High-tech games are practically old hat. When the chips are down it's sometimes instinctive to yearn for tradition. And lately, many nostalgic parents have wanted their children to enjoy the same games they used to.
"Monopoly" was first introduced at the height of the Great Depression as a way for people to feel like they were acquiring property when they couldn't in real life. It also helped to keep them entertained while being cooped up at home with no money to go out on the town.