On April 7, 2010

App Type: Uncategorized


Our rating:

By: Electronic Arts

Version #: 1.1.13 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)

Date Released: 2009-11-20


Price: 4.99

User Rating:

Upon playing the game, I was pretty impressed by what I saw.  I was never that big a fan of the board game, but the digital version makes it easy to understand the rules and play either in single player mode against the computer, or multiplayer mode.

You shake the device to roll the dice and the program moves your piece for you.  When you land on a piece of property, the app gives you choices of what you want to do, either buy the property, trade properties you own with other players, or simply continue on.

The graphics and animation are superb.  You can even choose the background environment in which you play the game, involving a selection or coffee tables or dinner tables.  The game does have my favorite feature so I was able to listen to an audio book while buying Boardwalk.

There is an Options menu that allows the user to control several aspects of the game such as music and sound effect volume, the use of tutorials and shaking the device in order to roll the dice.  You can even change the very rules of Monopoly itself (such as changing the amount of money you receive whenever you pass GO).

If you’re any sort of fan of the game, then the digital version of Monopoly for the iPhone and iPod touch is definitely worth the $3 investment and possibly worth the $5 one when its not on sale.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:For $3, definitely.

Learning Curve:Medium.

Who Is It For:Monopolists.

What I Like:Excellent graphics, animation, sound and tutorials.

What I Don't Like:Not much. Perhaps the original price was a bit high.

Final Statement:Pass GO, collect your $200 and use some of that money to buy this game.

Read the Developer's Notes:
PLAY THE ORIGINAL BOARD GAMEWHERE YOU CAN OWN IT ALL! Take a ride on the Reading Railroad! Buy Boardwalk! Go directly to jail! Enjoy classic MONOPOLY play in the tradition of the beloved, best-selling board game. It’s “GO” time on your iPhone® or iPod touch®! BUY, SELL&TRADE FAMOUS PROPERTIES From Marvin Gardens and Water Works to Park Place, own and manage the famous holdings of the MONOPOLY board, which comes to life with animated tokens and interactive features.EMPLOY HANDS ON MANAGEMENT Shake your device to“roll” the 3D dice. Tap the screen to manage your properties. Building a house on Baltic Avenue, taking a “Chance,” or opening the “Community Chest” are easy with intelligent design and intuitive controls.CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL AND LOOK Play through 3 levels of difficulty and save games in progress. Also customize the number of players, the“house rules,” and even the game environment.FEELING MORE COMPETITIVE? Challenge up to 3 friends on the same network with WiFi and Pass‘n Play Multiplayer, and up to 2 friends with Bluetooth Multiplayer.LISTEN TO YOUR TUNES WHILE YOU PLAY Listen to and control music from your iTunes® library without interrupting your game.
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