Monopoly Plus (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)

MONOPOLY_BOXA while back, Monopoly made news when they announced they were adding different pieces to the classic set.  But what they did not mention was that they got rid of my favorite piece: the iron!  Now, granted, this was an old timey iron that you didn’t even plug in.  But still, for some reason, I liked it, and now it’s gone.  I guess that’s progress for you.  Now Monopoly is progressing even further with Monopoly Plus.  It’s a downloadable electronic version of the classic board game, available for Microsoft’s and Sony’s current home game consoles (reviewed on 360 here).  Sadly, the iron isn’t in this one either, but if you enjoy playing Monopoly but don’t like having to count money or keep up with those little house pieces, you may want to check into this.

There are two boards that you can pick from, the classic one and the Plus board which has a city landscape all about it.  But aside from aesthetics, both boards are really the same.  There are other boards you can download extra as well.  Play with classic rules or with a new speed dice set.  The special speed die is red and can send you directly to property to buy or pay on if somebody else owns it.  But it really doesn’t make the game go too much faster.  You can also select certain ‘House Rules’ like whoever gets to a certain amount of cash, wins.  Up to four can play locally or online, with one or more controllers (although it’s easier if everyone has their own).  I’m not really a big fan of Monopoly as it takes too long to play, but luckily here you can save your game and come back to it later.  Only problem I had was that it was hard to figure out how to barter and trade properties with other players.  But again, people who enjoy playing the game with their family and friends may want to try it.


Kid Factor:

Reading skill is helpful for the text, as well as understanding the more complicated rules.  Although the game does a good job of filling you in on what to do regardless.  Older kids who enjoy playing board games with others will get the most enjoyment out of this.  Monopoly Plus is rated E for Everyone.

In the comments section, let me know what YOUR favorite Monopoly piece is!

3 Responses to “Monopoly Plus (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)”

  1. Thanks for this, I was pondering getting it for my boy and after reading your review I did, he loves it


  2. How do you trade, can’t figure it out?!

  3. How do you save the game when just playing with others in this game at home?

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