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Parker Games to Go Monopoly Review

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Background

I was searching around for card/board games that I have in my house, and I found the Parker Games to Go Monopoly in one of my cupboards. I recalled that back in my younger days, I had the full-size Monopoly board game, but I gave it away and bought this portable size Monopoly when I had the feeling of playing Monopoly again. I believed I bought it at a time when I was introduced to playing Monopoly Deal, the card version game of Monopoly.

The Product

As the name implies, the Parker Games to Go Monopoly is a portable version of Monopoly. Compared with the original size of Monopoly, it is way smaller. It comes with a bi-fold red color plastic case in which all the game contents are inside. Up to 6 players can play.

Here are some pictures of the product that I have taken:

The Parker Games to Go Monopoly
The Parker Games to Go Monopoly

Opening the box only to see a red color bi-fold plastic box
Opening the box only to see a red color bi-fold plastic box

Game contents are inside the bi-fold plastic box
Game contents are inside the bi-fold plastic box

Contents after laying out the board
Contents after laying out the board

Usage and Experience

After finding the Parker Games to Go Monopoly, I have used and played on a few occasions. To play, simply put the game paper board on top of the red bi-fold plastic box, or just place the paper board on any flat surface. The normal Monopoly game rules apply.

As compared to the original size Monopoly, here are some of the differences:

- There is no Chance and Community Chest cards in this version. Instead, there is a Chance and Community Chest list, and additional dice is provided. During gameplay, if I landed on Chance or Community Chest, I will take the additional dice and throw a total of 3 dice. After throwing, the total sum of the 3 dice will be compared to the Chance and Community Chest list, which will determine what I get.

- Since there are no Chance and Community Chest cards, the "Get out of jail free" card is replaced by a key-shaped token. Hence if I throw the 3 dices and receive "Get out of jail free" based on the list, I will take the token.

- The tokens are made of plastic compared to the original size version which is made of metal material.

As the game pieces are small, there are some things that it's quite hard to grapple with if one has big hands. One example is money. Its mini size makes it difficult to handle it :)

You can watch the video of the product below or on YouTube:




Conclusions

Overall, the Parker Games to Go Monopoly is still a good space-saving size game board to bring along if you want to bring Monopoly along to play during your travels. It is also cheaper compared to the original size version. As of now, it is selling under the main Hasbro brand version instead of Parker and is only up to 4 players (not too sure if it's caused by them reducing the amount of money). Hence if you are interested, you can click on the link below from Amazon to find out more: