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Squaring the Monopoly Circle

By Brian | January 30, 2010 | Share on Facebook

Call me a curmudgeon, but some things just don’t need to change:

According to Gizmodo, the 75th anniversary edition of Monopoly not only features a round board (I’m sorry, “wedges” belong in Trivial Pursuit, not Monopoly), but it also features digital currency! Apparently, the gizmo in the middle keeps track of how much money you have, handles payments, gives you $200 for passing Go, etc.. Monopoly without Monopoly money? Are you freakin’ kidding me?

And while I’m at it, GET OFF MY LAWN!!

Topics: Random Acts of Blogging | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Squaring the Monopoly Circle”

  1. Janet says at January 30th, 2010 at 6:07 am :
    Curmudgeon. Old curmudgeon, even. At least now your sister can’t try to cheat when she’s banker. Of course, you also don’t get all that mental addition/subtraction practice . . . .

  2. Jeff Porten says at January 30th, 2010 at 9:18 am :
    Wow. That’s just wrong on so many levels.

  3. Michael Weinmayr says at January 30th, 2010 at 10:31 am :
    The center thingy probably rolls the dice for you as well, and prevents payouts on the “Free Parking” space. Of course, I don’t even like Monopoly, so I can’t get worked up about this.

  4. jason says at January 30th, 2010 at 12:29 pm :
    I’m not one for games — in fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever even played Monopoly — but I am a proud curmudgeon, and in my official capacity as such, I agree this “update” is just plain wrong. You don’t mess around with classic things. You just don’t.

  5. Jeff Porten says at January 31st, 2010 at 2:14 am :
    Mike: $20 says that the Free Parking option is available. According to a Monopoly history I owned (yes, I was a Monopoly geek; was playing in tournaments when I was 8), more people play with the Free Parking jackpot than without.


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