Houses and hotels. Boardwalk, Park Place and Baltic Avenue. Getting sent to jail, and directly to jail, without passing Go, and without collecting $200. These are things all instantly familiar to anyone who's ever played Monopoly.
And after over 70 years of existence as one of the world's most popular and timeless board game designs, that should include just about everyone -- it's rare to find someone who has never, at least once, rolled the dice to send their racecar hopping toward the Waterworks. So EA's latest video game version of the venerable race for real estate enjoys instant recognition right off the bat.