I normally tell people I’m not a “game” person.  I enjoy playing board games and such at times, but generally I don’t get excited about playing games.  The main reason is I enjoy the ‘classics’.  Playing games like Taboo, Catchphrase, Mad Gabs, etc. can be fun at times, but it doesn’t have the same lasting power I need.  My games of choice:  Scrabble, Chess, and Monopoly.  These guys are much more lengthy in the amount of time it takes (it took us a little over 2 hours, I think), but they are so much fun!

One of my college roommates had his birthday a couple days ago, so my other roommates and I got together for a post-birthday celebration of Monopoly.  But this wasn’t the old-school version…we got the new “World Edition”.  I’m still not sure how I feel about it…it’s so odd not seeing Baltic Avenue, St. James Place, and Boardwalk…and instead bidding on places like Tokyo, Taipei, and London.  I brought along my new macro lens to try it out, so here’s some shots:

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chicago wedding photographer nate mathai

One of the major changes:  no more cash!  everything is done with these plastic credit cards…it does speed up the game in figuring out how much money everyone has and making transactions faster.

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I started out pretty well off with property…but I just didn’t have the money to build much…

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And its very difficult when you circle around and see this.

chicago wedding photographer nate mathai
chicago wedding photographer nate mathai

Fun times, indeed!  Forget all the Texas Hold-em games, Monopoly is the game of 2009!  Any other Monopoly fans out there?  What’s your favorite board game?


Monopoly (World Edition)

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