December 12th, 2012

It’s a Monopoly Kind of Month

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Groovy Green Livin Monopoly


It’s official. We have a Monopoly obsession. It began about a month ago and I can’t remember what triggered it. Our game closet in the basement is packed with board games and has been for years. Most of the games only see the light of day on a rare occasion. Finally Monopoly is getting some use.


Groovy Green Livin Monopoly and Board Games

Now my three boys can’t get enough Monopoly. I’m not complaining. Have you played Monopoly? The game goes on and on for days on end. I’ve joined in a few times, but for the most part they are on autopilot without me.

Groovy Green Livin Monopoly


They’ve even made their own money and cards to add a new twist to the game.


Groovy Green Livin Monopoly Money


How long do you think this will last? No begging for electronics, not much fighting-it feels surreal.

Yesterday we branched out into checkers.


Groovy Green Livin checkers


They pleaded for chess, but that didn’t happen since I’m a novice at best.


Groovy Green Livin chess


Whatever triggered this preoccupation with Monopoly I owe you a big thank you.

What are some of your favorite board games?

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9 Responses to “It’s a Monopoly Kind of Month”

  1. I love monopoly! 🙂
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  2. That looks like a really fun version of Monopoly, I will have to look into that. I used to love to play Clue and Life but haven’t played them in ages. I guess we have been playing more card games (Go Fish, Old Maid) than board games recently.

  3. Cribbage, Yahtzee, Backgammon, Scrabble, Parcheesi, & Sorry!

  4. Great suggestions Joan!

  5. One time, my roommate put 5 monopoly games together and had the ultimate monopoly game going on. Took up my living room for weeks!
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  6. Hi Susan, I laughed reading your post. My kids discovered the same thing this weekend. They put two boards together and played. The game is happening in the basement so it hasn’t taken over the house yet!

  7. Funny you should mention it because my two boys just busted out a game for the first time in AGES the other night. I always try to get them involved in games, but my 8 year old is such a sore loser that it’s just not fun sometimes. However, the other day when they pulled out Candy Land, he won legitimately, so it was an enjoyable night.

  8. […] Monopoly marathon is finally over. We now have 4 different versions of the game, which I’m hoping make their […]

  9. […] Puzzles are not really my thing, but the rest of my family gets into them. Set me up with a good board game and I’ll sit for hours. With the holidays rapidly approaching and a long vacation in the not […]

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