Monopoly Empire Review (Hasbro)

What It Is

Monopoly Empire is an all-new version of the classic Monopoly game from Hasbro. And unlike the original game, there are no cards in Monopoly Empire. Instead, players build their "empires" by buying and selling world-famous brands to create the tallest billboard tower.

Players start by selecting one of the six branded game tokens: a Ducati motorcycle, McDonald's French fries, an Xbox controller, a Coca-Cola bottle, a Chevrolet racecar, or a Paramount clapboard. Then players take turns moving around the board game, buying up brands, and adding them to their towers. Continue around the board and be the first player to stack your billboards to the top of your tower to win the game.

The game features 22 top brands throughout the game, including Nerf, JetBlue, Spotify, and more. A guide to the brands is also included in the back of the game guide. The game also includes a game board, four towers, six tokens, 30 billboard tiles, six office tiles, 14 chance cards, 14 empire cards, a money pack, and two dice.

Is It Fun?

Monopoly Empire puts a fun and innovative new twist on the classic game. We like that it stays true to some of the classic elements of the original such as collectible game tokens, chance cards, and the basic gameplay, but adds some great additional features. If you like pop culture, this game also delivers the fun element of recognizable brands and logos to the game.

Who It’s For

Monopoly Empire is for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

If a player lands on someone else's brand, he must pay rent based on how high the brand owner's tower is.

Players in Monopoly Empire cannot go bankrupt. Instead they must either return their topmost brand to the board or hand it over to their opponent. If the player has no billboards, there is no additional penalty.

Roll the sneaky swapper and players can swap their topmost billboard with an opponent's topmost billboard.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy