TL;DR Game is horribly rigged, too expensive, only keep it cause I can’t get a refund.
I’m currently playing against the AIs, not that that matters since even when you play online you’re likely playing against AIs that have weird usernames, ANYWAY, my properties have only been landed on a total of ten times. I have all the reds (5 for Kentucky, 3 for Indiana, and 2 for Illinois) the AI’s each have single properties that have been landed on 6 or more times. Some are full sets with houses and some are not. I’ve been playing for an hour. Unless you’ve never played the real board game you would know it’s unlikely that after an hour someone’s property sets only has been landed on a total of ten times when theres a total of FOUR players!
You also know that unless you have loaded dice it is unlikely that one player rolls two doubles every other turn, while you only roll low numbers or numbers that make you land on someone’s property or community chest/chance cards that will send you to jail, to someone’s railroad when they own 2 or more (causing you to pay $100-400, or making you pay street tax when everyone on the board has hotels and at least three houses, or to a property you don’t own like Boardwalk when the AI owns it and has three houses or a hotel.
Theres been situations when i would leave the game and come back just to roll the same number. So i leave again and come back and roll the same number. So i do that two or three more times (some times more) until i get off of the AI’s property or avoid a card that will make me pay high amounts of money or send me to jail.
The AI’s (both in the online version and the single play version) make insane trades with each other. They’ll trade boardwalk for Vermont ave and the person who owns Vermont will only offer $50 along with the less expensive property. But when they trade with you they either try to rip you off or they will block the trade.
This game is horribly rigged. I only still have it cause it was so expensive and i can’t get a refund.
PS: Developers, DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SAYING THAT IT’S NOT RIGGED! So many people who have this game have said the same thing I’m saying. Instead of responding to all of us trying to defend yourself make the game fair.
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.
I’m usually only able to finish about half my games because it always seems to lag out. And the worst part is that it usually cuts out toward the end of the match when everyone has their houses set up and it just starts getting good.
Also, it would be nice to see some improvements. It’s exactly the same as it was a year ago; Marmalade needs to improve the communication between players by at the least adding more options of things to say.
For as many people as play this game, you’d think they could have figured something out so that matches can actually finish. I know this is happening to many people and it’s very frustrating. It’s the equivalent of your little cousin tossing the game board across the room when he knows he’s going to lose.
Overall, this has potential, but is still currently in the dark ages thanks to Marmalade. The only thing they add is new boards to buy. I refuse to spend any money on a game that doesn’t work half the time. Wake up Marmalade! I’ll check back next year and see if you’ve done anything with your lives.
The choices the app developers makes affects the game play. Here they seem to have given higher weightage to themes, dice, tokens, I.e. visuals over the actual game play. They seem to miss the point that the monopoly board game that’s been around for decades is what we users, are looking for as it was perfect( or near perfect) as is.
The more relaisitic you can make it the better.. that means adding friends online, having chats, making it user friendly... not limiting user interaction. It also means, giving us a fair shot at winning... without the crucial leveling field of randomness being maintained.
Making the experience isolating and lonely isn’t fun. Technology needs to be an assistance to human interactions not limit it, and right now this app is a prime example of where technology is failing us, dumbing us down and trying to allure us with visuals and overcharging for the features.
I might be insane, expecting a different outcome after every time I play.
But it’s always the same.
I get ahead early and get hotels up. Multiple color sets.
The boy t gets 1 color set. Which I land on.
And the bots? Skip right over mine. Whether it’s landing on Community Chest or Chance or Jail or Free Parking, they go right over my properties.
What’s the formula?
What’s the algorithm for the dice?
Is Hard mode a different way to say that the bots won’t land on your properties, but they’ll dance between the rain drops?
Is hard mode another way of saying that you getting ahead early won’t mean anything, because you’ll land on the bot properties every time?
Don’t waste your money or time.
The game is rigged.
The only way to win is not to play.
- A Clearly Insane Person
So I am a HUGE monopoly fan and I do love the fact that I don’t have to deal with the money or pieces, HOWEVER, this game constantly freezes. Every time I play with my boyfriend, the game freezes and we have to just quit. It’s annoying. Not only that, but when playing with a computer, it’s super obvious that the dice rolls aren’t random. Somehow, the computer always seems to dodge our houses or hotels. I mean come on nobody is that lucky all the time. It also seems like the game chooses a person they want to win. Once one person starts winning, it’s like they get all the free parking and all the money and just get super lucky. Hoping some of these issues get fixed, or I won’t be using this app.
First, we love playing monopoly on this app. It has made it really fun with working from home and being able to play a “board game” with my fiancé during the day for some extra quality time. It is a little difficult that if you bump out of the app that it has to reconnect you, and sometimes will kick you entirely. That is the lesser issue we have. We loathe the changing colors! It has made for some really confusing games and some lousy trades because you were X color forever and now you are X. An option to select the color would be amazing.
Custom chat boxes would be nice, but I understand the reasons it wouldn’t be there. Love the new boards, really enjoying the season pass!
I’m very disappointed with my purchase. I got it because I saw that the game allows you to play with common house rules—turns out you cannot do so when playing online. Gameplay is slow due to animations and the zoom is quite disorienting the first few games you play. The AI seems fine, though I question the number of doubles that come up. Pass and play works fine, but it is also slow. They have other boards, but the price is twice what the original game costs for EACH board. Caveat Emptor, lesson learned and I’m out 4 bucks.
If you really, really like Monopoly, then you’ll probably love this. Otherwise, skip this one.
Have played 5 times in a row with our daughter, against the AI on Easy. Just when we are about to win, there are about 6 rounds where the computer rolls about 20-30 unbelievably lucky rolls, and then we roll a series unbelievably unlucky rolls, and are forced to sell/mortgage everything, in perfect sequence. Obviously the rolls stop being random once the computer is down, as this exact scenario has now played out 5 times in a row, ending with our daughter in tears every time. Hilarious that the production team thought this would be a good idea, but i guess that’s what you get with laughably garbage developers :/
The game algorithms have been altered SHAMELESSLY TO THE EXTEND THAT WHEN YOU PASS GO YOU DON’T GET TO COLLECT $200. If you build houses before other players THEY HAVE WRITTEN THE CODE SO NO PLAYER LANDS ON YOUR PROPERTY.
I could write pages on how SICK & DISTURB THE OWNERS OF THIS LEGENDARY GAME HAVE TWISTED RANDOM CHANCE + ENTREPRENEUR SPIRIT INTO A PROGRAMMED NIGHTMARE.
TO SUM IT UP IN ONE PHRASE - THEY HAVE TURNED A CAPITALISTIC GAME INTO A COMMUNISTIC GAME WHERE THE DICES YOU ROLL ARE NO LONGER RANDOM BUT A PROGRAMMED THING - YOU THINK YOU ARE PLAYING BUT THR JOKE IS ON YOU.