Monopoly & Operation {Despicable Me 2 Games Review}

Operation+Monopoly Despicable Me 2
We recently received the Despicable Me 2 version of Monopoly and Operation Despicable Me 2 Silly Skill Game to review from Hasbro.

I grew up playing Monopoly and Operation with my family so I was excited to receive the games since my husband and I had both not played them in a long time. Once our son is older and can play more board games with us we will be having an official “family game night”. Owning some “classic” games for that is always great.

Monopoly Despicable Me 2

Monopoly Despicable Me 2 Game

The Despicable Me version of Monopoly is a lot of fun. Just like the original game, this one is all about buying and selling properties. In this version Gru is back with another evil plan and it’s up to you to collect Banana Bucks and own all of your favorite properties before he succeeds. You just spin the Minion Spinner to move your minion around the board and wheel and deal to win the most mischievious Monopoly game ever!

The game box includes: 4 minion tokens, spinner pod with Nom Nom Tom minion, game track, game tray (plus 2 clips), 16 Cupcake tokens, 8 Ice-Cream Sundae tokens, 16 Property cards, 16 Chance cards, Banana Bucks and game guide.

I like that the instructions of the game are clear for first time players and the little minions appeal to children and adults alike. Definitively a game to check out if you don’t own a Monopoly game already or if you are a fan of the Despicable Me movies.

Operation Despicable Me 2
Operation Despicable Me 2 Silly Skill Game

Operation is such a fun skill based game! In this version Stuart is having a bad day and he needs an operation to remove the unicorn fluff or fix his nutty noggin and his toxic tongue. Just like the classic game you have to collect all of the parts with the tweezers without touching the metal sides and setting off the buzzer.

The Operation game box includes the gameboard featuring Stuart the Patient and tweezers, 4 Minion Medics, 11 plastic Funatomy parts, 1 storage bag and game guide. Batteries are required and not included with the game.

My two-and-a-half  year old had a lot of fun playing this game with me. Some of the parts are easy to collect but it takes a very steady hand to get the more difficult ones. I sure had fun playing the game as well and it brought back many childhood memories.

Be sure to visit Hasbro online to find out more about the new Monopoly and Operation Despicable Me 2 Games and you can purchase your own at your local Superstore, Walmart or Toys’R’Us.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post. All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

Update: I have received multiple e-mails from people asking to see the instructions of the Monopoly Despicable Me 2 game. Please find a photo of the English instructions below. 

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22 responses to “Monopoly & Operation {Despicable Me 2 Games Review}”

  1. SusanVT — July 6, 2013 @ 9:06 pm (#
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    My kids love Despicable Me so these would be awesome to have.

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  2. Heidi C. — July 6, 2013 @ 9:34 pm (#
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    My kids really enjoyed DM2. They would love to have these games! Thanks for the positive review!

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  3. tennille — July 6, 2013 @ 9:39 pm (#
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    The Operation minion is too cute! We just picked up operation at a garage sale and my son thinks it is hilarious

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  4. caryn s — July 6, 2013 @ 9:59 pm (#
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    My kids love Despicable Me and would get a kick out of these new games!

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  5. Robin Wilson — July 7, 2013 @ 9:44 am (#
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    I grew up playing them and played them with my son while he was growing up! I now have a little great-niece that I can enjoy them with. I have not played in years, but these look too cute to pass up!

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  6. Florence C — July 7, 2013 @ 3:00 pm (#
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    I grew up playing Monopoly with my brothers, sister and parents. I played it with my kids and when I visit the Grandkids I play with them. The Despicable Me version would be fun to have.

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  7. Tat — July 7, 2013 @ 7:27 pm (#
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    This is great!

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  8. courtney b — July 8, 2013 @ 6:16 am (#
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    we love monopoly and my kids love that movie so we might have to play this!

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  9. Debbie Bashford — July 8, 2013 @ 7:21 am (#
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    How fun are these!!

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  10. Mer — July 8, 2013 @ 9:04 am (#
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    So cute! I love the classic games, but adding minions would make them even better.

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  11. Lynda Tomkinson — July 8, 2013 @ 9:11 am (#
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    my sons birthday is in a couple weeks, he would love this

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  12. Tatiana — July 8, 2013 @ 12:36 pm (#
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    Cool game

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  13. Judy C — July 9, 2013 @ 12:21 pm (#
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    These would make a great gift for my nephews Birthday, will have to keep them in mind!

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  14. Anne Taylor — July 9, 2013 @ 1:50 pm (#
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    Omgosh these look great! I’m especially fond of the Operation game! I know my grandkids would love it too!

    thanks!

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  15. Stephanie LaPlante — July 11, 2013 @ 8:32 am (#
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    These are awesome games. I love when they change things up.

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  16. sarah sar — July 11, 2013 @ 9:34 am (#
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    oh my gosh, i need these! my kids love Operation and Despicable Me. I, on the other hand, LOVE Monopoly…I will be buying these for sure!

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  17. Clifford — July 12, 2013 @ 11:49 am (#
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    I loved playing Operation when I was a kid and I still play Monopoly. It’s great that both games are now available with the Despicable me characters. With 3 birthdays on the horizon my wife and I will be looking at these 2 games.

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  18. Linda — July 15, 2013 @ 8:44 pm (#
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    Love the Minions! They are sooo adorable. The minion merchandise are HOT. McD sees their Happy Meal sales up bc so much adults are collecting the toy set. I even saw on kijiji someone trying to sell it for 80$ a set. LOL no thx buddy.

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  19. Dayna — August 7, 2013 @ 7:20 pm (#
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    Hasbro has THE best games. They have since I was a kid. I love their products and I love when they come out with special editions to go with the latest trend for the kiddies :)

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  20. Tee — December 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm (#
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    We are soooo excited to play the Monopoly game but we can not find the directions anywhere. I’m feeling extremely dumb at the moment and would LOVE any help on directions or where these directions may be located.
    Thank you in advance!
    Tee

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    • Tee — December 30th, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

      Oh my gosh never mind…my son had filled them with toys and we had no idea he took them. LOL…Ah the joys of a crazy home :)

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  21. kathy+downey — November 20, 2014 @ 5:31 am (#
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    We love monopoly play it most weekends

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