While the older generation looks fondly on the trusted iron and the super fast race car, kids have broader tastes and imagination. The desire to collect B&O Railroad or to build a hotel on Boardwalk doesn't capture the entrepreneurial spirit of today's little moguls. The new Monopoly Empire Game brings today's hottest brands to the world of Monopoly.
The basic elements that everyone has come to love are still part of Monopoly Empire, but these elements have been updated. First, players choose a token. These golden tokens represent pop culture icons like the X-Box game controller and McDonalds french fries.
After choosing a token, the play continues similar to classic Monopoly rules. Passing GO, heading to Jail and cards of chance are all back. A Players can purchase brands as they travel along the board. The goal is to stack your tower with brands. Also, players can collect rent for brands that they own. The biggest difference is that players cannot go bankrupt. If a player cannot pay, they must hand over their top brand in their tower. To win, the player must stack his tower of brands first.
The kids enjoy this version of Monopoly Empire because it has brands that they know. They really like the gold game pieces and the fun of becoming uber rich. If your family is looking for an additional Monopoly version to your game library, the Empire option is a good choice for tweens and teens.
Monopoly Empire retails for approximately $19.99. It is available on-line and at many mass merchants or toy stores.
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