Monopoly Go! gives classic board game a new twist


'Monopoly Go!' gives classic board game a new twist
Monopoly Go! has been updated for a new century.
Photo: Hasbro

You can toss out that old Monopoly board — Monopoly Go! brings the classic game to iPhone and iPad while adding new ways to play.

The free-to-play game is in the App Store now.

Monopoly Go! takes a classic game mobile

Monopoly launched from Parker Brothers as a board game in 1935 — 88 years ago — and has been played by more than a billion people across generations, according to Hasbro, which now owns the game.

Hasbro teamed up with Scopely to update and reimagine it for mobile devices.

Many familiar parts of the board game show up in the new electronic version. Players roll dice and move their Monopoly pieces — race car, top hat or battleship — around the board. The also collect properties, build houses and hotels, pull Chance cards and even get sent to directly to jail.

Monopoly Go! adds new boards based on world-famous cities, fantastical lands and more. There are landmarks to build on properties, and the game now includes animations.

Mini-games add to the fun. You can knock down your rival’s landmarks in Shut Down, or steal money from their bank vault during Bank Heist.

It’s designed to be played with friends and family while connecting players to the global community of Monopoly fans.

Despite all the new features, Hasbro promises this mobile version of the game moves at a faster pace than the classic one.

Play today

Monopoly Go! is available now in the App Store. As noted, there are versions for iPhone and iPad.

It is free to download and play, but as with so many free-to-play games there are many in-app purchases. These range in price from $2.99 to $49.99.


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