Just like most countries around the world board games are popular here in South Korea. There is a range of cheap but fun games available at Daiso stores (다이소), with most (including this one) priced at just ₩3000 ($3). This Daiso Korean board game called “Seoul Subway Monopoly Board Game” or “지하철 노선“. The game itself it basically monopoly, but with the streets or areas replaced by Subway Lines 2 or 3 each (the terminal stations on each line). Here are some brief instructions plus more pictures of the pieces and the game being played.
Basic Rules of Seoul Subway Monopoly Korean Board Game
The rules and aim of the game are the same as monopoly, buy the different stations and lines and get money for other players when they land on them. Expand your collection and upgrade your stations. There’s a T-Money (free parking space) plus there are small areas for buses, KTX and more. You still get money for passing go and it’s basically the same of monopoly so you don’t need to speak or read Korean perfectly to play this game or to enjoy it. Also for just ₩3000 ($3) it at least makes a nice gift or souvenir.
Interesting Parts of Seoul Subway Monopoly Korean Board Game
Here is the game board, money, golden train cards, station cards and other pieces:
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This is for those who live in South Korea 🙂
D; I always wanted to get this but I put it off and it sold out at my Daiso.. It looks really cool though, hopefully they restock
We saw it our local Daiso a week or so ago so it’s definitely still around. Fingers crossed the next time you go you’ll find one.