651 My Special Thing.


The other day they put Monopoly on sale in the app store.  For a dollar I can see buying Monopoly on purpose.  If for no other reason than to play a game that doesn’t end in an argument.  I have found that it’s a very hard game to win.  There’s only so much planning you can do.  The dice sometimes just screw you over.  I have owned an entire side of the board and had no one land on any of my properties for several turns.  I’ve owned 3 sides and had an opponent go around the board twice without hitting a single property of mine.  It is frustration incarnate.  I’ve only won a single game, and in order to do so I had to buy nearly the entire board.  Even then it took round after round to ruin my opponent.  I’ve lost many many games, usually in less than ten minutes.  Somehow I always manage to land on the most developed properties while my opponents sail casually by.  Maybe it’s my tendency to be drawn to developed things working against me, while the cold, uncaring, AI is unaffected.  The version of Monopoly I got is super buggy too.  Crashes all the time and constantly tells you your device is out of memory.  I’d be mad if I paid more than a dollar.