I’ve been playing this app on IOS for several months. While in “single player” mode, I have encountered some different bugs. They don’t go away when you remove the app and reload it or even when you restart your device (IPad).
1. When using TRex as your own token, the game has a tendency to frequently, but not every time, to roll the dice on your turn before you get a chance to roll them yourself. This is annoying.
2. There have been several times when I rolled the dice, but the game did not go the correct number of spaces. Normally it would make me land on a space that would make me have to pay more money when it did this! After I did it enough times, I began to think that the game is programmed to do that to you if you are winning.
3.Easy, medium, and hard levels appear to be programmed to make it so that is far more expensive to buy a property from another programmed player, as well as make your luck a whole lot worse at each higher level. This is really not a good way to make it easy, medium or hard. My suggestion would be just to have one play mode because the element of luck is 50% of the game and should stay that way. After all, it’s the roll of the dice!
4. Bargaining with a programmed player ends up predictable after you play a few games. They do not have a very good ability to reason! It is far more challenging to play with human beings. My suggestion is to spend the money and program them more intelligently, or just have the easy play mode available for beginners.
5. When a player goes bankrupt and the winning player inherits their properties, the choice to get something unmortgaged comes up. BUT the menu blocks the player from viewing the property’s statistics which assist in making the decision whether to pay for that or not. I suggest making the full statistics available such as the number of times players have landed there during that game.
6. In spite of all of the issues I have mentioned above, it has been fun playing!
I would love to see these things improved.It needs to be programmed so that it is truly the luck, the random, of the roll of the dice. Fix the issue so that the number showing on the dice is actually the number of spaces the token moves. Definitely stop the program from rolling the dice for the human players.
The game itself is very nice. It’s monopoly. But the AI just ruins the whole experience for me. When you start off, if you get lucky, you might buy a couple properties in the first few laps around the board. The AI on the other hand will make extremely one-sided trades and eventually get color sets within 5 turns. But of course they still somehow have 1200 left even though they bought around 7 properties. Then they put hotels on the given set. That’s when everything goes downhill. Everybody somehow starts landing on those properties and the one AI starts taking off. Meanwhile, even if you have 10 properties, you’re lucky to get a color pair with a few houses on them because you had to trade to get it and the AI had to overprice the property they’re selling you. I have started about 30 games, but when I know I’m going to lose the game I quit just to save time. I’ve won 1 game out of the roughly 30 games. If you have average luck you’d win about 7 ish games. So the math isn’t mathing on that. I don’t really care if I win, I just want to have fun. It’s hard to have fun when the game is manipulated against you to get absolutely crushed every game. Also another thing I’ve seen is that there are a lot of issues when leaving the game and the incorrect housing will be there, people will have different amounts of money, or a move just won’t even register and I’ll be back where I was before. So some major problems there also.
Coughed up the $4 to pay for this game because me and my girlfriend love the board game irl. Have we had fun playing it? Of course. Have we had our fair share of experiences that are hindered by bugs/issues? Of course again. Most of the time when in the “play online with friends” mode, the game just randomly freezes. Nothing that any player can do does anything to get the game out of its funk, and we end up reluctantly having to close out and try again another time. This is something that can be expected from a free game, whatever. But for 4 actual dollars I would very much like a game that is well-polished and free of any game-breaking glitches. The dice rolling also leaves a little bit to be desired, I find myself getting an unrealistic amount of triple doubles like Lebron James and consequently always end up in jail. The AI also always seem to avoid landing on your hotel tiles and arrive on on juuuuust the right spot depending on the situation. One AI got all of the railroad tiles in one go around the board and I literally vomited all over my phone from anger. Again, if this was free I wouldn’t give a flying fudge but seeing that it cost me 4 of my hard earned dollars I would like a fix to the crashing at the very least.
The game itself is very nice. It’s monopoly. But the AI just ruins the whole experience for me. When you start off, if you get lucky, you might buy a couple properties in the first few laps around the board. The AI on the other hand will make extremely one-sided trades and eventually get color sets within 5 turns. But of course they still somehow have 1200 left even though they bought around 7 properties. Then they put hotels on the given set. That’s when everything goes downhill. Everybody somehow starts landing on those properties and the one AI starts taking off. Meanwhile, even if you have 10 properties, you’re lucky to get a color pair with a few houses on them because you had to trade to get it and the AI had to overprice the property they’re selling you. I have started about 30 games, but when I know I’m going to lose the game I quit just to save time. I’ve won 1 game out of the roughly 30 games. If you have average luck you’d win about 7 ish games. So the math isn’t mathing on that. I don’t really care if I win, I just want to have fun. It’s hard to have fun when the game is manipulated against you to get absolutely crushed every game.
Has some nice boards, but you have to buy them separately.
If you are planing to play by yourself against the Artificial Intelligent Players, then you’ll have some fun.
But if you are planing to play Online against other players, then this is Not the App you need.
It constantly Freezes at the middle of a game, when you have already spent 20 or 25 minutes buying and trading cities. It’s really frustrating to have to start a new game all over again at that point.
And one last thing: I’m not sure if this game have some pre-established algorithms with the dice rolls.
Cause in many occasions (not exaggerating, like many 15 occasion) I had about 90% of the cities and half of them full of houses and hotels, and my opponent had only about 3 or 4 cities. And the game seemed as if it was manipulating the dice, so that he could go on for rounds and rounds by placing him in the “CHANCE card” so he would constantly raise money every time he passed start.
This has happen to me in many occasions and I don’t think the probabilities of anybody getting that. Luck could exist.
Out of that, the game is pretty nice.
I’m playing on a 2020 iPhone SE. Many times the game is laggy and/or slow tor respond to touch inputs. My main gripe though, is with the difficulty settings. It appears after having played hundreds of rounds on this phone AND a completely different phone, that changing the difficulty does not actually change the skill level of the AI. It changes how lucky you get with dice rolls. On easy mode I landed on all the best properties and always seemed to have enough money unless I blew it all on houses or something. On hard mode, I almost always rolled last, I almost never landed on a property that would actually make me money, and perhaps worst of all none of the AI would land on any of my buildings! I get that that does technically make the game harder but in my opinion the difficulty should change the actual SKILL LEVEL and STRATEGY of the AI rather than just giving them all the good stuff and me all the bad.
This game had many glitches when playing online multiplayer. The game often freezes or some essential button is disabled during the game.
For example: I was winning playing online and the one of the other players landed on my hotel so they traded all their properties and cash to another player (which in my house is not allowed) so I got nothing. That's not the main issue, the issue is that after that all trade, add or subtract houses, and mortgage options were disabled so all I could do was roll the dice and end my turn. I was still winning but quit the game out of frustration at not being able to play.
Other times it just freezes everything and you have to quit after committing half an hr for no reason.
Also it is not explicit when a player quits and a Computer player takes over for other players which affects trade. Yeah I would say there are many issues with this Application. Lots of frustration.
I’ve had this game for 4 days and I’ve been playing all day every day as I’m a high risk pregnant person on bedrest. And in these 4 days every game has gone the exact same way. At the very beginning of the game in the first few times around the board you will only land on the chances, the community chests, the taxes and properties that have just been bought by somebody else or end up in jail. By the middle of the game you will have maybe 2 or 3 properties while everyone else has 5+ & you’ll have the least amount of money. At that point there’s really no point in even playing because there’s no coming back from that. The makers will tell you it’s random but every single game starting off & ending the exact same way is not random; it’s predictable yet it’s completely unbelievable. I wish I didn’t spend a single cent on this game. The only thing this game is is annoying.
I really enjoy this game. I play the single version against three AI opponents. However, every now and again when we have money to buy houses the board does not show any groups that allow you to put houses on them. I just played a game where I had three groups and couldn’t put any houses on them even though I had over $3,000. One of the AIs had over $4000 and a group of yellows but the system wouldn’t let him buy any houses. This game went on for two hours until I figured out if I buy opponents properties I could finally narrow down the squares they could land on until they could only land on orange where I had three houses and Boardwalk an Park Place where I had one house each. Because I had so much money I could buy all the railroads and all the unmatched properties. This didn’t happen very often but it does occur randomly.
Still an excellent game
First off, very well made game. The graphics and mechanics are amazingly done, especially for a board game. However, to get anything in the game, (and I mean anything), you’ll pay a sizable amount. It’s all aesthetics so it’s not too big of a deal, but it would be nice to get some items for cheaper. Also, the multiplayer mode needs a rework. Once you start a match you don’t stop, you either finish or leave. Plus, if someone is taking a while to take their turn… that’s too bad. They could easily fix this with a skip or automate turn button for other players to use on a player that takes more than a minute or so too take their turn. Overall, great game, but a little money-grabbey and some new features are necessary in the future.