Monopoly and Monopoly Deal (MD) share a common ancestor, but like a great person born of a terrible parent you can't help but wonder if the 2 are even related.
In a Nutshell:
Don't let the title fool you, MD just has the veneer of the old classic Parker Brothers Game. Thankfully they've cut everything that sucks about monopoly and left just enough to let inexperienced gamers feel comfortable. However, I do miss the metal game tokens.
One game can be as short as 15 minutes.
It is a fast-paced game where you take turns drawing cards trying to make property sets. The fun happens when you get to watch the other players suffer as you charge exorbitant rents and steal their properties.
I think it achieves all kinds of corporate backstabbing in the way that the original intended.
I have played it with non-gamers, hardcore gamers, young gamers, stoned gamers, and my mother-in-law and everyone had fun. Unless you're the President of the "To Cool to Game Club" you will enjoy this game.