Tuesday, March 10, 2009
My beef with Monopoly
So this week at work I've been playing a lot of Monopoly with the boys and there are a few things that bother me about this game. Yes I am getting paid to play Monopoly, as well as snowboard, skate, watch movies, and have awesome discussions with teenage boys. But I digress, lets get back to the things that bother me about this game. It's not even the annoying fact that the game takes 2+ hours to finish, but its all the little things about the game or the way people want to play it. No one really knows the rules to this game, perhaps they read them once and say they do, but every single person has their own twist ($400 for landing on go, $500 for landing on free parking, not having to pick up a chance card if you dont want to take a chance, putting more hotels on a property than 1, auctioning if no one wants to buy the property, trading out of turn, making bogus deals to help one friend and screw the other, etc...). Their is a chance I am mistaken, but I dont like that old Mr. Moneybags has lost the monocle on his one eye. But now it is as if he now has had laser surgery and doesnt need it anymore. But the most annoying part of playing this game (yes maybe I'm a bit anal and I just need to relax, but hey this is my blog) is when someone has to count every single space every time to see where they go after they roll the dice, especially if they rolled a 10! C'mon! The board is 10 by 10, it shouldnt be that hard to just pick your little dog up and move it to where it goes with out having to click each space with your silver puppy. But on a positive note, I haven't lost at work yet.