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(Mother Nature Network)   More evidence our children are being raised to be wimps: The newest edition of Monopoly doesn't have a Jail space because kids have to get to soccer practice and can't waste time playing a game that requires them to not move   (mnn.com) divider line 74
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2013-07-26 06:50:29 AM
Update: Good news for Monopoly lovers - the new Monopoly Empire game does, in fact, include the jail spaces!
 
2013-07-26 07:14:09 AM

ReapTheChaos: Update: Good news for Monopoly lovers - the new Monopoly Empire game does, in fact, include the jail spaces!


now i am confused, who should i believe? do i have to rtfa?
 
2013-07-26 07:34:51 AM
I'm always the banker anyway. That way I can do whatever I want and never have to go to jail.
 
2013-07-26 07:41:39 AM
So does Mother Nature News just make shiat up.  Write an outraged story and if no one responds... it's true?
 
2013-07-26 07:42:08 AM

some_beer_drinker: ReapTheChaos: Update: Good news for Monopoly lovers - the new Monopoly Empire game does, in fact, include the jail spaces!

now i am confused, who should i believe? do i have to rtfa?


Basically it's a non-story, a rumor that was false. Which is what's wrong with journalism and the internet these days, people don't bother checking facts, they just print whatever they want and truth be damned.
 
2013-07-26 07:59:12 AM
 
2013-07-26 07:59:19 AM
So now we want our kids to sit around not moving?
 
2013-07-26 07:59:22 AM
Worst. Greenlight. EVAR.
 
2013-07-26 08:00:27 AM
(where are my eye drops?)
 
2013-07-26 08:02:22 AM

ReapTheChaos: Basically it's a non-story, a rumor that was false. Which is what's wrong with journalism and the internet these days, people don't bother checking facts, they just print whatever they want and truth be damned.


Someone should write a book about it....
 
2013-07-26 08:02:43 AM
Why does that site have a floating grey rectangle over the middle of the screen obscuring the text? Just me?
 
2013-07-26 08:05:46 AM
It shouldn't have a Jail space, since CEOs, the characters of the game, don't go to jail.
 
2013-07-26 08:05:48 AM

czetie: Why does that site have a floating grey rectangle over the middle of the screen obscuring the text? Just me?


That's the monitoring software. If they're letting you see it .... well, you done farked up, son.
 
2013-07-26 08:07:12 AM
We need a committee on this with subcommittees and non paid interns.
 
2013-07-26 08:07:14 AM

czetie: Why does that site have a floating grey rectangle over the middle of the screen obscuring the text? Just me?


I had the same thing.  Looks like it was supposed to be some kind of pop-up ad or such, as there was a little blue square at the top of it.
 
2013-07-26 08:07:47 AM
I dunno, no more property development in favor of trading stock and never going to jail sounds like the most accurate retouch to Monopoly yet.
 
2013-07-26 08:07:48 AM
You're missing the real story here, guys. Ostensibly, this is about how the newest generation of special snowflakes are being coddled to by removing Jail from Monopoly. But really, that coddling started with the next generation   older than them. See, actual journalism where you go out and research facts and then write about them is just too hard. It takes effort and skills, and who has time for that? Much easier to just write about whatever you want, make up your own facts, and then let the subject of your story correct it and include it as an "update."
 
2013-07-26 08:09:37 AM
As long as there's a Free Parking and I can win the lottery every now and then, I'm happy.
 
2013-07-26 08:09:45 AM
I find the jail space breaks the flow of the game.
 
2013-07-26 08:15:56 AM

some_beer_drinker: now i am confused, who should i believe? do i have to rtfa?


Why should you?  The admins definitely don't.
 
2013-07-26 08:19:50 AM
We've played it so often that the kids know to never let me complete the Boardwalk and Park Place set. Never.

Rookie...the oranges (and to a lesser extent) the reds are the key to winning
 
2013-07-26 08:23:06 AM
This cannot be real... *clicky*  oh, ok, more made up shiat, fine.

I never understood all the "new" Monopoly versions anyway.  The original game is just fine.

/miss the days of being a kid, my entire family (7 of us) would play Monopoly on cold snowy saturday afternoons.  It wasn't at all unusual for a game to go 5 hours or more, we played until the bitter end.

Mom was a cutthroat player too.  The one thing I really appreciated (once I got older) about my parents is when they played games with us kids, they NEVER let us win just because we were kids.  Monopoly, canasta, poker, bridge, play by the rules or GTFO.
 
2013-07-26 08:26:46 AM

czetie: Why does that site have a floating grey rectangle over the middle of the screen obscuring the text? Just me?


Yes I got that as well.
 
2013-07-26 08:26:47 AM
There are two hard-and-fast rules to Monopoly.

1) Each game must last about 6 or 7 hours.
2) Each game must end in a huge fight.
 
2013-07-26 08:28:34 AM
Monopoly sucks.
 
2013-07-26 08:32:13 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: This cannot be real... *clicky*  oh, ok, more made up shiat, fine.

I never understood all the "new" Monopoly versions anyway.  The original game is just fine.

/miss the days of being a kid, my entire family (7 of us) would play Monopoly on cold snowy saturday afternoons.  It wasn't at all unusual for a game to go 5 hours or more, we played until the bitter end.

Mom was a cutthroat player too.  The one thing I really appreciated (once I got older) about my parents is when they played games with us kids, they NEVER let us win just because we were kids.  Monopoly, canasta, poker, bridge, play by the rules or GTFO.


But did the spaces you choose not to buy go up for auction??
 
2013-07-26 08:38:08 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Mom was a cutthroat player too. The one thing I really appreciated (once I got older) about my parents is when they played games with us kids, they NEVER let us win just because we were kids. Monopoly, canasta, poker, bridge, play by the rules or GTFO.


Whenever I play, I never let up...ever. The first time I played with my son I literally had him bargaining his entire property lot away while I sat with rows and rows of houses and hotels. My wife chided me for it but really I think I was teaching him a decent life lesson because life isn't easy and it will fark you over at the drop of a hat.

In that sense I think monopoly is one of the best teaching tools for kids
 
2013-07-26 08:40:04 AM

MindStalker: Satan's Bunny Slippers: This cannot be real... *clicky*  oh, ok, more made up shiat, fine.

I never understood all the "new" Monopoly versions anyway.  The original game is just fine.

/miss the days of being a kid, my entire family (7 of us) would play Monopoly on cold snowy saturday afternoons.  It wasn't at all unusual for a game to go 5 hours or more, we played until the bitter end.

Mom was a cutthroat player too.  The one thing I really appreciated (once I got older) about my parents is when they played games with us kids, they NEVER let us win just because we were kids.  Monopoly, canasta, poker, bridge, play by the rules or GTFO.

But did the spaces you choose not to buy go up for auction??


Sort of....if you chose not to buy, the person whose turn it was next got the opportunity to buy it for twice the list price.

We invented a bunch of other rules too. You could buy and sell Get Out of Jail Free cards, not from the stack, but from other players. Not 'kosher' but fun.  We also ended up cutting up notebook paper to 'print' more money, we'd run out about halfway through the game.

Good times, good times....
 
2013-07-26 08:43:00 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Mom was a cutthroat player too. The one thing I really appreciated (once I got older) about my parents is when they played games with us kids, they NEVER let us win just because we were kids. Monopoly, canasta, poker, bridge, play by the rules or GTFO.

Whenever I play, I never let up...ever. The first time I played with my son I literally had him bargaining his entire property lot away while I sat with rows and rows of houses and hotels. My wife chided me for it but really I think I was teaching him a decent life lesson because life isn't easy and it will fark you over at the drop of a hat.

In that sense I think monopoly is one of the best teaching tools for kids


I was the same way with my son.  And it was extremely satisfying when he learned enough to kick my ass fair and square.  I agree it's a great teaching tool, budgeting, general money planning, bargaining, and no, you don't always get to win.
 
2013-07-26 08:47:54 AM
The game without jail is Monopoly Empire, not Monopoly. It's not the same game, just part of the Monopoly family of games.
 
2013-07-26 08:52:30 AM

Teaser: http://www.criticalmiss.com/issue10/CampaignRealMonopoly1.html


Huh?  I only skimmed the article, but I only saw one rule that they claim nobody knows about and it was one I was well aware of (auctioning property if the player who lands on it declines to buy it).

It hardly ever comes up thought because almost everyone I've ever played with buys everything they possibly can.
 
2013-07-26 08:53:20 AM
Monopoly should replace "Jail" with "Jog in place".  Help solve the obesity epidemic, and make those little turkeys want to get out of jail so they can land on my Park Place + hotels *evil cackle*.
 
2013-07-26 08:59:03 AM
don't forget "the evil, and futility of Capatalism."
 
2013-07-26 09:05:34 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: We also ended up cutting up notebook paper to 'print' more money, we'd run out about halfway through the game.


Is that the Bernanke edition?
 
2013-07-26 09:08:30 AM

Mr. Right: Satan's Bunny Slippers: We also ended up cutting up notebook paper to 'print' more money, we'd run out about halfway through the game.

Is that the Bernanke edition?


Well done.  I'm surprised that comment took this long.  :)
 
2013-07-26 09:20:41 AM

Kaiser Chieftess: ReapTheChaos: Basically it's a non-story, a rumor that was false. Which is what's wrong with journalism and the internet these days, people don't bother checking facts, they just print whatever they want and truth be damned.

Someone should write a book about it....


...and then suck up to lame "featured partners" for some more of that sweet, sweet cabbage...
 
2013-07-26 09:27:58 AM

MindStalker: Satan's Bunny Slippers: This cannot be real... *clicky*  oh, ok, more made up shiat, fine.

I never understood all the "new" Monopoly versions anyway.  The original game is just fine.

/miss the days of being a kid, my entire family (7 of us) would play Monopoly on cold snowy saturday afternoons.  It wasn't at all unusual for a game to go 5 hours or more, we played until the bitter end.

Mom was a cutthroat player too.  The one thing I really appreciated (once I got older) about my parents is when they played games with us kids, they NEVER let us win just because we were kids.  Monopoly, canasta, poker, bridge, play by the rules or GTFO.

But did the spaces you choose not to buy go up for auction??


I rather like the way my Dad would do it. He would let us win (not always) until we got the hang of the game and then he would bring the pain.
 
2013-07-26 09:30:16 AM
My friends and I used to have Monopoly night.  The only person who caught on that I should not be the banker kept quiet as long as I slipped her twenties under the table.
 
2013-07-26 09:34:14 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: I was the same way with my son. And it was extremely satisfying when he learned enough to kick my ass fair and square. I agree it's a great teaching tool, budgeting, general money planning, bargaining, and no, you don't always get to win.


Damn straight. My wife gave me griff when I was negotiating my sons last property from him for rent owed but I tell you what, several games later that sob was wheeling and dealing with the best of them. I think its that last thing you mentioned that makes it a great game.

You don't always win....something many kids apparently are failing to learn
 
2013-07-26 09:36:23 AM
American kids get to see real jail, duh.
 
2013-07-26 09:36:39 AM

Nefarious: So does Mother Nature News just make shiat up.  Write an outraged story and if no one responds... it's true?


Or does subby simply not read the articles and create a panicky headline for Fark Mod approval?

Monopoly is not the same as Monopoly Empire.
 
2013-07-26 09:36:42 AM
Who cares, Monopoly sucks anyway.  A long-ass game with NO meaningful choices (roll dice.  move. buy whatever you land on) and player elimination.  Terrible, terrible game.

If you want a game of money and building stuff, you should play Power Grid, Acquire, or EuroRails.  If you're desperate to roll dice and trade, Settlers of Catan.  Light and fun that the kids can play?  King of Tokyo.  There are a million board games out there that will have you leave Monopoly in the closet forever.

So I repeat, who cares?
 
2013-07-26 09:41:10 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Satan's Bunny Slippers: I was the same way with my son. And it was extremely satisfying when he learned enough to kick my ass fair and square. I agree it's a great teaching tool, budgeting, general money planning, bargaining, and no, you don't always get to win.

Damn straight. My wife gave me griff when I was negotiating my sons last property from him for rent owed but I tell you what, several games later that sob was wheeling and dealing with the best of them. I think its that last thing you mentioned that makes it a great game.

You don't always win....something many kids apparently are failing to learn


Whoa, you just called your wife a biatch.  I'm telling!
 
2013-07-26 09:51:10 AM

Persnickety: Whoa, you just called your wife a biatch. I'm telling!


Well I am an asshole, I do own that title
 
2013-07-26 09:55:00 AM

Mr. Right: Satan's Bunny Slippers: We also ended up cutting up notebook paper to 'print' more money, we'd run out about halfway through the game.

Is that the Bernanke edition?


I got the Obama edition. You can't go bankrupt because the banker has to lower the price of rent owed if you get in trouble
 
2013-07-26 10:04:51 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Satan's Bunny Slippers: I was the same way with my son. And it was extremely satisfying when he learned enough to kick my ass fair and square. I agree it's a great teaching tool, budgeting, general money planning, bargaining, and no, you don't always get to win.

Damn straight. My wife gave me griff when I was negotiating my sons last property from him for rent owed but I tell you what, several games later that sob was wheeling and dealing with the best of them. I think its that last thing you mentioned that makes it a great game.

You don't always win....something many kids apparently are failing to learn

DemonEater: Who cares, Monopoly sucks anyway.  A long-ass game with NO meaningful choices (roll dice.  move. buy whatever you land on) and player elimination.  Terrible, terrible game.

If you want a game of money and building stuff, you should play Power Grid, Acquire, or EuroRails.  If you're desperate to roll dice and trade, Settlers of Catan.  Light and fun that the kids can play?  King of Tokyo.  There are a million board games out there that will have you leave Monopoly in the closet forever.

So I repeat, who cares?


You're missing a key point: It mirrors life in that you may have all the skills in the world, but if you never get the opportunities (ie. those chance rolls that land you on the right properties when they're available), you're farked. And likewise, you may have all the luck in the world, hitting the best properties and deals, but if you fail to act on them, you will likewise lose.  You can blow all of your money on the cheap properties at the start of the board, or save it until you get around to the fourth side and take the chance that you can buy the more lucrative stuff.

It also allows for players to act like corporations, pooling their resources and colluding on prices and business practices to squeeze out the other players.
 
2013-07-26 10:06:07 AM

DemonEater: Who cares, Monopoly sucks anyway.  A long-ass game with NO meaningful choices (roll dice.  move. buy whatever you land on) and player elimination.  Terrible, terrible game.

If you want a game of money and building stuff, you should play Power Grid, Acquire, or EuroRails.  If you're desperate to roll dice and trade, Settlers of Catan.  Light and fun that the kids can play?  King of Tokyo.  There are a million board games out there that will have you leave Monopoly in the closet forever.

So I repeat, who cares?


You obviously care.
 
2013-07-26 10:11:29 AM

NightGuard: czetie: Why does that site have a floating grey rectangle over the middle of the screen obscuring the text? Just me?

I had the same thing.  Looks like it was supposed to be some kind of pop-up ad or such, as there was a little blue square at the top of it.


Yep. Looks like the money they saved on Journalism Research was not spent on Web Design.
 
2013-07-26 10:16:20 AM
Can I still win second prize in a beauty contest?
 
2013-07-26 10:21:44 AM

gfid: Teaser: http://www.criticalmiss.com/issue10/CampaignRealMonopoly1.html

Huh?  I only skimmed the article, but I only saw one rule that they claim nobody knows about and it was one I was well aware of (auctioning property if the player who lands on it declines to buy it).

It hardly ever comes up thought because almost everyone I've ever played with buys everything they possibly can.


It never comes up? How do your players always have the money to buy everything they land on?
 
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