Playboy: The Mansion is a simulation trading game. The players will turn into Hugh Hefner and participate in the founding process of Playboy Magazine. This game was designed by Cyberlore Studios. It was later available by Arush Entertainment and Groove Games with permission from Playboy Enterprises. Besides, it is suitable for three platforms as Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Microsoft Windows. In which, Arush Entertainment and Groove Games were responsible for publishing in North America, on January 25, 2005. And the other regions were available by Ubisoft, on March 4, 2005.
In Playboy: The Mansion, players will feel as familiar as the experience The Sims. Players will act Hugh Hefner at a young age and begin creating this world-famous magazine. Players will start by running a small magazine company with low productivity. Next, players have to have smart development strategies so that more people are interested in their magazine. The management and construction Playboy Magazine have to do by many different jobs such as photographing models, accompanying articles in the magazine, and interviews. To do that, players have to hire and manage a journalists and photographers group. In addition, players also have to search for models to successfully build the Playmate event monthly.
Besides, players also have to build many exciting parties. At that, you can invite tycoons or celebrities. From there, you have the opportunity to meet rich people to persuade them to invest or PR for the magazine. Successfully organizing many big events will make your magazine more popular, increasing magazine sales. Getting huge profits is important. It gives the player a stable financial source to maintain and expand the magazine’s influence on life. Like real life, the player also has to own a beautiful mansion to organize attractive parties. The construction and modification will take place in different stages, depending on the financial capacity of the magazine. However, the gamer has to make reasonable calculations in expanding the mansion to avoid affecting the publication each month.
Finally, Playboy: The Mansion has a sharp image system, and visual details are careful. Although some details are not yet beautiful. Besides, this game has some sensitive images and is not suitable for players under 17 years old.