This new edition of Monopoly is just an adjustment to the reality of our current
world - sadly. Interesting to see some blaming it on Trump. Hey, why not?
Isn't he responsible for everything bad. . . according to the Resistance.
Rewarding people for cheating, huh?The Trump Effect is truly
insidious, isn't it?Hey drich - Re: "The rest
of the world teaches entitlement . . . "Many other nations in
the world offer MORE to their citizens than America does . . . Better education,
better health care, and better overall quality of life.But
you're saying that Americans are not entitled to any of that? . . . Why
not?Why do you "conservatives" want America to be the most
backward nation on earth? . . . Any particular reason?Is that what
“American Exceptionalism” is? . . . Backwardness?Please explain.
The Donald is influencing real games with his disregard of the truth and rules.
To make it more realistic?All I know is, there were plenty of big
banks who gambled and never got punished for 2008. There are many billionaires
who are buying up properties that then go unused as a way to launder money or
hide money from their government.There are groups of billionaires who
"donate" to campaigns and then get tax cuts and laws passed in their
industry's favor.The rich play by different rules
So is it cheating if you're (now) following the rules?
It's not cheating if they make it part of the rules... this is the only
version of the game I would be interested in playing. Monopoly is way too long
when you play it "right."
Should we be surprised. Look at the fraud and cheating that goes on in our state
at many levels in many arenas. Then extend that to our country and the world. We
are rewarding all the wrong things. It is no wonder we are a morally bankrupt
The rest of the world teaches entitlement why not a game.I won't be
buying the game for my grandkids.
I don't think I want to get this game. I don't want to teach my kids
cheating is something to make light of or joke about.
Over the years I've encountered two major "variations" in the game,
but never (accepted) cheating. One of these is house rules (things many players
do that they think are official rules of the game, but aren't) such as $400
for landing on [GO] and having a pot (fines, taxes) and/or seeding that pot with
$500 which is collected by the player landing on Free Parking. The other
involves the overlooked rule about property acqusition -- no you don't have
to go around the board first (but this is good house rule) and if you land on
something you decline to buy the bank then auctions the property to the highest
bidder (including the player whose piece is sitting on it) at any price.
Considerably shortens the game.Personally I've just
accepted/considered that Monopoly and Risk (which from BYU recall games lasting
several sleepless days and missed classes) to be long games.
To be realistic, if the player with the lest cash gets a cheat card, they should
go directly to Jail without passing Go.
"War is theft, commerce is cheating." B. Franklin