My household is always excited when there is a new Monopoly game available. We are Monopoly crazy people. We find Monopoly a great go to game for our family game night and everyone loves it.
Monopoly is not just the traditional game everyone has come to love though. There are newer versions and one that will undoubtedly appeal to everyone’s board game demands and loves.
The newest Monopoly to hit the shelves is called Monopoly Gamer. Monopoly Gamer combines the love of Monopoly with the adored characters from Nintendo to throw a twist on the game that sees players beating bosses, collecting coins, completing levels and more all to collect the most points and win.
We have been putting Monopoly Gamer to the test, but first, here is a news release about the exciting new Monopoly Gamer. Keep reading to see what we think of the game…..
HASBRO AND NINTENDO INTRODUCE MONOPOLY GAMER, A NEW WAY TO PLAY MONOPOLY, FEATURING SPECIAL POWER-UPS AND SUPER MARIO CHARACTERS
Players Choose Tokens, Complete Levels, Collect Coins and Battle Opponents to Win!
The MONOPOLY brand from Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) and Nintendo announced the launch of the MONOPOLY GAMER Edition game that introduces beloved Nintendo characters and new twists to the MONOPOLY game.
The MONOPOLY GAMER Edition game will feel familiar yet fresh to both MONOPOLY and Nintendo fans, as players race around the board to complete levels (buy property), collect coins (money)—either from the bank or by using special powers to take them from other players—and battle legendary bosses to rack up points and win the game. Players can choose from fan-favorite Super Mario character tokens, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach and Yoshi.
For the first time in MONOPOLY history, each character token will have its own unique Power-up ability, introducing another layer of strategy for new and old players alike. For example, landing on the Super Star board space will activate Princess Peach’s Super Star ability to collect rent from the bank. Players can also activate a special Power-up boost by rolling the Power-up die.
“The MONOPOLY GAMER Edition game combines the world of Nintendo with the physical, face-to-face world of the MONOPOLY game,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of global marketing for Hasbro Gaming. “By giving MONOPOLY tokens unique abilities and adding game-play elements such as the Power-up die, we are offering fans an exciting new way to engage with two of their favorite gaming brands.”
“The MONOPOLY brand has been a staple in the gaming aisle for more than 80 years, and we’re excited to give Mario, Yoshi and other characters the chance to ‘Pass GO’ and bring their powers to life in MONOPOLY GAMER Edition game,” said Tom Prata, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. “This collaboration is the latest example of Nintendo’s efforts to give fans a variety of fun and surprising ways to interact with their favorite Super Mario characters.”
The standard MONOPOLY GAMER Edition game will be available this August at mass market retailers for a suggested retail price of $39.99, and is for ages 8 and up. Fans can take their MONOPOLY GAMER experience to the next level with the purchase of MONOPOLY GAMER POWER PACKS (each sold separately), which include one of several Super Mario character tokens like Luigi, Boo, Rosalina, Wario, Diddy Kong and more. The POWER PACKS will be available this August for a suggested retail price of $4.99 each.
MONOPOLY is the world’s favorite family game brand and is enjoyed by more than 1 billion players in 114 countries across the globe. Fans can engage with the MONOPOLY brand across many platforms and formats including live events, fashion licensing, digital gaming, casino gambling, and more. Stay updated on the latest MONOPOLY brand news at Monopoly.com, Facebook.com/Monopoly, @HasbroNews on Twitter, and @Hasbro on Instagram. For more information on MONOPOLY GAMER, visit HasbroGaming.com.
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For us, anytime you combine two beloved gaming icons and favorites of ours, we get beyond excited to check everything out. So you can imagine the excitement when my Little One was handed Monopoly Gamer. First question, who would you want to be? It was a tense moment as everyone claimed their character. Yoshi was a favorite for many. I remember playing Donkey Kong so much as a kid at my great aunt’s house, so he was my go to character.
It’s the Monopoly game with a Nintendo twist as it joins forces with beloved Nintendo video game characters. Instead of standard Monopoly tokens, the game features Super Mario characters, each with their own special powers within gameplay. Play as Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, or Donkey Kong. Finish the game by defeating Bowser at the end! It’s not just about money in this game; players earn points by buying Properties, collecting Coins, and beating Bosses. The player with the highest score wins the game.
Features Nintendo’s Super Mario characters
Coins replace Monopoly money
Power-up die activates special abilities
Battle legendary Bosses
Includes gameboard, 4 Nintendo Character tokens (Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong), 4 Character cards, 4 Reminder cards, 8 Boss cards, 16 Title Deed cards, 1 Numbered die, 1 Power -up die, 90 coins, and game guide.
• Ages 8 and up
• For 2 to 4 players.
There are a number of differences between traditional Monopoly and Monopoly Gamer that add a great twist and fun to this new game:
*No paper bills, but coins instead.
*Player with the most points wins.
*Characters are colorful and bigger than traditional Monopoly pieces.
*Different type of cards in board game such as Property Cards, Character Cards, Game Reminder Cards, and Boss Fight Cards.
*Passing go means a Boss Fight which involves rolling a die and equalling or beating a number on the Boss Fight Card.
*Power Up die as well as the regular die.
The game is for 2 to 4 players and ages 8 and older. I agree with the age ranking. There is always a possibilty of playing as teams if you have younger players as I perceive that younger players will find Monopoly Gamer attractive and become curious about the game.
I could really go on about Monopoly Gamer. The bottom line is WE LOVE IT! 🙂
Monopoly Gamer is a must have Monopoly game.
Make sure you check out Monopoly Gamer for your family fun game nights, or for your little one’s board game time with friends.
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Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies, products, and services that she loves.
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