Deluxe Monopoly

Title           Deluxe Monopoly
Publisher       Leisure Genius/Virgin (1985-1991)
                ['Board Genius' Compilation, Beau Jolly (1991)]
Game Type       Strategy (Board Game)
Players         1-6
HD Installable  No
Compatibility   All Amigas
Submission      Dennis Smith Profiled Reviewer

Monopoly is arguably the world's best-known board game; basically it is a
turn-based game in which you buy and sell property, build on the property,
charge rent to any opponent who lands on said property and attempt to
bankrupt all your opponents and be the only one left. Like all computerised
versions of board games, if you're just playing against human opponents,
you're better off with the board game itself. The computer version's
advantages are mainly in the inclusion of computer controlled players and a
computer controlled bank which prevents cheating and means you don't have to
worry about losing all the pieces down the back of your sofa.

It doesn't take long to realise that the computer opponents, although by no
means incompetent, are extremely frustrating to play against. They are
fairly tight-fisted and are wise to a good bargain but their major failing
is that they will never, ever make an offer to another player - it is up to
the human players to set up all deals. Should all human players be knocked
out, you'll be bored to death by the computer's simplistic strategy. This
computerised version isn't worth getting unless you really can't trust
any of your friends to look after the bank... Of course, in that case, a
search through the aminet will turn up a couple of free alternatives.

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