2 thoughts on “Hasbro Games Monopoly Deal Card Game ”

  1. 63 of 65 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    fun game, even better once modified, June 20, 2009
    By 
    S. Youmans
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    Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Hasbro Games Monopoly Deal Card Game (Toy)

    This is a great “travel” Monopoly game. The one remark I want to make though, is that there are probably too many “money” cards and not enough “rent” cards. In other words, the money supply seems to far exceed the money demand in this game.

    So, what you normally end up with, are the losers of this game finishing with a ton of money in their banks because they never had to pay out much — not very realistic to have losers who are very wealthy.

    To fix this problem, buy two of these games and take all the “rent” cards out of one game and add them to your other game. This will make money a more valuable resource since the increased # of “rent” cards will present a larger danger to each player’s bank.

    This will also have the effect of rewarding players who lay down property cards so that they can collect rent from them — the whole reason that you want to own property (and play the game of Monopoly) in the first place, right?

    I also think this increases strategy somewhat because it puts you at a decision between using your property to collect valuable money or hoarding the property in your hand to keep it protected. As the game is now, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that, of the three types of cards, the property card is the last type you want to lay down (unless you have very powerful action card).

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  2. 28 of 29 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fun overall concept… once you figure it out, January 18, 2009
    By 
    H. Ward (Virginia) –
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    Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Hasbro Games Monopoly Deal Card Game (Toy)

    Since our family loves Monopoly we thought this could be a fun new take on an old standby. While the rules were confusing at first, once we got the hang of things we have really enjoyed it. Be warned that the rules are actually much simpler than you expect them to be – which causes some confusion as you get going. Whereas the object in the traditional board game is to get as much money as you can and bankrupt your opponents, the only object here is to be the first to get three full sets of properties.

    Here are the basic rules for those considering a purchase. Each player starts with 5 cards. On your turn you draw 2 more cards. Then you can play up to 3 cards by either putting money or action cards into a personal bank, putting down properties, and/or playing action cards from your bank into the center. There are many different action cards. Some examples are force rent, double the rent, steal an entire set, force a property swap, etc. The trick is making the best decision on which cards to play since you will want to play all of your cards at once. But you can’t earn any money from your opponents, and thus weaken their position, without having these cards out on the table. The danger is that other people can steal these cards from you. Really that’s basically it. Simple, brief, and fun.

    After playing three full games, which probably last only about 15-20 minutes, we really have the hang of it and are having lots of fun with a variation one of our favorite games.

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