Well, that was a dazzling display of my luck with board games.
I was playing some variant of Monopoly with my housemates and some friends; for those wondering what the variant was, so am I.
Anyway, we played the “quick” version of the game, or “wiki” if you are Hawaiian - I think. The quick version advertised itself as being a 30 minute game, so naturally it took two hours.
The board for the quick version only had 4 or 5 different coloured properties, and so was quite reduced in size. The game starts, I roll, and go straight to jail. While stuck in jail every property bar one was already bought. I eventually pay to escape, and next roll land on a purchased property and pay up from my diminishing reserves.
Third roll and I am set to pass GO (small board, eh?), I throw the die and land straight back in jail. To cut a short story shorter it then takes another 9 or so rolls until I am entirely bankrupt. In that time I don’t manage to get any properties and wonder the board like some vagrant millionaire.
So, great game. I would totally recommend it. Certainly going to play it again.
Frankenstein enters into a body building competition and finds he has seriously misunderstood the objective
Barista in Starbucks:
Hi, what's your name?
Chap further down the queue:
Don't tell him, Pike!