Last Saturday night my wife and I got invited to a get together with some new friends of ours. The group likes to play games (definitely my kind of group), but the plan for the night was just to see what came up. After a little while someone said, “Would you guys like to try playing Monopoly Deal?”
Not usually a big fan of board games gone card game, I said yes, mostly because I didn’t want to be the buzz kill for the evening.
OK, so I was more than pleasantly surprised!!
It is a fairly fast-paced, card game where your luck can change in the play of a card. Your goal is to collect 3 complete property sets before anyone else does, but look out! There are also cards like Debt collectors, Forced Deals and the dreaded Deal Breakers, which could change your fortunes at any time by stealing properties, the really nasty cards can take a full set right from you!
The nice thing is, it’s an ideal game for family game night since ages 8 and up can play. Even though it is a face paced card game and can change for or against you at any time, it is a great game for hanging out and socializing while you play. How long does a game take to play you ask? We played 3 games, each one lasted about 30 minutes, so it’s not as long as the Monopoly board game, in case you were wondering. Its not a complicated game, but has lots of strategic possibilities, its the old “easy to learn, hard to master” kind of card game.
My wife and I bought a copy for our family within a couple days and this weekend we will be having some family game night fun playing Monopoly Deal. Checking out the game online, I noticed a few other classics, that I’m going to have to consider; Scrabble Slam Cards, SORRY! Revenge Card Game, and Yahtzee Hands Down Card Game.
If you have tried those or Monopoly Deal and have any input, please leave us some info, Im always looking for feedback on what games to try or stay away from.