Monopoly has come a long way since the game first launched in 1903. In those 113 years, the classic game’s mechanics haven’t changed too much, and yet every year new versions of Monopoly are released. Thinking of purchasing Monopoly in 2016 in time for the holidays? We have curated all the best options. Check them out:
Let’s start with the classic version. This is the Monopoly we all know and love. It comes with all the classic pieces and a full set of Monopoly Money. This makes a great gift for someone who doesn’t own a Monopoly set (because everyone needs to have Monopoly).
A few years ago, Monopoly came out with a version that replaced its signature Monopoly Money with Monopoly Debit Cards and a Card Reader. One of my younger cousins received this as a Christmas Gift when it first came out and it’s an awesome new spin on the classic game.
With new Event Cards and property values that rise and fall, Monopoly: Ultimate Banking Edition adds another layer of excitement to Monopoly. This game also features property auctions, and the aforementioned Electronic Banking (with tap technology) aimed at shortening game lengths to about 30 minutes.
Monopoly Empire twists the game to be about the world’s top brands. In this version, players compete to raise towers containing well-known brands like Nerf and Levi’s. The first player to fill their tower wins!
Monopoly: The Mega Edition takes everything you love about classic Monopoly and makes it bigger. There are more properties on the board, more Monopoly Money, more building options and even a speed die designed to make you move around the board faster. This version is great for the Classic Monopoly fan that wants an even bigger game!
If you’re shopping for younger board game fans, Monopoly Junior makes a great gift! There are even themed version of Monopoly Junior including Disney Channel, Frozen & Dinosaurs.
Did you get hooked on Pokemon Go this summer? If so, you should try out Pokemon Monopoly! This version has both pieces and properties of your favorite Pokemon, Gotta Catch ‘em All!
Did you see Star Wars: Episode VII? Well, Monopoly Star Wars combines new and classic characters and locations in a game great for Star Wars fans.
AMC’s The Walking Dead is the highest rated show on television, so chances are you know someone who is a fan. Giving them this Walking Dead themed Monopoly will let them play the classic game while avoiding zombies!
Themed around Marvel's Avengers, this Monopoly lets players act as one of their favorite super heroes and save locations instead of purchasing them. The Avenger with the most power at the end wins!
Winter is Coming. Any Game of Thrones fan would love to escape the cold with a round of Monopoly: Game of Thrones Collector's Edition. This special version includes six oversized, hand-sculpted pieces representing key symbols from the show/books.
There are even more Monopoly editions than the ones we listed. These include more themed-versions and even some third-party twists on the format. Check them all out today on Amazon.