Hello there everyone! Welcome to ChrisCrossMedia’s first segment of Bored ‘N’ Gaming, where we take board games of yesterday, and review them for play today.
The first board game on our agenda is the all-time classic, Monopoly. Monopoly hands down is one of the best board games ever created. It has spawned countless versions and both special and collector’s editions, each with their own distinct features and twists to the original game. Monopoly has always been a classic board game, but it has also appeared on the Nintendo consoles and on cellphones as a stand alone game.
For those of you not familiar with the game, there’s a search engine named Google so you could look up the rules of the game. Ha just kidding! All right, jokes aside.
The game can begin when there is more than one person, obviously the more the better, so go out and round up all your friends. At the beginning of the game the banker hands out $1,500 to each player. Figure out how you want to take turns and then start the game. Every turn you roll two die and add up the sum of shown on the die. Then move those many spaces on the board and do as the spaces show. You then just go around buying, selling, bidding on properties, paying bills to the bank or other players, and other miscellaneous things that Chance or Community Chest cards ask for. The goal of the game is to be the last one standing with all the money in the world, hence the board game’s name. Down to the core, Monopoly is a really simple and fun game that everyone should try.
I’d like to finish this off with a personal story. I have many fond memories with this game, but one that I will never forget has to do with one of the best special editions of Monopoly ever created, Pokemon Monopoly.
Pokemon Monopoly was probably the reason why I got hooked to the classic board game to begin with. The tokens were so distinct and cool, and they were made out of this playful squishy material.
I remember super gluing the Pikachu token onto my Gameboy Color, so that I could say that I had a special Pikachu edition Gameboy Color like all my cool friends at school. Let’s just say that wasn’t one of my brightest ideas. But the one thing that I’ll never forget is that every morning, during my summer break from grade school, I would wake up and head straight over to my cousin’s house to play Pokemon Monopoly. From all the times that I ever went I never lost a match to them, I was always the best.
And till this day I still hold my prized record, of never ever losing a game of Monopoly. Anyone up for a game of Monopoly?