Admittedly, when our neighbors handed us Pokemon Monopoly, I rolled my eyes. I thought "OH GESH!" and was tempted to get rid of it. However, the children convinced me otherwise. I am extremely grateful for that.
We have had this game for about a year now and play with it almost on a weekly basis. The idea of this game compared to the original is about the same. Instead of houses and hotels, you have Poke Marts and Poke Centers. There are no railroads or utilities, but are replaced with Pokeballs and Islands. Some properties have fewer blocks as well.
Overall, we find this game to take up less time than the original monopoly. With 2 children ages 10 and 6 with 2 adults, we are able to finish the game in about 5 hours. While to some that might be a long time, we have averaged about 13 hours with the original. A huge difference!
My daughter, who is 6 years old, just loves this game. As an added bonus, she gets to practice her math and reading skills - for many hours on end. She never gets tired of it and eager wants to play again. My son, who is 10 years old (not a real Pokemon fan) enjoys himself and is able to give this game his full attention.
Pokemon Monopoly: Gotta Catch Em' All, might send some parents running, but it really does deserve credit. It's a really fun and very educational game in disguise. A great way to gather the family together, play, and eat popcorn.