I found Monopoly exciting when I was a kid, playing with my little sister and parents. But, when I've tried to play similar Monopoly games with my kids I found I couldn't get into them...I think my life got too busy to just relax and enjoy...not sure.
We still play board/box games in our house today - my twins are 12 and they and friends bring games over. I think that is important. During that time they are playing, nobody touches a cell phone or a computer or has the tv on!