Monopoly has come a long way since its release. It has seen many editions, formats, and play styles. Likewise, with Pokémon, seeing so many ways to catch ’em all. With the Pokémon monopoly Kanto edition, you find yourself combining two family favorite pass times in one.
You travel the Kanto region catching ’em all with playable pieces such as the Kanto starters, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle. You can also choose from other favorites such as Pikachu, Eevee, or Jigglypuff.
The Gameplay: Kanto Edition
You experience trainer battles along the way, as well as surprises from Professor Oak. Basically, the Kanto edition Monopoly is played as other Monopoly games are played. You find yourself challenged while you collect the iconic 1st generation Pokémon in place of the iconic locations from other Monopoly boards. However, ‘go to jail’ is still a thing. Even though it is played like a regular game of Monopoly, the iconic Kanto edition sparks new life to family game night by offering a fantasy factor that intrigues younger players, and older trainers.
Making a great gift for the family, or an even better gift for a Pokémon memorabilia collector, this fan favorite Monopoly Kanto edition game is perfect for the holiday season coming up. It is just as perfect for a stay inside day during cold icy weather.
When Pokémon Go isn’t an option, you can always relax and challenge a fellow trainer to a friendly game of table flip… Uh, Kanto edition Monopoly.
One thing to take note about this Pokémon Monopoly: Kanto Edition is its attention to detail. Not only the detail of the Pokémon embodied in their metal playing pieces, but the houses and hotels are even designed around the Pokémon world for a truly wonderful Pokémon trainer experience. Houses and hotels are set to be modeled off Poke Marts and Poke Centers.
Pokémon Monopoly Unique Pieces
Interesting thing to note, aside from the 6 included playable Pokémon pieces, you may be lucky enough to stumble across some exclusive pieces that were obtainable at GameStop during the release. Featuring Cubone, Magikarp, Meowth and Psyduck. They also offered power cards at the time that matched each token and added a more Pokémon feeling. For example, Charmander’s card featured it using flamethrower, Squirtle was hydro pump and Pikachu was thunder bolt.
The only downside to this game is the rarity of the special pieces and power up cards, as they are hard to come by now days. However, sometimes replacement game pieces can be found on eBay. They would increase the level of fun you would have with the Kanto edition Pokémon Monopoly. Finding this monopoly board and gifting it for the holidays would make any trainer happy.