This weekend when I went to Target I found a Target Monopoly Game! I had been hearing about it coming out online, and when I saw it in the store I couldn't resist picking it up. I absolutely love shopping at Target and Monopoly's one of my favorite games so it seemed like a win-win!
In this post, I'll share with you exactly what's inside the Target Monopoly game, how to play, what makes it different if it actually is worth checking out, and where to buy it.
Table of Contents
Inside the Target Monopoly box is everything you need to play the game. The game includes:
- Board Game
- 4 marker pieces, Target themed (there's a shopping cart, a Bullseye dog, Coffee Cup, and Target Bag)
- 4 Target Shopping Baskets
- Community Chest Cards (themed as Target packages)
- Chance Cards
- Target Circle Deals
- Monopoly Money
How to Play
The goal of the game is to get as many savings as possible. To do this, you take turns shopping around the game board. On your turn, you roll the dice and move the number you roll. When you land on a space, you take the item's card on put it into your basket, as well as if there's a "Target Circle" deal with it.
When you go by the Free Parking Space or Go, you have the option to purchase what's inside your cart. When you "purchase" these items, you receive points (or savings) and those go towards your final score. The player with the highest number of savings wins the game!
There are also some added bonuses like the Target Circle Deals, which are little tokens that get placed on random items and can multiply your "savings". The Red Card, which you get whenever you roll a 1, also gives you 2x the savings points.
Similar to regular Monopoly, there are the traditional game squares like Go to Jail, Free Parking, Go Space and similar Community Chest and Chance Cards (Get out of Jail Free cards are still there!).
Is Target Monopoly the same as Regular Monopoly?
Target Monopoly is played slightly differently than regular Monopoly. The board is similar, but instead of collecting properties, you're buying items to get savings points. The biggest difference to me was that you collect items on the board and then at the designated spots, you have the option of buying them, instead of deciding as you land on the items.
Target Monopoly Review
My husband and I played the game and it ended up being a lot of fun! I didn't think the game would take as long as a regular Monopoly game would, but it did end up taking about an hour and a half. The game was a little confusing at first, but once we got a round down it started to click and was fun to play!
This game is a little more about luck than strategy, but there is definitely a strategy component to it once you get to check out and try to "maximize your savings" (aka get the most amount of points that you can afford in your basket).
We did also notice that there were a few things the rules weren't 100% clear on so we did end up having to make up our own rules (like a community chest card instructed us to take a savings card from another player, but didn't specify which one), but that didn't really take away from the game.
Overall we really enjoyed the game. I did appreciate that it was unique and not just a copy of Monopoly with Target-theming thrown on it. This was the first time I had played a special edition Monopoly game so I really liked that it was unique and still fun!
If you're a Target fan (or Monopoly game collector), you'll love the Target Monopoly game. The game is unique and isn't a complete copy of Monopoly and overall it's fun! It's a little pricey at $25 but it is a fun game and if you're a Target fan you'll definitely love it.
Where to Buy
Target Monopoly can be purchased in-store or online at Target. It is marked as a limited edition so it's unknown how long it'll be available.I would recommend picking it up sooner than later just in case it's not around very long - my Target store sold out within a few hours of it releasing!
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