There are so many Monopoly games out there now, it is difficult to choose which one to buy. I chose this because I thought it would be fun to play Monopoly in the twenty-first century! The basic gameplay is pretty much identical to the original Monopoly, but all the properties and game pieces have been updated.
The railroads have become airlines, the little pawns are 21st century items like a cell phone and laptop, and the properties are all American landmarks like Fenway Park and the Mall of America. It makes for an updated and fresh game of Monopoly, but still with all the great things that made Monopoly a hit in the first place.
I really recommend this game if you are in need of a Monopoly game, especially for adult play. The kids would probably prefer one of the new cartoon based versions of Monopoly, and there really is no reason to purchase this one if you already own a couple Monopoly games since it is only the novelty of the names of properties and different figurines that really make this any different than the traditional version.