Maybe you have already played some of these games without a board. I can't even begin to count the Monopoly variations that I have played on video game systems, cell phones, and -- yes -- computers. Navarre isn't breaking new ground here, though. Companies such as Atari
Navarre's subsidiary is hoping to mix things up a bit, however, by releasing "Monopoly Here & Now" as an updated version of the classic with modern-day locales above and beyond the Atlantic City staples.
Why doesn't Hasbro just cut out the middleman and put out its own PC games? Perhaps it's the grim and costly lesson that rival Mattel
Besides, what comes around goes around. Content-rich giants such as Marvel
To be honest, I can't picture folks clamoring for Yahtzee on the computer. By the same token, done right, I'm sure some games like Clue and Life would make worthy diversions. I'm game. Are Navarre and Hasbro?
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