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Friday, December 03, 2004  

Monopoly

The game's charm has not waned a bit. Well that was all the gaming we could do during those days [ok forgetting the Ataris] and now when you play it's fun to relive your memories. With bickering intact.

This handmade version of the game using Lord of the Rings as the theme is fabulous to say the least. Marvellous effort. Changes? In the creator's own words: "Railroads have become rivers, utilities have changed to things more ancient, Chance has become the Palantir and Treasure Chest has become Treasure Barrows. Coins instead of bills and no ones any more - we round up to the nearest 5, the copper colored coin."

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (12)

12 Comments:

Whats this? I didnt understand a bit!!!

By Blogger JaganLee, at 12:30 PM 

Monopoly's Indian version is "Trade", the board game. The Monopoly that was then available in India had London as its theme, while Trade used cities like Kanpur, Madras and so on. The one that we got here, ofcourse, has the American flavor. Dude, if boredom strikes again try the game ($19)! Will keep you engaged for hours together.

From what I gather Monopoly was invented during or just after the 'Great Depression'. The Lord of the Rings version that I talked about in this post has names of places changed to suit the LOTR story.

By Blogger pradeep, at 5:10 PM 

Can it be played alone?? U know i'm alone @ home..right!!

By Blogger JaganLee, at 9:22 AM 

Oops missed that part!
:)
Will have to gather your 'friendly neighbours'.

By Blogger pradeep, at 10:11 AM 

Jagan
I have the store-available Parker Bros(the game guys who made Monopoly and hold the franchise rights) of LoTR monopoly. Havent had a chance to play this variant but I hav played a lot of monopoly in India and its a long and interesting game and more the merrier.

rp

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 1:22 PM 

Yup, 'more the merrier'.

Ranga,
ur comments on the store-version of LotR?

By Blogger pradeep, at 2:08 PM 

Havent had time to play yet. Probably some evening this week. But as I said, its just two of us to play now. More would be fun.

Also, of note, Firefox 1.0 stable release is out today. Unfortunately I am deep into the quagmire that is Outlook and cant get out :(

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 1:07 PM 

Ok.
Pass comments when you can.

By Blogger pradeep, at 2:51 PM 

aha, I would love to play this. but first have to find people. usually a weekday evening is the best to play this, as weekends are always at the outdoors.

By Blogger saranyan, at 4:37 PM 

Sure we'll do,
when in Khalifnia next.

By Blogger pradeep, at 7:03 PM 

Just wrapped up a game with Shalini. It was a lot of fun esp with all the LoTR references. As such monopoly is fun and with LoTR references its even more enjoyable.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 9:01 PM 

Now it's too tempting!

By Blogger pradeep, at 9:28 PM 

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