AdSense1_728x90_as

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Vegas (1969)

Vegas (1969)

Ratings

5.1 out of 10 with 23 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Players take turns rolling dice and advancing around the board. When they land on an unowned casino they may purchase it. Once they own a casino they may purchase 'tax stamps' for it. Once a casino has at least one tax stamp it is open for gaming.

When a player lands on an owned property with a tax stamp the player and the owner must play the house game with each other. There are four house games; slots, roulette, craps and blackjack. The amount they must wager is determined by the number of tax stamps on the casino. The loser must pay the winner. Remember, of course, the house always has the advantage (just like in the real Vegas). The winner is the last player remaining after all of the others have gone bankrupt.

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Hasbro, NBC
  • Year Published: 1969
  • Number of Players: 2 - 6
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 0
  • Playing Time: 60
  • Category: Economic
  • Mechanic: Betting/Wagering, Roll / Spin and Move
  • Family: Cities: Las Vegas (Nevada, USA)
  • Alternate Names: Vegas

Reviews

3 out of 10
By
It's got multiple spinners and a lot of boring gameplay/mechanics. I didn't know NBC made games with Hasbro at one time.

5 out of 10
By
One of my all time favorite childhood games - my cousins & family used to play this for hours, sometimes into the wee hours of the morning

6 out of 10
By
I have fond memories of playing this with my dad when I was a child, so my rating is probably higher than it should be. Now I'm playing it with my son. I broke out the poker chips. Now if I could get a mini-roulette wheel and slot machine, I think we could pump some more fun into this monopolyesque game.

By
Savers EC WI, 05/16/17.

7 out of 10
By
Similar in mechanism to Monopoly, but the added gambling aspect that can vary from casino to casino makes it much more interesting. Landing on Boardwalk with a hotel is ALWAYS bad for the non-owner; in Vegas, someone landing on your high priced Craps Casino could go either way. Family fun, plays quickly.

6 out of 10
By
Used to own, among a pile of games that got stolen. Friends and I played this a LOT back in the day. Fairly fun overall.

By
For sale or trade

5 out of 10
By
Played this to death as a kid. Essentially Monopoly with gambling. A few pieces are damaged and I lost the rules (though through the kindness of some here at the Geek I now have a photocopy of the rules). More entertaining than Monotony. Instead of paying rent on houses the casino gets gaming tax stickers to raise the rent/bet. But you have a small chance at winning back money. As kids we changed the rules that the $ comes from the person not the bank. So you can bankrupt someone by playing in their casino.

5 out of 10
By
Played this to death as a kid. Essentially, Monopoly with gambling. Property colors are the different types of gambling (slots, roullette, craps, black jack) and you upgrade properties by landing on them again and purchasing another gaming stamp (license) which increases the "rent" folks pay to play at your casino. The fun element was that when you went to someone's casino, you paid, but you also got to play their specialty (slots, etc) and could get a nifty payoff from the bank. Played again a few years ago and wasn't nearly as fun.

2 out of 10
By
random. no interaction. long.

By
I remember playing this Monopoly-esque game with my buddy. Wasn't great but I'd like to give it a try again. I remember it was a good time gambling to make money and acquire the glitzy casinos. A solid learning experience for a young, impressionable child :)

5.3 out of 10
By
VEGAS : Land Of Rising Real Estate Values And Gaming. Copyright 1969.

By
Thrift Store Find

3 out of 10
By
A clear Monopoly rip-off, with the only small differences being lateral moves rather than improvements. You still go around a board, but the ring is casinos, rather than properties. When you land on a casino, if it's unowned, you choose to buy it. If it's owned by you, you get a chance to improve all of your casinos. If it's owned by another player, you are forced to gamble, in a game of craps, slots, blackjack, or roulette that is severely biased in favor of the house. There is a small amount of decision making in figuring out how large to keep your bankroll, but whether or not you win is still going to largely be luck. Trading is allowed, but there is no set-collecting, so it's not much used. Not worthy of a purchase, even if you find it cheap at a thrift store like I did.

By
Bought [b][i]Vegas[/i][/b] used at a thrift store, read the rules, then recycled the components. Worth buying only if you want to use the plastic chips for something else.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...