cars, or Ferris wheel. How about a game of miniature golf or a visit to the haunted house? It's simple--set up ticket booths on as many boardwalk amusements as possible, then build your fortune collecting the entrance fees as other players land on your properties. If someone else already owns an amusement, you pay up. Watch out--if one player owns both amusements of the same color, you must pay them double! So have some fun. And don't forget--pass GO, collect $2. --Alison Golder
From the Manufacturer
Own your own piece of the amusement park with this introduction to the world's most popular board game! Travel around the park! Buy sites! Set up ticket booths and collect from anyone who lands on them! But stop to watch the fireworks and it'll cost you! The player with most money at the end of the game wins!
What's more fun than going to the amusement park?
My kids love playing this game. The money is in smaller increments so it's easier for the children to manage, and it takes much less time to play Monopoly, Jr., than it does to play the adult version of Monopoly, so the game is fun - not tedious. That's what we like so much about Monopoly, Jr. My children - ages 5 and 8 - love playing this game! (And, of course, they just love taking money from their parents! :-))
Not Too Bad.
Normally I would suggest that a "junior" (meaning dumbed-down) version of a game isn't worth the time to play it or the money to buy it. However, I do recommend Monopoly Junior for families with children in K-3. The reason for this is that even though kids, with lots of help (which most don't usually get), can learn to play regular Monopoly, the game is brutal. I remember several times (when I was in the first and second grades) getting in fights with my parents and crying because I was just a kid and all these adults were kicking the tar out of me. Though there maybe some lessons there, they are still lost on me (did you ever notice that adults always like to play Monopoly with kids when they're in a bad mood).
Anyway, with that said, Monopoly Junior is a really fun game for young children to play. It helps kids learn to take turns, follow directions, and learn basic counting skills. In many ways the game is just like Monopoly. The goal is to end the game with the most money. You have to have a strategy involved (if you don't play by rules included with the game). Properties are bought and there are a lot of money transactions. The major differences are that the game is set up as an amusement park; the money denominations are a lot smaller; the board is smaller; and it only takes about 20-30 minutes to finish one game. There is a bit of luck involved with the various chance cards, but that's no different than the chance cards in Monopoly.
The kids I have worked with really seem to enjoy playing the game, and I really don't find that it is "dumbed down". The game is made with kids in mind instead of adults and cuts out a lot of the brutality common to the regular game. Kids see enough violence nowadays anyway.
Great family game
My kids (3 and 6) love this game. The 3-year-old still needs quite a bit of help, but she can understand "owning" the Haunted House or the Balloon Stand, and she loves it when her brother has to pay her for using her attraction! The 6-year-old is re-enforcing his number recognition and counting skills, and he gets a kick out of Mamma having to "Go to Lunch" or getting stuck on anything else where I have to "pay up". I like this game because it holds my interest as well as the kids', and I enjoy all the clever twists on the original theme. I'm looking forward to bringing it to my family's Christmas get-together this year. It will be something the grown-ups and kids can all do together.