|What to do when you're not playing Sonic video games?
You could try these Sonic puzzles & board/non-video games. This page is all about non-video, non-electronic Sonic themed games and puzzles of all types. You can see both old and new items here, as several were made throughout the years. If they're able to be bought still, you can usually find the info in the description.
|Sonic Gear Main * Sonic Puzzles & Games 1 *|
|The famous game of money and real-estate, Monopoly opened its borders years ago, and allowed various themed versions of the game to be produced under the Monopoly official name. At last in 2012, Sonic gets a Monopoly game! The pieces, board, events, & cards all have a Sonic theme to them, so this game ought to be quite collectible when it appears. The box looks good, with cool poses for everyone, and a neutral chao too. (It's not Cheese) Discovered by SonicBoy19|
|Here's what the inside of the box has. There are the recolored hotels & houses (now Workshops & Bases), the cards, money, instructions, game pieces (below) & renamed community chest / chance into item box / badnik cards. The manual is all black/white but well designed. However the utilities have been replaced by the Babylon Rogues & the Chaotix. This is a very cool and clever way to incorporate more characters. The rail roads are also fun vehicles from the series. This is well done, two of them are the Tornado and the Egg OMatic, classic vehicles that re-occur in almost every game. The others are Exteme Gear and Blue Star from "Sonic Riders" & "All-Stars Racing", nice which are nice inclusions of recent Sonic titles|
|Here are the game pieces. They appear to be cast aluminum, but there's a lot of 'fins' on the seams from where the metal leaked after the pour|
|and quality control isn't such that they could get rid of it. Notice how Shadow's legs are sort of fused & his arm is connected to his head. The somewhat action-type poses for the figures are nice. It's also good to see they didn't just copy something else /some other pre-existing figure pose. The game pieces are: Sonic, Tails, Amy, Shadow, and a chao. However the pieces have small parts like arms and my Amy piece came broken in the box." Info by Shadowfoxx757
*They do apparently send replacement pieces if you bother customer service. Broken pieces ARE common.
|The properties are designed after zones in the games. Only the 3D levels and remakes since the Sonic Adventure DX and battle games & newer. However there is no order to the levels. Wasteland and polluted zones are mixed with future and jungle zones in the property sets. Most monopoly games would group like property together from lowest value to highest. The scrambling here makes it seem just mixed up.
There are 6 tokens/figures, 28 title deeds, 16 badnik cards, 16 item box cards, 2 dice, 32 house/workshops, 12 hotel/bases, game board & money inside the box.
|The game board itself is nice. It's big, brightly colored, & uses some nice CG art of Sonic Tails & Knuckles. The bright tiles make it look tempting to play. The box back tells about the Sonic theme & shows pictures of some of the items. The dice, workshops /bases are ordinary.|
|All Monopoly photos & descriptions in this area by SonicToast. Game owned by SonicToast|
|Here are the cards for Chance/Community chest or Badnick/Item Box. They each have CG character or item art & a Sonic related event. This includes "rescue Amy, get ___" or "collect all red stars do ___" or bad actions like "Kidnapped by Metal Sonic go to jail".|
|The instruction book is also Sonic themed, with pictures of the themed items & instructions. The layout is good and it seems easy to understand. There's also a 60 minute speed play variation.|
|The money is also Sonic themed with a different character for each denomination. Chao is a dollar, Rouge is 5, Shadow 10, Amy 20, Knuckles 50, Tails 100 & Sonic 500. They are all CG art, not stock art.
|This is a "9-in-1 Puzzle". But how does it work? Does it mean there are 9 different puzzles in 1 box? Each puzzle has a different modern CG or art image to put together. There are different amounts of pieces for the different scenes. It looks like 60 is the highest, and 10 is the lowest. The photo is rather small, so you can't really read what the dots say.
When was this released? Where could you find it? It looks like a fun thing, featuring a good selection of characters and cool scenes, plus getting 9 things for the price of one is also probably a benefit.