I love games. I always have. I guess it’s my competitive nature. And since ‘playing sports’ to me involves a big-screen television and a big-ass beer, I need to be competitive beat someone somewhere.
Risk. Monopoly. Scattergories. Balderdash. Backgammon. Battleship. Trivial Pursuit. Clue. Scrabble. Boggle. Blokus. You name it. I’ll play it. And I’ll do everything in my power to beat you. And I’ll lie and say that I won’t care if I win, but I do. I care. I want to win. Seriously, i even get annoyed that my 7-year-old can kick my ass at Blokus.
So, when Jack and Ilana brought over their new fancy schmancy Canadian Monopoly…with brand new electronic banking (oooh! ahh!)
I, of course, was thrilled. With the Lakers and Celtics playing in the background, and some cookies in front of me…(yes, i made them. to play mind games with my opponents. distract them with homemade cookies!)
my segway piece and I were good to go.
that was, until, THIS happened…
yes, that would be me. ON FREE PARKING. only with electronic banking…there is NO money to be gotten on free parking. total. scam. (especially since i landed on it, um, about 500 times)
We had a lot of fun despite the fact that not having any paper money in our hands SUCKED. it’s like reading the newspaper online. it’s just not the same as having the actual thing in your hand. there’s just something about it.
and we were thankful that the kind people at Hasbro gave us full warning…
this was NOT a real VISA card.
lest we be tempted to call up Visa and be all like “HEY! the machine said i have insufficient funds! insufficient funds! it’s not possible! i just passed go! i have got to have at least $200 in there!”
I didn’t win. but i didn’t lose either. we stopped the game early because my brother had to catch his 4:30 am taxi to go back to NYC, and i had to watch the end of the Lakers/Celts game (only to be disappointed, of course).
but i totally would have won.
game is a little assiniboine…hahahaha. but, still fun. all it needs is a little of this…
what about you? like games? what’s your favorite???