This 2015 release of Hasbro Star Wars Monopoly takes the traditional Monopoly board game outside the box, adapting play to the Star Wars theme.
While some of the game play will feel familiar, the Star Wars Monopoly rules have been modified to shorten game play while keeping it engaging and fun for younger players.
In this review, we will detail the game rules, list what’s in the box and how all the elements tie together for some fast, fun entertainment at a reasonable price.
2015 Star Wars Monopoly Game Design
Most notable is this Monopoly game board is round. Properties (planet bases) are color coded on the board with each color group belonging to a specific planet in a galaxy far, far away.
Gone are the Utility and Railroad spaces, Community Chest and Chance Cards. These have been replaced with Imperial Star Destroyer, Millennium Falcon, Hyperdrive and Bounty Hunter spaces.
You can still “Go to Jail” and you will still collect $200 for passing “GO”. You also have the iconic “FREE PARKING” space. The traditional Monopoly “Income Tax” space has been replaced by “Trade Federation Tax”.
Here’s what you get in the box with purchase:
- 1 – Star Wars Monopoly Game Board
- 4 – Star Wars Episode VII Character Tokens (2 Rebel and 2 First Order)
- 48 – Double-sided Planetary Bases
- 36 – Force Cards
- 4 – Symbol Cards
- 2 – Game Dice
- 1 – Star Wars Money Pack
- 1 – Rules and Game Guide
Star Wars Monopoly Rules and Game Play
- In this game, for 2 to 4 players, you must choose a side to play on…either you are with the Rebel Alliance or you are with the First Order (Dark Side).
- Each player will choose a Player Character — blue for the Alliance and red for the Dark Side plus a card that matches the symbol for your chosen side.
- The game play begins like the typical Monopoly game where one player rolls the dice and moves the number of spaces on the dice. If a player roles doubles he goes again but if the player rolls three doubles in a row, they go to jail and need to pay $100 to get out or roll doubles again.
- Players that land on a planetary base and want to buy it, pay the price on the board. Each property corresponds to a planet just above the color-coded base blocks and are connected by a series of hexagon shapes. A colored double-sided hexagon token for the side you are playing is placed in the hexagon shape. If someone from the other side lands on one of your properties, they pay the value in the planet hexagon above the property. If someone on your own side lands on your property they pay HALF the amount shown in the hexagon.
- Taking the place of Chance and Community Chest spaces on the standard Monopoly game board are Imperial Star Destroyer and Millennium Falcon spaces. If you land on one of these and it is your color, you will take a dual-message card and add it to your hand. You will be able to play the top part of the card, corresponding to your color later on. If you land on one of these spaces and it is NOT your color then you must immediately do whatever the card says — these cards can dramatically change your position in the game.
- There are also a four (4) Hyperdrive spaces on the game board. When you land on the Hyperdrive space you can immediately go to any unowned property between the space you landed on and the next Hyperdrive space and buy that property.
- The single Bounty Hunter space can also be a game changer. If you land on that space you can take any property you want for FREE from any other another player in the game.
- You keep playing until all the properties are owned and the player whoever has the most of one color of the planetary base tokens wins.
Unlike traditional Monopoly, there is no trading of properties between players in this game play.
Star Wars 2015 Monopoly Game Facts
- This Star Wars Monopoly 2015 version is officially licensed Disney Star Wars merchandise manufactured for Hasbro outside the US and is imported.
- The box features the characters and theme from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
- It is recommended by Hasbro for Ages 8 and older and for 2 to 4 players.
- Playing time for this game is around 30 minutes.
- Pricing has been determined by the supplier and not our Star Wars bedding review site.
- Pricing will change based on popularity and availability.
Monopoly Game Star Wars
- Star Wars version of the classic Monoploy game challenges you to dominate the universe
- Works like the fast-trading property game but with planets and bases
- Force cards change your destiny as you play
- Includes Episode VII and Legacy tokens
- Includes gameboard, 4 character tokens (2 Rebel, 2 Empire), 44 bases (22 Rebel, 22 Empire, all double-sided), 18 Rebel Force cards, 18 Empire Force cards, 4 symbol cards, 2 dice, 1 money pack and game guide.