Thursday, March 11, 2010

Playing/Cheating Monopoly.....

Last night i played Monopoly. I haven't played in a long time and i came to a realisation...
I am a monopoly cheat.

i cant think of having ever played monopoly without cheating just a little.

Here are some of the ways i cheated in last nights game -

-Sneaking extra money from the bank
(i wasnt Banker but the Official Banker was a rather unobservant and i helped him out a little)

-Not putting money into the bank that people have passed to me to put in.

-Charging people for landing on my properties even though they i was in jail.

-Adding houses onto my properties that i hadnt actually paid for.

-Putting back 'Chance' or 'Community Chest' into the pile that i didnt like and taking out a different one.

-I contemplated giving myself real estate that i hadnt bought but decided against it (i managed to make myself real estate agent) although i'm pretty sure i could have and they would have been none the wiser.

I managed to get away with all these things without getting caught, although they all new something was up as i was finding it highly amusing but no-one could catch me out but seeing as i confessed all at the end
i will never be able to play Monopoly with them again!

I was actually fairly surprised how nobody else at all was cheating and were all being very honest...i mean isn't that the whole point of monopoly, to cheat and not get caught? in which case, i definitely won last nights game.

I didnt do too bad in the actual game seeing as i only had three properties and came second....


  1. This no surprise to me whatsoever :)

  2. Monopoly just asks to be cheated on...or with. You know what I mean.

  3. I had no idea there were so many opportunities to cheat! I think cheating would definitely make monopoly more interesting.

    (And yes, now that you say it, I do think that Monopoly is kind of designed for cheating. It makes perfect sense!)