Monopoly City Streets had ended, Monopoly City is out!


The online hit game, Monopoly City Streets,  has officially ended.  The game was a huge internet success, over 5 million people from across the world played the game during the three months the game was on.  Players purchased 9 million streets and more than 175 million buildings.  I played this game for a short time.  I purchased only one street and a few houses on it.  I purchased the street I live on, so nothing fancy and then bought my house as well as some of my friend’s houses.  I did not test out the hazard buildings or have any of my buildings destroyed.  There were over 1.8 million hazard buildings built and over 2.5 buildings destroyed.  Negotiation was a big part of the game, like it is in regular Monopoly, but 52% of all the offers made in the game were denied.  Some properties on Monopoly City Streets were more desirable than others.  

The top 10 most popular cities were:

1.    New York City

2.    Paris

3.    London

4.    Las Vegas

5.    Tokyo

6.    Miami

7.    Madrid

8.    Berlin

9.    Barcelona

10.    Los Angeles

The top 10 streets searched were:

1.    Wall Street

2.    Route 66

3.    Broadway

4.    Oxford Street

5.    5th Avenue

6.    Rue De La Paix

7.    Rodeo Drive

8.    Times Square

9.    Main Street

10.    Yonge Street

 Since the Monopoly City Streets online was such a success, the Monopoly City board game has just come out, so you enjoyed playing Monopoly City Streets, check Monopoly City here

I now regret that I had not played Monopoly City Streets while it was on.  The board game however, is very similar.  You can play with your friends and family and build more than you ever could before.  You can even build sewage plants to destroy your competitor buildings.  The buildings are 3-D as well.  Includes game board, 6 movers, buildings, 22 District cards, 25 Chance cards, 6 Reminder cards, 1 Rent Dodge card, 2 dice, 1 money pack, 1 trading unit and instructions. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). For 2 to 6 players. Ages 8 and up.  I am considering buying this game because it sounds like a really interesting spin-off on regular Monopoly.  But I am disappointed in a Monopoly edition about 50% of the time, so I will read some reviews on the game before purchasing. 

Some reviews said the game was very long, even by the official rules the game took more than 3 hours to play.  I like a long board game, but really, Monopoly in any edition should never last much over 2 hours.  The money stays in the game for a really long time, so it is hard to put an end to the game.  There are a lot of cards that you can avoid paying rents with.  It takes a lot of bad-luck for a player to go bankrupt. 

OK, so maybe I won’t be buying this game until Hasbro has some serious game modifications being made.  But if you have a really long family weekend and you need something to entertain you for hours on end, buy this game and try it out.  Tell me what you think of it.  (If  you want a long game without buying this one, just play with house rules on the original, you will be playing for weeks!)

Thanks for reading and sorry that Monopoly City Streets ended :(, but all good things must come to an end, and who knows , with the proper game modification, Monopoly City could be a really big hit!



December 16, 2009. Uncategorized.

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