Monopoly > General Discussions > Topic Details
Tapewormz Dec 3, 2012 @ 1:13am
People still play this game?
This board game is so incredibly boring. You'll find that real game hobby stores don't carry this product.
Showing 1-14 of 14 comments
< >
glenn52 Dec 20, 2012 @ 3:13am 
You're shopping in all the wrong places...
The game is OK! Survived for decades, a classic board game.
Just this Steam version is a piece of crap!
Tapewormz Dec 20, 2012 @ 7:26am 
The only Hasbro games any real hobby stores carry are usually MTG, WOTC and AH products. Toys R Us and Walmart don't count as hobby stores.

Monopoly is horribly linear, and people who find the game fun for the most part play with house rules.
Last edited by Tapewormz; Dec 20, 2012 @ 7:29am
LastSide Dec 28, 2012 @ 10:26am 
Wow dude, even here in Puerto Rico they sell this game and everyone plays it.
Tapewormz Dec 29, 2012 @ 4:27am 
It's considered a light game. It's too boring for my tastes. You can find it everywhere in walmart's and targets and so on, but it's pretty much a game for people who aren't hardcore table top gamers. It's pretty much loathed by everyone who attends gencon.
Jessica Dec 31, 2012 @ 7:22am 
Actually, you're 100% wrong. When I went to my local video game store I saw Nintendo Monopoly. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean other people don't. and I lovethe part where you act like you're some sort of hardcore gamer when it's just too obvious you aren't.
Big AL Jan 6, 2013 @ 8:39am 
It plays fine for me. I luv the game and have even before computers where around. I run a business and find that it's nice to be able to pause and restart again later. I am not sure if I'm a hard core gammer, but I have 2800+ hours in one of many games I play.
Tapewormz Jan 7, 2013 @ 12:02am 
Originally posted by Traci:
Actually, you're 100% wrong. When I went to my local video game store I saw Nintendo Monopoly. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean other people don't. and I lovethe part where you act like you're some sort of hardcore gamer when it's just too obvious you aren't.

%100 wrong hey? Where are your statistics to back that up? I'll bet you that at least 50% or more of the people that attend gencon will state that they don't like monopoly. Where do those table top gamers factor into your 100%? Also, the conversation shifted from video games to table top games.

If "nintendo monopoly" is a benchmark by which you measure a hardcore "gammer" (whatever the hell one of those are), then I'll just have to simply point and LOL at you.

1 year of service badge...You're hardcore Nubbsy Derpington!
Last edited by Tapewormz; Jan 7, 2013 @ 12:04am
Yogiii Jan 8, 2013 @ 8:04pm 
In your own opinion, what do you believe makes this game so linear? I think it's non-linear because of all the different economic decisions that you have to make each time you play. In chess, the pieces are always the same, but the game lets you do many things with them. I believe the property in monopoly works the same way. Buying, selling, trading, etc.
Tapewormz Jan 8, 2013 @ 9:19pm 
@Yogi,

For me, it's too heavily luck based. I don't mind a little luck in games, but most "mainstream" board games are heavily luck based. It's linear in terms of you're going to be running around the edge of the board in one direction constantly. The chance cards aren't really a chance, because you have to draw one. If I could house rule that when you roll for movement, that you have the option of choosing clockwise or counter clockwise for that move, being able to choose whether or not you're drawing a card, removing the go/collect and replacing it with a turn track so everyone gets to collect at the same time every so many turns (simulating a fiscal year), limit the number of turns in the game. It would definately be a better game and I'd probably play it then.
Last edited by Tapewormz; Jan 9, 2013 @ 5:45pm
Yogiii Jan 9, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
Yes, now I see. Actually, it's the luck portion of the game that frustrates me the most. In that sense, chess is superior. :P
Yogiii Jan 9, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
Also, I really like your ideas. I assumed that making the game more complex would make it displeasing to "family fun night" players. After reading your comment, I believe I was making a huge assumption.
Tapewormz Jan 9, 2013 @ 5:50pm 
I think the changes I suggested would make the game more fun and challenging, but not more difficult in terms of complicated mechanics. It would also be nice to allow the players to invest in their properties. So that every property could potentially be a park place or boardwalk in terms of rent. Otherwise if the high properties are fixed, everyone would just avoid them with my proposed clockwise/counter clockwise movement.
Yogiii Jan 10, 2013 @ 1:00pm 
That's true.
Circle Nine Feb 22, 2013 @ 10:38am 
Originally posted by Tapewormz:
It's considered a light game. It's too boring for my tastes. You can find it everywhere in walmart's and targets and so on, but it's pretty much a game for people who aren't hardcore table top gamers. It's pretty much loathed by everyone who attends gencon.

Grognards are not Monopoly's intended audience, believe it or not.
Showing 1-14 of 14 comments
< >
Per page: 15 30 50