Game Mashups Monopoly Jenga
MFG: Hasbro Gaming
#of Players: 2 – 4
Age Range: 8+
Sug. Retail: $ 20.99
Overall Construction: As much as it pains me to say this, the construction looks pretty, but that is also where the main problem with this game lies. The Jenga cubes are painted and look beautiful, but the coat of paint causes the cubes to just slide off one another. There is a corner wedge in the box that can be used to help stack the cubes and should also assist in keeping them straight. Unfortunately, the cubes are so slick that they slide off one another when trying to stack them.
Gameplay: Players pull the blocks one by one on their turn. You must always take your block from below the first complete level from the top. The blocks are based on Monopoly properties, spaces, and places. The idea of the game is to collect the most properties, property sets, and railroad blocks before the tower crashes! Chance blocks make players steal or restack blocks. Pick a Go to Jail block and lose a turn.
If it weren’t for the blocks being so slick this game might have stood a chance at being the first version of monopoly to not upset families and friends. It takes the normally long and complicated game of Monopoly and simplifies and speeds it up.
Yes/No Recommend: Unless you are an avid collector I would not recommend this game. For all intents and purposes this should have been a great game. The downfall of this game is in its construction. The paint on the blocks makes the blocks so slick that even with the help of the corner stacking aide, it is almost impossible to get them to stay up. Ideally a change that would make this game better would be for it to be embossed with the property, spaces, places, and trains onto the wood and then maybe paint that portion of it. I hope that down the road the paint will rub off enough to make them less slick. Also, for what it is, I believe this game is priced to high. A more suitable price would be under $15.
Where To Get It: This is a Target exclusive and can only be purchased there. Here is a link https://www.target.com/p/game-mashups-monopoly-jenga-game-target-exclusive/-/A-76431678