Monopoly Millionaire Review (Hasbro)

What It Is

Monopoly Millionaire offers a different way to play the classic game of Monopoly. In this game, there are four things that are different from standard Monopoly. First, the object of Monopoly Millionaire is to be the first player to accumulate one million dollars. Players can also upgrade their movers to give themselves a better chance of winning. Property spaces start with Fortune cards on them. And there are Millionaire Lifestyle cards.

Set up the game board as shown in the instructions. There is no banker because all the money is kept in the center of the board. One player will be designated as the Property Agent to take care of title deeds, houses, and hotels. Players choose which mover set they want to use. There are four basic movers--scooter, go-kart, canoe, and paper airplane--and each has two other upgraded movers. So if you start with the canoe, you can upgrade to a speedboat and then a yacht. Place all the basic movers on Go. Each player starts with $372 million.

Players then take turns rolling the dice and moving that number of spaces around the board. If a player lands on a space with a Fortune card, he reads the card to himself and follows the instructions. Some Fortune cards are to be used right then, while others are to be used later.

If a player lands on an unowned property space, he can buy it for the price on the board or put it up for auction. If the property space is owned, he must pay rent to the owner.

If a player lands or passes Go on his turn, he has the option to collect his salary from the bank and pay to upgrade his mover.

If a player lands on a Chance or Millionaire Lifestyle space, he takes the top card from the appropriate card pile and follows its instructions.

And just like original Monopoly, there is a Go to Jail space, a Just Visiting space, and a Free Parking space.

Either on your turn or between other player's turns, you can buy houses and hotels (as long as you own a full property color set) and do deals with other players, such as swapping properties or offering money to get something you want.

Monopoly Millionaire is for two to four players. It comes with a game board, 22 Title Deed cards, four sets of movers (three per player), 22 Fortune cards, 14 Millionaire Lifestyle cards, 14 Chance cards, 32 houses, 12 hotels, two die, money, a bank tray, and four Reminder cards.

Is It Fun?

This is a different way to play Monopoly with a high-end, luxury theme to make players feel like they are living the millionaire lifestyle as they play. Because the object of the game is not to bankrupt the other players but instead to be the first to get $1 million, playing this game shouldn't take as long as a standard game of Monopoly. The new additions, such as upgrading movers and Fortune cards, add fun and surprise to the gameplay.

Who It’s For

Monopoly Millionaire is for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Game set-up may take awhile because there are a lot of elements to put on the game board. Make sure you follow the illustrated picture to set up the game in the correct way.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy