Summary: This is the second time I have purchased this product and both times it will not launch. Checked several web sites since I am using windows 7 on two computers for solutions and no luck. Good thing it is so cheap I can't be bothered to send it back...but somewhat more than a couple of coasters.
Computer advantage and the game is the same ole game
Just A Guy "Just A Guy", Amazon
20 January 2013
Summary: There is a reason this game is so cheap. I didn't believe the write-ups about the system being set up for the computer to win. Well, I have played it for a week now, and that is the case. It gets really frustrating. Plus, it is the exact same game except the values are a lot more. So, you aren't playing anything special, and the game is rigged in the computer's favor. It gets really frustrating.
Summary: I get very irritated, when I have to find the CD, take it out of the case, insert it in the computer, play the game (the only part not irritating), eject the CD, put it in the case, store it where i can find next time. Then do all this again to play the next game.
Summary: I'm surprised at how highly rated this game is. I'm not suggesting that it's horrible, but even at $7, it becomes a waste after a few games. The graphics are fine, the sound is fine, and it lets you change some of the rules, which is neat. The problem is twofold: 1) trades are a little cumbersome and 2) the computers' A.I. is weak, at best.
Summary: I picked this up to replace a much older version of this electronic game. It loaded much better than the 2001 version I had and the graphics are excellent. It is fun to play and enjoy - BUT It does have some bugs in the software and Encore USA provides no support and is just about impossible to reach in a meaningful way. Its web site has no way to log a problem nor does it offer a patch. Its FAQ on the game is 3 questions long and just about useless.
Summary: This game is most definitely fixed so the computer can't lose. My husband and I played this a few times and loved it, but then we noticed when we added computer players that they could not lose a game. They let me beat my husband, or vice versa, but each time the game got to the point where one of us owned the majority of properties with houses on each property, the computer players started rolling whatever they had to in order to never land on anything that would make...