durbnpoisn: Does this mean that all of our old classic sets are worth money now?
regindyn: miss diminutive: Playing the boot made me feel all bootstrappy. Turning down GO money and community chests on principle is how the game is really meant to be played.If you're really bootstrappy you'd start the game with no money.
LucklessWonder: I propose, we go the whole hog and redo the whole board as well, as Farkopoly.'Jail' Would be replaced by either 'Politics Tab' or 'Ballsack in slatted chair.'
Gunther: I can't imagine how dull your life would have to be before you could bother to get outraged over Monopoly changing a piece.
brantgoose: People still use irons?Well, I mean, apart from my Mother's generation, of course.I can remember when the cat became more popular as a household pet than the dog. It now rules the Innertubes thanks to Ape Lad. Recognition as a Monopoly game piece is long overdue.It's natural that the cat would win in a fair fight against a flat iron. Steam irons, not so much. And vacuum cleaners beat cats every time.Our dog used to hate the vacuum cleaner. Eventually, however, he went deaf. He would then let my Mother vacuum him. Our dog had to be put down at 15 after somebody hit him in a car or truck and broke his spine, leaving his back legs useless. Very sad.My Father does the vacuuming now. I assume it is because he likes pushing things around.I often choose the iron as my playing piece because it was stable. I did not like my piece to tip over. I'm not surprised that it was the piece to go, seeing as so few people really like ironing, and those who do may also like thimbles. Canadian Monopoly was more politically correct than American Monopoly. I don't recall seeing the big artillery piece. I think it was replaced with a cowboy on a rearing horse. Canada has two football teams named the Roughriders, so maybe it was Teddy Roosevelt.I do think the old battleship was a cool design. I think the Titantic would be a good Monopoly piece, seeing as how many monopolists went down with it.
Danger Mouse: brantgoose: People still use irons?Um, yea. How do you get the wrinkles out of your clothes?
poot_rootbeer: What about the "red plastic parcheesi piece added to the Monopoly box because too many of the original player pieces got lost or stuck up a toddler's nose"?Does that piece still have a place in the Monopoly pantheon?/monoplantheon
miss diminutive: regindyn: miss diminutive: Playing the boot made me feel all bootstrappy. Turning down GO money and community chests on principle is how the game is really meant to be played.If you're really bootstrappy you'd start the game with no money.I start the game in jail.
MrEricSir: [img42.imageshack.us image 500x222]You crazy kids and your newfangled Monopoly tokens. Back in my day they were little wooden pegs, and we liked it that way.
brantgoose: Teddy Roosevelt would be a really great ironic Monopoly piece, seeing as he was famous for busting monopolies. I had a game called Anti-Monopoly as a child. It was a politically-correct, free-market slash socialist alternative to Monopoly where the object was breaking up monopolies. Come to think of it, it was pretty much the same game, only with less trading and fighting. I never did get anybody to play it, though, so it wasn't as exciting to break up trusts as screwing people out of their money and property and laughing at their failure like J.D. Rockefeller.
miss diminutive: Playing the boot made me feel all bootstrappy. Turning down GO money and community chests on principle is how the game is really meant to be played.
Titanius Anglesmith: I just wish they'd replace the Seymour piece in my Futurama edition Monopoly game.No one ever wants to play with that one.
Jument: This is going to end up like the New Coke thing, right? Hasbro will gets tons of free publicity and sell boatloads more Monopoly games than they would have otherwise.
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