Take my word for it. I’ve been playing non stop from 3 A.M. to 11 A.M. and this is the most rigged game I’ve ever wasted money on. Holding on to a little bit of hope, trying to approach the game with different tactics each time to only have the same losing outcome?! FOH.
I find it funny how when playing against AI, once I buy all properties and add houses my account $ drops lower than the AI’s would when they buy homes/hotels. Oh boy and when you own a lot expect to go to jail. Conveniently that’s when the AI would finally land on my properties(I had it set for custom rules so you can’t get paid in jail). So I decided to switch it up; when I didn’t play with custom rules and used classic rules the AI’s would never land on my property; go figure! Even if I owned an entire side. It would always land on another AI’s property or chance or community.
And don’t get me started on the ridiculous trades the AI’s would do with each other. For example and AI would trade a very valued blue property for the least valuable orange property. Logically, you wouldn’t want to make that kind of exchange but hey we’re talking about a rigged game here.
The AI’s would repeatedly ask for the same trades over and over and over. Once you finally give in to what you think is a fair trade, they’d get all 3 properties filled with 4 houses and then hotels all at once and still have money left over. And it moves so fast that you can’t verify if they are really paying the full amount. Doesn’t seem like it. It gets worse from there, that’s when you begin to land on their hotel properties and go bankrupt. Newsflash You can’t win if the AI never land on your property and you only land on theirs EVERYTIME EVERY GAME!
Overall I am extremely frustrated, disappointed, and hood-winked by with this rigged game. I’ve played enough monopoly in my lifetime to know when something isn’t right & unfortunately I took a chance & $4 on this game because I thought it would be fun like when playing with family or friends. Man was I wrong. This game makes me second guess ever playing board games on my cellphone again.
I’m okay with losing from time to time, but playing over 50+ games and having the same outcome? Make it make sense.
Ooh and P.S. while playing with others, it’s gives the same results as AI. Hmmmm maybe all of it is AI.
My original review from months ago was removed but I’ve been playing monopoly for months now and since the first moment I’ve played, I noticed it was rigged. I made my review and got a developer response assuring me it wasn’t. I’ll tell you how the game I am currently playing is going and you make the decision for yourself:
I control almost all the properties in the game except the light blue set near the start of the game. Those are some of the lowest properties in the game, and I had everything else full of hotels and I had all train stations. I’ve been playing the same game for 2hours and ironically I’m losing. I keep rolling 11s and 12s, (big jumps and double/triple rolls) until I manage to land right back on his property. If I’m not landing on his property (mind you he only has ONE SET and I have 5+), I’m landing on chest to make repairs on property. At my level, that’s draining me hundreds/thousands when I land on it. I wish I was lying when I say I’ve grabbed the property repair card over 5 times alone. No one else the entire game. Just me. This guy either rolls short enough to not touch my property, or high enough to skip it. If not, he goes to jail. I wish I was lying when I say he has landed in jail for over 7 turns (yes I’m counting). And it’s a BOT. It’s not uncommon to play against a bot but I chose the INTERNET/REAL PEOPLE. I know it’s a bot bc if you leave the screen with real players, it continues and skip you, when you play bots, the game stops until you return. I left the game to make this review 20+ minutes ago and the game hasn’t moved further. Why take the joy your fans have from genuine gaming ????? Not only are the rolls rigged but what does it do for you to dirty handedly snatch a game from someone who played correctly and was winning fair and square. I can handle coincidence but 1 player avoiding 85% of the board and hiding in jail for HOURS while I manage to land on his small 5% the entire time and pull the same card each time !!!! This isn’t right !! This isn’t fair !! I wish I could do something about it but unfortunately all I can do is share the message for real gamers to beware and to delete the app. I’m so upset I wasted my money on this rigged game .
The game is esthetically pleasing and IS fun when the algorithm isn’t taking over the game to try and make it interesting. The algo decides which player is going to win. It’s very apparent because you or opponents will magically land on or skip over spaces that are mathematically and statistically likely in order to prolong the game to add drama and suspense, or to just flat out guide the player IT chooses to take the victory. We won’t even get on how if you roll 2 doubles in a row, you KNOW you’re going to get a third double. Rolls are terribly predictable. Advice to devs:
1: Make the algo truly random on dice throws. The only influence there should be is that you are statistically more likely to roll 6,7, and 8’s. There doesn’t have to be a recognizable pattern to the rolls to make us feel comfortable. It makes us quite the opposite, it infuriates.
2: Make it so 2 local players can create a game online and have 2 random multiplayers join. It’s terribly boring when there are only 2 human players and you’re forced to play with the bots that can be easily manipulated.
3: Make bot difficultly actually do something, no just affect their willingness to make trades. All the bots care about is dollars. If you offer them $200 over the sticker, SOLD! A human player wouldn’t sell you the last orange when you have the other 2 for just 200 over the asking. It would be nice if the bots saw the functional value in trades and let that be what their difficulty is based off of.
Other than that, it’s great devs! Just turn the algo down PLEASE!
Where to start.. I used to own this app before this redesign and the game used to be SO much better now it just feels like a cash grab thru all the micro transactions. I will admit I liked the idea of “multiplayer” because it’s always more fun playing against people than bots.. Except I quickly realized multiplayer is filled with bots. It’s very easy to tell when you’re playing with a bot based off their trades. They will easily let go of the last color property to complete someone else’s for an almost idiotic trade or before their turn ends they will send you a trade request at lightning speed. You have to play the game to understand how easily this will stand out. Moving onto actually playing the game as much as the devs say it’s random it’s absolutely not. I’ve owned an entire quadrant of the map before and somehow the entirety of the game no one manages to land on any property. It’s almost funny just watching how obvious it is to quite literally own from GO all the way to orange and people somehow magically always manage to dance around your hotels and land on community chest, chance, income tax, etc. Very frustrating and definitely has a rigged feel to it. Save yourself the time and frustration and don’t buy this game no redeeming qualities.
I’ve been playing this mobile edition of Monopoly for quite some time and I figured I’d give my official review. I would like to start with a brief list of suggestions to make the game a little more enticing to potential players as well as current players! The maps currently playable are wonderful and creative (as I’ve got the season pass) but if you could try to bring some of the more up to date Monopoly boards that we see in stores such as the Rick and Morty board or the Monopoly Cheater Edition, that would really make the game pop. Adding a section for players to create more custom rules on their private games as well as allowing players to group up with friends and adding other random people from online rather than AIs. Some smaller suggestions would be to allow the players to click a button for random token/name selecting in AI games. Also, being able to look at properties on the board when it’s not your turn as well as a “free view” giving the ability to zoom in on the city and appreciate the architecture while other players are taking their turns. Aside from the occasional lags in the game during online play, I would still rate this game at a 10/10 and will continue to play!
I’ve been playing this game for a few months and began to believe that the dice generator was rigged to keep the game progressing even against some pretty amazing odds. If a player gets too powerful too early the game will purposely miss that players monopolies to almost absurd amount. I had six hotels on one side of the board and all other three players missed me for three complete cycles around the board. Still I couldn’t prove this until my last online game where I was able to quickly dominate the left side of the board with three hotels and four houses on each property for the other monopoly. I had just built the four houses and “rolled the dice” I landed on community chest and was asset building repairs. This should have been impossible since there are only two repair cards one for chance and the other for community chest. The community chest repair card had come up earlier and I counted the amount of cards played. It was seven. Since there are only 16 cards in community chest it should not have come up again for at least 8 more cards. Game is entertaining but certainly not random. It’s rigged.
There are some things you have to fix. First of all, the game treats the computers fairer than me, and me fairer than other people on Online with Friends. Second of all, we shouldn’t have to pay ANYTHING! Especially $40 on the season pass, they say save 74%, but in reality you may not save anything.
Update Response: I bought the Explorer Pack, and I will admit it was fun to use, but it is just a main way of showing off sometimes and makes no changes, be glad I am not changes my rating to 1 star.
Let me explain my problems in more detail.
The AI is stupid. They hope for the best with their roll of the dice and often I have to quit the game just to make things fair, as in many other reviews, the AI is rigged.
Problem #2. Monopoly is a simple board game, why do you have to PAY MONEY for a simple board game. Explain that in your response.
Problem #3. I realized that Online with Friends gaming will sometimes freeze, or be out of order with the turns of other people. It will say it is one person’s turn, when really it is the next persons turn and sometimes vice versa.
This IS a great game, and it is a lot of FUN! And I applaud you guys seriously, for making the much needed improvements.
With that said, it STILL needs improvement.
I’m a serious & experienced accomplished Monopoly player, and I found it a bit unnerving when playing AI, it felt rigged in AI’s favor. Let me explain.
I had hotels on (3) different color property collections. ALL had hotels…. And yet it took AI (4) times around the board to land on even just ONE of my hotels.
Yet… once AI had even houses on his properties, I landed immediately. NOT FAIR you guys.
I’m all about fair, and if AI is playing better, fine. But for him to go round and round and round the board and not land on my hotels… not even once. Come on!!!
Be FAIR. That’s all I’m saying. No favors. Just FAIR.
This is such a fun adaption of the classic Monopoly boardwalk. I primarily play against AI, which allows the flexibility to pause a game and resume it later. Unfortunately the AI doesn’t seem to take into account the number of times I’ve rejected its offers to buy my properties. It takes all the fun out of my gameplay.
Every couple of turns, the AI tries to buy the same properties no matter how many times I say no. There should be something in the algorithm that trains the AI to stop. While this is technically allowed in Monopoly rules, it’s poor sportsmanship and just plain manners. If it weren’t for the constant hard sell, I’d say this is a 5 star playing experience. The graphics and themes are wonderful.
Fun game, plays just like the classic board game. The online features are nice.
Suggested improvements would be that the classic Board was included and not an additional in game purchase!
Also, more “Chat” options, such as “Good Game” or G
“Good Luck” or even limited texting would be nice to allow more online interaction.
Lastly, would be cool to see some tournaments, rankings, and in more in game % (property hit, dice rolls, etc) within the game. Maybe bonus points earned instead of having to always purchase new boards and tokens?
All in all, a great way to hone your skills and pass the time.