Sunday, February 1, 2009

The death of Monopoly

I've been playing and obsessing over board games for many years now so it's probably about time I start writing about them. The title? Well, if you don't know, I play mostly European style board and card games: less rules and less luck, more strategy and more fun. Traditional American games tend to be dice-based drivel that can be played on autopilot and breed contempt between the players. This is, of course, exemplified by the many ridiculous editions and rip-offs of the game we all call Monopoly. I'm here to show ya (if you don't already know) that there are far better games out there to occupy your time and absorb your money.

Above: a very small portion of my ridiculous collection. The rest are being safely taken care of by dear, dear friends in BC. One day we'll be reunited...