Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sequels suck...

The new version of Monopoly. With no money.

The classic tokens, properties, and plastic buildings have been retained, but there's no paper money; dice; or Chance or Community Chest cards.
The tower does all that, along with barking instructions to players, as seen in the vid below. An added feature involves sending a plastic cab around on a rail to dodge taxes, and the tower can sometimes announce random events like a horse race or property auction.
In classic Monopoly, players wheel and deal with each other, screaming for rent and hiding $100 bills up a sleeve or under the board. In Monopoly Live, they seem to be interacting with the computer. Is that the purpose of a board game? [More]

Plus you'd have to think up new ways to cheat.

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