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February 5, 2010

Monopoly’s round board coming soon!

Filed under: Uncategorized — maiq09 @ 3:53 am

Hip hip hooray! Monopoly will release their circular version of the board game to celebrate their 75th anniversary for the creation of this game!

I don’t know about you but this looks amazingly sleek in contrast to the usual  square board games that circulates the board game industries.

So here’s the breakdown features of this unique design. Instead of using the play money which Monopoly provides in the original game, this new board game will consist of a centralized computer as the center of financial transaction. By getting rid of play money, no longer will players need to count, divide and keep track of the numerous transaction being made while playing. Similar to the real world where we don’t usually pay with money the board game will provide chips and pin credit card which eliminates a need of a banker or those pesky players who secretly robs the bank when no one is looking!

However the joy of ransacking your opponent is no longer there. With the replacement of play money, you can no longer view the large amount of money in front of you as you are destroying your opponents. The lack of physical representation of your wealth is totally gone. Plus how are you suppose to roll the dice? I hope that’s not computerized too! And where did the community and chance cards go? By making the board game more compact i think Parker Brothers has taken away many of elements that makes Monopoly what it use to be. I understand Monopoly is trying to assuage transactions with a user friendly computer but will it replace all the elements in the original Monopoly?

Anyways, this bad boy sure has that futuristic look for a board game but I guess we’ll just have to wait for its release before judging if it’s fun or not.

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9 Comments »

  1. Monopoly is my favorite board game, I sure hope they do not mess it up with any “improvements.” But, you’re right, I won’t judge it until I can play it…

    Comment by ptslaughter — February 5, 2010 @ 5:06 am | Reply

  2. YAY MONOPOLY!! I love monopoly! It’s becoming more and more technology based. Personally, I like to count money by hand. It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something! 🙂 I like the new design and all, but I’m not so sure if I like the computer based part.

    Comment by sunglee91 — February 5, 2010 @ 5:24 am | Reply

  3. I think it’s a good concept that the company is simplifying things using technology, but I personally feel that it would take away the original feel of the game.

    I haven’t actually played the game using the computer bank (it’s just an original board with a computer banker), but I’ve seen people play and it seems more difficult than just counting paper money. I tried to learn how to use the bank, but since I’ve never used it before, it’s harder to pick up than just counting money.

    I’m also more for keeping it old school, but sometimes seeing a remake of an old favorite is nice too. I just think the circle board is strange.

    Comment by softblubber — February 5, 2010 @ 7:27 am | Reply

  4. Great Post. I can’t wait to give it a shot.

    Comment by Novak — February 5, 2010 @ 3:56 pm | Reply

  5. monopoly never seems to stop coming up with new ideas for game boards

    Comment by mokjay — February 5, 2010 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

  6. This is an interesting change to the game. I hope that this new version will speed the game up because I think I have only ever finished one Monopoly game in my life and it took 4 hours. We always play for a little while and then get bored because it becomes trading money back and forth without any gain. Don’t get me wrong, we have fun at first, it’s just really long. I hope this could speed it up!

    Comment by taddaniels — February 5, 2010 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

  7. It’s funny to think that Monopoly used to be on a round board before it was stolen. I agree with Tad I really hope the new computerized systems speeds things up. It’s a fun game however it simply takes to long to play and by the end( well if Monopoly ever really has a true end) of the game, everyone is burnt and usually when my family plays there are some hurt feelings. Either ways it’s nice to see this game enter the 21st century.

    Comment by jkaplan7 — February 5, 2010 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

  8. It’s only a matter of time until someone figures out a new way to rob the bank

    Comment by tranasaurus — February 5, 2010 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

  9. Players won’t be robbing the bank now, they’ll be hacking it… I’m definitely all for the original square version, considering that it’s so iconic (it’s what makes Monopoly what it is), but I would love to try out this new version. I’ve been wondering how the electronic banking works since it came out a few years ago. It’ll be weird to play a Monopoly that features different properties, though. Boardwalk has always been the top priority!

    Comment by superallyk — February 6, 2010 @ 10:57 am | Reply


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