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#6 Alls fair in love and … Monopoly

21 Apr
Monopoly

Monopoly (Photo credit: Mike_fleming)

“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 😉

xBx

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Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Honestly...

 

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21 responses to “#6 Alls fair in love and … Monopoly

  1. Dan Q

    April 21, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I don’t like the “go round the board once” house rule, because – as stated in my blog post, which you linked to – it adds more luck to a game already swamped with a superfluity of it. On the other hand, as your example shows, it is possible to be incredibly unlucky during the first trip round the board and still come out on top, so perhaps the impact isn’t as bad as I thought.

    Or perhaps the influence of all of the lucky (and unlucky) rolls over the rest of the game is sufficient to wear out the effect of the “go round the board once” house rule. The “once around the board” house rule does have the interesting effect of making an asymmetric start to the game (with different players ‘starting’ in different places, potentially with different amounts of money, etc.), but I can’t help but feel that perhaps this could be achieved in a way that isn’t so unbalanced.

    I maintain that the single best rule of Monopoly is the auction rule. Ironically, it’s the rule that seems to be most often ‘dropped’ as a house rule! Do you play with the auction rule?

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      April 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

      I enjoyed your post – and to be fair I don’t usually enjoy monopoly either. I’ve never heard of the auction rule I don’t think

       
  2. greenembers

    April 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Haha, sounds like you had a great time. 🙂

     
  3. beetleypete

    April 21, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Now you’re talking. Monopoly! During the mid-1970’s my good friend Brian and myself would play games that ran all night, real grudge matches! I don’t recall the rule changes, but there were many. I do remember that we were fiercely attached to out moving pieces. I had a racing car (the old-fashioned type), and I think he always had the dog. I was addicted to collecting the utilities and stations, as their slow but steady income always helped. I have rarely played it since, as I don’t think that I could ever reach the dizzy heights of those games,almost 40 years ago.
    Playing games together though. Great progress…As ever, Pete.X

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      April 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      It really is a game cabable of splitting up the strongest of partnerships so for us to play and not kill each other was a huge surprise lol. I used to like being the hat…because it made a better tap tap tap noise than the others 🙂

       
  4. beetleypete

    April 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Blooming typos! ( out instead of our) Too excited, that’s me…

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      April 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      talk about typos …cabable isnt a word lolbut you know what i meant

       
  5. Charles Yallowitz

    April 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

    That sounds like fun. I don’t think I’ve ever figured out how the ‘free parking’ square works. The only time my friends and I used it was in college and there wasn’t money on it. Started with a shot of vodka, but then the last slice of pizza was the prize. That brought a new level of competition to the game.

    Is there a big difference between Family Guy and regular?

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      April 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      oooh drinking monopoly is a dangerous game….especially as its SO long! lol The spaces are the same layout as regular monopoly -same colours and values (ish) but they are names after parts from family guy and the pieces are characters from the show. I used to have different versions like the wizard of oz, disney pixar (that had traffic cones instead of houses) and others. It DOES make it a little more interesting playing alternate versions, it mixes it up a little but ultimately its the same game xB

       
      • Charles Yallowitz

        April 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm

        The drinking version was college only and we only did it twice. After we realized one of our group got better at math with every shot, we decided drinking boardgames was a bad idea.

         
  6. Cathy Ulrich

    April 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Fun! I’ve never played Monopoly to the end. I love the game, but it seems that it would take forever to finish it!

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      April 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Oh it does, my friend and I would stay with my grandma for the odd weekend and we would start on the friday, play till the early hours of the morning, sleep, wake up and carry on. it literally went on for days. It was times like that I saw a different side of my usually sweet natured grandmother lol

       
  7. ioniamartin

    April 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Victory!!!

     
  8. behindthemaskofabuse

    April 22, 2013 at 12:24 am

    LOL you kicked @$$! but try to stay outta jail!

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      April 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Ill try…though i think Ill need a few weeks break before our next game lol

       
  9. Kira

    April 22, 2013 at 4:51 am

    We really need to talk about your frequent trips to jail, girlfriend!!! Lol glad you kicked some butt & had some fun sharing a game together 🙂

     
    • Comfortably Numb

      April 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      ha ha yeah we do…I promise I will behave from now on 😉

       

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