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A Game Called Treason!

So Mother of tdaxp, Cousin of tdaxp, a friend, and myself were playing Monopoly this morning. The game was going well, with every potential Monopoly being foiled along the way by some other player’s purchase. My only ray of light was owning 3 railroads, so at least that was some steady income.

Then, the last color-group fell my way: I gained a monopoly on Balti and Mediterranean.

As quickly as I could I purchsed hotels on each, and the money began rolling in.

Better, the near corner of the board was dangerous for everyone else, with Short Line, Luxury Tax, Baltic, Mediterranean, and Income Tax all standing there to take their money.

But then: treason! A conspiracy unfolded in front of my eyes, with the “anyone but tdaxp” faction far too powerful.

Rapidly all remaining properties and cash were collected under one player’s control, as a Trust most foul ruled the board.

A game called Monopoly? Ha! More like… a game called treason.

(Relatedly, courtesy of Electronic Anomie, how to win at Monopoly and Probabilities in he Game of Monopoly.)