Venan Entertainment and Electronic Arts make their own contribution to the improvement of the environment by bringing a hybrid into the mix of transportation choices, plus additional statistics, some gameplay improvements, and more in Monopoly for iPad v1.0.3.

So, adding a Toyota Prius mover to Monopoly‘s player representation pieces probably isn’t going to make a groundbreaking difference in air quality or ozone depletion rates, but it is a neat addition to a game that could use a little freshening up here and there. Let’s face it, the movers are a big deal to players, plus they’re the easiest thing to add and make changes to without messing up the classic gameplay.

Yes, Monopoly does involve that dreaded subject of math; although, that doesn’t mean players want to feel like they need a master’s degree just to play the game. Thankfully, Venan has added a nice new probability assessment statistic to the property management system. Sharing the Build button space, the Insight button displays the likelihood that each player will land on that property in a percentage value.

Speaking of assistance; Teacher Mode tutorials can now be activated in any gameplay mode. Need a little bit more help getting out of a jam? Sleight of Hand offers some tricks that can be used a limited number of times per game as something of a cheat. This option can be allowed or banned before beginning a game.

Further improvements to Monopoly for iPad v1.0.3 include:

• Easier Trade screen interface – Now drag and drop properties on the Trade screen and keep the action moving
• Behind-the-scenes adjustments – We’ve also made improved overall stability for Local Multiplayer, enhanced the animation the frame rate, and updated the Tabletop Mode experience

Monopoly for iPad is compatible with iPad running iOS 3.2 or later, and available in the App Store for $9.99.