Super Mario Celebration Monopoly & Super Mario Jenga Review (Hasbro)

Super Mario Celebration Monopoly & Super Mario Jenga
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What It Is

This twist on Monopoly offers action-packed excitement along with nostalgia. Choose from 6 tokens designed with the Super Mario enthusiast in mind, and buy, sell, and trade locations from iconic Super Mario games. It features beloved characters and themes through the years, all the way back to 1985 when the first Super Mario Bros. video game was released.

The objective of the game is the same as the original Monopoly: be the last player with money when all other players have gone bankrupt. Roll the dice, move your token clockwise that number of spaces and carry out the rules of that board space. In this version, houses and hotels are replaced by Toad houses and Princess Peach's castles. There are locations that come in color sets, and utilities, Bowser Jr. and Magikoopa. What's unique to this board game is the Question Block with sound effects that can change a player's luck. If you land here, press the button on the Question Block, to hear a sound. For each "Coin Ping" you hear, collect 1 coin from the Bank! A "Power-up" ring means you roll the die and move again. Follow the rules of the space where you land. "Bowser's Laugh" means you have to pay the bank 5 coins. If you hear the "Game Over" tune pay the bank 10 coins. This will bring excitement and something different to the game.

Next, Jenga: Super Mario Edition game will have players racing up the tower as Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Toad. Each set comes with 45 plastic Jenga blocks, stacking sleeve, 4 character pegs, 4 character cards, spinner, Bowser figure, 34 cardboard coins, and instructions.

Each character gets its own character card to refer to throughout the game. As you play, check the card each time you remove blocks with special-item symbols. Players earn points by collecting coins as they stack, steal, climb, and defeat Bowser. Players must try to move their own pegs up and their opponents' pegs down, while trying to keep the tower from crashing. If the tower falls on your turn, you lose coins and the game is over. Spin the spinner to find out the next move: How many layers to climb, how many blocks to remove and stack, whether to collect coins, or whether the game will reverse directions.

Is It Fun?

They're fun and interactive. Gives the whole family something to bond over. The twist to these original games is definitely fun and unique!

Who It’s For

These board games are a great gift for gamers and a birthday or holiday gift for Super Mario fans, ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

None.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy