Hasbro My Monopoly Game {Review & Giveaway}

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By Jen Shragge

I loved playing Monopoly when I was a child. I tried to be strategic and buy all the expensive properties and then ran out of money and lost. A lot. Funny how it didn’t occur to me that this wasn’t the best strategy. Alas.

My son has a Junior version of Monopoly, but has been finding it less challenging as of late. We received the My Monopoly game and immediately I knew it would be a big hit. The game requires that you create an account at www.mymonopoly.com or the mymonopoly app, and upload photos, which are then printed onto stickers that are used on the board, game cards and game pieces. It really does make for a creative experience for your child to get to select which photos they want to use and where they should go. My son loved this part of the set up.

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The game itself is quite similar to the classic Monopoly game with the object of trying to bankrupt your opponents through property ownership. I really enjoyed that my son had to do some basic math (counting the dice when he rolled) and was introduced to the idea of using money and getting change. I beat him easily (I know, he’s five, but a kid has just got to learn to lose sometimes!), yet we both had fun and are looking forward to playing again with family and friends. I think this really is a game that appeals to both adults and children of all ages.

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The game is rated for ages 8 and up (but my five- year-old was able to play with help) and retails for approximately $19.95 USD, but can be found for less online. You will require a printer to create your stickers and personally I think a colour printer works much better than a black and white. This would make a great Christmas gift if you are the type to start stock piling in the fall as well.

Do you do family game night? Is there a favourite game that your children absolutely love?

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

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Jen Shragge is a yoga instructor and all around eco-diva. She now lives back in her hometown of Toronto after ten years in the Vancouver area. Jen’s days are filled by her seven year old son and husband plus her toddler who was crazy enough to make her arrival on Christmas Day. In her spare time, (do moms really have spare time!?) Jen is a stylist for Peekaboo Beans, a play-focused quality children's clothing line.

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55 responses to “Hasbro My Monopoly Game {Review & Giveaway}”

  1. Laurie P — September 30, 2014 @ 11:16 am (#)

    Sounds and looks like a great updated version to a classic favorite. Kids would sure love it, but I think I will always adore the original.

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  2. kathy+downey — September 30, 2014 @ 2:13 pm (#)

    we have been playing snakes and ladders

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  3. Akkira Foster — September 30, 2014 @ 2:21 pm (#)

    I’ve always loved Monopoly and would like to make it the starter of my game night.

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  4. Jeannie — September 30, 2014 @ 3:21 pm (#)

    we love family game nights. Right now we are loving Cars monopoly!

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  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen — September 30, 2014 @ 3:29 pm (#)

    My children are all adults now and live scattered around the world and my grandchildren are all too young yet. I did enjoy game-night when we went to visit my in-laws and so did my children.

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  6. Robyn Bellefleur — September 30, 2014 @ 4:03 pm (#)

    We love to play Sorry.

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  7. Jonnie — September 30, 2014 @ 4:57 pm (#)

    We play games a few times a week. We really enjoy Sorry and Uno

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  8. Katharine W — September 30, 2014 @ 5:15 pm (#)

    Currently it is Monopoly Junior.

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  9. Jody+D — September 30, 2014 @ 6:42 pm (#)

    We are not home enough to have a family game night currently but hope to in future! Monopoly was always a favorite!

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  10. michelle — September 30, 2014 @ 8:18 pm (#)

    My son loves family game night – normally its Jenga but hes asked to play Monopoly this week.

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  11. Chris Stockford — September 30, 2014 @ 8:26 pm (#)

    Love games night!

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  12. Debbie Jensen — September 30, 2014 @ 8:43 pm (#)

    We love to play cars, sorry and yahtzee

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  13. maria — September 30, 2014 @ 8:47 pm (#)

    We don’t do a regular family game night but we love Monopoly

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  14. Andrea+Amy — September 30, 2014 @ 10:18 pm (#)

    Not regularly because my youngest ones don’t understand the games yet, but my 17 year old LOVES monopoly and plays with his friends often 🙂

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  15. seham+merzib — October 1, 2014 @ 3:08 am (#)

    we love monopoly , we play on rainy days

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  16. jan — October 1, 2014 @ 1:48 pm (#)

    no regular game night but we do like playing checkers

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  17. Silvia+D — October 1, 2014 @ 7:20 pm (#)

    yes we have game nights, Yahtzee and monopoly are favourites

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  18. Valerie Mallette — October 1, 2014 @ 10:03 pm (#)

    We often have family game nights. Our current favourite game is Clue. 🙂

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  19. Carol+Denny — October 2, 2014 @ 4:29 am (#)

    We have game night once a week.Monopoly and Clue are the favorites.

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  20. Maggie+C — October 2, 2014 @ 4:53 am (#)

    yes we do. Uno is our game!

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  21. Julie+Bolduc — October 2, 2014 @ 5:01 am (#)

    We love family game nights, we love the game of life and, playing cards

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  22. Kari Barone — October 2, 2014 @ 7:40 am (#)

    We don’t do a family game night. My oldest son loves playing Monopoly with his Zio.

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  23. Jennifer+P. — October 2, 2014 @ 9:22 am (#)

    We love family game nights! My daughter’s favourite games right now are Monopoly Junior and Trouble.

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  24. lori+b — October 2, 2014 @ 5:38 pm (#)

    love the many different versions of monopoly

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  25. Heidi+Carlson-reid — October 2, 2014 @ 6:36 pm (#)

    My girls have been playing Candyland lately.

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  26. Crystal Quibell — October 3, 2014 @ 6:31 am (#)

    My son loves Connect 4 – we don’t get to play it that often though, as my daughter tries to eat the checkers!

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  27. Nicole — October 3, 2014 @ 3:13 pm (#)

    Do love game nights and Sorry! is a current fave!

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  28. jane kramer — October 4, 2014 @ 6:51 am (#)

    yeah you bet we do , monopoly is our fav here , but sometimes we play the price is right on the computer

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  29. Lee-Ann — October 4, 2014 @ 9:50 am (#)

    we have always loved monopoly and trivia pursuit!

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  30. Katelyn — October 4, 2014 @ 9:57 am (#)

    yes, we gather at least once a week, mainly for jigsaws

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  31. Tammy — October 4, 2014 @ 11:22 am (#)

    Candylandand monopoly Jr are big hits hefe

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  32. Elva+Roberts — October 4, 2014 @ 6:16 pm (#)

    Our children are adults with their own families. I often played monopoly, checker, Chinese Checkers and card games with my grandchildren -to name a few. I have only my youngest granddaughter to play games with now and she loves it.
    Then I will have to wait for my great grandchildren!

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  33. amber+y — October 5, 2014 @ 7:12 pm (#)

    We do family game night, but not every week. Drawing games seem to be favorites.

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  34. Juliee Fitze — October 6, 2014 @ 3:53 pm (#)

    We don’t have regular game nights anymore but we do play alot of cards.

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  35. Kateryna K — October 7, 2014 @ 5:41 pm (#)

    we don’t do family game night

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  36. angela+m — October 8, 2014 @ 5:45 am (#)

    We love doing family game night , we like clue, monopoly and cards

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  37. Christine+Topley — October 8, 2014 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    The hubby and I usually play chess or cribbage. With the kids we play monopoly (I still have my original version from when I was a kid) and we might play Trivia Pursuit Disney Edition. (I have all the editions somewhere LOL)

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  38. Kayla+Gilbert — October 8, 2014 @ 6:42 pm (#)

    Yes, we all love playing Yatzee and Monopoly (Disney Edition).

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  39. Miriam+Wilton — October 10, 2014 @ 1:18 pm (#)

    we have game night with friends while the little ones sleep right now. when they are old enough to play we will include them for sure! we love Playing Settlers of Catan

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  40. leanne — October 11, 2014 @ 7:53 am (#)

    We love uno, monopoly and mexican train.

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  41. Stephanie+LaPlante — October 11, 2014 @ 4:43 pm (#)

    We love board games. Current favorite is Trouble.

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  42. Julie+G. — October 13, 2014 @ 5:50 am (#)

    When our kids were little, we had family game night. The Game of Life was their favourite.

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  43. Angie Andrews — October 13, 2014 @ 8:07 am (#)

    we try to have a game night on saturday nights and candyland is our favourite it’s a game all the kids can play

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  44. Deanna+B — October 13, 2014 @ 3:49 pm (#)

    We’re pretty traditional – cribbage or scrabble are our games of choice/

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  45. cheryl hodgkins — October 13, 2014 @ 10:11 pm (#)

    Sometimes we have family night and when we do we like to play snakes and ladders and candyland

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  46. Clair P — October 17, 2014 @ 7:30 am (#)

    We have family game night once a week, right now its all about trouble or go fish lol

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  47. Karine — October 17, 2014 @ 5:38 pm (#)

    I love playing board games with my nephew.. He’d love playing this.

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  48. Sylvia Reddom — October 17, 2014 @ 8:46 pm (#)

    cards, Monopoly, Chinese Checkers, regular checkers, Pass the Ace, Majong, Snakes and Ladders, Three Dice roll, Name that Tune, Trouble, the Game of Life, Clue — with siblings, family, friends, in-laws, nieces and nephews and now the greats also! Thanks for the Memories! 🙂

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  49. Jenn Brine — October 19, 2014 @ 9:46 am (#)

    Game night every Friday 🙂 We change it up every week, but the kids favorite is The Game of Things

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  50. aarone mawdsley — October 20, 2014 @ 1:57 am (#)

    I don’t but I like monopoly.

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  51. Tammi L — October 24, 2014 @ 9:58 am (#)

    We don’t have a set day for game night but often play… we love lots of games, board games, cards, dice and dominoes. Lately we’ve been playing a lot of rummy games.

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  52. Ken+Ohl — October 24, 2014 @ 3:19 pm (#)

    the family loves scrabble. thankyou, ken

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  53. Lori Bazan — October 26, 2014 @ 6:36 am (#)

    We have a game night every week, right now Jenga is the game we play most often.

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  54. Alison K — October 26, 2014 @ 9:11 pm (#)

    No I do not have a family game night but Monopoly has always been a favourite game.

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  55. Holly Messana — October 29, 2014 @ 10:40 am (#)

    We do have game night. Our kids love to play Catan.

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