If forced to play Monopoly, use this gameplan

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This is the perfect way to guarantee that
(a ) you’ll win this game;
(b ) you won’t have to play Monopoly with these people again;
(c ) you won’t have much to do with these people again at all.

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After once learning about the nuances of monopoly house availability, I found myself wanting to see how well hoarding them works. Unfortunately that would involve playing.

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All he did was prove that no one should ever play monopoly. Something I already knew. :slight_smile:

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Monopoly was never meant to be fun.

Monopoly was always meant to be an object lesson showing how capitalism is a fuck and should be destroyed.

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By insisting on nothing but single-family housing, this guy has somehow out-NIMBYed the Bay Area.

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These have always been the rules to winning Monopoly since I was like 10. I will say two things…Railroads are worth it to at least give yourself another safe space on each street, regardless of the money intake from them. Additionally, the game is designed by its nature to be adversarial and it of course brings out the worst in everyone when it is played.

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From Zach Weinersmith’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

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It never brought out the worst of my Mom, she would help whichever one of us kids was behind. Of course, that that the effect of creating never-ending games.

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Playing with my brothers as a did, we’d stoke free parking with $500 plus every fine/fee from Chance/Community Chest – and inevitably we’d end up with Weimar-era hyperinflation.

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If forced to play Monopoly, use the cyanide in your fake molar.

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The only way to play Monopoly was already demonstrated by Alan Rickman (RIP):

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I believe that was how all of my childhood games of monopoly went. Usually it was my brother who threw the board across the room, but I will admit I did it myself on occasion.

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Summary: be ruthless, which was the point the original designers had in mind when trying to show the evils of capitalism.

In all honesty I’ve never played the game to the end, when we were kids we got bored after about half an hour and just put it away.

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If forced to play Monopoly, you have already lost.

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If people force me to play Monopoly, then I won’t want to have further dealings anyways. I hate the game, and will avoid playing with all costs.

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My son has asked to play this game. I said “fine, but it’s designed to make you hate capitalism, you good with that?”

He hasn’t responded yet. That was months ago.

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Also this,

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