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First published as Hotels, Hotel Tycoon is a Monopoly-like game, in which hotel tycoons try to buy and build the best hotels in the world and compete for guests. The game caters two to four players, ages eight and up. An average game lasts about 90 minutes.
Players try to buy and build the best hotels in this game, earning the most money or bankrupting their opponents.
A successful hotel exists out of three components: the land it is built on, the hotel buildings and the entrances by which guests arrive in the hotels. All three components need to be bought separately with in-game money. Like in Monopoly, money is earned by players who end up on one of the entrances of your hotels, after their dice roll. The more luxurious the hotel, the more money a guest will earn you. Money you can use to build extensions to your existing hotels, buying new entrances or pay other players when you arrive at their hotels.
The game consists out of cardboard, three-dimensional hotel buildings, recreational grounds and entrance stairs that can be placed on the large gameboard. Just like in Monopoly, it is played with paper game money.
Players: 2 - 4
Time: 60 or more minutes
Ages: 8 and up
Weight: 1,380 grams
- 30 roofs
- 30 bases
- 30 hotel entrances
- 30 buildings
- 8 leisure facilities
- 8 title deeds
- money (in denominations of 5000; 1000; 500; 100; 50)
- 4 cars (in 4 different colours)
- 2 dice (one standard + 1 planning permission die)
Average Rating: 4 in 2 reviews
This game is the greatest board game ever created. Much more fun than Monopoly. I don't know why MB only produced it for one year (1987), but I do know that some of my fondest memories are the times my brother, my cousins, and I would play hotels for hours on end, one game after another. I reciently bought a copy of the game off ebay and I almost couldn't wait until that weekend when my brother and I got together to play a game (I won!). A trully classic game. A typical game takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. Buy it and have fun!
If you enjoyed Monopoly, you'll probably enjoy this game as well. I always like this one a bit more. Sure, that may have been because Godzilla would occasionally grace the game board with his presence and having big cardboard hotels for him to knock over seemed a lot more fearsome than having him kick a hotel from Boardwalk to Marvin Gardens. Back to the subject though: this game really doesn't stray too far from the Monopoly formula (Roll the dice, buy some stuff, give dice to next player). The game varies a little in that since there are only 8 or so Hotels, you have to build additional entrances to each one and you don't end up with quite the monopoly situation and makes for a better chance of an evenly matched game. Much like Monopoly, this is usually a slow game taking between 2-2 1/2 hours to finish, and by that time everyone has lost interest. Another downside to the game is the lack of creative player icons; several different colored Limousines. While the Limousines are a good choice for a high stakes game like this one, I would have liked a Helicopter and Personal Jet and possibly some sort of large bird or possibly a VW Bus to inspire pre-game humiliation. Imagine instead of rolling to see who gets to be the Car or Dog you are rolling who HAS to ride the Ostrich. All in all this game is nice twist to an old formula but really just for the people who want to revive Monopoly without 'passing go and collecting $200.'