Board games are now becoming a novel and an exciting form of social entertainment again. More and more bars and cafés are catching up on the latest trend, offering a wide choice of board games available for guests to play while having some drinks and snacks.

Just recently, Gameclub Philippines has released an online board game that’s another fun activity which can surely entertain and hype up your planning and strategic skills. What gives? JustRollIt is like Monopoly, where gamers take turns to roll the dice and move forward to become the richest player by buying, selling and trading property and cash, and by bankrupting their opponents.

Unlike the popular board game Monopoly though, in JustRollIt, you have the chance to win money and amazing prizes in real life: at least PhP 1,000 daily from a monthly prize pool of PhP 62,000. Qualified players can also join weekly and monthly raffle draws over three months for a chance to win part of a total prize pool of one million pesos. Interesting, right?

JustRollIt: How to Play

  1. Download and install the game from http://justrollit.ph/.
  2. Register for an account in ph.gameclub.com.
  3. Login to the game with your username and password.
  4. Select a character. (Note: There are 8 characters you may choose from, with each having its own special abilities or luck that will be useful during the game. A brief description about each character is displayed to help you decide which to go for.)
  5. Follow the step-by-step tutorial.
  6. Start the game (with initial PhP 20M).

JustRollIt: Know the Basic Dynamics

Buy Cities and Construct Buildings

Simply put, after rolling the dice and your character lands on a blank land or spot, you may buy the city and construct buildings.

Pay Fees

Aside from the fees incurred from buying a property, you may also be asked to pay rental fees when you land on other users’ properties.


However, if you don’t have enough money left to pay for the rental fees, you may either declare bankruptcy, request for a bank loan, or sell a property to gain back some cash.


I have tried declaring bankruptcy and lost (game over), so it may be better to just opt for the other two moves to continue the game.

Festival City

If you land on a festival city, everything is doubled. This means that if the festival city you stepped on is owned by someone else, you will need to pay him/her double the price. On the other hand, if others land on your festival city, they will need to pay you in double as well in return.

Color Victory

Color victory is a kind of small win where you earn double points or cash if you get all the same colored blocks. Don’t worry if other players got one of the colors you are targeting to complete because you may still acquire their assets later by purchasing it on a higher bid.

Win Conditions

There are four types of winning styles or strategies: get the other players bankrupt (automatic win for you), target the Triple Color Victory where you should own three sets of same colored blocks, achieve a Line Victory by having an entire line of properties on one side of the board, and aim for the Tourist Victory by owning all tourist cities to win the game.

A Review: Start Rolling with JustRollIt

Likes

  1. Attractive animations
    The colors, layout, and font faces used are neat and appropriate. With cool graphics in place, any user can definitely enjoy and become hooked into the game.
  2. Catchy background music
    The sound effects and background music are quite catchy and amusing. You will feel more excited about the next things to happen!
  3. Fun engagement with other players
    JustRollIt features a chat room where you can communicate with other users you’re playing with. In this way, there will be no stiffed time as you engage with them while waiting for your turn.
  4. Solid rules
    Having a clear definition of the rules is very important for any game. With well-explained mechanics, players, especially the beginners, may understand the game better and appreciate it to the fullest.
  5. No interruptions
    Several games today are partnered with interruptions. Ads would suddenly pop up during game time. But here in JustRollIt, there are no ads to shock and disturb you and that’s a good plus point.

Dislikes

  1. Quite overwhelming for beginners
    Although the theme of the game is not entirely a new idea, the modules of the whole program may be quite overwhelming for beginners. A lot of things seem to be happening at the same time and there are several sections in the game that still need to be navigated to know about it. To cut it short, puzzle pieces must be discovered and connected first to know all the areas and functionalities of the game.
  2. Can’t play alone or even with a bot 🙁

    There may be times that there are no available game rooms to join or even if you create your own room, no user might be available at that time. Thus, it would have been better if there are options to play alone or with the computer.
  3. Internet-dependent
    Another sad part for those who don’t have good Internet connection is that the game is heavily dependent on it. So if you are not connected to the Internet, you may not access and start the game.
  4. No mobile app version 
    JustRollIt is a client-based program installed on the PC or laptop. If Gameclub Philippines wants it to be visible to more users, offering the game to be played via a mobile application as a forward-thinking approach will make it more noticeable. Mobile apps can greatly contribute to brand awareness as it’s like a hip, functional, and stylish billboard sign that can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

Wrap Up

To sum it all up, JustRollIt is a great game to have a good time. Being addicted to the game is definitely not a surprise. I took pleasure in playing the game as the enjoyable interaction satisfies my inner competitive urges and desire to not only win cash prizes but also to master new concepts including an enhanced visual perception.

There’s definitely a lot to look forward to in this online board game in the coming months. If you have some spare time, definitely check this out! You might even find yourself meeting a new friend—or a lifetime partner—and become richer by a million pesos. Who knows? 🙂

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66 Responses

  1. Jeannette

    This looks like a super fun game! I do wish there was a way to play alone or with the computer since my family isn’t as into online games as I am but I’ll have to get them on board so we can try it out!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This is perfect for you then if you don’t know anyone who can play with you! You may play with other online players and even build friendship with them. 😀

      Reply
  2. Christy Maurer

    Well, that is a bummer than you can’t play it alone or with a bot! It looks like it could be a fun game, but having to find someone to play it with you might be difficult.

    Reply
    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Especially now that this game is just starting to get known, finding available players would really be quite a hassle. But rest assured, once you’ve joined a game, it would be difficult to not get hooked. 😛

      Reply
  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I love online board games. This one looks especially nice! I will have to try it out.

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  4. Kiwi

    Interesting an online board game! I know the children these days love a new technology game this should be fun!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The only issue would be if you want to play in the wee hours and there are no available gamers yet to play with you. 🙁 But the game is really nice and fun. 😛

      Reply
  5. Alli

    I don’t play online games, but my son loves them. I’ll have to tell him about this one. I’ve always liked Monopoly, so I may try this one. I do hate that you can’t play it alone.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Nice! I guess the makers of this game wanted to open a venue for better interaction with real online people as well that opted them to not allow players to play alone or with the computer.

      Reply
  6. Joanne T Ferguson

    I love board games and am a fan from long ago! This game looks to be heaps fun and yet another excuse as to invite friends over for a night of fun! I like interactive games where one can also make memories to laugh about!

    Reply
    • Rochkirstin Santos

      There are certainly some perks in playing board games the old way. But nonetheless, may it be online or not, these games are surely a lot of fun and excitement to be enjoyed with old and new friends.

      Reply
  7. Chubskulit Rose

    That’s nice that they are starting to incorporate board games into their establishments! Scrabble is the only thing for me though.

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  8. Lynndee

    That game makes me think of monopoly which the three of us love to play. The hubs and I are not into online games though compared to our son, but we could give that a try. It seems like a fun game.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Great! It would also be nice to play with the other players and be friends with them. In that way, you may also plan the dates of when you’ll play to ensure that there will always be a player available.

      Reply
    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, it is! You’re also given an initial money of 20M pesos every time you start a game so nothing can stop you from playing again even if you lose. 😛

      Reply
  9. Jeanine

    I don’t play games often but this looks like it could be a great one! I will have to check it out! We usually play board games, but a good online game could be fun!

    Reply
  10. CourtneyLynne

    Omg now this game looks super fun! Online games are seriously the best! Perfect for a rainy day!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup! You also won’t get interrupted because there are no popping ads. Play it for free and have as much happiness as you get from the old way of playing board games. 🙂

      Reply
  11. Ann Bacciaglia

    This looks like a great game. I will have to show it to my Son. I think he will love it.

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  12. mr_jeng

    interesting!! mind me asking though is this free to play??

    how’s the ads? wala naman??

    hmmmm

    interesting stuff!!!!

    Reply
  13. Nickida

    This does look like an awesome games. But I have to agree waiting for people to play with you kind of sucks. Plus it would be better with mobile options and an offline version that syncs back when you are online again. But it looks soo cool.

    Reply
    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, I hope they enhance the options they offer to cater the interest of more people as time progresses. But in any way, I believe that they have already built a good start from here which is a good sign. 🙂

      Reply
  14. Franc Ramon

    I miss playing old-school monopoly but this one sounds exciting and easier to play since its online as long as you have internet.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I agree! As the old style of playing board games is greatly missed, the convenience and availability of playing them online are promising to promote such games especially to the young and enjoy.

      Reply
  15. Life as a Convert

    I’m glad that online board games exist. This is going to make me sound like a terrible mother, but sometimes my kids want to play monopoly or other board games and I just don’t have the time for it, so I send them online to play them 🙂

    Reply
    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Playing board games alone as kids may also be a nice opportunity for them to be independent and boost their planning, strategy and thinking skills. But a little guidance once in a while is also better to set them to the right path and for you to share some of your great secret tips. 🙂

      Reply
  16. Bluedreamer27

    ang cuuute! It seems like a very addicting game and it’s nice to see that our favorite tabletop game can now be played online…
    also it’s nice to know that it is free to play yet you’ll get a chance of winning real prices ( i wonder how winners will claim their prizes though)..
    and Hopefully this doesn’t feature any of those non stop pop up ads.. I don’t mind seeing in-app purchases though…
    Love the multiplayer features (with chat system) too
    definitely a great game
    thanks for sharing Roch

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You can check their website to see the mechanics of the raffle and how to claim the prizes. 🙂 Yup, this game is indeed very exciting and I also hope that no ads will pop out in the future. Welcome!

      Reply
  17. Alex

    It’s best that you grab some friends to play with since you could win P1,000 by winning and playing the lucky game system found inside.

    If anything, it’s incentive for you and your friends to play with each other and maybe win some cash for a lunch or dinner out. 😀

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  18. Gabriel

    No mobile version makes it a non starter for me. I haven’t been able to sit down to play a game on a PC or console in a couple of years now. Looks like a pretty fun game though.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, mobility is very important these days since most people are always on the go and don’t have time to sit back and access their laptops or PCs.

      Reply
  19. rika

    I love games! I love board and online ames. I have to check these out. Sounds like a very fun game. I think my husband is going to love this game too. I play games to relax my mind

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Playing games is a good way to relieve stress. With a matter of clicking and making strategies, you will be able to free your mind from pressure, work, and most of all, you can win cash and amazing prizes. 🙂

      Reply

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