MonkeyRoyale: Online Gaming League Review

MonkeyRoyale is an online gaming community that matches people to play games and tournaments on Yahoo! Games and Pogo. They offer games in fourteen different leagues including cribbage, pinochle, dominoes and spades. I have been a member off and on for the past eight years; more off than on. I recently joined again to poke around and see how it was doing. If you are unsure about joining this community, I’ll help you out by telling you some pros and cons about MonkeyRoyale. You can even check out situs judi online terpercaya 2019 for more gaming tournamnets. You get poker and several other card games there. If you are a professional poker player you can even earn money as you play poker online.


The players are very friendly: For the most part, all of the “monkeys” (players) are very nice people. I was almost always greeted and wished good luck when I sat down to play a game. After about a month, monkeys would greet me by name when I entered some of the game lobbies I frequented the most. I was even joked around with and given virtual hugs.

There is always a tournament: Anytime, day or night, at least one of the leagues is hosting a tournament. There are many players all over the world, so they try to cater to every schedule. I was always able to log on and jump into one at 3 in the morning if I wanted to. Tournaments start on the hour and half-hour in the bigger leagues, and on the quarter hours for the less popular ones.

You can trade in you BananaBux prizes: MonkeyRoyale uses BananaBux as their currency. You can use it to enter tournaments and win more BananaBux. If you have enough, you can trade them in prizes, such as watches, jewelry or home goods. I’ve read on the website that you can also trade them in for cash; however I could not find how many you need in order to redeem them.

There are different levels of memberships: For a fee, you can upgrade your membership to either Gold or Platinum status. With those levels you get access to special tournaments and are eligible for better prizes. You also get double BananaBux if you win a tournament. I was a gold member for about a month; I didn’t manage to earn enough BananaBux back to keep it.


The owner: The owner of MonkeyRoyale is a bit unprofessional, to put it mildly. In the MonkeyRoyale forums recently I’ve seen him tell a player “you disgust me” and call another an idiot. I have seen that if you so much as think about a competing league or talk bad about MonkeyRoyale, he will most likely mock you publicly and ban you. I’ve never personally been talked down to by him, but I know many people who have.

You will be bombarded with “sales”: Every time I log in their homepage I am hit with “buy more BananaBux now” and told how great of a deal it is. The most recent sale is selling you 30,000 BananaBux for $45. Considering that most tournaments cost between 3,000 and 5,000 BananaBux that would maybe last you a month. As you can see, BananaBux are expensive and it can add up quickly unless you happen to be really lucky and win some tournaments.

They don’t give out the prizes they promise you: I entered a special tournament, which promised if I won I would be sent a free mug. I ended up winning, and jumped through all the confirmation hoops to confirm my prize, and never got a mug. I emailed a few times asking when I would receive my prize, and never even got a reply.

There are not enough games: If I tried to find a monkey game at a time when a tournament wasn’t coming up, I was pretty much out of luck. There have been times when I would look for a monkey game for hours, to no avail. It seems most people just hop from tournament to tournament.

Overall, I would advise you to skip MonkeyRoyale, and find elsewhere to play. There are other leagues out there that don’t require as much time or money. MonkeyRoyale just has way too many problems to make it enjoyable.