Hasbro has done it again with this affordable Despicable Me 2 Monopoly Edition complete with Banana Bucks and those lovable, mischievous Minions.
Put away your traditional Monopoly game board for this non-traditional, innovative design that caters to our favorite Despicable Me Minions.
This Despicable Me 2 Monopoly game is a simpler version of play than the traditional Monopoly game making it easy for young children to play — but not so easy that adults will get bored.
Fans of the Despicable Me films will find the provided game tokens pretty funny and they are unique to the game.
The box sides display 50 available game tokens that can be purchased (optional) for use when playing the game.
In this Despicable Me 2 Minions Game the traditional Monopoly dice have been replaced with a spinner (kids will love to spin) and the traditional square, flat Monopoly board has been replaced with a raised surface area for board play and a recessed area to accommodate the spinner.
Any game token provided with the game can be attached to the spinner. When the spinner is spun, wherever the extended arm of the game token is pointing is the number of spaces you move on the board.
The concept of buying and selling of properties is the same only houses and hotels have been replaced by cupcakes and ice cream sundaes. There are fewer properties on this board versus the traditional game.
In the bank are “Banana Bucks” in lieu of the traditional Monopoly money but what’s different here is there’s only a one dollar ($1.00) denomination. There are no $5, $10, $20, $100 and $500 bills as found in the traditional game. While counting Banana Bucks may be a little tedious for adults one dollar at a time — it’s a great feature for younger players learning to count.
What’s in the Minion Monopoly Box?
Everything you need to start playing Minion Monopoly is included with the game. There are four (4) Minion playing tokens that are made from soft, super-flexible vinyl so they’re easy to grip as you move around the board. You will also get…
- Spinner Pod with Nom Nom Tom Minion (although you can replace him with any of the four other tokens)
- Game Track
- A Game Tray plus two clips
- 16 Cupcake Tokens
- 8 Ice-cream Sundae Tokens
- 16 Minion Property Cards
- 16 Chance Cards
- Banana Bucks
- Game Instructions
This game is a colorful, clever take on the Despicable Me movies. Play, because there are fewer properties, is not as long as a traditional Monopoly game. This is probably a plus for younger players with a shorter attention span.
Because the spinner works best on a level surface, the game board is better suited for a table or floor when playing in lieu of on a sofa or a bed.
Like any game with small parts, caution should be exercised if playing around very young children — especially with the colorful ice cream sundaes and cupcakes game pieces! The soft rubber-like characters are easy to wipe off should they come in contact with sticky fingers.
Overall, this is a fun family game for any fans of the Despicable Me movies and characters who also enjoy Monopoly.
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