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(The Scottish Sun)   Homeowners rip up old carpet in living room, find giant Monopoly board hidden underneath. Now looking for Rich Uncle Pennybags to see if he has some extra cash   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
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2021-04-13 11:22:02 PM  
FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.
 
2021-04-14 12:10:15 AM  
that's pretty damn weird, considering monopoly is probably the least fun board game ever devised, AND attempts to glorify a dead-end-fantasy of 1 percenter capitalism and robber barons to innocent children....

shoulda made a room-sized ouija board instead.....or a live-action-sized, 3-D, chutes and ladders.....or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......
 
2021-04-14 12:45:46 AM  

luna1580: that's pretty damn weird, considering monopoly is probably the least fun board game ever devised, AND attempts to glorify a dead-end-fantasy of 1 percenter capitalism and robber barons to innocent children....

shoulda made a room-sized ouija board instead.....or a live-action-sized, 3-D, chutes and ladders.....or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......


Room sized Settlers of Catan board, FTW.
 
2021-04-14 12:51:39 AM  
Oh there were some faaaaaarked up orgies that happened on that Community Chest
 
2021-04-14 12:52:00 AM  
Is there free porking at their house?
 
2021-04-14 12:52:13 AM  

luna1580: that's pretty damn weird, considering monopoly is probably the least fun board game ever devised, AND attempts to glorify a dead-end-fantasy of 1 percenter capitalism and robber barons to innocent children....

shoulda made a room-sized ouija board instead.....or a live-action-sized, 3-D, chutes and ladders.....or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......


Monopoly is how kids find out whether they have the capacity for evil.
 
2021-04-14 12:53:14 AM  
When I say I get the car, I mean I. Get. The. Car.
 
2021-04-14 12:53:53 AM  

luna1580: ...or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......


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Or some sexy meeses.

/furry thread!
 
2021-04-14 12:54:36 AM  

sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.


Monopoly is much better in the original Klingon.
 
2021-04-14 12:58:04 AM  
It was the fight that ensued that made them put carpet down.
 
2021-04-14 1:00:00 AM  

luna1580: that's pretty damn weird, considering monopoly is probably the least fun board game ever devised, AND attempts to glorify a dead-end-fantasy of 1 percenter capitalism and robber barons to innocent children....

shoulda made a room-sized ouija board instead.....or a live-action-sized, 3-D, chutes and ladders.....or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......


We have IRL chutes and ladders:
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2021-04-14 1:00:05 AM  
I don't see the "popular London properties" in as much of that floor that I can see.
 
2021-04-14 1:01:07 AM  

sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.

What country invented Monopoly?In fact, the rules to the game had been invented in Washington DC in 1903 by a bold, progressive woman named Elizabeth Magie. But her place in the game's folk history was lost for decades and ceded to the man who had picked it up at his friend's house: Charles Darrow.It is based upon AC NJ USA.some 35 years ago I saw a full size leather hand tooled hand painted Monopoly board at a craft fair in Wayne NJ USA. you betcha it was cool as hell.
 
2021-04-14 1:03:53 AM  
"Showed this to my wife, and she reminded me that there's a whole neighbourhood near us, built in the mid-50s, that has game boards painted or tiled onto their basement floors.

In the house I grew up in, one room had a series of game-boards on the floor, though they were pre-printed into the linoleum.
 
2021-04-14 1:10:05 AM  
Doesn't every family have that one aspiring artist/game designer who creates a Monopoly board based on their life experiences? I guess doing so was more common before every pop culture phenomenon got its own commercially produced Monopoly set.

/the Breaking Bad one seems like it could be fun, biatch
 
2021-04-14 1:10:51 AM  

OkieDookie: luna1580: that's pretty damn weird, considering monopoly is probably the least fun board game ever devised, AND attempts to glorify a dead-end-fantasy of 1 percenter capitalism and robber barons to innocent children....

shoulda made a room-sized ouija board instead.....or a live-action-sized, 3-D, chutes and ladders.....or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......

Room sized Settlers of Catan board, FTW.


How about a nice game of chess?
 
2021-04-14 1:12:08 AM  
"It even has the community chest, chance and a jail."

WHOA

"Previously, a shocked family return home to find a donkey giving birth on their drive."

WHOA
 
2021-04-14 1:17:13 AM  

sinko swimo: sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.
What country invented Monopoly?In fact, the rules to the game had been invented in Washington DC in 1903 by a bold, progressive woman named Elizabeth Magie. But her place in the game's folk history was lost for decades and ceded to the man who had picked it up at his friend's house: Charles Darrow.It is based upon AC NJ USA.some 35 years ago I saw a full size leather hand tooled hand painted Monopoly board at a craft fair in Wayne NJ USA. you betcha it was cool as hell.


it goes much further back than that. but instead of park place, it was rockaway plaza

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2021-04-14 1:19:23 AM  

wildcardjack: It was the fight that ensued that made them put carpet down.


Well, yeah. You can't flip the board
 
2021-04-14 1:19:38 AM  

RedVentrue: OkieDookie: luna1580: that's pretty damn weird, considering monopoly is probably the least fun board game ever devised, AND attempts to glorify a dead-end-fantasy of 1 percenter capitalism and robber barons to innocent children....

shoulda made a room-sized ouija board instead.....or a live-action-sized, 3-D, chutes and ladders.....or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......

Room sized Settlers of Catan board, FTW.

How about a nice game of chess?


Battle Chess with beheadings, dismemberment, impalement, and electrocution?

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2021-04-14 1:22:41 AM  
That's an Atlantic City board and the paint products in the background are American too so I'm guessing the this was the junior reporter/reposter mentioning London to make it relevant to the UK and justify their existence.
 
2021-04-14 1:23:41 AM  
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2021-04-14 1:24:06 AM  

luna1580: that's pretty damn weird, considering monopoly is probably the least fun board game ever devised, AND attempts to glorify a dead-end-fantasy of 1 percenter capitalism and robber barons to innocent children....


It was (at least originally) intended to do exactly the opposite of that: https://www.theguardian.com/lif​eandsty​le/2015/apr/11/secret-history-monopoly​-capitalist-game-leftwing-origins
 
2021-04-14 1:25:00 AM  

OkieDookie: RedVentrue: OkieDookie: luna1580: that's pretty damn weird, considering monopoly is probably the least fun board game ever devised, AND attempts to glorify a dead-end-fantasy of 1 percenter capitalism and robber barons to innocent children....

shoulda made a room-sized ouija board instead.....or a live-action-sized, 3-D, chutes and ladders.....or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......

Room sized Settlers of Catan board, FTW.

How about a nice game of chess?

Battle Chess with beheadings, dismemberment, impalement, and electrocution?

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Hell yes! I remember playing that.
 
2021-04-14 1:29:53 AM  

jokerscrowbar: That's an Atlantic City board and the paint products in the background are American too so I'm guessing the this was the junior reporter/reposter mentioning London to make it relevant to the UK and justify their existence.


Yeah that whole place is US. But if Fark has taught me anything, it's that british tabloid submissions here are almost always reporting on quirky US stuff.
 
2021-04-14 1:43:51 AM  

sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.


Monopoly goes way back further; the Atlantic City variant was simply the design pitched to Parker Brothers.
 
2021-04-14 1:45:35 AM  

sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.


The UK version of the game uses London.

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That being said, the one in the article is clearly the US version. So go journalism, I guess.
 
2021-04-14 2:13:46 AM  

Gordon Bennett: sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.

The UK version of the game uses London.

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That being said, the one in the article is clearly the US version. So go journalism, I guess.


You found a niche themed Monopoly game?

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Do go on
 
2021-04-14 2:14:53 AM  
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2021-04-14 2:32:52 AM  

wildcardjack: It was the fight that ensued that made them put carpet down.


They probably put it on the floor to keep Daddy from flipping the board
 
2021-04-14 3:03:30 AM  
Kind of amusing, to me at least, but I was talking to my Mom tonight. For some reason the subject of her, my older brother, and myself playing board games together when we were kids came up. Specifically Monopoly and Risk. And I finally admitted that I usually just intentionally went bankrupt when playing Monopoly, and sacrificed my soldiers when playing Risk. She was astonished that I would do such a thing. I told her I really got sick of the games after two hours, and her and my brother were so incredibly competitive with each other that it just stopped being fun, and I wanted to go watch TV, or do literally anything else than put up with them.

Blackjack and poker, I loved playing those. Battleship was fun, Scrabble was fun, Lionheart was fun, Chess was fun. But Monopoly and Risk, they just drag on for far too long. It doesn't seem like a healthy way for a family to spend time together.
 
2021-04-14 3:05:24 AM  
Gawd i hated playing Monopoly with the family. it was the one game we had where more than 2 people could play and would last for HOURS. i bought this game for my family but we played it probably a few times and all of us decided it was the most tedious, drawn out game. the only real appeal was claiming the game pieces. After that, it was all downhill.

Probably should have tried playing the game with adults while high as a kite. i'll bet it would be a much more fun game.
 
2021-04-14 3:15:05 AM  
i hated playing Monopoly with the family *growing up.

^^^
 
2021-04-14 3:20:20 AM  
I farking LOVE Monopoly. Guess I'm evil.
 
2021-04-14 3:35:21 AM  

TorpedoOrca: Gordon Bennett: sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.

The UK version of the game uses London.

[Fark user image image 850x850]

That being said, the one in the article is clearly the US version. So go journalism, I guess.

You found a niche themed Monopoly game?

[Fark user image 335x297]

Do go on


I have to say that I've never heard of a country with 65 million people referred to as 'niche' before.
 
2021-04-14 3:50:15 AM  

MythDragon: luna1580: ...or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......

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Or some sexy meeses.

/furry thread!


I applaud you for the attempt, but it seems it didn't take.
 
2021-04-14 4:01:45 AM  

Gordon Bennett: TorpedoOrca: Gordon Bennett: sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.

The UK version of the game uses London.

[Fark user image image 850x850]

That being said, the one in the article is clearly the US version. So go journalism, I guess.

You found a niche themed Monopoly game?

[Fark user image 335x297]

Do go on

I have to say that I've never heard of a country with 65 million people referred to as 'niche' before.


The whole commonwealth uses the London board so thats 2.9 billion people.
 
2021-04-14 4:11:37 AM  

Theeng: MythDragon: luna1580: ...or maybe a person-sized mouse-trap, with a cage to drop over your little brother......

[Fark user image image 425x318]
Or some sexy meeses.

/furry thread!

I applaud you for the attempt, but it seems it didn't take.


The day is still young...

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/but let's not get carried away...
 
2021-04-14 4:20:19 AM  
I used to play Monopony all the time as a kid. Molopoly.....Molalopy....Maoaploy....

Well anyway, I used to play it.
 
2021-04-14 4:55:31 AM  

sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.


Oh sure, the one time the British copy an American idea, instead of the usual vice versa, you get your knickers in a knot shorts in a bunch.
 
2021-04-14 4:59:33 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.

Monopoly is much better in the original Klingon.


I thought it was Ferengi.
 
2021-04-14 5:30:35 AM  

jokerscrowbar: That's an Atlantic City board and the paint products in the background are American too so I'm guessing the this was the junior reporter/reposter mentioning London to make it relevant to the UK and justify their existence.


It's the Sun, they've never worried about facts.
 
2021-04-14 6:21:34 AM  

JuggleGeek: [pics.me.me image 500x522]


I actually did that last fall.

/have the left over leg bones to prove it
 
2021-04-14 7:47:55 AM  

sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.


I even checked to see if they had painted a UK version of the board game, but nope.  It's the Atlantic City one.
 
2021-04-14 7:52:12 AM  

BafflerMeal: But if Fark has taught me anything, it's that british tabloid submissions here are almost always reporting on quirky US stuff.


LEAVE MEGHAN ALONE.
 
2021-04-14 7:59:42 AM  

sweetfark: Gawd i hated playing Monopoly with the family. it was the one game we had where more than 2 people could play and would last for HOURS. i bought this game for my family but we played it probably a few times and all of us decided it was the most tedious, drawn out game. the only real appeal was claiming the game pieces. After that, it was all downhill.

Probably should have tried playing the game with adults while high as a kite. i'll bet it would be a much more fun game.


Monopoly has one purpose.  Teach the kids to count.  The end.

One they know how to make change for a $500, the game has lost its appeal.  Except for the budding psychopath in your family.
 
2021-04-14 8:01:53 AM  

jokerscrowbar: Gordon Bennett: TorpedoOrca: Gordon Bennett: sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.

The UK version of the game uses London.

[Fark user image image 850x850]

That being said, the one in the article is clearly the US version. So go journalism, I guess.

You found a niche themed Monopoly game?

[Fark user image 335x297]

Do go on

I have to say that I've never heard of a country with 65 million people referred to as 'niche' before.

The whole commonwealth uses the London board so thats 2.9 billion people.


Nope.

(The US version is usually the one for sale)
 
2021-04-14 8:23:19 AM  

sweetfark: Gawd i hated playing Monopoly with the family. it was the one game we had where more than 2 people could play and would last for HOURS. i bought this game for my family but we played it probably a few times and all of us decided it was the most tedious, drawn out game. the only real appeal was claiming the game pieces. After that, it was all downhill.

Probably should have tried playing the game with adults while high as a kite. i'll bet it would be a much more fun game.


I've heard that it isn't nearly as long if you stick with the official rules, which means every unclaimed property must be bought or auctioned as soon as someone lands on it, there is no money on Free Parking, etc.

But I haven't actually tried this myselfZ
 
2021-04-14 8:26:31 AM  

sirrerun: FTA: "The floor sketch features the popular London properties and rail stations from the family-favourite game"

Monopoly was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, ya Limey coonts.


Especially relevant is that the one in TFA is clearly the Atlantic City version.

/The Scottish variant of a UK tabloid doing a fluff piece on something they found on Reddit was sloppy on the details? Fetch my fainting couch!
 
2021-04-14 8:53:54 AM  
Reminds me of stainedglassdoll's and nezorfinmn's surprise find of wooden dildos in their wall.

And, to further prove their hose is cursed...they recently found clown tiles in their basement.
 
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