User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20

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  1. Dec 17, 2011
    10
    A great game for the holidays in my opinion. Although it can be slow at times and the maps can frustrate many players you can change the settings to allow faster game play and there are basic maps that everyone can understand and enjoy. If you love monopoly this IS the game for you and your friends. Its a much balanced version where even if a player gets half the properties in the game you can still win by playing the stocks. There is a substantial amount of luck in this game but what board game doesn't have a little luck? Overall this is a fantastic game that the entire family will enjoy. Expand
  2. Cid
    Dec 26, 2011
    10
    Very Good Mix of charaters , music , and the worlds of both Mario and Dragon Quest. The table game adquires this time a epic dimension of fun with your friends , family , and other people in a good online game.
  3. Dec 26, 2011
    10
    It's a funny game and the characters are in the videogame are sure a great experience. The music is epic an the artistic style is beautiful.
  4. Apr 3, 2014
    9
    this game is awesome, much funnier than monopoly, I'd say most of the negative reviews are from people who didn't bother getting too deep into it, or were alienated by kotaku, who was treating this game like the anti-christ of gaming and nitpicking on every detail possible to criticize it ( including the phrases on the back of the game box, saying phrases about stocks and such ( refering to in game mechanics ) and telling people it was that nintendo meant this game to be for rich people only.
    I think this killed some of the potential for this game in the west, this is the first game of the long running japanese series Itadaki street, that exists since the famicom, and it's one of the most amazing ones too, special boards, lots of characters, definitely one of the best in the series.

    Beware though, the CPU opponents won't take it easy on the player!
    and playing with friends is a lot funnier, but won't earn you any stamps, currency used to buy in game character customisation gear.

    if you like REAL board games, check it out!
    if you're a Mario Party fan, this miiight NOT be the game for you, since it has no mini-games or some of the crazy stuff the mario party series has, but I think you can still have fun if you get into it!
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Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    Boom Street is an original game that deserves to do well in the West. It is well presented and provides a big challenge for single players and lots of game time for board game aficionados.
  2. 60
    Interesting and quite complex desk game suffers from tediousness and not-so-attractive visuals. Boom Street is actually a kind of Monopoly game with more complicated rules. [Feb 2012]
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    62
    Intelligently redesigned but isn't punchy enough to be laughing all the way to the bank. [March 2012, p.96]