We’ve been playing a LOT of board games around here lately. One of our family favorites is MONOPOLY by Hasbro. Growing up as an only child I didn’t get a lot of chances to play board games so I’m enjoying (mostly) the chance to learn the rules and play “the right way”. We purchased the cheapest set at Walmart for under $10 and it’s been some of the best money I’ve spent on my kids, especially boy2001.
I’ve seen so much of his business saavy and “it’s only business” attitude. When he was younger he told me he was going to be like Mr. Howell (Gilligan’s Isand remember?) and now I totally believe it! He doesn’t always win but he’s very focused on getting a good deal and analyzing if it makes sense to keep cash or buy properties. We’ve made a few variation but for the most part we’re trying to stick to the rules provided which are simple to follow or reference if you’re not sure.
If the game is too long just keep some napkins or paper handy! wrap up each players MONOPOLY cash and property and note which space the player is on. Also take note of whose turn it is and any houses/hotels and pick up where you left off next time.