Sunday, June 17, 2012

Monopoly Singapore: Then & Now – Review & Giveaway!

I am a huge Monopoly fan! I love this game, and have played it all through my growing up years. The good folks at Hasbro sent me their newest Monopoly offering for a chance to play and review this all-time classic game, Monopoly Singapore: Then & Now. Most interestingly, it is the launch of the world’s first double-sided Monopoly board!

I quickly managed to round up two friends to play a “speed round” with me, and we had a fun time examining this board.



Two board – one with Singapore then and the other showing Singapore now. Recognize some of the iconic places?



So if you choose to play a more retro-style Monopoly game, you can use the traditional notes, and use the brand new tokens like “durian”, “tiffin can” and even a “trishaw”… and my favourite “durian” as well!



There are even two sets of “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards for each board, and the “then” cards even had a more vintage-y look.


We decided to go with the “Now” version, and whipped out the electronic banking unit and the credit cards.



It was a fun walk down memory lane, as the three of us relived this classic childhood game! I am looking forward to introducing my kids to this game! Of course, my good friend R managed to trash us in the game, and at her request, here’s her winning stack of properties (with a “victory” sign to boot)!


Haha! Thanks Hasbro for a fun afternoon!

Monopoly Singapore: Then & Now is available for S$79.90 at Toys ‘R’ Us and all major departmental stores.

Oh but wait, here’s the GOOD news. Want a chance to get this new double-sided board? Your chance is here! SANses has TWO Monopoly Singapore: Then & Now sets to giveaway! Here’s how you can win one:

  • “Like” the SANSes Facebook Page here; and
  • Leave a comment on the Facebook post telling me who you’d be playing this game with if you win! :)

That’s it!

You have till Sunday, 24 June 2012 midnight, and the winners will be contacted via email on the collection of their prize!

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