Monopoly

App review by
Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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True-to-classic game with pressure to buy add-on content.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn more about saving up for bigger purchases, negotiation, and managing money. Unlike the classic board game, kids don't need to manually count money, but they still need to budget to save up for properties and add-ons, like hotels and houses. They can also participate in auctions to buy property.

Ease of Play

An early tutorial helps kids get started, but those who are brand new to the game may not fully understand what's going on.

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Consumerism

The game hosts heavily advertised in-app purchases and a primary objective of buying everything you can. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Monopoly is an app version of the classic board game for iOS and Android devices. The game tasks players with purchasing a variety of properties, attempting to own every space on the board while exhausting the cash of their opponents. There are in-app purchases for additional tokens and themed boards that kids will likely feel a lot of pressure to buy. Items range from $1.99 for a single token to $29.99 for a complete content unlock, which don't require any additional parent permissions to buy. Kids can opt to play online with random players, but there's no chat. Players can customize their usernames which could result in some questionable content, but otherwise, there's no inappropriate content. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byKaanprogamer9 July 3, 2020

Common sense gave a monopoly wha?

It’s literally just monopoly on your phone don’t let common sense trick you
Adult Written byGang-Star May 20, 2020

Monopoly

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What's it about?

MONOPOLY brings the classic board game to life with this modern take. Kids can choose to play solo against up to three AI opponents, in person with friends, online with strangers/AI, or online with friends/AI. There are three game options: classic play, quick mode, and a custom mode with options that either shorten the game or add twists like requiring that all properties go to auction. Die-hard fans may appreciate the add-on token, board, and theme (combo token and board) packs that are available for in-app purchase. 

Is it any good?

There's no need to tie up your dining room table for an epic real estate battle when you have this one installed. Monopoly brings all the fun of the classic game with a colorful board and some quick-play modes. There's sone interesting twists added like having all properties be auctioned so one player isn't guaranteed to collect every single space they land on. Unfortunately, you lose the tactile nature of moving your token around the board, and no one gets to lord their power as banker over the rest, but you also don't risk the cat eating one of your hotels. The app is handy for families on the go who spend lots of time in soccer fields, bleachers, or doctor's offices. The main drawback to this version is what feels like a lot of advertising for premium themes and their other apps. For a paid app, it's not ideal because you're constantly seeing promotions tossed at you during games or before you start a new match. And yet, it will be completely worthwhile for those who love the game, but can't convince anyone to go for another round.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about budgeting in the game. How can you decided when you should buy vs. when you should save your money?

  • What are your family rules for in-app purchases? Is there a reason to constantly charge for additional content, or should this be wrapped into the initial price of the app?

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