Monopoly is an American board game about the singular domination of a market, i.e. a monopoly.
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Pro Easy enough to understand for children
Monopoly is easy enough to understand the rules of and follow the gameplay for children above the age of 8.
Pro 2 to 6 playes
Monopoly can be played with as little as two players and as many as six. This makes it a very versatile game as it can be played one on one or with small gatherings.
Pro Many different editions
There are many different editions of Monopoly available including Junior and Anniversary. There is also a slew of themed Monopoly games such as Disney and Star Wars.
Con Hard to comeback
An early lead almost inevitably leads to a win.
Con Variant rules
Though not a fault of the game itself, most families have their own house rules, often omitting several such as:
- Auctioning any available property not purchased by the person landing on the square.
- Only purchasing houses / hotels once the complete set of properties of matching color are owned by the player.
- Gain money on Free Parking, which makes the game take too long.
Con Potential for early player elimination
A player may become bankrupt long before the end of the game.