“I had fun playing monopoly”
We played monopoly the other night – of the “family guy” variety. Our rules state that we need to go once around the board before we are allowed to buy anything… Well I ended up in jail 3 times before passing go so by the time I had served my sentence you can imagine how few properties were left for me.
Somehow I pulled it back, managing to cock block him from obtaining a full set and once all were owned we got serious with the “swapsies”
I hate the dark purple spaces in this game (usually park lane and Mayfair) I always get obliterated in one go from those bad boys and cant build up my own spaces so this time I flat out refused to let him bargain his way to owning them both. Instead agreeing to keep one each and build on them regardless.
As assumed he blew everything on building his up while I started with the cheaper ones and worked slowly- yeah it stung a but when I was forced to pay for restoration on each building but it stung even more when I got it all back (plus a hefty wad on top) when I landed on free parking.
Soon enough he was struggling, while I frequented prison time after time and watched the paper notes roll in (serves him right for ignoring my “family rule” of not claiming whilst in the slammer)
It didn’t take long for him to admit defeat, he didn’t want to play to the end as it was clear that he had been pummelled.
I had never won monopoly before… It’s a strange feeling. Bittersweet I suppose; It was exciting to win and even more so to win by such a massive lead but I felt a bit bad at the same time that I had sucked his bank account dry… BUT serves him right for spending rather than taking his time lol.
Alls fair in love and… Monopoly 😉
- Real-life money lessons from Monopoly (news.com.au)
- Does playing Monopoly actually help improve the finances? (blogs.abc.net.au)
- Monopoly turns 80 (wjla.com)
- What’s Wrong With Monopoly? (scatmania.org)
- Monopoly (selzbr.wordpress.com)