Monopoly: Ghostbusters Edition and To All the Boys I've Loved Before Games Review (Hasbro)

Monopoly: Ghostbusters Edition and To All the Boys I've Loved Before Games
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What It Is

If you're a fan of movies and games, then you'll want to check out Hasbro's new Monopoly: Ghostbusters Edition and To All the Boys I've Loved Before Games. Each game contains special features from the movies to bring the worlds and characters to life.

In Monopoly: Ghostbusters Edition, players travel around the board buying up contracts and busting ghosts. Play as a PKE Meter, Proton Pack, Ecto Goggles, a radio, Dana's cello, and Janine's glasses. Each game space is a familiar movie location, such as Dana's Kitchen and Temple of Gozer. If you land on an unclaimed space and want to buy it, pay the price on the board space and take the Contract card from the bank. Now, whenever an opponent lands on your space, he has to pay you for a ghostbusting fee. As soon as you own a full color set, you can add Ghost Traps, up to four on each contract. Once you have four traps on all contracts in a color set, you can pay to upgrade to a Containment Unit.

As you move around the board, you might land on a Roaming Vapor space. These cards are placed inside the Ghost Trap Card Holder, which also plays the Ghostbusters theme song. Take the top card and do what it says. For instance, collect money or advance to the Temple of Gozer. If you land on an Ecto-1 space, you may pay the bank to advance to any space between that Ecto-1 and the next one. And if you land on a Supernatural Entity, such as the Library Ghost, Slimer, Stay Puft, or Vinz Clortho, you and the player on your left must team up to battle. You each roll one die, and if the combined dice roll is the same as or higher than the roll listed on the space, you win and earn money. If you lose, you lose money.

Familiar spaces, such as Free Parking, Just Visiting, and Go to Jail are still on the board, and you still collect 200 Monopoly dollars for passing Go.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a party game for teen fans of the Netflix movie and the book series. In this game, you'll find out just how well you know your friends. On your turn, draw a card, read it aloud, and place it faceup in the center of play. There are three types of cards: The Truth Hurts, Would You Rather, and Return to Sender. If you draw The Truth Hurts, everyone secretly chooses one of the other players based on what the card says. For instance, "Who would you ask to prom?" The player whose name got written down the most wins the personality token shown on the card. If you draw Would You Rather, everybody secretly chooses one of the two options on the cards (such as "Date a sibling's ex or date someone your family hates"), writes down their answers, and then places them in the box of secrets. Then, open all the notes to reveal the answers, and any player whose answer was in the majority collects the personality token shown on the card. And if you draw Return to Sender, everyone except you secretly writes down an answer to the question on the card, such as "What is your favorite TV show to binge-watch?" The player to your left reads the answers aloud, and you have to guess which answers belong to which players. You collect one personality token for each correct guess.

There are four personality tokens: passionate, perceptive, confident, and temperamental. Once you've collect six tokens, you win the game and use the quiz key card to find out which character from To All the Boys I've Loved Before you're like.

Is It Fun?

If you're a fan of the classic Ghostbusters movies, then you'll love the level of nostalgia brought on by this Monopoly version. The new Ghostbusters movie doesn't come out until 2021 now, so playing this game could help you pass the time waiting for the release date. With the addition of the Ghost Trap Card Holder that plays the theme song, this version of Monopoly will definitely be a fun collector's item for fans.

The To All the Boys I've Loved Before game reminds us of quizzes in teen magazines. It's easy to learn how to play and fun to see the answers everybody picks. Fans of the movie and books will also think it's cool to match up their personality tokens to the characters they know and love.

Who It’s For

Monopoly: Ghostbusters is for two to six players ages 8 and up.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before game is for three to six players ages 14 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Monopoly: Ghostbusters comes with a gameboard, six tokens, a ghost trap card holder, 22 contract cards, 32 roaming vapor cards, 32 ghost traps, 12 containment units, two dice, a pack of petty cash, and a game guide. It also includes two AAA batteries for the in-store try-me features, so it's recommended that you replace them before you play for best results.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before comes with 150 cards, a box of secrets, two notepads, 60 personality tokens, and a quiz key card. Pencils are not included.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


    2 AAA batteries required