Monopoly was never meant to be a fun game — here's why it's so frustrating to play
"Monopoly is derived from an original board game called "The Landlord's Game," and rather than being good family fun, it was actually created to be an insight into the trials and tribulations of money, and the negative implications of capital accumulation.
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In the Landlord's Game, and in Monopoly, one person succeeds over all the others. There is no skill involved, as it all comes down to the numbers you roll, and thus what squares you land on. The winning player feels skilled, and has the illusion of making good choices, when really it's all down to the whim of the dice."
Comme dans la vraie vie. Tout est une question de chance. Naitre dans la bonne famille, ou avec les bonnes ressources, les bons amis, les bons contacts, pour lancer un produit au bon moment, et générer de l'argent.
Personne ne devient ultra riche de par son skill et son travail.
L'accumulation et la possession de terres n’entraînent qu'une chose : un déséquilibre croissant, ruinant petit à petit ce qui ont pas ou peu.
Et celui qui a les terres les plus rentables, qu'a-t-il eu de plus que vous ? De la chance.
"So actually, Monopoly was never created to be fun. When all the property is bought, and players have gone around the board a few times, the remainder of the game play is a simple rate of return calculation. In other words, the ultimate winner is already decided, it's just a matter of when they will obliterate the competition. Players can hang on until their very last pound is gone, and everything is mortgaged, but really nothing can bring you back from the inevitable loss.
Over the years, families have created their own "in-house rules," such as collecting all the tax money if you land on free parking, or earning £400 for landing on "Go." Also, seemingly few people play the auction rule.
However, all these extra complications seem to do is prolong the inevitable, so really you're better off sticking to the original rules — meaning you might want to give them another read through. Alternatively, you could just put the box away and play something else. That way you might still be on talking terms with your family afterwards. "