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Subject: Power Grid: MONOPOLY SLAYER!!! rss

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Chris Tannhauser
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As a dad, I get to play a lot of Monopoly. My youngest son (age 11) has always loved it--and as a good dad I play it with him. In trying to figure out what he loves about it, I realized it was a) building a financial empire, b) sticking it to others, and c) getting fistfuls of cash. (And, as unlikely as it may seem, all the math involved in making all three work.)

I don't know why Power Grid didn't occur to me earlier.

We started by playing small Stage 1 games to 7 cities; he loves it so much it's as if he had a Monopoly mind-wipe and Big Energy put up 'Power Grid Loves You' billboards all over town. It's all he wants to play. His love for it is so infectious he's got the whole family involved--and now they're clamoring for the full game.

I am so damn happy.

Chris
 
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Anthony Simons
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That's great news! I wish I could convince my family to get involved in more games like this.
 
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Chris Jones
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My partner buys me games and then gets the hell out of the way - getting her to play is like knitting fog!

I wonder how she'd feel if I bought her a mop or a dishwasher?

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Anthony Simons
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Goldenturkey wrote:
I wonder how she'd feel if I bought her a mop or a dishwasher?


if she's anything like my better half, out of the blue she'll love it; but wrapped up and under the Christmas tree and I'd suddenly become the fairy (ouch!).
 
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James Cheevers
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PG was a huge hit for my wife and 9 year old son. I think it's due to the table talk that it inspires.

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