For the longest time, my kids kept asking to play my Lord of the Rings Monopoly and since they're ages 5 and 7, there was no way I was letting them play it since they can't ever put things back on their own or play nicely. It was nice to get this as a gift this Christmas as it was a way for them to play Monopoly without it being way too hard (which is something kids don't seem to care about no matter what you tell them)The game is very simple, with houses and hotels being replaced with ticket booths. Jail becomes Lunch, Free Parking becomes Free Time, and the whole game is based around an amusement park theme. The money comes in denominations of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and there are only Chance cards. I've played it a few times with the kids and have been very happy with the way it seems to be helping my son learn addition and money counting through fun and games. He's nearly six and it's nice to see him counting and adding with eagerness.The one downside is that there's nothing inside the box to help pack it all up nicely. The tokens and booths all just fly around loose and so does the money and chance cards, unlike the plastic holder in the regular version. You'll need to use rubber bands and ziploc bags to teach your kids how to put it away properly, otherwise the likelihood of something flying out and getting lost go up.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]