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Unplug and Play at the Library

One night a month, and the occasional Saturday, we invite you to "unplug"--turn off your TV, cellphone, computer, and video games--and join others to play board games at the library. Choose from our collection of 150+ games or bring one from home to share. Light refreshments are provided for program participants.
  

  On Display in the Library  


Monopoly City


Monopoly City game box


A new twist on the classic family game


At first you think you are playing good old Monopoly where they just add some extra buildings to give a little twist. But the longer you play, the more you realize they actually made a whole new game. You start with more money than usual, which gives you the idea you will last longer (with a bit of luck maybe). The fact that now you can build right away when you bought a property, gives so much dynamic to the game. No more waiting until you have the whole set, or not having the set because one player refuses to trade. Even with a couple of single properties you can win the game.

But not so fast. Everybody wants to win of course. And with the 80 extra buildings they added to the game, nothing was ever so uncertain. On every property you can build residential or industrial buildings. The first is not protected against negative buildings (hazards) and requires positive buildings otherwise the property becomes worthless. The industrial buildings on the other hand are protected but they cost twice as much! So you will have to make choice. And the added electronic device will, besides timing deals, always indicate how many buildings you can exactly make.

There is also no community chest anymore, only chance. But they have changed the content of the cards which makes the game less predictable and more fun to play- watch your buildings being crushed because of an earthquake or not getting your rent because a player evades the number thrown with the dice.

Besides these changes, there are many more twists to the game which I will not reveal here but be sure that they all add to the greatness that once was and that now has even become better.

(images and description from boardgamegeek.com)


Monopoly City

Publisher: Parker Brothers (2009)

Number of Players: 2-6

For ages: 8 and up

Duration: 75 mins


Monopoly City is part of the Unplug and Play collection and wll be available at future meetings of Unplug and Play.


Board games are displayed in the Unplug & Play display case between the Main Desk and the elevator. Look for a new game every month!