Monopoly

Play the classic Parker Bros. board game on your PC

5.8

37 Votes

  • Category Board Games
  • License Trial version
  • Version 3
  • Size 249.91 MB
  • Works under Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98
  • Language English
  • Program by Spintop-games

Monopoly is an addictive game. As a board game it's as frustrating as it is rewarding. As a video game that can be played one player, a lot of the annoyance of being beaten to a favourite property is removed because you can restart without looking like a really bad sport.

Monopoly has been available to play on computers since 1985 when it was released for the BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. As with the board game your aim is to monopolise the board so that the other players have to pay you. Thankfully though unlike the board game, computerised versions of the popular board game don't go on indefinitely. The game's makers Hasbro state that the longest game ever played took 70 days. There's no chance of that with this game.

Whether you have memories of playing the board game on a rainy November day when there's nothing else to do, or with friends and family around a warming fire, this is a game we've all played. This version introduces some modern locations to the game so JFK Airport takes the place of one of the railways from the original game, and you can't buy a property for $60 like you could back when the game first came out in 1903.

The modernisation also includes new music and sound effects. Unfortunately both can become quite annoying after a while and neither can be switched off. The other thing that can put you off this game is the way it produces alert windows whenever it's the computer's turn to play so you find yourself reading alerts like "Click on a property you would like to mortgage" and wondering for a few seconds if you have to do anything.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun update on a classic game

Cons

  • No option to switch off sound effects
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