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105A

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What's up with the "updating" of classic board games? Played Monopoly


with my son last night. First time I've played in at least 30 years. I discovered that there're no named railroads, no houses to purchase, and crazy Community Chest cards that just let you take people's properties away. What the?

Maybe they made these changes years ago and I'm just now discovering them. Or maybe they needed to find ways to make the gameplay go faster. I suspect there's still a classic version (we were playing the Cheaters Edition - don't get me started on that aspect - maybe the designers wanted to model the real world more accurately?) but it seemed like a poor facsimile of the original. And I was never even a huge fan.

Rant over.

Posted: 08/07/2019 at 12:16PM



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