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I love playing board games but hate setting them up let alone packing it away after you’ve trounced your six year old at Monopoly, they’ve got to learn! Anyway now tidying up will just be a case of putting the controllers away as Ubisoft have just announced the Hasbro Game Channel. Check out the information and screens below:

MONOPOLY PLUS

Product Description
Embark on a journey to own it all!
With a colorful and 3D lively city animated by funny little sidekicks, MONOPOLY PLUS brings the classic franchise to a new level. You can play the way you want using your game pad or your smartphone or tablet.
Also includes the 2D classic MONOPOLY board.

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Key features
A real living board
• A full 3D city at the center of the board lives and evolves as you play. You own a miniature world where each neighborhood has its own unique identity and characteristics. Its friendly inhabitants will interact with your progression throughout the game and celebrate your achievements, bringing a new dimension to your experience. Feel that you own something special and admire your empire grow right in front of your eyes!

Play the way you want
• You can change the rules and adapt them to your playing style. Play the famous Speed Die mode to spice up your game or select from a catalogue of 6 house rules chosen by MONOPOLY community members from around the world!

Your second screen is your controller (new gen exclusive)
• Use your Smartglass or PlayStation Application functionalities to navigate and validate actions or to keep an eye on your progression. Manage your properties and keep track of how much money you have.

A shared experience (new gen exclusive)
• MONOPOLY PLUS introduces a more amplified social experience. Winner or loser, the game allows you to take and displays your photos at very special moments.

The more you play, the more you win
• MONOPOLY PLUS offers an extended experience along with MY MONOPOLY: Take on new challenges for a chance to win rewards and new items for your MY MONOPOLY collection.

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Specifications

  • Platforms: Console digital – PS4, XBoxOne, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Asobo Studio
  • Street Date: September 2014
  • Multiplayer: 1 to 6 offline and online.
  • Core Target: Family with kids 7+
  • DLC: Mini-games pack

Only on next-gen consoles:

  • Access to HGC
    • User has access to all other Hasbro Brands
    • User can see which games his friends are playing
    • User has access to unique missions and is rewarded with medals/trophies
  • 2nd screen compatible
  • The game takes & displays photos at special moments

 

MY MONOPOLY

Product Description

MY MONOPOLY is an extension to MONOPOLY PLUS that gives you a chance to customize the Classic and 3D boards. Create your own game very easily by customizing the board’s center and spaces. Unlock customization assets by undertaking fun challenges in MONOPOLY PLUS.

For special occasion or just for fun, show off your talents and amaze your friends before starting a game together!

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Key features

Customization has never been so easy

  • You can create as many boards as you wish and store up to 9 of them simultaneously through a simple and efficient editing tool.
  • Choose from a large library of 2D & 3D elements to quickly create your very own MONOPOLY game. More than 120 elements are available right from the beginning (67 2D elements, 54 3D elements) and you can unlock other elements by playing MONOPOLY PLUS.
  • With 74 squares to customize in the 3D board, everything is in your hand to turn each experience into a very unique one.
  • Play to unlock customization assets
  • The more you play, the more you are rewarded! Complete 70 challenges in MONOPOLY PLUS and unlock 50 special 3D or 2D items that you can use to further your customization! The possibilities are endless!

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Specifications

Platforms: Console digital – PS4, XBoxOne, PS3, Xbox 360
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Asobo Studio
Street Date: September 2014
Multiplayer: No
Core Target: Family with kids 7+
DLC: 3D assets, new themed boards (Just Dance MONOPOLY board…)

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Only on next-gen consoles:

  • Access to HGC
    • User has access to all other Hasbro Brands
    • User can see which games his friends are playing
    • User has access to unique missions and is rewarded with medals/trophies

 

RISK

Product Description

Risk® moves into the present with modern armies. Keep the authenticity of the classic 2010 rules, with familiar map layout, 3D tactical battlefields, configurable win conditions and rule variants. For the first time, receive tactical advice while you’re making your moves to improve your strategy.

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Key features

Classic Risk® Rules

  • Using the 2010 rules as standard, Risk® offers an exciting strategic experience, with variants from previous sets as options so you can play the game how you want. Choose the ‘capture all the capitals’ objective for a shorter game, pursue secret victory objectives…

The map you know with a modern warfare look

  • Direct the war from your high-tech control room, fighting on the classic map layout that fans love, with a fresh visual twist.
  • Stunning visuals bring the classic Risk® map up to date with a modern, military look.

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Exciting reward videos

  • Earn thrilling videos, watching global combat – from epic tank battles to air combat – set in 3D environments.

Tactical guidance

  • IRIS is the main provider of information and she guides the player through every aspect of the game providing tutorials, tactical advice and feedback as to what is currently happening in the world.
  • She also reinforces what buttons the players has pressed, what things do, what has just happened – like the result of combats, when the player has captured continents etc.

Online functionalities

  • One-off Games.
  • League play.
    • You play 6 games in a league, earning points for winning games, for knocking out other players or simply for staying alive.
    • There are four leagues and you can gain promotion to the top or get relegated to the bottom. You earn medals for being promoted and for winning leagues.

Specifications

  • Platforms: Console digital – PS4, XBoxOne, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Street Date: Fall 2014
  • Multiplayer: Up to 4 players offline and online

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Only on next-gen consoles:

  • Access to the Hasbro Game Channel
    • User has access to all other Hasbro Brands
    • User can see which games his friends are playing
    • User has access to unique missions and is rewarded with medals/trophies

 


TRIVIAL PURSUIT

Product Description

Play with your knowledge in a fast paced TV Show experience. Unique question formats and diverse round types offer players a fresh take on Trivial Pursuit. Trivia is now more fun and inclusive for everyone through adapted difficulty levels and unique catch-up rounds.

Key features

4 Question formats

  • Standard multiple choice: Questions that provide 4 choices, with only one choice being correct.
  • Ranged multiple choices: Questions that ask for quantitative ratings and provide the player with 5 options. Player take turns and once a player chooses an answer, that answer is removed from the answer bank and other players can only choose from what’s left. After every player makes a choice, all players are awarded points proportional to how close they were to the most right answer.
    • Example of question: Which of the following animals has proportionally the longest tongue? Chameleon / Tube lipped nectar bat / Aardvark / Sun bear / Giraffe.
  • Category bank: Players are given a bank of 16 answers and must choose any / all answers that match the question.
  • 2 answer bank: Players are given a two answer bank and asked up to eight questions in rapid succession. The possible answers don’t change but the question does

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Exciting Rounds

  • 7 rounds with different rules inject social moments adding tricky ways to swing the odds in every game to offer players a fresh, original experience.
  • Some rounds rely on rapidity, some others on cumulative good answers, and you even have rounds where you will be paired to form temporary alliances (more details below).

Customize your game length

  • Put your knowledge to the test in the classic 5 round long game mode or go for a 3 round short game.

Specifications

  • Platforms: Console digital – PS4, XBoxOne, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Longtail
  • Street Date: September 2014
  • Multiplayer: 1 to 4 players local or online
  • Core Target: Adults 25+ playing with family or with friends

Only on next-gen consoles:

  • Access to HGC
    • User has access to all other Hasbro Brands
    • User can see which games his friends are playing
    • User has access to unique missions and is rewarded with medals/trophies

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Additional details

There are 7 different rounds, being selected randomly – excepted final round remaining in all games:

  • Switchategories – Round based on multiple choice questions.
    • Before each question, a player is selected to choose the category.
    • All players answer the question, but the player who chose the category can score 5x the points.
    • Each player gets the same number of turns to choose categories.
  • Close call – Round based on ranged multiple choice questions.
    • Once an answer is chosen by a player, no other player can select it.
    • Players are awarded points based on how close their answer was to the correct answer.
    • Whoever scored the lowest on the previous question gets to choose first on the next question.
  • Greedy Grab – Round based on category bank.
    • Wrong answers eliminate the player from the question.
    • Every subsequent correct answer increases by 100 points.
    • Play on a question continues until all correct answers have been selected or all players have chosen a wrong answer.
  • Team picks – Round based on ranged multiple choice questions.
    • For each question, players are paired to form temporary alliances.
    • Once an answer is chosen by a player, no other player can select it.
    • Points are calculated based on how close players’ answers were to the correct answer.
    • The team with the most points for a question is awarded those points; the team with the least gets none.
    • Whoever scored the lowest on the previous question gets to choose first on the next question.
  • Team grab – Round based on category bank.
    • Same as “Team picks” round, but for category bank questions.
    • Wrong answers eliminate the player from the question.
    • Every subsequent correct answer increases by 100 points.
    • Play on a question continues until all correct answers have been selected or all players have chosen a wrong answer.
  • Hot seat / rushed round – Round based on multiple choice questions.
    • Each player is individually given a predetermined amount of time (30 secs), scoring points for each correct answer.
    • Category switches between each question.
    • The player who scores the most points wins.
  • Finale – Round based on 2 answers bank.
    • All players are asked a rapid fire set of 8 questions with the same answer bank.
      • For each answer bank, wedge penalties increase for not giving a correct answer.
      • For each answer bank, the timer ticks faster.

Let us know what you think in the comments below, I hope I went into enough detail about the games.

 

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  • JustJohn

    Thanks Chazz for going all out and having so much detail with this story.

    Sorry my comment will fall well short of that ha ha.
    I’m still not ready to step up yet for a PS4 so it looks like I will be missing out some of the extras that go with the PS4 for now.
    Monopoly might be a buy for me, seeing I can play this with my daughter and it should be fun playing online.
    Even though this seems to have a lot of bells and whistles, I still enjoy the NES version from time to time.

    Not really interested in RISK, for me the only version I have ever had fun with is the PSOne version, I don’t know why but I just love that version.

    As for TP, this maybe a purchase as well, fun to brush up on some trivia and the various modes look interesting and might be fun playing online.

    • ChazzH69

      Thank you for the comment. Same here in terms of games, Monopoly is the one I’m looking forward to the most.

  • IceSamurai Dono

    Seems like a must buy for those random get togethers. Im not big on any board game but i like having the option.

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