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Monopoly Deal Card Game
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The fast-paced, addictive card game where your luck can change in the play of a card! Collect 3 complete property sets, but beware Debt Collectors, Forced Deals and the dreaded Deal Breakers, which could change your fortunes at any time!
- 110 Deal Cards
Average Rating: 4.3 in 3 reviews
Our family has played this game over and over and over. It has monopolized our game playing and has reached the status of one of the first games we'll reach for off the game rack. It has just the right blend of chance and luck, and just enough strategy to keep deeper thinkers attached. No two games are the same.
We hesitated, at first, to play this game after purchasing it, mainly because of the Monopoly theme. But do not let that scare you off. There is little, if any, similarity with the board game. The only likeness is with getting sets of properties properly aligned in order to win the game. In that regard, this is a very creative and engaging card-management style game. And, as mentioned, "a lot of game for the money."
This game found it's way into my "go anywhere" kit after the first time I played it.
Simple and concise enough for the most casual players. Your play group will pick it up in moments. However, there is a fair enough amount of strategy involved. It kept my hard core gamers entertained enough and we played it several times (and expect to play it again.)
The game is short, the game is easy, the game is fun. It has the Monopoly pedigree going for it, but don't let that stop you. Monopoly is the entry point, not the selling point.
This game is well worth the price you're paying for it. There's no drawback to adding this to your collection.
Go find the cash in your piggy bank or under the cushions of your couch. Skip a couple of Grande Mochas and use that money to buy a copy of Monopoly Deal Card Game.
Now, I will tell you up front that I am not a fan of Monopoly. I think it's about one-tenth as fun as it is long. I won't play it with you ever, unless I really really love you or I owe you money or something. I just don't care for the game.
The Monopoly Deal Card Game is not Monopoly, but rather a Monopoly flavored set collection game that will play from 2 - 5 players in about 15 - 20 minutes, ages 8 and up. In the game, the first player to collect three complete sets of property cards is the winner. The properties are the same familiar ones from the Monopoly board, so if you have Park Place and Boardwalk, you have a complete set.
The rules are pretty simple.
- You shuffle the cards and deal five to each player.
- At the start of your turn you draw two cards, or if you happened play all of your cards on your previous turn, you get to draw five.
- During your turn you may play up to three cards. There are essentially three types of cards:
- Property Cards - When you play a property card in front of you, then you own that property. You don't have to buy it. It's just yours. There are property cards that are wild and may be used to complete more than one type of set. These wild cards can be moved around freely on your turn.
- Action Cards - These cards allow you to do things like charge your opponents rent on a property that you have in front of you, steal or trade properties, build houses or motels, draw additional cards, or require that your opponents give you money because it's your birthday. Really.
- Money Cards - These cards are played in front of you and act as the money you have in your bank. This is an important concept in this game, because you can never pay someone with money from your hand. It must come from the cards you have in front of you. Almost all cards can be banked as money, even action cards, but once they are banked as money, they can never be used as anything else.
- If you are forced to pay rent and you do not have any money banked, then you have to pay your opponent by giving them an appropriate amount of your collected property cards, which they get to lay down and add to their own properties. This is why it's important to keep money in your bank.
- Once someone collects three complete sets of properties, the game is over.
This is seriously a great little game for the money. You can play it just about anywhere, and you can teach someone the game in just a few minutes. It's Monopoly, but it's fun! Go buy it. Play it. You will like it. Grandma will like it. Your kids will like it.
Now pay me rent for Baltic Avenue.