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Bit like Monopoly but less likely to lose friends from it ;p
on 16 November 2017
A bright and colourful game that's a bit more friendly than its older cousin Monopoly.
Hotel Tycoon is more focused on the property development side of the Monopoly style games, without the use of cards it becomes a case of dice rolling luck and how best you handle your funds while developing your buildings.
The last game we played was interesting and proved that even if it looks like you might not have the advantage, that can change suddenly, as the last 2 players turned from the one behind having 1 property to winning the game because they had their money saved up (dice rolling luck helped too) and bought up the leaders properties as they were going bankrupt.
Just shows that unlike the games of Monopoly I've played that the dominant player can lose if they aren't careful with their funds.
Components wise it looks great, is visually easy to understand and get to grips with.
Rules were a little bit vague in places, or rather, restricted so play was slowed slightly at times otherwise it was decent.
Player elimination is a little bit of a downer but as soon as 1 player was out things changed fast and the game ended not long afterwards.
I see this as a fun alternative to Monopoly and is different enough that it doesn't feel like I'm playing Monopoly, which is a good thing.
Very happy to not be pulling out cards that forces you to give money to other players or the bank.
I enjoyed playing this particular game a fair bit.