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GoktimusPrime
15th March 2008, 11:45 PM
I'd just like to stick this photo of a friend and I playing TF Monopoly. But this thread can be used for anything relating to TF Monopoly - discussion, pics... whatever. ;)

dirge, kup, my wife (not pictured) and I playing TF Monopoly
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/yourmum.jpg

A friend (non-Transfan), my wife (not pictured) and I playing TF Monopoly
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/tfmonopoly.jpg

Soundwarp
16th March 2008, 07:20 AM
I have it but i haven't played it yet......

Tell me Gok is it difficult?

Is it fun??

turtle boy
16th March 2008, 02:15 PM
I had a look in in mind games, some anoying games shop that smells of cheese. they didn't have it. anywhere elce i could look, any one have an idea.??

Borgeman
16th March 2008, 02:18 PM
ebay :P

George

turtle boy
16th March 2008, 02:23 PM
i'm talking stores that are easly reachable on foot...

i've also looked in target and kmart. big w has all versions on teh game but the tf one.

GoktimusPrime
16th March 2008, 02:43 PM
I have it but i haven't played it yet......

Tell me Gok is it difficult?

Is it fun??
it's the same as playing Monopoly only with a Transformers theme. The streets are all named after known locations from Transformers fiction (e.g.: Iacon, Dinobot Island, Maccadam's Oil House, Autobot City etc.), the train stations are called Transports and include things like the Space Bridge and the Ark etc. and the utilities are things like Teletran-1 and Vector Sigma. Community Chest are Autobot cards and Chance are Decepticon cards - both require a tech specs decoder (included) to read them!

The currency all feature Transformers on them, i.e.:
$1 = Bumblebee
$5 = Soundwave
$10 = Ultra Magnus
$20 = Starscream
$50 = Prowl
$100 = Megatron
$500 = Optimus Prime

The tokens are all die-cast metal and are: Optimus Prime, Jazz, Bumblebee, Megatron, Soundwave and Starscream.

Houses are purple and called "Energon Cubes", hotels are the same but called "Anti-Matter."

The only rules which differ from standard Monopoly are optional Transformers rules which take effect if you roll doubles. e.g.: double 1 is "Transwarp Drive" which means that you can move to any square on the board. Double 6 means that you can attack another player's property in order to seize control of it from an opponent. Successfully conquering or liberating an opponent's property means that that property then belongs to you. :)

griffin
16th March 2008, 04:09 PM
Removed off-topic postings about guns, hair, demanding proof of spouses and busty looking girls.
Some of those are not permitted on this forum, and others are just too irrelevant to be on a Transformers discussion topic.

Tetsuwan Convoy
16th March 2008, 07:33 PM
I love monopoly, only problem being is no-one else in my house does.

Anyhoo, I wanted to add some "House Rules" to make it more Transformery. As I haven't spent much time thinking of any the only one I have so far is if an Autobot and a Decepticon land on the same space, they have to battle it out. Roll the die and the person with the lowest numbers has to miss a turn.

I am also trying to think of a way to include their Tech Specs, without giving Optimus and Megatron too much of an advantage. For example addtional movement etc etc.

GoktimusPrime
16th March 2008, 10:56 PM
...or you could just play it with Attacktix pieces ;P

turtle boy
16th March 2008, 10:59 PM
the only one I have so far is if an Autobot and a Decepticon land on the same space, they have to battle it out. Roll the die and the person with the lowest numbers has to miss a turn.


That is a cool idea!

Tetsuwan Convoy
17th March 2008, 02:19 PM
...or you could just play it with Attacktix pieces ;P
Then I would have to hack out my eyes and burn the board after defiling them with such horrid abominations!:p

GoktimusPrime
17th March 2008, 03:24 PM
Oi! Don't knock Attacktix! :p

Seriously though, turning Monopoly into a war game would further complicate the rules (Monopoly already takes a long time to play as it is) and it would also turn off some people who just aren't into that sort of thing. I suggested using Attacktix because the rules of battlefield engagement in that game is really simple (i.e.: launch missiles and try to knock the other piece over) - believe me it sounds simple but it actually takes some technique and strategy to pull off well in actual play.

The optional TF Monopoly rules allows you to attack any other player's property so long as they don't own the entire colour group for that property if you roll a double-6. Once you've challenged another player you both roll a die. The person with the highest roll gets control of the contested property. It's a simple and effective way of having "battle" in the game of Monopoly without adding a stack of combat rules to it.

There are other TF battle games already out there if you want to play something more combat-oriented - but I think that it would seriously disrupt the flow of a Monopoly game... and quite frankly in such a long game that would be the last thing that most players would want.

More combat/war-oriented TF games...
http://images.boardgamegeek.com/images/pic51222_t.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51J21W6D3ML._AA280_.jpg
http://tformers.net/i/r/Chess_M/ChessBox.JPG
http://i11.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/bb/db/972c_2.JPG

Tetsuwan Convoy
18th March 2008, 09:19 PM
Oi! Don't knock Attacktix! :p

Seriously though, turning Monopoly into a war game would further complicate the rules (Monopoly already takes a long time to play as it is) and it would also turn off some people who just aren't into that sort of thing. I suggested using Attacktix because the rules of battlefield engagement in that game is really simple (i.e.: launch missiles and try to knock the other piece over) - believe me it sounds simple but it actually takes some technique and strategy to pull off well in actual play.

The optional TF Monopoly rules allows you to attack any other player's property so long as they don't own the entire colour group for that property if you roll a double-6. Once you've challenged another player you both roll a die. The person with the highest roll gets control of the contested property. It's a simple and effective way of having "battle" in the game of Monopoly without adding a stack of combat rules to it.

There are other TF battle games already out there if you want to play something more combat-oriented - but I think that it would seriously disrupt the flow of a Monopoly game... and quite frankly in such a long game that would be the last thing that most players would want.


Yep, and thats why I mentioned them as being "House Rules". I didn't say that they make the game better. Since this thread was opened for general discussion, then I thought I would add a few ideas that I had about the game. It is of course up to the individuals involved as to whether thay want to use them or not.

GoktimusPrime
19th March 2008, 09:15 AM
Well if you can get a bunch of mates to agree to playing with those house rules, then more power to ya. :) Just don't forget to take photos to share with the rest of us! :D

emech
21st March 2008, 11:11 AM
I saw 3 copies in Bankstown (Sydney) Kmart yesterday ($50 each)

Tetsuwan Convoy
26th March 2008, 06:54 PM
Well if you can get a bunch of mates to agree to playing with those house rules, then more power to ya. :) Just don't forget to take photos to share with the rest of us! :D

My problem is finding someone to play Monopoly with at all, under any rules....:o Problem with playing against myself is I often know what I am gonna do next...:D

iceburn
27th March 2008, 10:40 PM
More combat/war-oriented TF games...
http://images.boardgamegeek.com/images/pic51222_t.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51J21W6D3ML._AA280_.jpg
http://tformers.net/i/r/Chess_M/ChessBox.JPG
http://i11.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/bb/db/972c_2.JPG

here's my add-on
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5346/p3270094gm8.jpg

GoktimusPrime
29th March 2008, 03:32 PM
Last week I was playing TF Monopoly with some friends. :)

http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555430_8568.jpg

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555432_9028.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555434_9554.jpg

http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555438_654.jpg

http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555441_1473.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555442_1745.jpg

This guy seriously couldn't get over the fact that he literally owned Junk ;)
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555443_2665.jpg

He made a motza when three players landed on Junk!
http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555444_2944.jpg

http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555451_5005.jpg

http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/53/53/527315252/n527315252_2555452_5291.jpg

Pulse
29th March 2008, 04:19 PM
I can just tell you've turned them all into Transfans. Once someone's experienced the world of TFs, they're hooked. :p

cyclonusunbeatable
8th January 2011, 05:12 PM
did any one have the problem of typo's or did i just get the worlds cheapest knock off

5FDP
8th January 2011, 10:48 PM
did any one have the problem of typo's or did i just get the worlds cheapest knock off

There is a KO of the Monopoly game out there. If you purchased it locally just recently, it may very well be. I haven't seen it in the shops for a while now.

From memory, if the game pieces are not pewter but rather plastic, it's the KO version. There are other ways of telling but I never opened mine up.

GoktimusPrime
8th January 2011, 11:42 PM
Another way to tell the KO from the original is:
+ The Monopoly pieces on the KO are huge and plastic. The legit ones are tiny (same scale as traditional Monopoly pieces) and made of solid pewter metal.
+ The notes on the KO are smaller than standard Monopoly notes, whereas the legit ones are larger. Also the yellow on the $100 bill is a darker shade of yellow than on the original, and the print resolution isn't as clear/crisp.

1AZRAEL1
9th January 2011, 07:25 AM
As well as that, the board I got on the KO was a rubbery plastic mat, rather than an actual board. And I ended up getting the properties for Simpsons Monopoly :p