This game is a bit more complicated than other kids games such as chutes and ladders or Candyland. I actually felt like Holly was being challenged but also having fun.
Holly is 5 and a half years old and in Senior Kindergarten. This game is perfect for her. Beyond basic counting to move spaces, she learned that to play like a grown up she would have to count money, read directions, and follow the rules.
I also absolutely loved that the rules were adapted to make the game less complicated for children.
Some of the adaptions include:
– There is only one die
– When you land on a property, it has to be purchased
– Rent is the same as purchase price
– Properties only come in groups of two, so when you own both, rent is doubled
– There are no railroads or utilities
– There are no houses or hotels. You simply claim the spaces you own with special tokens
– When someone runs out of money, the game is over. You can not mortgage properties or sell houses