This is an extremely enjoyable game that features characters from the Mario and Dragon Quest franchises. It is most similar to Monopoly, with players purchasing and investing in real estate properties, however it takes a step beyond and allows players to by stock in other players' property and gain money as they make improvements. In single player mode, you can unlock characters and boards, and earn in game achievement trophies. Multiplayer mode allows for intense competition between friends as they balance earning money with preventing other players from doing the same.
We bought this game not knowing exactly what to expect. We read that it is a popular series in Japan, and as Dragon Quest and Mario fans, we thought it was worth a try. We were so right. This is an excellent game and well worth buying. The only flaw is that, like Monopoly, it can get rather lengthy.