Thursday, July 30, 2009

No more "Free Parking"

Board games. People get worked up over them, sometimes to the point where friendships can actually be fractured for a few days due to heated competition. Then, of course, there's the almost ever-present accusations of cheating, or even beginner's luck. Still, all that's usually hurt is feelings, and people get over it in a couple of days.

Someone should have reminded a Michigan man of that before he sat down to play Monopoly. It might have kept him from getting arrested.

The gist of the story? The man really wanted Park Place and Boardwalk. We can only assume that the only other properties he owned were the railroads, and potentially Baltic Avenue, and was therefore looking to make a big swoop. The problem? One of the other players already owned both, and didn't want to give them up. Probably something about the over-arching goal of the game being to bankrupt the other players. So, when the man was denied his desires, he hit his friend in the head.

We're sure that he's very sorry about the whole thing, but he's definitely in trouble. Maybe if he had more of a clue, he wouldn't have placed himself in such risk.

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