We love playing board games as a family! We are always looking for new age appropriate games to play with our 6 and 8 year old so you can imagine how excited we were when Monopoly Junior from Hasbro showed up on our doorstep thanks to Influenster VoxBox. Once the kids saw it, the box was open and set up within 10 minutes.
Right from the start I loved the fact that kids were able to set it up by reading the simple directions and called us in when it was all set-up. We even turned the set-up into a learning experience as we had the kids take turn reading the rules and how to play the game.
Monopoly Junior has the same idea as the original board game but in a condensed form with simple directions and rules that everyone can follow. Players move around the board collecting properties, paying rent collecting $ for passing “GO” and hopefully avoiding the always dreaded “Go Directly to Jail” square.
The game pieces are cute … a cat, a dog, a car and a ship which the kids thought were great. As a parent, I love the fact that the money is all in $1 denominations to keep it simple yet teach the kids how to make the transactions.
The whole family loved the game that we actually played it twice in one night! Monopoly Junior is sure to be a family favourite for game night for quite a while as a stepping stone to the original game!
Monopoly Junior gets 2 thumbs up from our family!!