As for the pieces? Well, naturally they're the items associated with various Doctors. Included here are (and I'll let you which out which Doctor goes with which item): an umbrella, a recorder, celery stalk, a bow tie, a sonic screwdriver, and a scarf. The umbrella token that arrived in our set was, sadly, broken, with the question mark having broken off, but presumably if that happened with a retail copy one could exchange it.
Disappointing as that pre-use breakage may have been, the game is still Monopoly and there is a reason why Monopoly has remained popular for decades. I won't say that it being a Doctor Who version makes it more fun, but it does make it feel more cool (in an insanely nerdy way).
All in all, we're happy with what we've seen of the Doctor Who holiday gifts and have our fingers crossed for a few more of them to show up under our tree Christmas morning.
The full list of potential gift items is as follows: Doctor Who: Limited Edition Gift Set; Doctor Who: Series Seven, Part One; Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote; Doctor Who: Monopoly; TARDIS Teapot, TARDIS Lunch Box; "Keep Calm and Don't Blink" T-shirt; Van Gogh exploding TARDIS T-Shirt; Golden (or Red) Dalek Christmas Ornament, TARDIS Robe, Doctor Who themed Salt and Pepper Shakers; Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 2013 Diary, Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Wall Calendar, and a TARDIS Christmas stocking,