Monopoly – Forum Frei http://forumfrei.net/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 11:41:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://forumfrei.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-4-120x120.png Monopoly – Forum Frei http://forumfrei.net/ 32 32 Experience: I’m the Monopoly World Champion | life and style https://forumfrei.net/experience-im-the-monopoly-world-champion-life-and-style/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 11:41:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/experience-im-the-monopoly-world-champion-life-and-style/ OWhen I grew up in Venice, I played Monopoly every winter Sunday with my father and my brother. They were really good, so I usually lost and ended up crying. They were my coaches. I wore this routine as an adult. In winter, I went skiing with my friends in the Dolomites. The sun sets […]]]>

OWhen I grew up in Venice, I played Monopoly every winter Sunday with my father and my brother. They were really good, so I usually lost and ended up crying. They were my coaches. I wore this routine as an adult. In winter, I went skiing with my friends in the Dolomites. The sun sets quite early there, so we played Monopoly in the evening. I was a strong player.

One day in 2014, when I was 30 years old and working as a lawyer for the town hall of Venice, a pop-up banner appeared on my computer, asking me: “Are you good at Monopoly? There was a chance to win a trip for two to the 2015 World Championships in Macau, China.

I clicked and first signed up for a regional tournament in Spilimbergo, 60 miles northeast of Venice. I went with my friends. One of them got drunk before the competition and spent two hours playing in silence while wearing sunglasses, but still managed to finish first. I finished third. We both qualified to play in the Italian National Championship the following year in Milan.

The tournament took place over two days. The first day I lost all my matches, but the second day I started winning. My girlfriend, Lisa, now my wife, wanted to go back to Venice because she had work the next morning, but I said, “I’m sorry, I’m winning. By 8 p.m., I had won the national championship. My prize included two flights to compete in the world championship in China that same year.

In Macao, we played in a huge hotel called the Venetian, and I played in front of a replica of the bell tower of Saint Mark. It was strange because I can see the real thing from my room. The atmosphere was incredible. There were 27 players from all over the world, as well as fans, journalists, friends and relatives of players. It was a real family event. You weren’t allowed to swear.

Monopoly is a simple game. It’s not chess. If I were to play Monopoly with you, I would probably win because I know the tricks, but in the world championship everyone knows them, so fortune and luck are important. I won that tournament and the $20,580 prize, which is the face value of all the money in the game in the bank.

I started getting calls from people all over the world interested in my victory. I also began to explore my passion for stand-up comedy, developing a routine based on my experiences competing in Monopoly.

I have been invited to play games all over the world. In Japan, they are very serious about Monopoly. When I arrived there, I felt like Cristiano Ronaldo. I’ve been taken to meals at skyscraper restaurants with private chefs and played matches against former world champions.

People ask for advice and I tell them to buy three houses on each property when you have a full set. Also, jail is your enemy at the start of the game, but your best friend towards the end. Until then, if you go to jail, stay there as long as possible because you can collect money from your properties but you don’t go around the board paying other players. There are also Monopoly “heat maps”, which show where you land the most.

Also, read the rules. Knowing them correctly will help you win. For example, you can buy and build houses anytime between other people’s turns, not just when it’s your turn. While Monopoly can take hours to complete, the game that won me my world title was completed in 47 minutes. It’s not because I’m the Maradona of Monopoly but because I know the rules. It shouldn’t be a five hour game.

Winning the championship changed his life. I started working with Comedy Central. When I travel overseas and contact comedy clubs, I’ve found that if I say I’m the Monopoly World Champion and worked with Comedy Central, someone will find me a spot. . When James May came here to film his Our Man in Italy series, I was invited to talk to him on the show.

World Championships are held every four to six years. The 2021 championship has been canceled due to Covid and there is no confirmed date for the next one. When the time comes, I hope to win again. No one has won the title twice.

As said to Daniel Dylan Wray

Do you have an experience to share? Email experience@theguardian.com

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Chess.com bid for Play Magnus, move to monopoly? https://forumfrei.net/chess-com-bid-for-play-magnus-move-to-monopoly/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 14:32:44 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/chess-com-bid-for-play-magnus-move-to-monopoly/ A merger between two of the biggest major chess sites is imminent following the announcement that the chess.com make an offer for playmagnusgroup.com, the company named after world champion Magnus Carlsen. The offer, which values ​​PMG at approximately $82 million, has been accepted and will take approximately two months. There were rumors for some time […]]]>

A merger between two of the biggest major chess sites is imminent following the announcement that the chess.com make an offer for playmagnusgroup.com, the company named after world champion Magnus Carlsen. The offer, which values ​​PMG at approximately $82 million, has been accepted and will take approximately two months.

There were rumors for some time that PMG was in trouble. Earlier this year, some of its Oslo employees were laid off, while its flagship website chess24.com discontinued its tournament commentary in French and German, leaving only English and Spanish.

PMG went public on the Oslo Stock Exchange in October 2020, but its earnings did not rise as expected and its share price more than halved from its peak. It seems that its high-end business model of providing high-level chess24 commentary on top tournaments has failed to generate enough subscribers, while the generous grandmaster prizes participating in the Meltwater Champions Tour in line were probably too high. His apprenticeship courses are his most profitable area.

In contrast, Chess.com was primarily designed to provide a competitive playing arena, while its viewing events have a successful formula of 5/1 and 3/1 blitz and 1/1 ball. Its prize money is lower than Chess24’s, but still sufficient to attract top female players, such as in the current Women’s Sprint Championship which featured a rare appearance by semi-retired all-time No2 Hou Yifan.

Chess.com also provides a platform for extremely popular chess streamers, the most famous of which is Hikaru Nakamura with over a million followers. Women are generally underrepresented in chess, but not in streaming where around 25% are women.

Whether the merger will work in the longer term remains an open question. Optimists paint a golden future where Carlsen regularly rivals former rival Nakamura, but the pessimistic view is that the No.1, who has already announced his retirement from the world title, is taking a step towards further reducing his commitments.

Much will depend on whether Carlsen’s currently stalled goal of hitting a record 2900 rating can be revived by a strong showing in the top flight of the Sinquefield Cup, which takes place in St Louis this week. So far this year, the 31-year-old Norwegian hasn’t been able to replicate his pre-pandemic performances of 2019.

The future may be uncertain for chess24, but there won’t be a monopoly on major online sites in the near future. lichess.org remains a nonprofit rival of a potentially more powerful group chess.com, and is the site of choice for many due to its easy and quick access to a willing opponent. A handful of clicks and you’re in action at your preferred time limit. Its scoring system is easy to understand, although like most online ratings, it flatters several hundred points over the game on the board.

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Artur Yusupov vs. Adarsh ​​Jayakumar, Arlington 2015, White to move in and win. The former world semi-finalist built a classic attacking position before unleashing a tactic every player should know.

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Melbourne is getting a $20 million Monopoly theme park this year https://forumfrei.net/melbourne-is-getting-a-20-million-monopoly-theme-park-this-year/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 23:30:20 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/melbourne-is-getting-a-20-million-monopoly-theme-park-this-year/ Melbourne is set to score the world’s second Monopoly theme park, modeled after the original in Hong Kong with a hefty $20 million prize. Dubbed Monopoly Dreams, the 1,650 square meter indoor theme park will open in Melbourne Central – double the one in Hong Kong and split into two sections: Monopoly City and Monopoly […]]]>

Melbourne is set to score the world’s second Monopoly theme park, modeled after the original in Hong Kong with a hefty $20 million prize. Dubbed Monopoly Dreams, the 1,650 square meter indoor theme park will open in Melbourne Central – double the one in Hong Kong and split into two sections: Monopoly City and Monopoly Mansion – with a total of 15 attractions.

You may be past the days of overturned Monopoly boards and invented rules, but you know the iconic board game has been etched into your soul for life. The most controversial of board games has survived many years, and while your old Scrabble and Mouse Trap gathers dust, we won’t judge if you pull it out once in a while to show off to the plebs who are thinking of buying the les railways is a viable strategy.

The nostalgia factor is why Melbourne’s Monopoly Dreams should justify the $20 million investment, with the new attraction expected to attract 600,000 visitors a year. Families would be the target market, given that it’s a theme park, but we’re willing to bet some of that Monopoly money you’ll also want to check out with a few friends.



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Given the new appeal of places like Holey Moley and escape rooms, it’s not a stretch to assume that a Monopoly theme park will do well. Especially for Melbourne, which so far really only has Luna Park when it comes to this category of fun for kids.

Entrepreneurs Derek Lo and Stephen Lo are behind the project, which will open to the public later this year. Much like Monopoly Dreams in Hong Kong, it functions as a large Monopoly-themed time zone where you can earn Monopoly money at these attractions to spend at the on-site cafe or store.

Entrance will literally go Go as visitors enter Monopoly City through a neon-lit tunnel that has been designed to mirror the Melbourne CBD map. Once you’re inside, Monopoly Dreams has loads to do, including a 4D theater with a Monopoly railroad where you can generate power on a bike, and a Water Works splash game . Other interactive attractions include a “Bank” with flying Monopoly money up for grabs and a good old “spin the wheel” style game where you have a chance to win a real prize that could be as tasty as a voucher. of plane.

Monopoly Dreams Melbourne will open later this year at Melbourne Central, although an actual date has yet to be set. Admission will cost between $30 and $40 (actual fiat currency).

Melbourne is getting a $20 million Monopoly theme park this year
Melbourne is getting a $20 million Monopoly theme park this year
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Hasbro and J Balvin reunite for a new Monopoly special edition https://forumfrei.net/hasbro-and-j-balvin-reunite-for-a-new-monopoly-special-edition/ Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:12:11 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/hasbro-and-j-balvin-reunite-for-a-new-monopoly-special-edition/ | Hasbro and J Balvin came together for a new vision of the board game Monopoly with Monopoly: Limited Edition J Balvin. As you might expect from other versions of the game, this one takes the standard way of playing and gives it a different look and tone. Game pieces, board, properties, cards, money; everything. […]]]>

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Hasbro and J Balvin came together for a new vision of the board game Monopoly with Monopoly: Limited Edition J Balvin. As you might expect from other versions of the game, this one takes the standard way of playing and gives it a different look and tone. Game pieces, board, properties, cards, money; everything. The whole game has been changed to what the Latin star wanted it to look like. This version of the game is currently for sale on their website for $50 if you want to pick it up. We have more information about this release below.

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When he’s not performing in front of millions of fans around the world, Balvin enjoys spending time at home playing games with his family and friends…and as a new father, Balvin has been inspired to make this event unique. Monopoly edition for his son so he can create memories playing this iconic game as he grows up!

Monopoly: Limited Edition J Balvin offers a journey into a world full of color, energy and, as always, reggaeton, from Medellin, Colombia to the world. A Monopoly game where Jose, as an artist, manages to capture his feelings and passion for music in an iconic way, to remind us that dreams come true. A magical journey through the discography of J Balvin. An invitation to never forget the child who is in us, to keep this magic and this energy, and to bring the good vibes. Just like children, we remember that it is between good and evil that the pure and real connections are often found.

The game includes a highly stylized J Balvin board, 6 custom tokens, 28 title deed cards, 16 chance cards, 16 community chest cards, 1 deck of Monopoly money, 32 houses, 12 hotels, 2 dice and instructions.

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Kym Dakin, Yarmouth: Occupy Monopoly https://forumfrei.net/kym-dakin-yarmouth-occupy-monopoly/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/kym-dakin-yarmouth-occupy-monopoly/ I’m not a very competitive person. I lose patience and interest with games that go on and on…except maybe Scrabble, but that’s not that story. A late night 1980s game of Monopoly brought out Kym Dakin’s competitive instincts. txking/Shutterstock.com This story goes back to the 80s in a cramped apartment in New York with three […]]]>

I’m not a very competitive person. I lose patience and interest with games that go on and on…except maybe Scrabble, but that’s not that story.

A late night 1980s game of Monopoly brought out Kym Dakin’s competitive instincts. txking/Shutterstock.com

This story goes back to the 80s in a cramped apartment in New York with three grumpy guys and me, who were dating one of the grumpy guys. We had all spent the evening consuming beer, wine, pot…everything that wasn’t nailed down.

Around midnight, Jay – Big Competitive Game Guy – released his favorite game – Monopoly.

Everyone moans. We all knew that no one could beat Jay in any game, especially this one. But it was Jay’s apartment, his beer, and, unless we wanted to call it a night (there’s a clue!) it was Jay’s call. It was monopoly.

Our game that night progressed quite predictably at first. We have all purchased a few properties. I got excited about scoring a railroad AND a power company. Right away, Jay bought big red hotels, as always. We took turns landing in jail, but we all managed to rack up at least some lower class money. Jay, of course, had the Midas touch and started waving his stack of $500 bills in our faces.

Around 2am, I realized I was going to lose. Still. But this time, I decided to go all out on OCCUPY MONOPOLY. I had bought the cheap stuff – Mediterranean and Baltic Avenues – and somehow (a Bank “loan” may have been involved) acquired Boardwalk and Park Place! I then announced that this whole area would be a nature reserve – tents only.

Jay’s mouth opened. The other two suddenly sat up.

” You can not do that ! “That’s not how it’s played!” “What the (expletive)?!”

It was getting fun now.

Something about a nature preserve on a Monopoly board just made these guys outraged. Realizing this, I decided to do something unusual for me. I was going to play to WIN.

There was no limit in this quest. Nothing was on the table. I channeled my inner Robin Hood. Some extra “loans” (or “community grants”, actually) from the Bank when someone went to the kitchen to drink beer, a few hotels somehow “slipped” on Marvin Gardens and wouldn’t you know, the Monopoly Gods smiled on me! I had a few lucky ones thanks to the Community Chest and I no longer ended up in prison. Although now my ill-gotten loan/grant amount is in the thousands of dollars. Jay, to his sullen frustration, has landed behind bars more than once.

I outlived Tom, who refueled around 3 a.m., and my guy Jim crashed into the La-Z-Boy, snoring at 4 a.m.

It was Jay and me. We played again and again.

Finally, I saw his shoulders slump in defeat as dawn tickled the windowsill.

I had won. And the Boardwalk-Park Place Nature Preserve was still standing.

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You Played Monopoly Wrong – Ten Common Rules Players Just Made Up | Games | Entertainment https://forumfrei.net/you-played-monopoly-wrong-ten-common-rules-players-just-made-up-games-entertainment/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 11:15:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/you-played-monopoly-wrong-ten-common-rules-players-just-made-up-games-entertainment/ Licensed in over 100 countries, available in 37 languages, and enjoyed by a billion people since its launch in the 1930s, Monopoly is one of the best and most beloved board games of all time. However, despite its popularity, it turns out that many of us have played Monopoly poorly. According to new research, nearly […]]]>

Licensed in over 100 countries, available in 37 languages, and enjoyed by a billion people since its launch in the 1930s, Monopoly is one of the best and most beloved board games of all time. However, despite its popularity, it turns out that many of us have played Monopoly poorly. According to new research, nearly half of all Monopoly players admit to making up rules, while 69% of fans haven’t even read them.

The research was conducted using the digital version of the game, which is developed and published by Marmalade Game Studio.

According to the Monopoly app developer, common made-up rules include skipping tax boxes, avoiding auctions and buying hotels too soon.

The full list of the most common invented rules – which is based on the analysis of around 4 million people – can be viewed further down the page.

Fortunately, the digital version of Monopoly now gives players the option to play with their own custom rules.

Likewise, the AppleiOS and android The app contains a quick mode for faster gameplay, as well as a single player mode, in-game video chat, and additional city and country themes.

Commenting on the rules controversy, Marmalade co-CEO Cristina Mereuta said: “Monopoly is notorious for causing arguments, and games can last over four hours, so it can be tempting to turn to the unofficial rules.

“Most digital versions of Monopoly stick strictly to the rulebook, but at Marmalade, we’ve made favorite house rules optional. After all, rulemaking is part of an 87-year tradition. , and families have ignored the official rulebook for decades.”

The 10 most popular invented rules of Monopoly…

1. All tax and fine payments go to the person who lands in the free parking lot – not a rule! Officially, Free Parking just gives players a break

2. Skip spaces such as tax boxes – this is not allowed

3. Raise £400 instead of £200 to land straight on Go – again, not a rule

4. Not being able to collect rent when you’re in jail – not according to the rules

5. Avoid auctions – officially, if a player lands on a property and doesn’t want it, the property goes directly to auction

6. Always have auctions – officially the person who lands there has the first choice to buy, but some players think they should immediately go to an auction

7. End early – officially the game ends when one person owns everything and everyone is out, but some players prefer to end when one person goes bankrupt

8. Buy hotels after three houses – settlement says four houses

9. Get out of jail early – some players say you get out after a pitch. Officially it’s three

10. Start with properties – some like to start with three properties, even though officially you start with zero

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There’s More to the Monopoly Board Game Than You Think: NPR https://forumfrei.net/theres-more-to-the-monopoly-board-game-than-you-think-npr/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/theres-more-to-the-monopoly-board-game-than-you-think-npr/ Monopoly is one of the best-selling board games in history – sales have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The game is built on a powerful American tradition: anyone can go from rags to riches. LEILA FADEL, HOST: As inflation hits its highest level in 40 years, home prices and rents are on the minds of […]]]>

Monopoly is one of the best-selling board games in history – sales have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The game is built on a powerful American tradition: anyone can go from rags to riches.



LEILA FADEL, HOST:

As inflation hits its highest level in 40 years, home prices and rents are on the minds of many Americans. And it turns out that wealth, rent, and land are topics many people first learn about when playing the Monopoly game. Today, Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei of NPR’s Throughline History Podcast take a look at one of the best-selling board games in history. Turns out there’s more to it than people realize.

(CRACKLING FIRE SOUND EXTRACTION)

RUND ABDELFATAH, BYLINE: It’s 1879 in a small town in Illinois, where 13-year-old Lizzie Magie is curled up by the fire with a book her father gave her.

UNIDENTIFIED VOICE ACTOR #1: (As Lizzie Magie) “Progress And Poverty” by Henry George.

ABDELFATAH: Lizzie had to stop going to school. His family was struggling, having never recovered from the recession six years earlier. And as she dives into this book, the world begins to make a little more sense to her.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTRESS VOICE #1: (As Lizzie Magie) The great cause of inequality in the distribution of wealth is inequality in the ownership of land. Ownership of land is the great fundamental fact which ultimately determines social, political, and therefore intellectual and moral condition.

ABDELFATAH: It’s there, but not really there. The words transport her.

MARY PILON: It’s really important to understand that the United States after the Civil War. At that time, there was an incredible amount of created wealth that had not been seen in this country. And you had a very – you had a handful of people controlling it.

ABDELFATAH: This is Mary Pilon, author of “The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury and Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game”.

PILON: And George was asking about – all this money is coming in now. Our country has been torn apart. And now it’s – you know, we’re rebuilding. And how – how is it distributed? And what is the role of government in, you know, taking a cut? Or, you know, how does that happen?

RAMTIN ARABLOUEI, BYLINE: A growing number of Americans were fed up with so-called Golden Age monopolies — railroads, sugar, oil — and the growing wealth of a few elites — the Vanderbilts, Carnegies and Rockefellers.

ABDELFATAH: Among those fed up was Lizzie’s father, James Magie, a staunch progressive who traveled with Abraham Lincoln during the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

UNIDENTIFIED VOICE ACTRESS #1: (As Lizzie Magie) Ownership of land is the big fundamental fact.

ABDELFATAH: He was a firm believer in the ideas that Lizzie was reading and understood that whoever owned the land made the profits and retained all the power. And he made sure his daughter Lizzie knew it, too — not just by giving her books, but by encouraging her to live a life that transcended the societal norms of the time. And she did.

PILON: So she was absolutely a pioneer.

ABDELFATAH: As an adult, Lizzie kept coming back to the ideas of Henry George, to the book that her father had given her. She befriended Henry’s son George and became the secretary of the Woman’s Single Tax Club of Washington, a club dedicated to advancing George’s central theory of how to solve inequality.

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PILON: So the single tax theory – the general idea was that you had a land value tax, also known as a single tax. And the general idea is to tax the land and only the land. So that shifts the tax burden to wealthy owners. Anyone who lives in New York or Los Angeles or a high-rent neighborhood I’m sure nods to that.

ABDELFATAH: Nods.

PILON: And that message really resonated with Americans in the late 1800s because poverty and squalor are so prevalent in urban centers. It is a matter of income inequality. It’s about how to tax people? How are the rich treated? What are we doing for those who are in poverty?

ARABLOUEI: With the single tax theory in mind, Lizzie Magie invented what she called The Landlord’s Game, the very first version of Monopoly.

(MUSIC SOUND EXTRACTION)

PILON: And she’s creating The Landlord’s Game as a teaching tool – because it’s one thing to read about these ideas. But a game is a really wonderful way to teach someone something.

(DICE RATTLING SOUNDBITE)

PILON: When you look at the Landlord’s Game patent from 1904, it’s striking how much it resembles what we know today as Monopoly.

UNIDENTIFIED VOICE ACTRESS #1: (As Lizzie Magie) The object of the game is to get as much wealth or money as possible. When a player stops on land belonging to another player, he must pay the rent to the owner. The player with the highest total sum is the winner.

ABDELFATAH: The board game was a success. It spread like wildfire, and players started coming up with local versions, changing the rules to suit where and how they lived. But it also meant that Lizzie got no money or fame from it.

ARABLOUEI: Enter Charles Darrow, who lived just outside of Atlantic City, where gambling was particularly popular. It was the Great Depression. Darrow was unemployed. And after playing the game with friends, he decided it could be his ticket to a better life. So he tweaked the game a bit and eventually pitched his version to game companies Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers.

PILON And he claims to have invented it.

ARABLOUEI: Both refused it. They basically thought it was too complicated. But a few months later, Parker Brothers came back and said, wait; we want to do it.

PILON: Parker Brothers is a company on the brink of destruction, like many companies. And they need a hit, and they need it fast. And so they started selling Monopoly. And they’re just as surprised as anyone that this game is selling like gangbusters.

(MUSIC SOUND EXTRACTION)

UNIDENTIFIED VOICE ACTOR #2: In its first year, 1935, the Monopoly game was America’s best-selling game. The rest, as they say, is history.

ARABLOUEI: Darrow has become the face of Monopoly, with its supposed rags-to-riches story.

PILON: So history is everywhere. And Lizzie Magic knows about it. And she doesn’t take it easy. She calls reporters, and she does these interviews where she delays her games. And she says, I have patents. I made this game.

ARABLOUEI: Parker Brothers gets wind of Lizzie’s noise. They get in touch and offer him $500 for The Landlord’s Game patent, which is around $10,000 today.

PILON: But there is no evidence that they really recognized her as the inventor. She died in 1948 with this very small obituary that you really have to look for.

ARABLOUEI: There was not a single mention of Monopoly in his obituary.

PILON: And Charles Darrow gets, like, the New York Times treatment, hailing him as the inventor when he passes away, you know, decades later. I think the Darrow mythos contains a lot of resilience. For example, one of the themes of this story is that if you work hard you will get rich. You will innovate. You will do something that will heal the world and heal yourself.

(MUSIC SOUND EXTRACTION)

PILON: Depending on how you see it, Monopoly is either the American dream or the American nightmare.

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A Monopoly-inspired theme park is coming to Melbourne https://forumfrei.net/a-monopoly-inspired-theme-park-is-coming-to-melbourne/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/a-monopoly-inspired-theme-park-is-coming-to-melbourne/ Culture Attractions will include a 4D Theater, a chance to ride the Monopoly Railway and a Chance Wheel with huge prizes. by Reena Gupta July 22, 2022 A nostalgic park called ‘Monopoly Dreams’ is set to land in Melbourne later this year, so prepare to be transported back to the innocence of childhood when life […]]]>


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Attractions will include a 4D Theater, a chance to ride the Monopoly Railway and a Chance Wheel with huge prizes.

A nostalgic park called ‘Monopoly Dreams’ is set to land in Melbourne later this year, so prepare to be transported back to the innocence of childhood when life was all about paying your mortgage and being sent to jail.

The theme park will be the second of its kind – there is a Monopoly Dreams in Hong Kong – but this one will be twice as big at 1,650 square meters.

According Free time, after passing GO at the entrance, you have two areas to explore: Monopoly City and Monopoly Mansion. Both areas are heavily Melbourne-inspired and will feature trams and street art, as well as attractions including a 4D theatre, a chance to ride the iconic Monopoly Railway and The Electric Company (where punters generate energy on a bicycle – very modern!).

Attractions allow you to win Monopoly money that you can spend at the park’s restaurant or local store, but bettors can also win adult prizes like vouchers by spinning the Lucky Wheel.

Look, it doesn’t really look like Monopoly, to be fair. Where is the monotony? Where is the barely concealed resentment? Where is the property? It’s almost sounds…. fun?

Entrepreneurs Derek Lo and Stephen Lo are said to be behind the plan to bring Monopoly Dreams to Melbourne. “It’s our passion and our mission to bring the good stuff from overseas to Australia,” said Derek Large format, which also brought Chinese store Miniso to Australian shores. “You don’t see anything like this in Australia,” Stephen added.

A whopping $20 million is being spent on setting up the indoor theme park, which will use all that dead space in central Melbourne and will appear sometime in late 2022. Ticket prices will start at $30 .

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Photo credit: Monopoly Dreams

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What is the shortest street on the London Monopoly board? The Saturday Quiz | life and style https://forumfrei.net/what-is-the-shortest-street-on-the-london-monopoly-board-the-saturday-quiz-life-and-style/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/what-is-the-shortest-street-on-the-london-monopoly-board-the-saturday-quiz-life-and-style/ Questions 1 Which jar became a box after Erasmus’ translation error?2 Charlotte Prodger, in 2018, was the last individual winner of what?3 Which house is known as the Palais du Pic?4 A 1933 obscenity trial was United States v One Book Called…what?5 What is the shortest street on the London Monopoly board?6 What saint would […]]]>

Questions

1 Which jar became a box after Erasmus’ translation error?
2 Charlotte Prodger, in 2018, was the last individual winner of what?
3 Which house is known as the Palais du Pic?
4 A 1933 obscenity trial was United States v One Book Called…what?
5 What is the shortest street on the London Monopoly board?
6 What saint would have brought Christianity to India?
seven Which region of the Atlantic is called algae?
8 Trinitrotoluene is better known by what abbreviation?
What links:
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Airports; a sushi restaurant; the masses; the royal fireworks?
ten Braithwaite; Loss; Boggis, Bunce and Bean; Jones; Oak?
11 Calicut; Damascus; Mosul; Nanjing; Nimes?
12 Chimera; sheela na gig; fat punk?
13 Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire; St Bees, Cumbria?
14 Bunraku; kabuki; kyogen; Nope ?
15 Andrew Johnson; Chester Arthur; Theodore Roosevelt; Lyndon B Johnson?

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The answers

1 Pandora (in Greek mythology).
2 Turner Prize (cancelled or since shared).
3 Chatsworth.
4 Ulysses.
5 vine street.
6 Saint Thomas.
seven Sargasso Sea (after Sargassum).

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8 TNT (explosive).
9 Music for … tracks: Brian Eno album; Song by Harry Styles; album Depeche Mode; Handel’s work.
ten Fictional Farm Owners: Stories by Worzel Gummidge; Cold Comfort Farm; Fantastic Mr. Fox; farm animal; Far from the raging crowd.
11 Places giving their names to fabrics: calico; damask; muslin; nankeen; Jeans.
12 Types of architectural grotesques.
13 End of Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk.
14 Traditional Japanese theater forms.
15 US presidents after assassinations: Lincoln; Garfield; McKinley; Kennedy.

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Monopoly, Pictionary, Yahtzee replacements for when you want to mix things up https://forumfrei.net/monopoly-pictionary-yahtzee-replacements-for-when-you-want-to-mix-things-up/ Wed, 06 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/monopoly-pictionary-yahtzee-replacements-for-when-you-want-to-mix-things-up/ You are a prominent member of modern gaming society. How can I know? Well, I heard through the grapevine that you’ve been doting on your grandma lately, celebrating her foray into smartphone gaming. That was very nice of you. In addition, I was hiding just around the corner when you chatted with the neighborhood children […]]]>

You are a prominent member of modern gaming society. How can I know? Well, I heard through the grapevine that you’ve been doting on your grandma lately, celebrating her foray into smartphone gaming. That was very nice of you. In addition, I was hiding just around the corner when you chatted with the neighborhood children of their village at Minecraft. Later I checked the security footage and yes, you’re the one who disabled motion smoothing at the local pub, right? I like you. But tell me: when are you going to take care of yourself?

Specifically: When are you going to spruce up your aging board game collection?

Don’t be defensive. I’m not here to hard sell the larger world of recreational board games. you can keep othello, Okay? It really doesn’t hurt anyone. All I’m saying is, you’re taking up valuable space in your living space with woefully outdated board games, and it’s time to step in.

Instead of Monopoly, try Machi Koro 2

The worst part of Monopoly – apart from the fact that it was originally intended to be an indictment of capitalism, not a celebration – is that there may be long periods of time where you are prevented from actually participating in the game. Go to jail and stay there, basically, unless you have the right card or the dice are in your favor. Sitting four people around a table, only to banish one of them to the corner of the set indefinitely, is a very bad way to spend your time. stop and try Machi Koro 2 In place.

Machi Koro 2 is a city building game. Players buy businesses – in the form of cards – and place them on the table in front of them to form their trading district. Then you roll the dice, then you get paid. It’s that simple. Earn more money than your neighbor and you win.

And finally that’s what makes Machi Koro 2 so funny. This keeps everyone at the table engaged at all times, and the fast pace of play means you can get through three or four matches – probably more – in the same amount of time it would take you to play a single round of Lizzy Magic’s masterpiece.


Machi Koro 2

Pricing taken at time of publication.

• 2 to 5 players, from 10 years old

• Playing time: 45 minutes

• Type of game: card game

• Category: Competitive, city building

• Similar games: Legacy of Machi Koro

Instead of Pictionary, try Telestrations

Once Pictionary came out in 1985, it became something of a phenomenon. There was, of course, the best-selling game, as well as several expansions and iterations. But there was also a TV show hosted by Alan Thicke. Anyway, I’ve got news for you: you’re not a B-list celebrity and therefore don’t need to bow down to a whiteboard to earn good publicity. You are allowed to privately enjoy good board game experiences, and that’s why you should give Telestrations A try.

There are many good drawing games, among which are Doodle dash and pictomania. But in my opinion they pale in comparison to Telestrations. Why? Because in Telestrations I can do my terrible drawings privately on my personal notepad. If I take the hourglass that comes in the box and melt it in the microwave or throw it down the street in front of a tractor-trailer truck, I can even take all the time I like to make these terrible drawings . This makes it more accessible than most games in its genre, and teaching it is an absolute breeze.

Better yet, the pleasure of Telestrations comes from the interaction in a collaborative phone game fueled by dozens of misunderstandings. It’s not just everyone laughing and pointing at Uncle Ted as he struggles on the easel for the fifth time that night. Everyone gets their hands on the ball in this community party game.


Telestrations

Pricing taken at time of publication.

• 4-8 players, ages 12 and up

• Playing time: 30 minutes

• Type of game: drawing game, hidden information

• Category: Board game

• Similar games: Doodle dash

Instead of Yahtzee, try literally any modern rolling and writing game

Yahtzee is just an objectively bad board game. Roll the dice furiously, score the results and hope you complete what amounts to a bingo card before your competition. The game’s only redeeming value is that wonderful little dice cup that helps keep all those bones from falling to the ground…most of the time. If you find a copy of Yahtzee anywhere in your neighborhood, just throw it in the trash and get a modern rolling and writing game instead.

Rolling and writing games take on this classic Yahtzee “gameplay” and attach an actual strategy to it. The best of the group actually has no dice. It’s called Welcome to… and he uses a deck of cards to accomplish much the same thing. Whatever card is drawn is available to all players at the table to use to flesh out the design of a 1950s-style neighborhood. The theme appeals to an older generation, while a dose crossword puzzle game keeps things interesting for everyone. Best of all, there’s literally no upper limit to how many players can play at once. No matter how many people you have trapped in the house on a rainy summer day, you can still settle people with Welcome to…


Welcome to…

Pricing taken at time of publication.

• 1 to 100 players, ages 10 and up

• Playing time: 25 minutes

• Type of game: roll and write

• Category: bingo, model creation, contracts

• Similar games: Cartographers

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