The in-app purchases are simply cosmetic – the game can still be fully enjoyed without buying anything else. Each theme is created by a team of talented artists who delight in dreaming up beautiful new settings for our players.
We understand that some players do not like the concept of further purchases in a paid game. However, the majority of our players appreciate the opportunity to change up their experience with different themes.
Our goal is to offer more choice to our players while still making it a choice. If we were to price Monopoly based on the total amount of development that was and will continue to be put into the themes it would go well above its current sale price, and that wouldn’t be fair to the players who simply want the classic experience.