Playing board games is one of the favourite pastime activities. These games are fun as you can play them with your family or friends. Now, what if we tell you that you can play slot machines based on some of the most popular board games ever? Playing video slots may be a solitary activity, but you can win some real cash during it. The game that has seen the biggest number of slot releases is no doubt Monopoly, so it is featured on our list along with other slot machines themed on board games. Stay with us to learn more about them.
Monopoly is probably the most popular board game ever. Created back in the early 1900s in the US, the game was made available to players outside the States in 1930s. One of the industry giants, WMS, turned the board game of Monopoly into not one but a series of land-based slot machines. Super Monopoly Money is one of their titles that were optimized for online play. It uses 5 reels and 25 paylines, and comes packed with bonus features that will boost your odds.
All bonus features are closely related to Monopoly. For instance, the Free Parking feature awards cash prizes, free games or multipliers. You will be offered to pick one of the triggering symbols to reveal your prize, which is a nice interactive element that adds more excitement to the gameplay. The game also benefits from the Free Spins Bonus, Monopoly Money awarding expanding Wild on the reel 5 and prizes of up to 100 coins as well as the Wheel Bonus feature offering multipliers and respins. A maximum possible payout is 250,000 coins.
Another addition to the WMS Monopoly series is Epic Monopoly II. This one differs from others as it uses the signature Colossal Reels feature meaning that the game is played at two reel sets with 5×4 and 5×12 layouts. The slot offers 100 paylines in total and uses symbols fully based on the popular board game. When it comes to bonus features, just like other Colossal Reels slots, Epic Monopoly II offers stacked Wild that replicates to the corresponding reel on the Colossal Reel set.
Other bonus features include Epic Wheel Bonus that can award cash prizes, free spins, dice rolls for the Around the Board Bonus feature, Chance Bonus and 2x and Spin Again. The Around the Board Bonus feature is the closest you get to the original board game as you are offered to roll dice and move around the board to win one of the prizes. The game pays up to 250,000 coins in a single spin.
If you like solving mysteries, you must have played Cluedo, another Hasbro brand. The branded slot based on the popular murder mystery game also comes from the WMS creative kitchen. Titled Cluedo Spinning Detectives, the slot features a 5×4 layout and offers 40 paylines. You will meet board game characters Mrs White, Mrs Peacock and Mr Green on the reels. The slot comes loaded with bonus features starting with Room Reel sets you can notice on the left-hand side of the reels. These sets use different special symbols and features that will enhance your winning chances such as stacked, moving, expanding and extra Wilds added to the reels.
You can also trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature during which you can win extra spins, Wild reels, cash prizes or move to other rooms by picking from 2 Secret Clue cards. The Spinning Detectives Bonus feature offers you to pick from 7 cards to reveal cash prizes, multipliers or more picks. There’s a lot of going on in this WMS slot and it may seem a bit overwhelming at first glance. However, once you start playing it, you will easily get all the rules. The top fixed jackpot stands at 250x your bet.
Snakes and Ladders is an ancient board game of Indian origin. Today, it is popular worldwide and it served as an inspiration to one of the industry’s behemoths Microgaming to create an online video slot titled Big Kahuna Snakes & Ladders. Featuring 5 reels and 15 paylines, the slot takes you to a Pacific island where you will meet wilds animals and a male and female character paying high-value prizes.
Although it is pretty plain when it comes to its appearance, the Microgaming product offers nice bonus features that will help you win big. Big Kahuna Wild will double all wins in which it is included in the base game and quadruple them during free spins. Free games are triggered at random and during 5 freebies all your wins will be doubled with the maximum prize standing at 200,000 coins. Another bonus feature is Snakes And Ladders Quest where you have to roll dice to play the actual board game with ladders helping you move up and snakes trying to stop you. If you manage to reach to the top, you will win 30,000 coins.
Jumanji is the newest slot on this list. Brought to you by NetEnt, the game based on the popular movie uses an unorthodox layout with 5 reels and 36 paylines. A 3-4-5-4-3 row structure makes this NetEnt 2018 release stand out from the crowd. Although it is based on the movie, the slot’s biggest draw is the Board Game round based on the board game featured in the movie.
Throughout the game, you can benefit from different bonus features. In the base game, they are triggered at random and can award sticky re-spins, turn 1 or 2 reels Wild, shuffle symbols to create a win or add between 4 and 9 Wilds to the reels. Once you trigger the main feature, you will be offered to roll 2 dice and move your token along the board, which is a nice touch to a slot game. While playing the Board Game, you can win free spins with one of the base game features active, the Mystery feature, extra dice rolls and cash prizes. The maximum possible win on offer is 50,400 coins.
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