With the holiday season upon us, many people are shopping for their family’s Christmas presents. Something you may have noticed during your shopping is how expensive all the classic board games are becoming. Due to the fact that they’re everyone’s favorite and a staple in most homes, the price on them has become outrageous. The worst part is you know you’re going to lose a few of the pieces after the second or third time playing it and have to purchase the whole thing again; it hardly seems worth it. With the increased interest in free online gaming, however, there is now simulations of many of your favorite, classic games available for free online, like Monopoly on Poki or Scrabble on Facebook.
Here’s why its so beneficial for you to give these online board games a try.
It’s completely free
It doesn’t cost a dime to play Monopoly online, and there’s a lot of different simulations from which you can choose; though some are better than others. You don’t need to hunt down missing pieces, buy a new version of the game, or even clear out space to play it where everyone can see and reach the board. Not only is playing Monopoly online monetarily free, but it’s also free of hassle, making it the perfect alternative to the physical board game version of Monopoly.
Everyone can play
You can choose up to four players to play in a pass and play style fashion. Each player gets to choose a color from a huge list, put in their name or a nickname, and choose their own playing piece. This version of Monopoly is even easier for young children to play, as the game moves the pieces for you, prompts you about buying property, keeps track of your money and properties for you, and handles the action cards for you. If you land on another player’s property, it will even automatically take out the rent, so you don’t have to worry about it, making it easier for children of all ages to enjoy. You can even display it on the television for the whole family to play easily.
It’s very realistic
The graphics in the online version of Monopoly, at least on Poki.com, are very realistic. Beyond that, the game play is the same traditional game play with which you grew up. The cards displayed to the left of the screen when the game prompts you to buy a property are identical to the property cards you have in the board games and the same goes for both the Chance and Community Chest cards. The realistic aspect of this game makes it a terrific alternative to the physical board game, removing a lot of the hassle. With the online version, you can enjoy all the parts you love about Monopoly with realistic game play, but none of the parts you don’t like losing game pieces and keeping up with all of your properties.
It’s always fair
Unlike the physical version of Monopoly, the online version is guaranteed to always be fair. You don’t have to worry about the dice rolling off the table and having to roll again, someone paying the wrong amount of money for rent or taking an extra hundred after passing go when they think no one can see. Because the entire game is programmed and online, it’s impossible for anyone to cheat or be cheated by unfairness. The pass and play aspect is fun, as well, so the whole family can join in, rather than playing against strangers online.
The classic board games that are staples in most family’s homes have now become ridiculously expensive. When it’s so easy to lose pieces, rendering the game unplayable and useless, you don’t want to buy a whole new game and waste all that money every time because you can’t find a few of the properties. You can play an online version of the game that is highly realistic, completely free, and always fair. The online simulation makes it even easier for children of all ages to enjoy the game, as they don’t have to keep up with their properties or have to count their money. The nicest part about playing Monopoly online, rather than the physical board game, is that it’s completely free of hassle, as well. All you need is internet connection and a computer, smartphone, or tablet. You can even display it on the television so everyone can see and play.