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The Board Game Monopoly

 
 
Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 09:15 am
Has anyone ever played the game to a definative end? If so what were the results? (how did the winner win, etc)
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 10:45 am
@chad3006,
Yes.

It took forever.

Losers slowly mortgaged properties as the winner slowly put up more and more hotels.
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mister kitten
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 05:59 pm
@chad3006,
I wish. The board we use is ruined, and pieces are lost.
I've never played to the end.
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Caroline
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 09:27 pm
@chad3006,
My brother would always win, he'd buy Mayfair and Park Lane then set up loads of hotels on them so we went bankrupt pretty quickly. I used to hate playing with him, we never stood a chance.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 01:44 am
Yes, I played to the end many times. How can you not?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 05:03 am
There isn't much point to starting something if there is no intention of finishing it.
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:05 am
@chad3006,
Generally what happens is that after three hours someone has bought up enough of the board that the other players land on his or her property at basically every move while making little money for themselves. Eventually this bankrupts everyone but the monopolizer.

So the game usually goes in three stages of decreasing fun: the first and most fun stage where everyone is buying up property and putting up hotels; the second and less fun stage when some players start giving up their properties to stay afloat; and the third and least fun stage when it's clear who the lead player is and the game consists of rolling dice and moving pieces around the board until there's only one player standing.
Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:15 am
@Shapeless,
The third stage is the least fun only if you're not the person collecting all the money.
Shapeless
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:19 am
@Roberta,
Ha... true! If you're that person, then the level of fun depends on the enjoyment you derive out of seeing your friends get pissy. I have a relatively high tolerance of that, depending on the friend. 8)
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Caroline
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:19 am
@Roberta,
I always wanted to be banker.
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heathercashart
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jan, 2014 02:04 pm
I agree with Shapeless, that the game usually goes in three stages of decreasing fun. There are so many better board games out there!

Here's a fun Cracked article, 6 Board Games that Ruined it for Everyone:
http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-board-games-that-ruined-it-everyone/

It has the boring games and then it tells you better alternative games! Monopoly's on the list - the alternative is Power Grid. That game is a BLAST. Alien Frontiers also made the list as an awesome alternative (to Connect 4, ha ha). Alien Frontiers is one of my favorite games.
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