A property mogul....
Money, money, money...
I have had all of the above at least once...
...playing Monopoly with my husband's family.
Cutthroat, competitive, name calling ensuing games of Monopoly that more often than not end in laughter.
When my husband told me that his family played Monopoly, I thought okay they liked to play board games.
No, just Monopoly. And not just on any old Monopoly game board.
On Thanksgiving or when they are all together, my mother-in-law pulls out their Franklin Mint Collector's Edition Monopoly game.
I should have known then how serious they were.
The games often last hours.
It is not over until everyone has lost it all to the victor.
Forking it over and calling it quits after admitting defeat because you are tired of playing is NOT acceptable (at least BC-before kids).
Also, things get rowdy when trades occur, especially when they occur between husbands and wives.
One year, my mother-in-law made Monopoly pajama pants for the men. Down the stairs they paraded in their bright yellow pants decorated with Mr. Monopoly.
They were good sports about modeling the pants.
In a few years, our children will all be able to play Monopoly with us. Then, we will really have raucous family gatherings.
Anyone up for a game of Monopoly?
Is there a family game that you play when everyone is together?
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