Jun 3 2008
This morning the classic board game of all classic board games was released for the iPod–Monopoly. As a dyed in the wool, “no money for landing on Free Parking,” Monopoly purist, I have yet to find a computerized interpretation of this real estate conquest game that comes anywhere close to the sense of nostalgia that comes with the ritual of rolling the dice, buying up properties and hoarding wads of cash in neat stacks under your edge of the board. It’s a difficult thing to capture but this attempt by Electronic Arts aims to try by replacing “wheeling and dealing” with “click wheeling and dealing” and by allowing multiplayer play by requiring the iPod to be passed to the next player.
It may not be the ideal board game playing experience, but for USD$4.99, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better alternative for those long family road vacations this summer.[ Via Macworld ]