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Monopoly Nostalgia Wooden Edition
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Presented in a durable wooden storage box, this is much closer in feel and styling to the vintage set of Monopoly that my brothers and I grew up playing at my grandparents' house. Gone are the flimsy, hollow, plastic hotels and houses that populate the standard version of the game, replaced with solid little wooden buildings. The playing pieces are nicely made and feel good to use.

However, despite the vintage theme to the design, the game has succumbed to modern trends in terms of property sizing. The cards and money are rather small - maybe two thirds the size of the regular edition ones - and can be quite fiddly. The playing board has also been cut down compared to a genuine vintage version in that it folds into quarters rather than in half, presumably to save on costs for the storage box.
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115 of 120 people found the following review helpful
on 2 December 2004
If you don't own a monopoly set this is the one to buy.
If you do own a modern monopoly set, send it down the charity shop and buy this one.
The houses and hotels are wooden, not squidgy plastic. The playing pieces are comfortingly heavy. The box is made of wood and the cards are made of card that is robust enough to actually withstand more than two games.
It's really lovely to play. I'm not old enough to remember the 1930's but the lack of cheap flimsy plastic and bits that fall apart after 10 minutes took me back to my childhood. It just feels good.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on 26 March 2008
The first review here is spot on. This is the only version of Monopoly to buy. It's solid, made of wood, and will last forever.

Like most board games, the original versions manufactured are the best, and it's great to see a version of a board game made to the original standards....Not a plastic bit in sight! Worth the extra 5-10 squid.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 31 October 2012
My girlfriend mentioned she enjoyed a game of Monopoly, I'd not played in years but always remembered it been quite fun with the family on a wet weekend.

As a surprise I decided to order a set and challenge her to a romantic Friday night game (oh what an exiting life we have!) At first I was settled on the standard classic monopoly which comes in a cardboard box - I imagine it would have a limited durability.

Just as I was hovering my cursor over "Add to Basket" I noticed this little beauty - it looked lovely from the pictures and so I decided to go mad and splash out a few extra quid for the "posh" set.

The wooden box is indeed very nice, with a great retro feel to it (which is what you might expect from something called the "Nostalgia Edition"!) and is very solid and well made - inside there are various compartments for tokens, cards and money etc to be packed away - as well as grooves to place money and title deeds in order, for the ease of use of the banker, during a game.

The game board is very study, well detailed and folds away neatly in the box.

The houses and hotels are made of nicely textured wood as opposed to cheap plastic and the tokens are made of solid metal which has a very good quality feel to it.

The monopoly money - well that's just monopoly money! Nothing much seems to have changed.

A couple of minor drawbacks -

The main one - the houses are a little too big for the game board, when you build 4 houses on one square, they don't quite fit and about half the end house goes onto the next square, looking like you have built on "community chest" or whatever - this does look very untidy and I'm always tempted to mortgage some property in order to build hotels ASAP, so I don't have to look at the messy board.

Nitpicking - The "chance" and "community chest" cards are a little too small, fiddly and not that clearly marked - I seem to remember they were bigger in my parents older set in the 90's. However this is a minor complaint and hardly worth mentioning (and yet I have!).

All in all though great set and it's seeing some pretty heavy use at the minute as Donna has yet to beat me in a single game - most likely due to my aforementioned OCD with the hotels!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2013
I wanted a set to introduce my young (7 year old) son to the joys of Monopoly, and was about to buy a regular new set when I saw this on Amazon. I wanted a set with £ sterling and a 'traditional' look (like the sets I used in the 70's) and this fits the bill perfectly.

The wooden box is well made and great for keeping the money and cards in (it has handy grooves to allow the 'bank' to stack the money ready to use). The play board itself seems to be a good size (some other review had said it was smaller than normal - but without another to compare against, it seems fine to me - and is certainly perfectly playable.

The metal pieces are as I remember them and the whole experience is of a well made product. Yes, the money might be on slightly heavier grade paper, but that's about the only complaint I can think of.

To date, 2 games played - both of which were great fun and reminded me what a classic this is - and of course the younger generation needed little time to pick it up and show he's just as adept at putting Hotels on Park Lane, as he is playing a game on the Xbox. He won both games soundly, leaving his parents in need of a loan!

Despite that - a good game and purchase - Money well spent - recommended :-)
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
I'd originally ordered the basic version of Monopoly, having been bamboozled by the baffling number of editions of this popular game. The order was delayed as it was out of stock. But as I saw the link again, I clocked sight of this "Nostalgia Edition", and decided to change my order.

I could not have made a more wise decision. This is THE version of Monopoly to get. Too often you will see people drag out a battered and beaten more commonly-seen variant of this game, but this edition demands more respect. The box itself is well-crafted with butterfly-jointed corners and a nice sliding lid. The board is a 2-fold split kind, making the box about half the size of the normal game box. The individual player pieces are nice to handle and look at, and the cards have got a pleasingly authentic feel to them.

The box is out on display on a side-table and always gets attracting glances from guests.

Don't buy the common version! Spend an extra £tenner.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2012
Bought for a 25 yr old son for Christmas and he loved it.Almost true to the old models with great metal playing pieces and wooden houses and hotels.True to original colouring, property cards,community chest cards and chance cards.Beautifully packaged and prompt delivery. Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 November 2012
As a 19 year old I bought this more for the look of it than for the actual playing of it (a bit silly I know...), but I genuinely enjoy playing it with a group of friends. Everyone knows what Monopoly is like, but the added feature of this is that it comes in a beautiful wooden box and all of the cards, money, etc. inside are vintage too. I have it out on display in my bedroom and anybody who sees it always exclaims how lovely it looks. A great buy!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2014
This is compact and solid monopoly set that you won't need to stick together with tape after a few years of being pulled in and out of an overflowing games cupboard. So, if by some mischance this one got destroyed, I'd certainly buy another like it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 30 November 2008
I was after a themed monopoly but just couldn't make up my mind which one to get and they all seem more fancy than functual. We have a very old monopoly that dates back to the 1940's with all the original pieces but are reluctant to keep using it. So when this set popped up on the web site I thought i'd get one. What a sensible move. It is the best set of Monopoly out. No more crushed boxes ,no plastic and no flimsy cards or money. It is the creme de la creme of Monopolys. Buy it with confidence and you won't be disappointed it will become an heirloom.
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