Toys & Games

Monopoly
Monopoly
There was only one version, and the tokens, houses, and hotels were wooden.

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Posted by freddo30 at 9:30 pm (PDT) on Sat April 2, 2016   
Gotta get all 4 railroads ... I am a bit nutty and have (over a dozen) sets from the first Parker Bros. 1936 on into the 60's . Love the wooden markers / buildings and one ancient set has tiny money.
Posted by Robert Hutchison at 3:59 pm (PDT) on Thu March 24, 2016   
As I recall, the person who got Broadwalk and Park {Place, usually won the game)?
Posted by paktype at 11:59 am (PDT) on Mon March 21, 2016   
As the years passed, my brother and I made up a few new rules, in addition to getting $500 for landing on Free Parking. If you landed on GO, you'd get $400 instead of $200. Plus, if we wanted to skip the first part of the game, where you go around the board buying properties, we'd shuffle the deed cards and deal them out like a poker game, and then we'd start trading to get monopolies. Somehow I always landed on Boardwalk with a hotel on it when my brother owned it. Always had rotten luck at these games.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 3:26 am (PDT) on Tue September 22, 2015   
Parker Brothers. They made the best games.
Posted by Wingslinger at 5:30 pm (PDT) on Thu March 14, 2013   
Yep, all payments to the center and collect on Free Parking.  Bought a British version while I was there with the Air Force.  They used London streets instead of Atlantic City.  Boardwalk became Mayfair.  Park Place was Park Lane.  It came with some blank extra Chance and Chest cards, so I wrote ridiculous things on them like "Capture Jack the Ripper" and "Bring in the head  of Margaret Thatcher," and then bestow 1000 pounds.  It just made it more fun, as that much of a windfall could save someone's bacon.  Francis Bacon.
Posted by Duff at 11:28 pm (PDT) on Fri June 24, 2011   
I seem to recall playing SUBSURF's way, but I'm not sure.

An annual tradition at our house: my best friend, Arthur, would come over on New Year's Eve to watch TV and play Monopoly with my sister and me. We'd stay up all night playing one game of Monopoly. No ADD back in those days, apparently.
Posted by SUBSURF at 8:00 pm (PDT) on Fri June 24, 2011   
The way we used play was, all fines collected with the draw of a chance or community chest card went to a pot that was saved in the middle of the board. Instead of going to the bank. Then anyone that landed on free space/no parking would collect the accumulated money, sometimes nothing sometimes a few hundred dollars. Remember that both yours and my method were not in the officially sanctioned rules, and still aren't. But, it made the game more interesting, IMO
Posted by paktype at 4:47 pm (PDT) on Fri June 24, 2011   
Did you collect $500 for landing on Free Parking or not? We did.
Posted by billk at 8:48 pm (PST) on Sun January 2, 2011   
I still have that version with the wooden houses, and the box that was not big enough to hold the board.
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 9:51 am (PDT) on Wed April 21, 2010   
I had a girlfriend once who claimed that her dad helped to develop this game with the actual inventor when they were at school together in Williams College in the early 1930's.
Posted by Former member at 12:42 am (PST) on Sun March 7, 2010   
I had one of these. Lots of arguments over rent and hotels but fun times for sure.

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