Last week, Hasbro released Monopoly: Longest Game Ever, which promised marathon games where only the strongest will survive. Today, they've unveiled a version of the game that does the exact opposite. Monopoly: Speed offers games that can be played in under 10 minutes. At this point we're beginning to wonder if Hasbro is releasing novelty versions of Monopoly purely for their own amusement.
Indeed, Hasbro has adjusted the rules of the traditional Monopoly game to dramatically speed up playing time. Here are the key factors that make it possible:
- Players race against the timer to buy, trade, and sell properties faster than ever in a series of 4 rounds. The timer counts down each round’s buying and trading stage – with no break in between!
- There are two GO spaces on the board, and don’t worry about getting stuck in Jail – players are able to get out for free every time.
- No more waiting your turn! Each player receives a token and matching die. During the buying stages, everyone rolls and buys at the same time.
Monopoly: Speed is available to order here at Target (exclusive) for $19.99. Monopoly: Longest Game Ever is available here at Amazon (exclusive) for the same price. The Longest Game Ever is backordered, so get in line before the ship date moves out further.
On a related, note, Amazon rolled out their big Black Friday board game sale today, and it features massive discounts on a whole bunch of classic titles. Games like Catan, Pandemic, 7 Wonders, Carcassone, and Ticket To Ride should be in every board game fan's collection.
You can shop Amazon's Black Friday board game sale right here until the end fo the day today, November 29th (or until supplies run out). Keep in mind that Amazon has also dropped Gloomhaven (the best board game on the market) to an all-time low price today.
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