I don’t know another game that can make kids and grown ups alike feel like they own the world. Or at least their little part of the world.
Monopoly is one of those games that has the staying power of ages. It never gets old and it always has something new in the making. With a roll of the dice you can become very rich in a short time or very poor. Then all of a sudden you land on the “Treasure Chest” and your fortunes are reversed again. Our family has enjoyed this game for years and years. My three kids grew up on Park Place and the Railroads. Going to Jail was still something that no one wanted to do and passing go was like getting your allowance! All through their later grade school years and into college Monopoly was a game that everyone enjoyed.
Because it is so popular, I think in order to keep the game “fresh”, the makers have branched out and taken up themed games. I can remember getting my son the Star Wars Version, because he was such a Star Wars fan. I don’t think I paid what they are asking for it now, but I’m sure he is still playing with it.
There are Monopoly games for Doctor Who fanatics, The Walking Dead, even a junior edition done with a Frozen Theme. Who doesn’t love Monopoly?
Kids and parents have an even playing field each starts off with the same amount and as the game goes along, it’s a great time to teach your kids about purchasing property and handling money, even if it’s only play money.
You can also have talks about staying out of jail! Not that it would ever happen, but you never know!
I’m looking at the Wizard of Oz Monopoly myself, I have a brother in law who would just go crazy for this one.
This is just a small selection of the “THEMED” Monopoly games that are available. I bet there is at least one in there, that would be a delight for someone in your family.
To me, playing the game as Dorothy or the Wizard, the Tin Man or Cowardly Lion would just be such a hoot!
Some others might prefer being R2D2 or Luke, Princess Leia or Han, I’m sure that they will enjoy the game just that much more than Original Version.