Monopoly Junior is a great way to introduce children to the wonderful world of Monopoly games! There are many different versions of Monopoly Junior, and we recently had the chance to play Monopoly Junior: Yo-kai Watch Edition. Hasbro generously provided my family with these board games, but everything I say here is totally based on my own opinions.
Yo-Kai Watch is a popular video game and anime series on Disney XD. My kids weren’t very familiar with Yo-Kai Watch characters, but we still had a great time playing Monopoly Junior Yo-Kai Watch Edition. The game comes with a collectible Yo-Kai Watch medal that any Yo-Kai Watch fan will be excited to get.
This game sparked my children’s interest in Yo-Kai Watch. We are catching up with the characters by watching past episodes of the show. I took pictures of us playing the game – and the kids were having such a great time that they would not sit still for any of them. So instead of my blurry kid photos, I have a photo that mainly shows off the game board while we were playing. Each player gets an empty Yo-Kai game watch with five empty circles to fill with Yo-Kai game medals throughout the game play.
Play Monopoly Junior: Yo-Kai Watch Edition
As a parent, I love how fast and easy the Monopoly Jr Yo-Kai Watch is to play with my kids. My 4-year-old, 6-year old and I can play an entire game start to finish in about 15 minutes. Sometimes I stick around for two or three games in a row, which makes the kids really happy. They love for me to play games with them.
The Monopoly Yo-Kai Watch game money is simple – there is only one type of bill to use – the M1 (which we just call $1 at my house.) This is especially great for younger kids who are learning simple addition and subtraction. There is a lot less confusion about money and different values of bills. We add and subtract by one’s.
Like every other version of Monopoly, players roll the dice and move around the board buying property and paying rent. In Yo-Kai Watch Monopoly, players go around a Jibanyan-shaped board and buy up Yo-kai game medals. Players compete to become the first player to fill their Yo-Kai game watch with 5 medals to win the game.
Monopoly Junior Yo-Kai Watch Edition is for ages 5 and up (2 to 4 players.) Whether you are a Yo-Kai Watch fan or not, this is a fun version of the game perfect for younger Monopoly fans. My kindergarten student is looking forward to taking this to school on a special “Game Day” to play with his friends.
We recently celebrated World Monopoly Day (March 19) with a game of Monopoly Empire. This is a modern version of the classic Monopoly game. Players get to own the world’s top brands. Brands that get everyone excited, including XBOX, Nerf, Transformers, Yahoo! and Food Network.
Play Monopoly Empire
Every player gets a tower to fill with brand billboards they purchase as they go around the Monopoly Empire board. Opponents collect rent from their rivals; the higher their tower, the more they can charge! For two to four players, the first player to fill their tower with billboards wins!
Everything can be going great and suddenly come crashing down, thanks to Chance and Empire cards. Or you can be down and out, draw a Chance or Empire card and have the luckiest turn ever. You never know which way it will go when you draw one of those cards! And of course, you can always Go To Jail, even in Monopoly Empire.
The Monopoly Empire Game tokens are really cool – all of them are gold. Of course, my boys all want to be the golden Transformer head!
My husband and I play Monopoly Empire with our 8-year-old and 12-year-old sons. We all caught on really quick to the rules. Game action goes fast and an entire game can be completed in about half an hour. This is a great Family Night Game for families with children ages 8 and up. My tweens really enjoy playing this game.
Are you a fan of classic Monopoly, Monopoly Junior or any of the other versions? Tell me about your Monopoly memories. Do you play Monopoly board games with your family and friends?