Advance to Boardwalk
was a Monopoly
released in 1988 by Parker Brothers
, named after the famous chance
card of the same name. The idea was fairly simple, across the boardwalk
, you would have a series of properties, on which you would build high-rise apartments
. Control of these properties lead to victory
in the game.
The board is structured as follows. Discarding all artwork elements, the board is divided lengthwise
into two sections: A sequence of properties
, and a net value bar, which you move up to complete
your goal. (As with almost any board game) The idea is to reach this goal before your opponent.
During your turn, you roll the dice, and then use that much "income" to buy hotels, and hostily take over properties on the boardwalk, by stacking
them on existing properties. By taking control of those properties, you up your net worth. There are different colors of properties, each worth increasing value. As with Monopoly
, there are high elements of chance and the like, including "Fortune
" cards, that add only good elements
It is a less brain-driven and overall fun strategy
game. It was released in a sort of Monopoly revival
by Parker Brothers
, along with other faily decent Clone
games such as Free Parking
and Water Works
. While not as original as Free Parking
, it is still quite a high quality game, and one worth owning.