What It Is
Monopoly Hotels is a two-person game where players try to be the first to build a five-floor hotel. To start, each player takes one hotel base, five matching color floors, and $250. Slot one floor into the hotel base. Then, after the cards have been shuffled, each player takes five cards.
Players take turns taking two cards from the top of the draw pile and adding them to their hand. Then, the player can play up to three actions per turn. Room cards can be played into any of your empty hotel floors for free. You can also play a Celebrity card into one of your floors with a Room card in it. This will protect that floor from Bill cards, which you can play into any of your rival's hotel floors as long as there's not a Celebrity card in it. The Bill card prevents rent from being collected on Room cards in that floor and any Room cards being played if the floor was empty. The Bill card will remain until your rival is able to pay it. Play Build/Rent cards to either build a floor, which costs money, or collect rent, which comes from the bank.
There are also a variety of extra cards that allow a player to demolish the highest floor of his rival's hotel, remove a room from the other player's hotel, steal cards, steal money, swap rooms, stop cards from being played, collect a salary, and get more cards.
The game comes with two hotel bases, five red hotel floors, five blue hotel floors, 65 cards, a storage box, and a money pack.
Is It Fun?
Monopoly Hotels is a new and different way to play the classic game of Monopoly. The game involves strategic thinking. The cards you get are the luck of the draw, but then you have to think about how to use the cards you have. Will you use them to build and collect rent for yourself or play cards to sabotage your opponent? We think this is sort of like UNO meets Monopoly.
Who It’s For
Monopoly Hotels is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
There is also a Monopoly Hotels app game that is free to download from the Apple App Store.