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Monopoly and the Fam

I think this is a Good Read - I wrote it

I'm as guilty as the next person when it comes to spending time on electronic devices.
So, on Friday night when my 12 and 14yr old girls brought up the idea of a family Game, we broke out the Monopoly Board and set our phones aside.
Good idea right?

Everyone understands the concept of the game so it went pretty fast.
After 45 min , most of the properties were bought up and the "Side Deals" "trading" etc were going on. I help the girls with , what's fair, and the consequences of a trade etc.

My wife would not trade or sell any of her properties, even when the advantage was to her.

That proved fatal to her and the 12 yr old as they could not get any monopolies going .. adding houses/hotels and collecting larger rent/fees.

Through some luck and skill, Things turned quickly in my favor as I built up my winnings.

All the while encouraging my wife to make some deals.

Her steady answer was, "I don't need an empire , I just want to play"
...she continued..."when we were little, we just played the Game for hours, no one built up giant Hotels that wiped you out if you landed on it. "

14yr old Daughter countered with "mom , isn't the point of the Game to win?"
Wife - " no the point is to have fun and enjoy each other's company, not to conquer just because YOU CAN "

Game ended quick after, as I had Hotels everywhere ...

Non the less , I kind of unstood her point of view.
But reminded everyone, in life, you need stake what's yours or you'll have nothing.

No need to rule the world at the expense of everyone, but do not turn your back on opportunity to stay a float.
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Did this really come down to a simple game of "life" while playing a game of Monopoly? Is it investment in risk and being comfortable with the risk? Good read, got me thinking.
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Did this really come down to a simple game of "life" while playing a game of Monopoly? Is it investment in risk and being comfortable with the risk? Good read, got me thinking.
We actually brought that up near the end of the game.
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My wife won't play monopoly with me. We played once in 1992 when we were dating. That is it. Done. We have now been married over 20 years, mainly because we never play monopoly. We enjoy tons of games and cards but never monopoly. In fact we just got games for the family on Valentine's Day. We ended up with sorry, splendor and pandemic.

One thing that is nice are the games you play as a team against the game. That is what pandemic is. Every member has a role and you work to stop a virus from taking over the world.
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Good idea. New game
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Best part of it, you all put away the damn phones!
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Best part of it, you all put away the damn phones!
totally right....and we had dialog and debate... It wasn't bad...just interesting as I looked back at a different view on the same Game....Such is Life, Right!
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Glad you all had a good night!

I haven't played Monopoly in a while as our games tend to get rather heated.
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Just about every night we go a few rounds. Love it.

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