It’s taken me a little longer than planned to get his review live because I will be honest, finding time that the toddler isn’t about has been a little more difficult with his sleep regression over the last month.
However this weekend we finally got some time where we could finally get to play and take it in as this version is more than just a character change. There are some rules changes and a mini game in a game to tackle too.
It is packed with so many authentically Mario features from the game levels being the locations and the characters and the money being the genuine style Mario coins.
Along with having some changes in the game rules there are no chance or community chests cards and in their places there are Boss cards sitting on the board, but more on those later.
There are also Mario themed spaces including a Mario warp pipe that moves you to the next pipe, a coin block that gives you coins as it would do in the digital game and a thomp that makes you drop two coins on the board instead.
On a whole the game has been simplified with less locations and only 2 per colour and once you land on any of them that have not already been bought you have to buy them or offer to auction them. There are no house building or hotel building its about trying to own both the colours so you can change a maximum rent.
On our first game we didn’t read the rules in full and so missed the point of the Boss cards which you buy when you pass go. Basically the game will finish once all the Boss cards have been purchased and played and the winner of the overall game is the one with the most points – these are found on the Boss cards and the streets. So we had a trial run without the Boss cards and Joshua loved it … it took him a while to remember to keep watch for those people on his properties to charge them rent but after the first run through he was a demon landlord and was charging left right and centre.
Being a massive Mario fan Joshua absolutely loved Monopoly Gamer and we are already planning on some further afternoons over Christmas with Mario and the gang playing Monopoly Gamer.
Hasbro’s Monopoly Gamer Edition currently retails for £24.99
Disclaimer: We were sent this product for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.