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Costly, but well worth the extra expense
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 :-)