How many hours in the past have you spent playing Monopoly? I've lost count of the amount of whole weekends that I have spent trying to beat my Brothers at it, and then my Hubby and the kids. Its been quite a few years though since I last played it, and then I was contacted by home shopping company, K&Co who sent us the new, modern day Monopoly, the Zapped Edition.
The game is for 2-4 players, ages 8 years and up, and is so modern that you need an ipad, iphone or ipod touch to play it because you use credit cards instead of cash.
When I opened the box, it looks like there isn't a lot to it. Not like the old days with the bundles of coloured cash and the community chest, chance & get out of jail cards, none of that exists in this new version as they are on the app instead. Before you can start the game you need to download the Monopoly Zapped app to your device, this is really easy to do and only takes a few minutes.
Bottom Line - What did we think?
We really like this edition, our Granddaughter particularly liked it and was determined to understand how to play Monopoly (She is only 7). It took a bit of getting used to as it is really different from the way we were raised to play the game. However, we found the younger generation picked it up much easier than us 'oldies'. All in all a good board game that fits well with a large age range. A real family classic.
*We were sent Monopoly Zapped Edition for the purpose of this review. We have received no financial reward and as a family always give an honest and unbiased opinion.