Monopoly fans have passed a record, but the game that's being played at a fast-food restaurant in northwest Ohio is far from over.
The game began at noon March 31 with the owner of the Bluffton McDonald's restaurant, a representative of the restaurant company, the community's mayor and fire chief playing. By noon Sunday the game was still in prog-ress and had surpassed the 59 days, the rec-ord listed in the Guinness Book of World Records."We are now the holder of the world Monopoly record," said Jerry Lewis, owner-operator of the restaurant in the small college town on Interstate 75.
The rules are that three people have to be playing at one time and a fourth person has to watch. Lewis set a minimum age of 10.
He hasn't had much trouble getting players as word of the game has spread.
"We get some travelers, some from Michigan or Canada going to Florida, stop in and play for a couple of hours," he said.
Early one morning, one player got sick and had leave early. "I got a phone call at 1:30 a.m.," Lewis said. "So I woke up my wife Laurie, dressed our 3 1/2-year-old daughter, Jessica, and we went in and played Monopoly."