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Collect, decorate and trade the much-loved L.O.L. Surprise! dolls! Instead of plain old properties and houses, L.O.L. Surprise! has come to add the element of surprise to Monopoly. Entertain the little ones with a cute game set that they are sure to love. 


Overview


Inspired by the adorable L.O.L. SURPRISE! dolls and accessories, it’s difficult to tell whether this is a board game or a doll game. Buy, sell and trade cute dolls instead of properties in this edition of the popular property trading game! Instead of Chance cards, houses and hotels, this set contains Surprise! cards, Stars and Emojis. Each player token is an authentic L.O.L. Surprise! Doll accessory, giving kids an exciting surprise when they unwrap them. Aim to collect all the rare dolls on the board!

What’s Included


A standard set of the Monopoly L.O.L. SURPRISE! Edition Board Game includes the following: 

  • game board
  • 6 player tokens, authentic L.O.L. Surprise! doll accessories
  • 16 L.O.L. Surprise! Doll cards
  • 4 Pet cards
  • 18 Surprise! cards
  • 49 Doll badges (37 Stars and 12 Emojis)
  • 1 die
  • money pack
  • game guide

Pros


For young children who enjoy L.O.L Surprise! and Monopoly, what’s not to love about this edition? One major plus point is that it comes with six mystery packs containing the player tokens that also double up as medium-sized L.O.L. doll accessories, totally adding to the Surprise! element of the series. When it’s time to pack the game away, the little ones can keep their player tokens and decorate their dolls with them!

This edition is also great at teaching young children how to add and subtract. The cute style of the game and its fun aspect is unlikely to feel like schoolwork to them. Simply assign your kid to be the banker and prompt them to calculate the payouts for each round!

One more advantage is that L.O.L. Surprise! Monopoly may look like a child’s game, but it is actually a spin off from the classic adult Monopoly and Monopoly Deal. Although the board is small and shaped like a junior Monopoly board, the game set still contains all the elements of adult Monopoly, such as houses, hotels and title deeds (doll cards).


Cons


Collecting the most dolls and accessories can be exciting fun, but not with one of the Surprise! cards in the game. That particular card says that the player can steal a complete doll set from any opponent, including all their Stars and Emojis. Additionally, there are other cards that allow players to steal a doll that is not part of a set. Depending on the company you are playing with, these cards could potentially be cause for hurt or arguments, especially if the players involved are very young. If you think that this may be a problem, it might be best to leave any offending cards out of the game.

Also, due to the low rent and high cost per doll, players may also potentially run out of money soon after starting the game. For instance, one doll can cost around $200 in game money, while it only earns the player $10 for rent. Some possible workarounds for this issue are to double up on the rent per turn or increase the starting sum given to each player.

One more disappointment is that some people may expect the game set to come with L.O.L. Surprise! dolls, but it only contains mystery accessories. Although the players buy and trade dolls, these are only represented as images on the board and on the cards that players can collect. The box does not include actual L.O.L. Surprise! dolls, which could be a turn off for some.


Overall Review


Is your child a fan of Monopoly and L.O.L. Surprise? In that case, getting this game will be a no-brainer! Sit back and enjoy a fun night as the little ones excitedly unwrap their mystery packets. Although Monopoly L.O.L. SURPRISE! Edition does not contain any actual dolls, your kids can always bring their own to play with!

Don’t be put off by the childish look of Monopoly L.O.L. SURPRISE! Edition. The adult Monopoly aspects of this game make it an enjoyable experience for children and grown-ups alike, as well as a great bridging tool to introduce your kid to math and classic Monopoly.

All in all, we really liked the adorable assets of Monopoly L.O.L. SURPRISE! Edition and believe it will fit right in with anyone who is also a L.O.L. SURPRISE! fan.

FAQ

Who can play Monopoly L.O.L. SURPRISE! Edition?

The Monopoly L.O.L. SURPRISE! Edition is suitable for 2-4 players ages 8 and up. It is the perfect gift for fans of L.O.L. Surprise! and Monopoly! Depending on the child, younger children could also enjoy it if given help with counting their money.

What is the goal of Monopoly L.O.L. SURPRISE! Edition?

Just like classic Monopoly, the last player standing when the rest have gone bankrupt wins the game. Additionally, players can aim to collect the rarest dolls on the board! Collect enough money to buy Stars and Emojis to decorate every doll set you have.

What are the main differences between Monopoly L.O.L. SURPRISE! Edition and classic Monopoly?

All of the classic Monopoly assets have been redesigned to fit with the L.O.L. Surprise! theme. Instead of locations and properties, each space on the game board contains a drawing of one of the L.O.L. Surprise! dolls. Players can collect doll cards for each space they own, earning them more rent. Surprise! cards replace Chance cards, and Stars and Emojis replace houses and hotels. The game also comes with 6 collectible accessories for real L.O.L. Surprise dolls in the form of player tokens!

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