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Subject: Academic study proves it: Monopoly "not good at all." rss

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Chris Tannhauser
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Actually, my money's on the pro's opinion:

Monopoly Game Could Last Forever


 
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Actually, you've misquoted the gentleman. He said that his personal game was not good at all, not that Monopoly wasn't good at all.

He's a scientist, not a gamer.

The actual gamer noted that actual games do come to an end.

Also the theoretical game studied was just 2-player. I don't know anyone who would play a 2-player game of Monopoly.
 
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Hey, now: as a gamer who is not a scientist, I'm just interpreting data. My takeaway is that a theoretical two-player game of Monopoly that involves no trading whatsoever and lasts forever is, truly, "not good at all."

That, and next time I promise to use more tonguey faces.
 
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But why study Monopoly?

“First, it's fun,” Henderson said. “Second, Monopoly is a game of decision-making over a period of time under conditions of uncertainty and competition, which sounds a lot like what businesses face in real life.”


Gods. Our gifted academic is batting nought for two right there. With that track record, I can't think of a single reason why I should waste any more time on this great work of science and mathematics.
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I have played two-player Monopoly and I still disagree ! laugh
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elfrododumbo wrote:

I have played two-player Monopoly and I still disagree ! laugh


And how long did the game last? whistle
 
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About three hours.
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