America's most commercially successful board game in the U.S., MONOPOLY, is now available in a video game format that lets people compete against each other to see who can be the most successful (and ruthless) capitalist.
The game is narrated by Monopoly's official mascot, Mr. Monopoly (aka Rich Uncle Pennybags), and players take turns rolling virtual dice and advancing their playing piece around a Monopoly board. The first of two game modes, Monopoly Edition, is a straightforward, digital rendition of the board game with all its rules and conventions intact. You can also set house rules by adjusting settings like starting cash amount, tax and mortgage rates, Free Parking payout, and the number of total houses and hotels available. There's a choice of several different Monopoly boards to play on, including Classic and World Editions, plus a slew of unlockable boards with generic themes like Future, Sweet, Cheese, Jungle, Deco and Cardboard. The second mode, Richest Edition, is a variation where you must play short Mario Party-style mini-games to earn properties and advance around the board. Both modes can accommodate one to four players. If less than four people are playing, the game adds computer-controlled players whose skill levels can be adjusted depending on how much of a challenge you want.