No, we're not mad - EA's take of Monopoly on the Wii really does deserve a Gold Award.
It's not just that it does away with the need to spend ages unpacking the board, counting out the money and arguing over who gets to be the thimble. It's not that for only £10 more than a basic real Monopoly board, you're getting nine different boards and two very different ways to play. It's not even that it has a bundle of mini-games thrown in (all themed after Chance and Community Chest cards) that help break up the incredibly fun Richest mode. No, it's getting a Gold Award because on top of all this, it's just great fun.
It's ideal for families who want to play something together without the need for learning a whole new game and it's also a nigh-on perfect recreation of a classic iconic board game. Can board games really work on a console then? Mario Party might say no, but Monopoly more than proves otherwise.