When comparing Monopoly vs Twilight Imperium (3e): Shattered Empire, the Slant community recommends Twilight Imperium (3e): Shattered Empire for most people. In the question“What are the best board games?” Twilight Imperium (3e): Shattered Empire is ranked 56th while Monopoly is ranked 57th.
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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 Potential for early player elimination
A player may become bankrupt long before the end of the game.
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 Boring and predictable, only one strategy to win
Con This attempts to fix core problems in the base game but it all is too long and not enough fun to be worth anything.
Con This edition attempts to fix core problems in the base game, but it's all is too long and not enough fun to be worth playing.
The complexity will deter casual players. You might have difficulty finding anyone to play with.
It's an expansion requiring an already expensive base game. The base game is merely good. With the expansion, it ranks among the best board games.