The property trading board game with a twist! Anti-Opoly is the property trading game that lets players choose free enterprise or monopoly, with different rules for each path.
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Mixed (16 reviews) - 43% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2015

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About This Game

The property trading board game with a twist! Based on the real-world board game that took a stand against big business and plunged its creator into a ‘David vs. Goliath’ legal battle, Anti-Opoly is the property trading game that lets players choose free enterprise or monopoly, with different rules for each path. Decide for yourself: who wins? Is it the Competitor who charges fair market value for rent? Or is it the Monopolist who amasses control over whole regions and can charge much higher fees?

Features:
  • Enjoy a twist on classic Monopoly play by taking the role of a Competitor or Monopolist
  • Includes Anti-Opoly and two historical games that preceded Monopoly: Original-Opoly and Quaker-Opoly
  • Information about the true history of the Monopoly game and the legal battle over Anti-Monopoly
  • Local multiplayer for up to six players
  • Supports English, German, Russian and Dutch language options

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista® SP1, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
    • Processor: Pentium processor (or equivalent AMD® processor) 1.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® compatible video card
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Macintosh® OS X 10.7-10.10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo processor 1.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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Mixed (16 reviews)
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A88mph
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 3
Another varient of Monopoly, However, there are some ameneties that I would want with this game that it dose not have, like skipping animations to speed up gameplay.
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Buddy Dee's Ghost
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 1
An old bookstore game brouht to life. I remember trying to play this as a kid and it was way complicated. Still is...
Needs a good talking tutorial patch. Get it on sale and dont expect too much. As a bonus, it has the original quaker monopoly from before the 1930s. That one plays just like any many other PC monopoly games.
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Alphadog Edition
10.3 hrs
Posted: June 13
What is it? I have many houses but little money on hand. I didn't get any chances to sell houses or mortgage. What a game?
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carrie.stienen
0.2 hrs
Posted: May 7
Crashes all the damn time
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Damnit Archer
0.3 hrs
Posted: April 1
Every Time It would start up it was immedatly crash. tried re installing and it would crash, I dont like having Crash Simulator 2016.
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Alphamule
3.2 hrs
Posted: January 25
I really like monopoly and thought a different take on it would be worth trying. It wasn't.

Anti-Opoly makes half of the players competitors (C) and half monopolists (M)
What does this do to the game? Well, your income from all sources is massively reduced for C and all but 2 sources for M.
The main advantage of being a C is that you can start building on properties as soon as you own one, no monopoly required.
The main disadvantages of being C is that you pay the same amount as M to upgrade properties, but get half as much back. Example, if a house costs $100, C will get a flat rent increase of $10, while M will get a flat increase of $20. Which is another place where the game suffers compared to monopoly. The rent increase is flat, where in monopoly the rent increase is much higher, offering a better reward for your risk. In fact, there is little point in upgrading anything in this game because the risk/reward is so low.
The final noteworthy change is the RailRoads. C gets $20 whether C owns 1 or 4. M gets significantly more than in monopoly, starting at $40 for one RR, and doubling from there to $80, $160, $320. That's right, for the same money down, M get's 16x the rent from the same RR property.

I really wanted to like it, and in my haste I didn't pay much attention to the pictures shown after the videos. If I had, I may have realized some of the flaws and not bothered to waste my money. The story of how and why the game was made was more entertaining than the game.
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Bloody-Face
5.1 hrs
Posted: January 3
Well i bought this on the sale so it only cost like $3, i honestly dont think its a bad game it could clearly be 10000 times better but its not bad if you get it cheap. The Ai players are ok (they never trade with each other or with me). The graphics are a bit to childish for my liking, the developers made the font very funky etc so its hard to read the street names etc. The pop up messages for the Ai players are unreadable they so fast and you cant seem to set the speed. Lastly i cant seem to set my players name either so it stays player 1.
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Haldurson
1.9 hrs
Posted: December 26, 2015
I want to say first that I'm a board game lover, and I've enjoyed Monopoly, I've even read books on it, participated in a couple of tournaments and so on. So I thought that this might be an interesting game along the same lines. Unfortunately, this is a game that seems to drag quite a bit. In monopoly, you have to take risks hoping that you can bankrupt the other players. This game, on the other hand, rewards extremely conservatie play, which can be boring. Because you can be bankrupted if your cash on hand goes to zero, you end up having to pre-emptively mortgage properties and sell houses simply because if you land on a property, you don't have a chancer to do that. Monopoly is more free-wheeling that way, while this is too restrictive.

I'm not sure who this game is for . Maybe if you like Monopoly, but find it to be too much of a nail-biter, this would be for you. But I cannot recommend it.
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thrallking
3.0 hrs
Posted: November 6, 2015
This isn't really a bad game, it just doesn't measure up to it's competitors; that is to say, Monopoly. The animations are much too slow and the text is much too fast. That being said, what text I can read is the authors contempt for monopolies. If the designer focused on the game instead of his hatred for Monopoly (yes, that comes through very clearly) this may have been an actual competitor; instead it's more of a commentary than an actual playable game. There is a total lack of options save the sound volume. The Help file is helpful but only if you take time to translate it from the "I hate Monopoly" background. Speaking of which, reading the authors backstory with Monopoly I can understand his bitterness, but that SHOULD not make into a game; especially one designed (it seems) to compete with Monopoly. I own both this and Popcap's Monopoly (which is available here on Steam) and the Popcap version wins hands down. More attention to the game itself, minus the social commentary, would make this a worthy game. As it is, I cannot in clear conscience recommend this game to anyone. However, the author's background with Hasbro is a good read. At only $5 it may be worth the read, but I don't think so.
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Barcafan500
0.2 hrs
Posted: November 2, 2015
I agree with WarYore, only get this game if you REEEAALLY like monopoly. Otherwise, it is a waste of money.
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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
For Mega-Fans of Monopoly

If you like really like Monopoly, get this game. If your interest in Monopoly is casual (or worse) - pass. 6.5 out of 10 "Get out of Jail Free" Cards.

TL:DR - The inclusion of 3 game variants is great, the history features are nice, and Anti-Opoly itself is a neat take on the theme - but the graphical and audio presentation is lazy and very lacking, and there are a lot of missing features like custom difficulty levels and house-rules.

Special note: This is, as far as I know, the only way to play the Original "Quaker" version of Monopoly digitally. Yes, Monopoly is older than 80 years - and pre-dates Charles Darrow's version. Being able to play the Quaker version made this a must-purchase for me. Too bad there is no explanation of the rules for Quaker-opoly included in this game. Actually, it seems to me that this version plays exactly like Monopoly™. It's just slightly reskinned.

Pros

3 forms or game-play:
  • Anti-Opoly (Also known as Antimonopoly, or just Anti in the real-world board game edtion)
  • Original-Opoly (aka Monopoly - the world-famous / infamous board game that causes fights)
  • Quaker-Opoly (the true "original" monopoly, the version of the game that existed long before the one that got famous)

There is some history in the "Extras"
The stuff about Antimonopoly is a bit self-serving on the part of the author (the creator of the game Antimonopoly, and one who has fought lawsuits against the makers of Monopoly™) . But - the parts about how Monopoly™ was actually not created by Charles Darrow, and how Parker Brothers basically stole the game from the true creator are accurate - and pretty danged interesting.

Up to Six players
Most Monopoly or -Opoly-style digital games I've played have the player cap at 4. Having 6 players makes for a more interesting game, and keeps it less likely for one person to runaway with the game right off the bat.

They color-code the properties to make it super easy to know who owns what
One of the features missing in pretty much all physical version of Monopoly and other -Opoly-style games is an easy way to see who owns what. This game color codes the properties pretty clearly after they are purchased (a "SALE" sign on the ones that have not yet been purchased) so it is very clear and easy to see at a glance.

Cons

MISSING FEATURES

* No Online Multiplayer
Only local. You know how hard it is to get 6 people to play Monopoly IRL? Still applies here.

* No AI-level control
There are no difficulty levels. There's no way to control the AI of the computer players. In fact, I can't tell if there is any difference in the computer players, or if they all have just one AI. I think that each one would make the same trade at the exact same dollar level every time. There doesn't seem to be any variation at all in the AI.

* No "House-rules" or customization
For a game with 3 different -Opoly-style games, the lack of control over things like Free Parking, starting money, collecting rent in jail, bonuses for landing on Go, etc. is just sad. These things are in every Monopoly digital game I've ever seen, except maybe ones written in the 80s or 90s. Even knock-off mobile -Opoly games have customizable rules. This is very disappointing. The only custom option is in the Anti-opoly game, where you can set the win-condition to either bankrupt everyone else, or bankrupt everyone else on the other "team" and being the richest on your team. (Anti-opoly has two groups - Monopolist and Competitors. It's complicated.)

* No Auctions
If you land on a property but don't have enough to buy it, or just don't want to buy it - you don't. That's it. There's no auction option. It doesn't open up for other players to bid on that property. This would make sense in a two-player game. But for multiple players - the auction feature speeds up the game a lot by getting the properties in people's hands faster.

* No real help
The Help page is basically copied straight from the physical board game version of Antimonopoly. It even talks about shuffling cards and placing things on the board. There is absolutely no help for Quaker-Opoly. The help for Original-Opoly is bare-bones, but at least it is there.

* No way to save yourself
Let's say you own half the board. You are the only person with a monopoly at all. You have hotels on everything from Free Parking to Go.... But you only have $5 cash. You land on Baltic Ave, which you don't own. Rent is $6. You lose the game. Period. You can't sell back any hotels, you can't mortgage any properties, you can't offer to trade with anyone.... If you don't have the cash immediately on you, it's game over. This is horrible. This is a broken game, as far as I'm concerned. It is simply not the way any -Opoly-style game is played.

Don't misunderstand - trading, mortgaging, selling back property improvements... Those are all features of the game. It is just you can't do any of those things after you land on a property where you owe rent more than your cash on hand. It would be like me saying I'm richer than Bill Gates because he doesn't carry cash, and I have a $5 bill. It just doesn't make sense to claim you "Bankrupted" someone who owns half of the city because they couldn't afford your ice cream cone with the change in their pocket.

PRESENTATION

* The graphics are lazy and old-looking
This game looks cheap - like super cheap - like a port of a mobile game from 5 years ago cheap. It is really bad. It's especially sad for their treatment of the Quarker-opoly. With all the rich historic possibilities they could have gone with to create the worlds-only digital version of the original game - the board is mostly blank or just text. The format of the spaces does actually harken back to the original game, which I appreciate, but other than that, they phoned it in. It's disappointing.

* No customized skins
I know I might be reaching here - but the fact that all three games look pretty much the same (although, of course, the Anti-Opoly has the most dressed up look, since it's the supposed star of the show). The same light blue-gray colored board, the same wood-panel table background, the same uber-generic plastic colored pawns.... One of the reasons Monopoly™ has made millions and millions of dollars over the years is the fact that it can easily be themed to look like pretty much anything. The fact that this game has three virtually identical looking games inside of it is just - again - lazy.

* The music is boring and repetitive
I know you don't buy a game like this for the sound track, but you will turn the music off well before your first game is over.

* The sound effects are also meh.
The sound effects are a big loud and annoying (volume controls are provided, thankfully) - but they work. It's not horribly bad - just not very good.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM
Anti-Opoly itself is unbalanced.

The game "help" even starts by saying:
"Ready to play? Remember, all elements in this game have been mathematically constructed to make a fair game between competitors and monopolists. If either competitors or monopolist have the best of it in the first few games you play, it's because luck is on their side - or because they are playing better."

That does not play out in reality. Unless they've drastically re-adjusted the rules of this digital version, the Monopolist always have the advantage. Even though you may not have heard of this game before now, Anti-Opoly (Anti-, Antimonopoly, etc.) has existed since the 1970s. And every review I've ever read about it says that the Monopolists statistically win far more often than the Competitors.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
I want to say first that I'm a board game lover, and I've enjoyed Monopoly, I've even read books on it, participated in a couple of tournaments and so on. So I thought that this might be an interesting game along the same lines. Unfortunately, this is a game that seems to drag quite a bit. In monopoly, you have to take risks hoping that you can bankrupt the other players. This game, on the other hand, rewards extremely conservatie play, which can be boring. Because you can be bankrupted if your cash on hand goes to zero, you end up having to pre-emptively mortgage properties and sell houses simply because if you land on a property, you don't have a chancer to do that. Monopoly is more free-wheeling that way, while this is too restrictive.

I'm not sure who this game is for . Maybe if you like Monopoly, but find it to be too much of a nail-biter, this would be for you. But I cannot recommend it.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
This isn't really a bad game, it just doesn't measure up to it's competitors; that is to say, Monopoly. The animations are much too slow and the text is much too fast. That being said, what text I can read is the authors contempt for monopolies. If the designer focused on the game instead of his hatred for Monopoly (yes, that comes through very clearly) this may have been an actual competitor; instead it's more of a commentary than an actual playable game. There is a total lack of options save the sound volume. The Help file is helpful but only if you take time to translate it from the "I hate Monopoly" background. Speaking of which, reading the authors backstory with Monopoly I can understand his bitterness, but that SHOULD not make into a game; especially one designed (it seems) to compete with Monopoly. I own both this and Popcap's Monopoly (which is available here on Steam) and the Popcap version wins hands down. More attention to the game itself, minus the social commentary, would make this a worthy game. As it is, I cannot in clear conscience recommend this game to anyone. However, the author's background with Hasbro is a good read. At only $5 it may be worth the read, but I don't think so.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Well i bought this on the sale so it only cost like $3, i honestly dont think its a bad game it could clearly be 10000 times better but its not bad if you get it cheap. The Ai players are ok (they never trade with each other or with me). The graphics are a bit to childish for my liking, the developers made the font very funky etc so its hard to read the street names etc. The pop up messages for the Ai players are unreadable they so fast and you cant seem to set the speed. Lastly i cant seem to set my players name either so it stays player 1.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
I really like monopoly and thought a different take on it would be worth trying. It wasn't.

Anti-Opoly makes half of the players competitors (C) and half monopolists (M)
What does this do to the game? Well, your income from all sources is massively reduced for C and all but 2 sources for M.
The main advantage of being a C is that you can start building on properties as soon as you own one, no monopoly required.
The main disadvantages of being C is that you pay the same amount as M to upgrade properties, but get half as much back. Example, if a house costs $100, C will get a flat rent increase of $10, while M will get a flat increase of $20. Which is another place where the game suffers compared to monopoly. The rent increase is flat, where in monopoly the rent increase is much higher, offering a better reward for your risk. In fact, there is little point in upgrading anything in this game because the risk/reward is so low.
The final noteworthy change is the RailRoads. C gets $20 whether C owns 1 or 4. M gets significantly more than in monopoly, starting at $40 for one RR, and doubling from there to $80, $160, $320. That's right, for the same money down, M get's 16x the rent from the same RR property.

I really wanted to like it, and in my haste I didn't pay much attention to the pictures shown after the videos. If I had, I may have realized some of the flaws and not bothered to waste my money. The story of how and why the game was made was more entertaining than the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Crashes all the damn time
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
What is it? I have many houses but little money on hand. I didn't get any chances to sell houses or mortgage. What a game?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
An old bookstore game brouht to life. I remember trying to play this as a kid and it was way complicated. Still is...
Needs a good talking tutorial patch. Get it on sale and dont expect too much. As a bonus, it has the original quaker monopoly from before the 1930s. That one plays just like any many other PC monopoly games.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Another varient of Monopoly, However, there are some ameneties that I would want with this game that it dose not have, like skipping animations to speed up gameplay.
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
I agree with WarYore, only get this game if you REEEAALLY like monopoly. Otherwise, it is a waste of money.
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