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Pac-Man meets Monopoly in a delicious game of chasing and banking! A game probably everyone played while growing up, Pac-Man makes a comeback – but this time in Monopoly edition.

Play Pac-Man on the retro banking and arcade unit, while you juggle buying, selling and stealing Levels at the same time!


Overview


Embrace the nostalgic theme as you race your fellow players around the board to buy Levels, replacing the Properties of classic Monopoly, and earn more points! There is no money in this edition of Monopoly. Instead, players rack up points, which are tracked in the banking and arcade unit.

The handy banking and arcade unit takes care of all the points earned by every player, eliminating the need for paper money and adding to the immersive feel of the real arcade Pac-Man. Passing GO becomes more than a way to collect your salary. Now, you can play a mini game of Pac-Man too, earning more points in the process.

As always, however, watch out for the Ghost!

What’s Included


A standard set of the Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man Board Game includes the following: 

  • banking and arcade unit
  • 4 plastic arcade coins
  • 1 gameboard
  • 4 Pac-Man tokens
  • 1 Ghost token
  • 1 numbered die
  • 1 Ghost die
  • 16 Level cards
  • 4 Reference cards
  • game guide

The game also requires 3x 1.5V AAA Alkaline Batteries to operate the banking and arcade unit, which are not included in the box. 


Pros


This edition of Monopoly really captures the spirit of Pac-Man well. Fans of Pac-Man will notice that the design of the game board and pieces are extremely detailed, offering a window into 8-bit retro gaming. Everything about the set is reminiscent of the 80’s arcades, a sure selling point for the young at heart.

With the well-known gameplay of Pac-Man, this edition of Monopoly is also quite easy to pick up. All one has to do is to understand the rules of both Monopoly and Pac-Man, and they will be able to intuitively pick up the gameplay of Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man.


Cons


On the whole, we believe that Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man is a must-have for anyone who has ever enjoyed the retro game – doubly so if you also enjoy Monopoly. From the 8-bit player tokens to the Pac-Man-styled game board, we are sure that any Pac-Man fan will love the set. This edition also looks great in anyone’s Monopoly collection, with the 5 collectible 8-bit Pac-Man tokens!

This fun-sized game makes for a perfect time entertaining the kids. They may not play 8-bit retro Pac-Man anymore, but with Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man, they can now experience the arcade first-hand. At the affordable price around $30,recommend this game for any Monopoly and Pac-Man lover that wants to relive the arcade life again.


FAQ

Who can play Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man?

The Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man game is suitable for 2-4 players age 8 and up. 

How can I earn points in Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man?

Just like in classic Monopoly, you earn points by buying and trading Levels, which replace properties. Collect rent from your Levels to get more points. Additionally, you can also earn points from playing mini games of Pac-Man whenever you pass or land on Go!

What are the main differences between Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man and classic Monopoly?

Those who are familiar with the electronic banking version of classic Monopoly will not find Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man so different. While there is no paper money, the currency of points is handled by the electronic banking and arcade unit, activated by each player’s plastic coin token. However, Pac-Man Monopoly has a twist: while every player moves around the board as Pac-Man, they also have to move the Ghost token on their turn by rolling a special Ghost Die. Be careful not to get caught by the Ghost! 
In addition, instead of simply buying and trading properties (Levels), players can also steal a Level if they land on a space that allows them to do so. Power Pellet and Power Up spaces replace the Chance and Community Chest, where players can earn unique bonuses just like in the real Pac-Man.

Are there any new game pieces included in Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man Edition? 

Yes, the game includes a banking and arcade unit, which acts as a digital bank to handle all player transactions. The banking and arcade unit is battery-operated and also allows you to play a mini game of Pac-Man whenever you pass or land on Go! 
Each player gets a plastic arcade coin. To use the banking and arcade unit, they can insert the coin into the unit to play Pac-Man, check their scores, pay rent, buy, sell or even steal Levels.

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