Tiafl | Added on: July 15, 2013
I have not played a board game online before and it is a fun challenge. There aren't as many cut-throat comments that were voiced when my brothers and I used to play the old fashioned kind. Hint - the screen view adjustments are the + and - near the top right of the screen. Now that I think I have a better grasp of the game I am off to play the 1st session again in Vancouver. I lost the 1st time but one of the automatic computer challengers went bankrupt before I lost to the very wealthy other computer challenger.
redhead | Added on: July 12, 2013
I never played the first one, but played the free trial of this one. Although I was just a little confused at first as the tutorial did not seem to really explain everything, I figured it out in not too much time. I found it very addicting, and was not ready for the free trial to be up. It is a little like Monopoly, only I found it more fun. I can tell it would have great replay value. It combines a mix of strategy and of course luck which is involved in any board game. My only real complaint after an hour of play is that I couldn't figure out how to change the view (close up or further out) although it seemed to try to adjust itself when it thought I needed to see more of the board; and sometimes I could not tell in which direction a player was supposed to move. Great game though.
OlderThanEwe | Added on: July 19, 2013
Not a whole lot of complexity, which is fine,... it's a board game after all! I enjoyed playing it, but was very disappointed that after 3 cities it was all over, just keep replaying the same things over and over.
cat_in_rv | Added on: August 8, 2013
I did not play the original Trade Mania, so this was new for me. I have to agree with another reviewer in that the rules were not clear at the outset. And I never did understand the trading, as you were never told what the original price of the commodity was going to be. But it was the trading that elevated it above just another Monopoly look-alike. Yes, there is luck involved. As always, the first player to a free space gets the opportunity to buy whatever is there. But good trades could really supplement your income, and these saved me more than once. It's still a version of Monopoly, but I think a more interesting one.