Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Board Games Or Bored Games Edition


Tonight, with a living room full of ten-year-old girls, we discovered that Monopoly is still incredibly boring, even if it’s cat-themed and the actual cat wants to keep jumping on the board.  Widget also had problems with my alternate rules of the game (I was trying to explain the shorter, “shuffle-and-hand-out-properties-so-that-the-thing-finishes-before-doomsday” version), even though we use the “pay your fines to Park Place and collect if you land on Free Parking” variation on the game.  When it comes to boardgames, there’s a fine line between fun and murderous rampage, and games such as Sorry, Backgammon and Parcheesi are still banned in my household due to problems of rage and/or vengeance.  Still, we can get through a decent round of Balderdash together (though I am still the reigning champion and mightiest of all possible bluffers), which leads us to today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is one of the 17 people alive who have completed an entire game of ‘Monopoly’ without a fist-fight, albeit because I had chicken pox, asking: What’s your favorite board-type game of all?