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(Mercury News)   75 years after its inception, Monopoly remains as fun as ever. Especially when it is played on a larger than life Monopoly board by people wearing hats symbolizing each play piece. I GET TO BE THE CAR   (mercurynews.com) divider line 164
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2010-03-28 09:28:27 PM
Then I'll have it made like the monopoly guy, except when he goes directly to jail.
 
2010-03-28 09:33:31 PM
Fano: In Russia Obamavision monopoly owns you!

FTFY
 
2010-03-28 09:37:40 PM
Another vote for the thimble.

They've had versions made of chocolate and solid gold.

I've even bought the Chicago version, but quickly got bored. I've gagged at the Grateful Dead one.
 
2010-03-28 09:37:51 PM
Where did you get the pink 50's you cheating whore!
Don't farking touch me grandpa, NANA is a cheating whore!
 
2010-03-28 09:39:41 PM
ParadisePornoTheater: Another vote for the thimble.

They've had versions made of chocolate and solid gold.

I've even bought the Chicago version, but quickly got bored. I've gagged at the Grateful Dead one.


Loser takes Cabrini Green?

/have no idea if cabrini green still exists
 
2010-03-28 09:42:28 PM
ramen_for_all

/no love for the wheelbarrow???

I am always the wheelbarrow. That is, unless the little plastic bull from the bottle of wine is taken.

i17.photobucket.com

/I have a gold colored one, too
 
2010-03-28 09:48:01 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2010-03-28 09:48:35 PM
The only 'house' rule I ever play with is that interest, taxes, bail, and card-fees go into Free Parking. Nothing else.

Also, I am in a 15 year feud with my wife. I interpreted the rules as the number of houses being fixed. If all of the houses are on the board another house cannot be built. You can go straight to hotel, but you cannot build another house once the supply is gone. I deliberately built up early to 4 houses per property and blocked my wife from building. Yes, it helped me win.

Oh and houses, much like real life now, are sold at a loss. No fee house sellers are communists too.
 
2010-03-28 09:57:30 PM
mikdeetx: For some unexplained reason, I always liked being the thimble. Does that mean I'm gay or just practical?

I think it means your practically gay
 
2010-03-28 10:01:01 PM
I'd rather be the soft glow of electric sex...
www.serendipitydeals.com
 
2010-03-28 10:01:46 PM
I want to be the boat and the car... It's a tough fight to get both of the top ranking pieces but oh so worth it to see the mast of the boat become a little man in a top hat driving the car!
 
2010-03-28 10:14:26 PM
Those little pieces used to get made down the street from me. They may be once again. What, you were expecting some interesting story?
 
2010-03-28 10:20:24 PM
The best house rule:

You can steal from the bank, but if anyone catches you, you are fined double what you tried to steal.

/and take the car, the battleship is where it's at
 
2010-03-28 10:22:13 PM
www.brucebriggs.com

I'm always the boot. I'd say it was for boorstrapy reasons, but the truth is, I'm a jerk, I just like to kick the other pieces off the board as I pass them.
 
2010-03-28 10:25:53 PM
Am I the only person who *doesn't* like Monopoly?

two players = pointless
three players = 2 people gang up on one person, then becomes pointless
four players = might be fun, but it depends on the people you're playing against, and I never get 3 other people to play, so...

I basically hate Monopoly.
 
2010-03-28 10:27:00 PM
zahadum party planner: Am I the only person who *doesn't* like Monopoly?

two players = pointless
three players = 2 people gang up on one person, then becomes pointless
four players = might be fun, but it depends on the people you're playing against, and I never get 3 other people to play, so...

I basically hate Monopoly.


Can't get four peopel to play? You dont sound like a very good party planner. :-p
 
2010-03-28 10:34:25 PM
those who treat real money like Monopoly money:

kswpgoodfriends.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-03-28 10:34:26 PM
madgonad: Also, I am in a 15 year feud with my wife. I interpreted the rules as the number of houses being fixed. If all of the houses are on the board another house cannot be built. You can go straight to hotel, but you cannot build another house once the supply is gone. I deliberately built up early to 4 houses per property and blocked my wife from building. Yes, it helped me win.

Actually, I think in a strict interpretation of the rules, you can't build a hotel either unless you are able to build the houses first, even if you have the money to go straight to hotel. I once came into some money pretty fast in a game and farked everyone else by snapping up all the houses and sitting on them. Perhaps not coincidentally, I haven't played a game since.
 
2010-03-28 10:37:11 PM
My mother had been bugging me to play Monopoly with her, so this New Years Day, I capitulated. But I specified that we were going to play by the published rules. About 30 minutes in, she was ready to quit.

The problem with Monopoly is it's a "rich get richer" kind of game unless you keep someone from getting a monopoly. Then it's still too long for what it is.
 
2010-03-28 10:37:16 PM
One rule that always seems to be a Monopoly requirement- no quitting.

You have to play until every last dollar has been taken from you.

I hate playing with people who quit as soon as it's obvious they won't win.
 
2010-03-28 11:08:11 PM
zahadum party planner: two players = pointless

You have plainly never played Strip-opoly.
 
2010-03-28 11:09:31 PM
Well, I wanna be the horse, and you might be faster than me, but when you hit me in your car and I go through your windshield, you're going to be DEAD.

Birnone: One rule that always seems to be a Monopoly requirement- no quitting.
You have to play until every last dollar has been taken from you.
I hate playing with people who quit as soon as it's obvious they won't win.


That was me, when I was forced to play. I hated Monopoly. It was about 3 hours too long.
 
2010-03-28 11:12:39 PM
Last time I played Monopoly was with my then-boyfriend's little siblings - ages 8 and 9 - who insisted that they would have the patience and maturity to sit through the entire game and be good sports if someone else won.

Under an hour later, the game was in what would have been full swing, little sis was in tears, one of the playing pieces had been lost in the hayloft (playing board games in a barn while it rains outside = awesome), and we'd instated a rule that if you were too distracted to take your turn you got skipped.
We probably ruined the game for them for life. Eh.

Does everybody play with the rule that if you don't notice someone on your property and ask them to pay, they don't have to?
 
2010-03-28 11:13:47 PM
Did anyone else play the game where the bank had to be guarded at all times, lest it be robbed?
 
2010-03-28 11:17:37 PM
frbob.efront.com.au
 
2010-03-28 11:19:38 PM
My Dad pulls a really asshole-ish move. He'll buy up all the houses in the game and refuse to upgrade to hotels, so that other players can't build up their properties.

/child abuse
//now pulls the same strategy on her friends
 
2010-03-28 11:21:21 PM
Three Crooked Squirrels: I don't know why, but I always choose the iron.

\Hot


libbynomore2: those who treat real money like Monopoly money:

www.themusicmag.com
 
2010-03-28 11:23:10 PM
Anoria:

Does everybody play with the rule that if you don't notice someone on your property and ask them to pay, they don't have to?



Hell yeah, you snooze you lose.

You have to ask for your $200 for passing Go too, the bank won't hand it to you on its own.

So it becomes a side strategy to quickly roll, thereby costing the previous player any chance to collect, since our rule was once the dice are rolled the previous player's turn is officially over.
 
2010-03-28 11:24:42 PM
Congratulations, it is your birthday, you may set fire to Rick's Bed.
 
2010-03-28 11:28:36 PM
How many wars were started by this game?
 
2010-03-28 11:49:31 PM
Haoie: How many wars were started by this game?

ask Linux_Yes
 
2010-03-28 11:52:13 PM
I hated Monopoly. The farking games never ended, and always were abandoned after some kind of vicious, teary argument, resulting in people not speaking to each other for days. And that was just the guys.
 
2010-03-28 11:53:04 PM
Birnone: One rule that always seems to be a Monopoly requirement- no quitting.

You have to play until every last dollar has been taken from you.

I hate playing with people who quit as soon as it's obvious they won't win.


You're the guy that continously messages "i'm in ur base, rapin ur doods" in the tedious "destroy every last building and peasant in your defeated foe's base" stage of Warcraft II aren't you?
 
2010-03-29 12:09:50 AM
Monopoly's problems all tend to boil down to one real problem, that it's a last man standing game.

When board games end, they have to end for everyone. That should be a rule. When there could be two or four hours between first man out and last man out, it's no fun. That's what makes people bitter. It's also part of what makes Monopoly so long, because people make house rules, and exceptions, and cut deals to keep other players in, and it just prolongs a game long past the point where it isn't fun anymore.

That's also a big reason why Risk sucks.
 
2010-03-29 12:12:20 AM
WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS DUUUUUH
 
2010-03-29 12:51:13 AM
EviLincoln: Did anyone else play the game where the bank had to be guarded at all times, lest it be robbed?

My father, a police officer in real life, is no longer allowed to be the banker because he used to not only rob the bank blind, but funnel money to his brother, another cop
 
2010-03-29 12:57:20 AM
MBooda: Me, I play Tower of Hanoi.

Those are not men...
 
2010-03-29 12:58:48 AM
Sebastokrator: I've always been partial to the cannon.

ARTILLERY!
 
2010-03-29 01:12:08 AM
Avenger: WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS DUUUUUH

news.bbc.co.uk

There you go, half a second in google. Difficult, huh?

mtylerjr, in Catholic-opoly, does the pope tell you what you have to do on your turns?
 
2010-03-29 01:27:25 AM
The Incredible Sexual Egg: EviLincoln: Did anyone else play the game where the bank had to be guarded at all times, lest it be robbed?

My father, a police officer in real life, is no longer allowed to be the banker because he used to not only rob the bank blind, but funnel money to his brother, another cop


Are you suggesting this is somehow unexpected?
 
2010-03-29 02:14:48 AM
unrelatedcaptions.com

I don't understand this photo at all.
 
2010-03-29 02:17:46 AM
I'm a thimble. Unless, of course, I bring out Spider-Man Monopoly. Then I'm either the web shooters or the Green Goblin.
 
2010-03-29 02:27:44 AM
Fano: In Russia monopoly owns you!

...couldn't that also be "Divorce-opoly"?

Just change "Leader's House" to Ex-Wife's house, and you're set!
 
2010-03-29 03:03:41 AM
Agricola > Monopoly by a long shot. Games with dice are tedious and involve far too much luck.
 
2010-03-29 03:06:11 AM
We must have played hundreds of games of Monopoly as kids and I can only remember finishing a couple. Then I grew up and discovered that there were other games out there besides the ones on the Toys R Us shelves, so now we have vicious backstabbings and fights over Settlers of Catan instead.
 
2010-03-29 03:19:13 AM
MiddleyMcCentrist: sizzlingsteaks: Best spin-off of Monopoly ever. Too bad it's only available in Asia.

... whoa.

What is that called?

/would have to pry me away with a crowbar


It's called "Monopoly: The Medal" and was released by Sega in 2008. It's a coin-pusher with an interactive video screen at each station and IT IS FREAKING ADDICTIVE. I've won over US$1000 on it!

As far as I know it's only available in Japan, Hong Kong (where I am) and China as of now.
 
2010-03-29 04:25:13 AM
MiddleyMcCentrist: Am I the only one that got a Lynched Negro piece?

/what edition is this?


The one with Bull Connor's picture on the "Go to Jail" square.
 
2010-03-29 07:48:37 AM
Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.

But while in jail (or when you're just visiting), you can pay $25 to score a cone from the bong. This goes into the Free Parking money, so your drugs may even be free.

Good times.

/Hat or Iron
 
2010-03-29 08:08:44 AM
Being a die-hard Monopoly nerd, I made a day trip down to San Jose the last time I was in San Francisco, just so I could see this board.

farm3.static.flickr.com

farm4.static.flickr.com

More from my adventure (new window).

Worst roll ever (but great for me, the hat):

farm2.static.flickr.com

/I play with one house rule: I'm the hat.
 
2010-03-29 08:14:23 AM
Three Crooked Squirrels: I don't know why, but I always choose the iron.

Maybe you like to flatten the competition?
 
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