Monopoly The Hobbit Review (USAopoly)

Monopoly The Hobbit
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What It Is

Monopoly The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy merges classic Monopoly gameplay with themes from the entire The Hobbit movie trilogy. This version plays like regular Monopoly with a few Hobbit-specific changes. The game comes with six collectible tokens: Orcrist, the One Ring, the Arkenstone, Key to Erebor, Kili the Dwarf Runestone, and Beorn the Bear. In place of houses and hotels, you're buying and building outposts and great halls. The traditional railroad spaces have become Rhosgobel Rabbit Sled, Great Eagles, Wood-Elf Wine Barrels, and Lake-Town Barge. The Chance and Community Chest cards are now Smaug and Treasure cards. And all of the game board spaces and corresponding Title Deed cards feature locations from the movie, such as Hobbiton, Rivendell, The Misty Mountains, and House of Bard the Bowman.

But just like in the original Monopoly, you still collect $200 salary when you pass "Go", and the Just Visiting/In Jail, Free Parking, and Go to Jail spaces remain on the gameboard. Through buying properties and charging other players rent, your goal is to be the only player left in the game after everyone else has gone bankrupt.

The game comes with a game board, six tokens, 28 Title Deed cards, 16 Smaug cards, 16 Treasure cards, two dice, 32 outposts, 12 great halls, one pack of gold currency, and rules. This is for two to six players.

Is It Fun?

If you're a Hobbit fan and a Monopoly fan, you'll appreciate the extra game details that make this Monopoly game a nice collector's edition. This will be a fun way for fans to relive the movies and go on their own journey through Middle Earth.

Who It’s For

Monopoly The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy is for fans of The Hobbit movies ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The game rules also include Speed Play Rules for a 60-90-minute Monopoly game. (Yes, a 90-minute Monopoly game is a short game.)

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy