Monopoly Family Championship
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Now you can play a genuine Monopoly Championship game in your own home. Put your trading skills to the test and play, negotiate, and win your way to the top of the league. With top tips for winning and fab champion facts, this edition of Monopoly packs even more fun. Featuring a speed die for a faster, more intense game of Monopoly, who will be the champion in your home?For 2 - 6 players, ages 8 and up.Contents: 1 gameboard, 8 movers with carry bag, 28 Title Deed cards, 16 Chance cards, 16 Community Chest cards, 1 pack of Monopoly money, 32 silver houses, 12 gold hotels, 2 number dice, 1 speed die, championship scorepad, champion's trophy, 6 name strips and instructions.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3427 in Toys & Games
- Brand: Monopoly
- Model: 622
- Released on: 2009-09-01
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Dimensions: 10.51" h x 15.75" w x 1.97" l, 2.10 pounds
- Who will be the champion in your home
- Take your chance to play like a pro in the MONOPOLY Championship Edition
- Featuring a speed die for a faster, more intense game of MONOPOLY
- Put your trading skills to the test and play, negotiate, and win your way to the top of the league
- There’s everything to play for- be your family’s champion and the MONOPOLY Championship trophy could be yours
From the Manufacturer
Now you can play a genuine MONOPOLY Championship game in your own home. Put your trading skills to the test and play, negotiate, and win your way to the top of the league.
Great version of Monopoly but still not perfect.
I am a life time fan of Monopoly and have owned more Monopoly boards that I can remember. This latest version of the board is very interesting in that it gives you the official tournament rules as are used if you should ever happen to enter in an official Parker Brothers Monopoly tournament that are held every year. You can still play regular Monopoly or various house rule versions, but this version makes it easier to play the tournament version by including some extra special stuff. Included is a speed die, which some classic players will find weird but it IS used to speed things up in official tournaments so if you want to feel what it's like to play like the pros, you'll use it. Basically the speed die adds to your regular two dice roll, either a 1 to 3 ins paces, or a us, or mr monopoly. The 1,2,3 just adds to your move, effectively getting players around the board faster, the bus on the speed die allows you to roll the value of one or both of your dice, so if you rolled an 11 you could move 5, 6, or 11 spaces - your choice. The final added speed die face is Mr Monopoly which immediately moves the number you rolled, and then on to the next unpurchased property. This speeds up the game a great deal and adds a little more maneuvering & strategy.
Also included is a score pad for easy tallying of your total net worth at the end of the game if you are playing a timed game. There is also a rather hokey trophy included, but you might get a kick out of it.
The standard monopoly tokens are included, but the houses and hotels and board have some different colors. All in all I really like this set of Monopoly and for the cheap price it's being offered here it's definitely worth picking this version up. I have a few pet peeves that keep this from getting a 5 star review, and they are as follows:
The board is a 'quad' fold board. I hate quad fold boards as do most people, they are ugly and not as sturdy and they include an extra slice in the board that is not needed if they would just go back to making bi-fold boards. Please Hasbro, listen to this. No one likes the quad fold boards.
The money. This version of monopoly money is a little weird and not the standard colors. They changed the 10s to the color the 50s used to be, light blue, and they changed the 50s to purple.
Not a big deal but annoying if you have older standard monopoly money or are a fan of the classic colors. Also, they only include 1 pack of money and you always end up needed more if playing with more than 4 players.
Still, these little things don't keep this from being a great version, at an awesome price. I was very happy with it!
An excellent value for family game nights
My seven-year old son put Monopoly on his Christmas wish list. Monopoly Family Championship provides the comfortable feel of the original game in addition to a rulebook, speed die and game pieces that allow you to play a faster version.
Other family board games have left a bad taste in our mouth. More often than not, the board game materials are cheap and flimsy. I previously wrote Amazon reviews for Othello and Operation, noting the cheap construction took away from the fun.
Even though we purchased Monopoly Family Championship for less than $10, the game board, tokens and other game pieces are of adequate quality. You won't mistake this game for the $100,000 custom version produced by FAO Schwarz in 2000, which came with 18-carat gold token, houses and hotels. collector's versions. However, Monopoly Family Championship it is solid enough to hold up for many repeated family game nights.
If you are tired of the original, you can try these contemporary variations: Monopoly Here and Now World or Monopoly City Edition.
In summary, we purchased this version because it offered an excellent value for family game nights. Rating: Five stars.
it's Monopoly, what else do I need to say?
There was a great sale for this game and we didn't have it yet. Shipping from the vendor was fast considering it was 2 weeks before Christmas. I bought it initially for me & my husband to play, but our almost 5 year old son wanted to play too. Never underestimate the abilities of your children! The first few games he kicked our behinds and he was awarded the cute trophy. We now have on going games and every day he asks if we can play. This is the Championship version but still the same game. There's a speed game version we haven't tried yet, but the pad provided for it is used for us to keep track of what we have at the end of each game's session to continue the next session. The educational value is that it's helped our son extend his early mathematics, he's learning how to make change, how to plan ahead with saving money, buying properties or buildings. The best part is that it's teaching him how to lose and not be upset about it.
It's Monopoly, what else do I need to say? :)