Sunday, 27 September 2015

Hotel Tycoon Game Review and Competition

Now my oldest is eight he likes board games with some strategic thinking.  He can happily play the same game for hours whilst youngest bless him gets fed up, he wants a quick turnaround of games, nothing he has to concentrate for too long.  But that’s understandable seeing as he is still six; nonetheless the buildings in the Hotel Tycoon game intrigued him.  They do make the game look quite appealing; they are all very different and make you feel eager to travel the world in real life!


Youngest enjoys making things so thought building the hotels was an interesting challenge in itself.  Thankfully once built you can keep them safely in the box so you can start the game more quickly in future.  But I would say to get the most out of this game it helps to play with children 8+.

The idea here is you keep playing until all the other players are bankrupt.  It’s not an easy path to victory you do have to be lucky with the dice; if you are unfortunate you could keep being denied planning permission!  In principle it’s much like a game of Monopoly but with a more attractive visuals, the buildings are themed and colourful and to be honest we have played Monopoly so many times before we welcomed a change.  Its not as simple as landing on a space you do need to get the go ahead to be allowed to build your property, so it’s a useful way to educate children in real estate.  On top of that it teaches them the more luxurious your hotel the more you can charge players for coming to stay, so development is essential depending on funds of course!  Unlike Monopoly you cannot land on your property you have to have an entrance to catch them out/encourage them to stay.


I think that Hotel Tycoon from Esdevium Games is a lovely gift idea for Christmas, let’s be honest the nights are drawing in already, its time to quickly restock the games cupboard for some quality family winter entertainment.  Days stuck indoors can be long but with the right games everyone can have an enjoyable time.  Further more it’s a great game to encourage your children to strive, to aim to be a tycoon!  Why settle for anything but being the top dog and making a fortune in the process.

You can find stockists on the Hotel Tycoon website, it usually has an RRP of £24.99 but some retailers are offering it at a steal at the moment (Amazon £14.99 but not sure how long that bargain will last!), so snap up the game whilst its on offer and add it to your Christmas stash!

I have a copy to giveaway here if you would like to enter please fill out the form below by the 18th of October.

Win Hotel Tycoon Game

141 comments:

  1. This looks like a really fun game.

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  2. Thank you! My boys would love this game!

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  3. This looks fun, thanks for the competition!

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  4. This would be a great family game for us.

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  5. Sounds like something worth playing on rainy weekends!

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  6. This would be put away for christmas x

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  7. I love your blog! This looks a great game!

    Ashleigh

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  8. This game looks like good fun, my children would love it. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. xx

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  9. Claire Elizabeth Noke27 September 2015 at 21:42

    we're always looking for fun things to do when the winter months roll in ..... xx

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  10. Ooo So many childhood memories of this game :)

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  11. This game looks fab for all the family - perfect for those rainy Sundays!

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  12. That looks fun would be a lovely addition to our games collection for sunday nights.

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  13. would love to play this with the grand-kids

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  14. Looks like a fun game for the whole family :-)

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  15. Thanks for reviewing this game. It sounds suitable for challenging the children as well as entertaining them.

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  16. Sounds like a fun game. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. This looks like a great family game for rainy days

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  18. Been after this game for ages, it looks good fun.

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  19. Had "Hotel" when I was a kid and it was one of my favourites - would love this for my children (and for me obviously!)

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  20. We're big Monopoly players in our household, so it would be great to have a change!

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  21. think my daughter would like this xx

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  22. This looks like a game that I would like playing as well as big man

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  23. Fantastic game, we love family games :)

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  24. Thanks for this opportunity, my family would love this

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  25. Something to cheer me and family up after xmas dinner

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  26. Would love to play this with my kids

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  27. this would be perfect for christmas

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  28. Would be great to play as a family :-)

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  29. this looks like an awesome game! and I love your reviews and giveaways xx

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  30. Pam Francis Gregory2 October 2015 at 12:16

    Looks like great fun!

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  31. the game looks really fun, im sure my children would really enjoy it

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  32. We are just discovering board games, this would be fab to try out!

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  33. This game looks like great fun x thanks for the giveaway x

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  34. love your blog saves me thinking for myself so useful and full of great ideas x x

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  35. This looks like a fun christmas game guys x

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  36. fabulous review, the game looks amazing, great family fun

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  37. Would love to play this with the kids for some quality family interaction (and arguments!!)

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  38. Looks fun for wet winter breaks in my motorhome.

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  39. Like plenty of games to play for when grandchildren stay overnight

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  40. Fab blog... we love games in our house and this is one we haven't played before!

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  41. looks a great game to play with the family

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  42. Looks like a good family game - and great with Christmas coming up

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  43. I used to play this on PC along with rollercoaster tycoon and zoo tycoon lol

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  44. This looks like such a fun game

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  45. Another great game for Christmas!

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  46. Ive been wanting to play this one for a while now thank you xx

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  47. Our grand plan is to open a little hotel or B&B in the future, would be good practice! :D

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  48. This game looks like so much fun :)

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  49. I love anything to do with 'Tycoon' Games, I remember when I was younger I had most tycoon games on PC my favourite used to be airline tycoon :) I would love to win this board game!

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  50. this looks like great fun. The kids would love it (and me of course).

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  51. This looks similar to Game of Life, so I know my son will enjoy this

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  52. I like the look of this game! Thanks for the competition!!!

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  53. I would love to play this game with my daughter

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  54. I had the older version of this when I was a child one of my favourite all time games !!

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  55. Looks like a great game to play as a family

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  56. Always fun to try a new game

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  57. we all love a board game especially at Christmas

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  58. Hope this game includes mints to put on the pillows?

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  59. I like the look of this game, great family fun

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  60. Looks like an interesting fun for ll the family game!

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  61. Looks like a great game that would hep my grandchildren with their maths

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  62. I would love to play this game with my grandchildren at Christmas!

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  63. Looks like a fun game for Christmas day, fingers crossed!

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  64. wow this looks like a new version of the game 'Hotel' which I love!

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  65. This looks like a great game for the family

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  66. looks like a great game that we would play at christmas :)
    love your blog!

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  67. Looks like a great game, thanks for the chance to win it :)

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  68. I've never played but would love to, thanks for the chance

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  69. I have not seen this game before but think my grandchildren would enjoy playing it.

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  70. Looks a cracking game for the kids

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  71. Wow, looks like loads of fun, might even persuade to my two boys to drag themselves away from their computers for a while lol

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  72. Board games are so much fun spending time together.

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  73. This game looks awesome - would love to play it!

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  74. I always enjoying reading your blog :) and this game sounds brilliant!

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  75. This looks like a great game. We love a family game!

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  76. looks like a great game would be fab for my son's Christmas :)

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  77. This looks like good family fun - perfect for Christmas

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  78. Aw I remember when this game was first released years ago as Hotel so am loving its new revamp. I have the game but am hoping to win my daughter and her fella one!

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  79. Looks really good this one with the 3D buildings, great re-vamp

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  80. I had one similar as a kid and loved it!!!!

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  81. I had the computer version and I love the tycoon type games. Glad there is a board version too!

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  82. This looks like a great family game

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  83. I think my grandsons would enjoy this

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  84. Looks like a great family game for Christmas x

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  85. id love to play this with the kids

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  86. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  87. Lovely prize!
    Stephen Little
    steve_c_little@yahoo.com

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  88. This looks lots of fun - my family love competitive games

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  89. My daughter loves these kind of board games - excellent for xmas

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  90. Looks a fun game great for my nephew who is just starting to get into board games and a fun game for me to play with him :)

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  91. Looks like a great family game xx

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  92. What a cool looking game. Very handy to occupy my kids

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  93. Played "Hotel" as a child. Would love to have another family board game for rainy days

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  94. Yes - would like to give this game a go

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  95. Not seen this game before - looks good

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  96. Another great prize on your interesting blog - thank yoU!

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  97. Great prize! I've played before and would love my own set!

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  98. Not seen this game before - would love to play x

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  99. Our family have never played this but it looks very similar to Hotel that a friend had when I was a child.
    A.E. ADKINS

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  100. I have been wanting this game as it will bring back memories of playing Hotel as a child.

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