Hotel Tycoon

Hotel Tycoon Review and Competition

Hotel Tycoon
Hotel Tycoon

We were sent a new board game called Hotel Tycoon to review.

Welcome to the addictive new family game for budding real estate magnates. Jet around the board snapping up land and title deeds as you go, then build your stunning Hotels – from the ice palaces of the Artika, to the skyscrapers of Uptown Towers. And if your guests stay long enough, they might just go bankrupt when it’s time to pay the bill!

Hotel Tycoon, Esdevium Games

My son was very excited when he opened the box to find he needed to construct several cardboard/plastic hotels in order to play the game.  He likes doing that kind of thing so it was a great way to keep him busy for half an hour.  For me, I felt a little overwhelmed with the amount of hotels that were needed to be made but my son had it sorted.  When these hotels had been made the first time, they did not need to be made again though.

Building hotels
Building hotels
Understanding the rules
Understanding the rules

We read, and re-read the Hotel Tycoon instructions and decided that we would play the game to understand them as we went along.  This worked better for us than just reading the instructions.

The first time we played Hotel Tycoon, we played with Grandma and Granddad.  Although my son is seven years old and Hotel Tycoon is intended for eight years old plus, he enjoyed playing the game.  We found that this game reminded us of Monopoly as the aim of Hotel Tycoon is to gain properties (hotels) and charge players as they land on the spaces near the hotels.  Hotel Tycoon is played by rolling a dice and moving around the board, with each player being represented by an aeroplane.  You can even get paid once each time you complete a circuit of the board.

Rolling the dice
Rolling the dice

This game does take quite some time to play so you would need to set aside a bit of time for it (I’d say about 45 minutes, if you’ve played it a few times).  If you are intending to play this game with seven or eight year olds, I would suggest that you play it with adults first so that you are able to get to grips with the rules.  My son got a bit bored the first time we played it, due to us stopping and starting to understand the rules.  We all had a much better time playing it the second time round though and thoroughly enjoyed playing.  The more we play, the more we get to know how to follow the rules so the better the experience we have.  I think that this game would be great for older children too.

Hotel Tycoon has a RRP of £24.99 and is intended for players aged eight years plus.  Two to four players can play this game.  Hotel Tycoon is a new version of a 1970s game called, ‘Hotel.’

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Disclosure: We were sent Hotel Tycoon in order to write this review.  All opinions are honest and my own.

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  • I wonder if it’s the same makers – I had the game Hotel when I was younger, exactly the same – and it was my all time favourite!

  • Tracy K Nixon

    I love Monopoly!

  • Mellissa Williams

    I’ve heard of this game, was it mentioned on Dragon’s Den? Looks good to play with all the family

  • Sarah Ebner

    My son would love this. He’s a big Monopoly fan, so I think this would fit right in. My favourite game when I was kid was probably Cluedo!

  • Globalmouse

    I LOVED this game when I was little!!

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  • Keri Jones

    I love Guess Who 🙂 x

  • Emma Smith

    I think Monopoly or Cluedo, old favourites!

  • Agata Pokutycka

    Monopoly or Scrabbles – we love them both

  • Monica Gilbert

    I’ve always enjoyed Life.

  • kim neville

    We like Cluedo

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I used to have this game as a computer game im sure, similar to Sims x

  • beautykinguk

    We used to spend hours on Monoploy, the secret is to always be the banker 😉

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  • Carol Peace

    It depends which grandchild I am playing with as down to age differences but Ludo is a good one for all.

  • barker162

    Like playing Logo

  • Sandra Lane

    We love to play Cluedo.

  • Alexandria Miller


  • ann clements

    I like to play trivial pursuit

  • Monopoly

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  • we love board games here!

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  • Joanna Sormunen

    Sounds like a great game! i think my son might like this very much!

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  • jacknutter

    Cluedo x

  • Michelle Banks

    logo game x

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    Disney Trivial Pursuits

  • LAuren Eyre

    Game of life 🙂

  • Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    Monopoly! With the traditional shiny pieces.

  • anthony harrington

    Monopoly, the all time family favourite

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  • Leigh Marea Boyle

    monopoly =)

  • Genna

    I am Scrabble mad, love those word games! But I do remember having “Hotel” when I was younger (this looks like the modern version) and I genuinely loved it, me and my sister would play for hours- a very competitive game!

  • Corinne Peat

    We love cluedo

  • Hue Lu

    It has to be Monopoly

  • laura stewart

    ludo xx

  • Fiona

    I just got ‘coppit’ from a charity shop, it’s from the 60s and I love it x

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  • Sylvia Fiolunka

    This looks like a fun game! I love board games!

  • Catherine Joyce

    I used to love playing Poleconomy which is a bit like Monopoly

  • Michelle

    Monopoly!! 🙂

  • Jayne Townson

    Mine is monopoly, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  • PamGregory

    We love Risk

  • Helen

    My favourite board game is Monopoly!

  • Pauli57

    Monopoly every time – the old classic

  • ashleigh allan

    I love cluedo!

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  • leanne williams

    Game of life 🙂

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  • Debbie

    I love a game of Game Of Life! xx

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  • Emily CD

    Monopoly. EJ Dunn

  • lynn heath

    I love a game of scrabble!

  • jaseos81

    I love Monopoly but never seem to win 🙁

  • Keith Hunt

    snakes and ladders

  • Maria Knight

    Scrabble 🙂

  • Gemma Nisbet

    Love a bit of Monopoly

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  • Kim Styles

    I used to love a game called ‘The Great Game Of Britain’ i havent seen it for years but it was definitley my favourite- if any one sees it ,please let me know!! This Hotel Tycoon game looks great though -perfect for Boxing Day family games

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  • WhatIsLazDoing

    We love Ticket to Ride

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