[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was half expecting this to be just a themed version of the original Monopoly game, but it's actually quite different. There are fewer properties on the board, and the concept of building houses and hotels has been removed. In its place is an element of strategy, with each player having slightly different abilities - eg. pay less rent or earn more when passing go - and the addition of The Child and several enemy pieces on the board.
The object of the game is to protect the child. As players land on or pass the square containing the child, they will take possession of the child, whether the child is alone or held by another player, so expect them to change hands fast and often. Players will move more slowly while they have the child, but will gain some benefits too. Storm troopers and Moff Gideon are also moving around the board, and encounters with them will result in a battle, though it's just a die roll, so nothing to complicated for younger (or older) players!
Games are generally a lot shorter than traditional monopoly, which may suit some but may frustrate others. The game is over when Moff Gideon is defeated in battle, at which point the richest player wins, or if the child is captured by an enemy, everybody loses.
It's a good quality board with metallic pieces. Fans of the show will appreciate it.
yes: I recommend this product