The board game Monopoly is a worldwide phenomenon. It has been around in some form or another since at least 1933, albeit it was known previously as The Landlord’s Game. Monopoly, released by Hasbro, is a veritable phenomenon in popular culture. It has spawned thousands of casino games over the past decade, with Evolution Gaming’s Monopoly Live being one of the more prominent examples.
The Rules of Monopoly, Played Live
Combining the tried-and-true framework of Evolution Gaming’s Dream Catcher product with the timeless allure of the Monopoly Board game, Monopoly Live is an interactive gaming experience. This live-streamed game is presented by a human host and a digital Rich Uncle Pennybags (also known as Mr. Monopoly), and it contains extensive augmented reality imagery.
The centerpiece of the game is a huge Money Wheel with 54 equal segments. A different number or attribute is represented by each of the Money Wheel’s segments. The numbers 1, 5, and 10 are in play, and there are six bonus rounds to enjoy. There are two Chance portions, three 2 Roll segments, and one 4 Roll segment.
You win or lose based on your wager on the number you predict will be shown on the Money Wheel once it has stopped spinning. Above the wheel, at 12 o’clock, is an arrow pointing to the winning section.
Betting on Monopoly Live
Place your wagers on the easy-to-use betting grid at the bottom of the screen. There are six Monopoly bills in this design, and they are all labeled with values from one to ten. Any of these outcomes can be gambled on by simply placing chips equal to the amount wagered on the bill of your choice. Since the Chance outcome is the same for everyone, regardless of their bet, it is not a choice.
Don’t procrastinate; the betting window is limited in duration. The Money Wheel will be spun after all wagers have been placed to decide the winners and losers.
Your bet will be settled at the odds you were given when you placed it if the Money Wheel stops on a segment displaying a 1, 2, 5, or 10. If a bettor wagers $10 on the number “1” and it comes up, the payout is $11. Similarly, if you wager $10 on the number 5 and it comes up, you will receive $50 in addition to your initial wager.
At the conclusion of the spin, a Chance card will be selected if either of the two Chance areas was highlighted. A monetary payout or multiplier will be displayed here. If there’s a cash award displayed, you’ll get it right away. If it displays a multiplier value, that number will be applied to each segment of the Money Wheel. The wheel will be spun once more while your original wager remains in effect, increasing the potential payout.
3D Monopoly: It’s Alive!
The Money Wheel is fun, but the 3D Bonus Game is what truly separates Monopoly Live from other board games like Dream Catcher. This is activated when the Money Wheel lands on the 2 Rolls or 4 Rolls segment, and only those who have wagered on the winning outcome can play. Betting on both 2 Rolls and 4 Rolls increases your chances of entering the 3D Bonus Game should it be activated.
In this extra segment, you’ll discover that Monopoly is so much more than just a game. The classic board is here, but this time it’s in the middle of a city, rendered in stunning 3D, with some truly breathtaking CGI to bring it all to life.
Here, Mr. Monopoly will make his way around the board, picking up various bonuses along the way. If the game was started by a 2 Rolls phase, you will get to roll the dice twice before anything else happens. The game will begin with four rolls of the dice if a 4 Rolls section was the trigger. You earn an additional turn if you roll a double.
When Mr. Monopoly arrives on a property, you win the property’s cash worth multiplied by your initial bet. Also, keep in mind that the property values will be multiplied if this feature is used after a multiplier has been activated via a Chance card during the Money Wheel phase of the game.
But while Monopoly Live is 100% faithful to the original board game, it’s not all good news all the time. If Mr. Monopoly lands on a tax space or a space with a fine card, you must pay the associated tax or pay the fine. Rolling a double will get you out of jail, which is a real possibility.
You won’t believe your eyes the first time you play the 3D Bonus Round in Monopoly Live; it’s that impressive. Some players have compared it to entering a different world, and while that may sound exaggerated, it’s not far from the truth!