Hasbro Game Night- Lots of Family Fun!

We received this version of Monopoly Junior from Hasbro, through Influenster, free for review. Just like the game, I’m going to keep things short and sweet for you.

Hasbro Game Night
My oldest, Thing 1, is going to help out here and has opted to take the creative stance with his modelling. I blame his father for the weird-o parts, of course, and he got his cute nose from me.
I have to say, the new Monopoly Junior is far less time-consuming and isn’t nearly as frustrating as standard Monopoly. With that one, I WILL CUT PEOPLE! This one, however, is quick, easy to win and easy to lose…meaning Mama isn’t stuck at a board game for 3+ hours, sweating the bills and attempting to work around mortgage demands. I do that enough in real life!
I think the dollar values are easy to manage for younger children (there are only one dollar bills included with this) and the pieces are simple to keep track of. For anyone above 7 or so, I do believe that the typical variety in Monopoly funds is beneficial and helps to improve math skills but this simplifies everything quite a bit. Sometimes it’s less about the learning aspect and more about fun, right?
The one main downfall, for me, is that the new plastic pieces don’t have the same weight, hand feel and appeal that the old ones do. They look more like toys and my youngest daughter wanted to put the kitty in with her Littlest Pet Shop animals. I do wish there was some pizzazz to the pieces that paid homage to their beloved, classic origins. The dog has been my go-to Hasbro totem since I was a little girl and this is what my pretty poochie looks like now;

Hasbro Game Night
This version is truly one that you can break out for a bit of family fun time without having to watch the clock, become stressed out and the children aren’t playing for so long that they tire of it. All in all, I think Hasbro has come out with another great game that will be enjoyed in our home for years to come.
It’ll never top Scrabble though 😉
Hasbro Game Night

 

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41 comments

  1. Nicole says:

    I laughed at the I will cut people line. I recently played a 6+ hour game of monopoly that had me sweating! I’ll have to try this quicker version with the kids. Thanks!

  2. Jamie says:

    Game nights can be so much fun. I usually have to just quit playing though, because our son tries to cheat and I won’t allow it. 🙁 Hopefully he’ll learn! 🙂

  3. Katriza @ Everything Home Life says:

    My son is too young for boardgames but my husband is a huge fan and he always makes fun of me because I was never very good at any board games O_O I honestly can’t wait until my son is old enough to stop my husband’s winning streak 😛 Thanks for sharing!

  4. sojourner says:

    Hilarious post. Monopoly Junior sounds like it’s just my speed. I have NO attention span for the regular Monopoly. The game is fun and all, but it just drags on for far too long. My kids are still too little to play this, but I might pick up a copy for the hubby and I to play with as we catch up on our Netflix shows.

    • Alysia from My Domestic Dish says:

      It’s not bad at all, especially when you don’t want to spend hours playing. We don’t play nearly enough games in our house, although we own a bunch. This review helped remind us how much fun it is to spend time around a board game.
      Thanks for stopping by Tessa!!

  5. Megan Elford says:

    We have this version of Monopoly, and it’s so much quicker than the traditional version! Sure the old way is great when you’ve got 5+ hours and bedtime isn’t a concern, but for the younger ones, this version is the way to go!

  6. Rosey says:

    The dog was always my favorite too. We still play with the set my oldest son had when he was a kid (he’s 27 now, hahaha).

  7. Eliz Frank says:

    I’m surprised they decided to change the classic pieces to something mundane… What a shame really, because a lot of us grew up with the familiar fun pieces. At least, this is quick and easy. 🙂

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