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Monopoly

Monopoly was a game where you had to try to acquire as much property as possible while navigating your "piece" around the board.

If someone landed on a property that you owned, they had to pay you some money.

I remember a few of the place names from the original game, like Old Kent Road, Park Lane, and Mayfair, and a couple of stations but that's about it nowadays.

There were also "chance" cards and "community chest" cards that could be either good or bad. You would either win a beauty contest and get some money from the bank, or you would be put into jail!

I always made my Dad be the banker, so he couldn't win. I'd just distract him by pinching money, and he'd forget what he was doing!


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Do You Remember Monopoly?

Do You Remember Monopoly?

  • tdickensheets
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    You can play a hour or the money in bank is out of money. The game is over.
  • Anonymous user
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    My ex boyfriend of many years ago used to ALWAYS thrash me at this! We rarely argued but if we did it was usually over the Monopoly board!
  • Anonymous user
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    Monopoly was a 'low strategy' game, ie there was only one winning strategy. This meant parents could beat the children, until the kids learned the strategy. Then the only way to win was steal from the bank............
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved Monopoly as kid and I still love it now. I've played the traditional board game version and the computerised version on the old ZX Spectrum. I bought the new 'Here and Now' edition, but I much prefer the traditional version with good-old Old Kent Road and Mayfair. I still always try to get at least one property from each colour group. And a good piece of advice my Dad gave me while growing up - always get the oranges (Marlborough/Vine/Bow). You were sure to win. I remember playing one afternoon after school with a friend. Somehow the board got knocked and a stash of £50 notes were found under the board near where I was playing. I was accused of cheating, but to this day, I don't know how they got there! I remember Hotel too - another of my favourites.
  • Anonymous user
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    Used to play Monopoly with my cousins during bad weather in the school holidays... it would go on for days! We'd make sure we all knew how much money and houses we all had before finishing for the day!
  • Anonymous user
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    I have never finished a game of Monopoly. Not that i don't enjoy playing it, but I don't have the patience for it for three hours. I also had Monopoly Junior and Get Out of Jail (which was a Monopoly based dice game).
  • Anonymous user
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    Love this game. Have had many different copies both board and eletronic (computer versions make the set up easy). Just recently brought the new edition with uptodate place names in London and more realistic prices. Also it came with the Credit Card system which eliminates the faffing about with money.
  • Anonymous user
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    I love Monopoly! I used to play it all the time when we where kids! I bought the new Simpsons Monopoloy for my boyfriend for Crimbo and we have had so much fun playing it over the festive season! What a game.... it does take hours to play tho! We started a game at 7pm Christmas night and we where still playing at midnight!*
  • Anonymous user
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    I was always annoyed at landing on the Go To Jail space, & once I coloured in the policeman's face in red, which had a similar effect on my Dad. As for Hotel, a friend had this & I always went bankrupt really early on in the game.
  • Anonymous user
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    Never took to it - too much setting up, too complicated, too dependent on luck ! Give me Triv or Scrabble anyday.