9/19/13

Monopoly Empire Board Game - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Last weekend one of our in-college sons, John, stopped by for dinner with his girlfriend. They both love to play board games and it just so happened that Monopoly Empire by Hasbro was recently delivered to my house. They were very excited to play and John immediately claimed the game for his dorm room. At least he was nice enough to let the rest of us play a game before he took it with him.
If you're a fan of the original Monopoly game, the game of Monopoly Empire is similar, but different. Instead of buying places like Park Place and Vermont Avenue, players purchase company brands like McDonald's, Coca Cola, Nestle, and Nerf.
Monopoly Empire has all new game tokens, like a bag of fries and a game controller. Each time around the board means you'll get to pass GO and collect money, but your income is based on which companies you've purchased. You will still need to try to avoid the "jail" too.
After reading through directions and setting up the board, we got started. Each company has a plastic nameplate that is perched at the top of its space on the board. When a player buys the company, the little piece is moved to the player's billboard.
The billboard for each player is a narrow, black, plastic nameplate holder. The player whose billboard is filled first is the game winner. The company nameplates are of different sizes, depending on how big of a company it is. The larger the company, the higher the cost and the more another player must pay if they land on that spot.
There are lots of ways to lose your companies and your money to other players. It's a much faster moving game than the original Monopoly. Everyone really enjoyed themselves playing Monopoly Empire and we decided we like this one better. Especially John, who won the game! You can buy this game at Amazon and at retailers nationwide.
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93 comments:

  1. I learned that Hasbro also makes the Equestria Girl dolls. My daughter loves them!

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  2. big hugs elmo can really hug you back...who knew?

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  3. Wow, there are so many great games and toys on the website! Love it!

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  4. I didn't know there were so many apps!

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  5. I love the Big Hug Elmo. But the Furby Boom Figure Waves is adorable.

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  6. I like the TRANSFORMERS Generations FALL OF CYBERTRON Series 1 OPTIMUS PRIME Figure - Paol Trenny..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  7. That they are selling a $60 teal and pink Furby. #mindblown

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  8. I had no idea that Hasbro was behind so many toys that my kids love.

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  9. I learned that most of the games we own are Hasbro.

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  10. I learned that they have more games that I thought!

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  11. I learned that Hasbro makes a lot of games and most we have in our home

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  12. They have so many games available, nerf and transformers
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  13. The Funny Or Die website has a game?!

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  14. we Elmo is the Big Hug Elmo TOY of the Year---empressive

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  15. Sounds a lot better than the old version, but I loved it too. Just took so long to play.

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  16. I learned that My Little Pony has Equestria girl dolls.

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  17. My youngest would love the Big Hugs Elmo.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. They have a section on their website specifically for collectors.They have a section for people to buy My Little Ponies if they are collectors.

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  19. I learned that the website had downloadable I-phone apps.

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  20. I love that you can play games on the website.

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  21. I like that Hasbro is ranked No. 7 on CR Magazine's Annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" List.

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  22. I like that in the Monopoly Empire you can buy and sell companies rather than properties

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  23. Visited and learned Hasbro is proud to be ranked #7 on the 2013 “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Additionally, the Company is honored to be recognized for the second consecutive year as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute.

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  24. I was surprised to find out that Hasbro made Aggravation. One of my all time favorites!

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  25. I like the Battleship game.

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  26. One of the world's most ethical companies!

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  27. I also like their Playskool Sesame Street Play Set.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  28. I love the Big Hugs Elmo!

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  29. I would also like this for my daughter; Furby Boom Figure (Waves

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  30. They also make the Bejeweled games!

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  31. "Hasbro is proud to be ranked #7 on the 2013 “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.....recognized for the second consecutive year as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute." (quoted from website)

    Great corporate image and reputation!

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  32. I learned that the Hasbro Company is honored to be recognized for the second consecutive year as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute.

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  33. I learned that they make nerf products.

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  34. I liked seeing all the new toys they have and wishing they had those when I was younger LOL.

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  35. I learned that Hasbro is worldwide -- not just in the US.

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  36. I like that Hasbro has come out with these for girls and they are great we would like to have some of these for my 5 granddaughters - Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow Phoenix

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  37. Hasbro has many incredible toys on the site. I love the variety of Transformers!!

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  38. I like the Furby Boom Figure (Peacock), it is so adorable.

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  39. I love the Furreal Friends, but I didn't know that had a skateboarding pup.
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    Sherry Compton

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  40. I learned Hasbro makes way more toys that I thought that they did

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  41. I like the My Little Pony Equestria Girls Twilight Sparkle Figure

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  42. They also make Beyblades, which my oldest son is really into now.

    eg kaufman

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  43. Cool!! Furby has gone mobile.

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  44. they have games for my little ones to

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  45. I learned they have a huge selection of toys for boys and girls. So many types of toys too.

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  46. I love everything Mr. Potato Head.

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  47. I like Big Hug Elmo wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  48. My girls really want a furby. The new furbies even have an app to raise virtual ones. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

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  49. I love Boggle!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I didn't realize they did My Little Pony too! I loved those as a kid!

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  51. I like the SCRABBLE Electronic CATCHPHRASE Game

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  52. how many cool games they have

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  53. they were ranked 7th in 2013 for 100 best corp citizens

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  54. I love that they're making popular computer games into actual board games like Bejeweled!

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  55. I also like the Elefun and Friends Gator Goal Game.

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  56. I like Life, My son loves Monopoly

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  57. I learned that they offer a Bop It Smash ITunes app.

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  58. I like the teal and pink furby.

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  59. I didn't know they had so many toys under their name.

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  60. I didn't know they made Furby

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  61. They also make My Little Pony.

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  62. They make Equestria Girls items. I may have seen the movie twice already, so that is pretty cool.

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  63. I like the Game Of Life :)

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  64. I learned what hasbro website is and where to purchase lots of toys and games

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  65. I learned they also make transformers and that the Elmo voice is annoying....

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  66. they make nerf
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  67. I learned the Big Hugs Elmo is the Must Hug Toy of the Year!

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  68. I had no idea just how many board games they actually make.

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  69. Play-Doh Perfect Twist Ice Cream Playset is my grand daughter favorite. Hasbro has been around many years. We have lots of Hasbros game at our house

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  70. Didn't know that they made nerf stuff

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  71. I like the different apps they have, my daughter would like their my little pony one

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  72. I like the Hasbro game Operation.

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  73. I learned they made bejeweled games

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  74. I like the PLAY-DOH Disney Prettiest Princess Castle, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  75. HubWorld.com where you can play fav. games by Hasbro.

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  76. I like the Elefun & Friends Hungry Hungry Hippo Game!
    jackieque@comcast.net

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  77. I love the jenga tetris game and will be asking my hubby for it lol.

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  78. I like the fancy newer version of Battleship.

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  79. I like the Furby Boom Figure (Waves).
    Michelle Tucker

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  80. I knew Hasbro was a toy company but I didn't know they made so many family games.

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  81. I knew Hasbro was a toy company but I didn't know they made so many family games.

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  82. I learned they were recognized as on of the "World's Most Ethical Companies"

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  83. I certainly love the big hug Elmo for my new niece or nephew this may!
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  84. I love looking at all their versions of Monopoly!
    (Thanks for the giveaway!)

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  85. I like the games that you can play online

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  86. I learned that Nerf is part of Hasbro! I had no idea.

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