Monopoly should be registered as a dangerous sport!  

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Is it just my family, or do you need danger money to play board games in your house.

It started years ago, Dave is so competitive, that if he's losing at scrabble (which he invariably does)...he could have nothing but and A and an O be 370 points behind and still take an hour to take his go...convinced he can still pull it out of the bag and win the game...delusional much??? I bought a scrabble timer to try to combat Dave's endless turns...but after the first go, Dave ignored the timer...and then argued that as he never agreed to use it, he did not have to adhere to its timing....after his second three hour turn I threw it against the wall and stamped on it!!!

Well we decided yesterday (misguidedly) to have a family board game and settled on Monopoly. There was almost a punch up, the arguing was fierce, it was combative, loud, i got a headache...and this was just to decide who was going to be the car...by the time the actually game started I was thinking the kids protective karate gear was a good idea!!!

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19 comments: to “ Monopoly should be registered as a dangerous sport!

  • ~Tom~
    19 May 2009 at 13:38  

    Full contact Monopoly? Interesting concept. I am sure if you pitch the idea to the right person, you may just have the next reality television show!

    As for Scrabble, I have it on my cell phone. Maybe it is something to consider for Dave so he can practice? Just a thought. Otherwise tell him to call with his letters. I am pretty good at word games. LOL

  • Me
    19 May 2009 at 14:20  

    Wow..and I thought some of our family game nights were fierce. We got nothing on this account..

  • RileyScott
    19 May 2009 at 15:08  

    Sounds like a normal family gathering to me, I don't see the problem

  • ~Thought's By Dena~
    19 May 2009 at 15:33  

    MEN can be such sore losers!!!!! hehehe

  • Dragon
    19 May 2009 at 15:37  

    LOL nice. Yeah, I have never been good at scrabble either. I am not much of a board game fan but shaun is huge into them. Mostly, it is apples to apples for me with my friends or uno for me and shaun. :-)

  • Randi Troxell
    19 May 2009 at 15:47  

    lol! im laughin soooo hard right now... im great at scrabble but hubby gets soooo mad when i win, and then vice versa when we play monopoly... i totally think he cheats and steals my money.. lol!!

  • Melinda
    19 May 2009 at 17:21  

    We absolutely cannot play board games in my household...we all tend to get freakishly competitive and it just isn't condusive with friendly family relationships.

  • Sally's World
    19 May 2009 at 18:57  

    LOl, i'm glad its not just us...i wonder how many board games have been hurled across rooms over the years !!!!

  • Dragon
    19 May 2009 at 19:17  

    I am so glad you were able to see Aaron!! You are so very welcome! I am just so glad it worked for you and am sure it will continue to do so :-D

  • Mental P Mama
    19 May 2009 at 22:07  

    LOL My brother is like that. You didn't dare play RISK with him....

  • Life with Kaishon
    19 May 2009 at 22:47  

    So funny : ). I am going to try to play UNO tonight with everyone. It is so hard to find games on my boys level. And by boys I mean my kid AND my husband....

  • J.J. in L.A.
    19 May 2009 at 23:13  

    This brought back memories of (the game) Trouble and my dad. We got it for Christmas one year and he played, lost, and tossed the board into the backyard.

    Over the years, 3 more boards got tossed until we learned never to ask him to play.

  • Joanie M
    20 May 2009 at 00:13  

    absolutely hate the game Monopoly. I always said I coudl get divorced over Monoploly. My ex (haha we didn't get divorced because of that)was such a cut throat player that years ago, I refused to play with him again.
    Scrabble was a different story as was Trivial Pursuit. We played those games often.

  • Lara
    20 May 2009 at 03:06  

    My husband and I have to have SPECIAL rules for Scrabble just to preserve marital harmony. No challenging. Open dictionary. It's totally saved us from sleeping in separate rooms.

  • Carebear
    20 May 2009 at 07:51  

    LOL - I think Dave and my hubby Jeff must be distant relatives! Or maybe it's a guy thing? I have wanted to throw the game board many times out of impatience at hi ridiculously long turns.

    BTW, I always get a chuckle out of the geographical quirks in your speech. I love the way you "talk".

  • The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom
    20 May 2009 at 17:06  

    Sally - based on your experience with monopoly I would like to challenge your family to a game with my childhood family - my brother and sister.

    I grew up with Monopoly games that were conducted like business in the 'Godfather'. "leave the gun, take the canolis" We always got rid of the weak players early on in the game and then proceeded to destroy our opponent. I smile just thinking about it.

    It's very difficult to get anyone to play Monopoly with me now, sadly enough. My husband just shakes his head and my little ones are too young to understand the importance of the game.

  • Sally's World
    20 May 2009 at 18:03  

    LOL...the worst thing is, it appears that its us adults causing more problems than the kids....

    we could start a league, I'm gonna tape the next game...dare you all to do the same LOL!!!

  • The Him, The Husband, The Dad
    21 May 2009 at 23:55  

    Sally,

    As long as you bring up the subject of Monopoly...if you want a knee slapping chuckle you have to check out Carol Burnett show about Monopoly. It is hilarious! Go to youtube and search on "Carol Burnett Monopoly" Make sure you watch both Parts...you will die from laugher.

  • Becca
    22 May 2009 at 16:58  

    Ha! This is exactly why family game night no longer exists! Monopoly is a big NO No in our house. The hubby drives me crazy because he somehow happens to ALWAYS win and by a long shot at that.

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