In response to Sterlings post on a new version of computer monopoly
The discussion always comes up when a board game is adapted which version is better. In games like Catan the automation arguably improves the game, but you loose the option of the oh so awesome expansion packs
That is why i personally believe that it is the customisation on the original that will always make it superior. In the video versions some degree of customisation will be available, but never to the degree of the original. Just some preset options.
Below is the discussion that triggered this post and one of my favourite rule sets.
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<Seth> Computerised monopoly games are inferior to the board game. Discuss
<vexed_alex> It's true.
<Styos> Who wants to play Monopoly when we cna play Zombies!!!
<vexed_alex> You can't steal from the bank.
<bloodylip> you also can't cut deals with other players
<bloodylip> all computerized board games suck compared to the actual board game
<bloodylip> it removes the human element from it
<Aerox> There was a mac version of monopoly a long time ago that let you cut deals
<Seth> Stealing from the bank is importnat
<Seth> It teaches children important life lessons about not being caught stealing or lying
<bloodylip> that's right
<bloodylip> it teaches them how to live in atlantic city
<Aerox> The mac one let you steal from teh bank too
<Seth> I always steal from the bank
<bloodylip> if only they'd promote you to mayor for winning
<Aerox> But you had a chance of getting caught
<Seth> And i never get caught
<Aerox> And losing all your money
<Seth> Look the main reason i prefer the board game is "Finish the bottle if you hit free parking" or "Double shot for landing on go" will never be included in a computerisedversion
<Seth> It's all about the customisation
<Pangloss|class> computer based drinking games?
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<Aerox> I've never thought of drinking monopoly
<Aerox> I'm intrigued
<BigPopaGamer> me either
<BigPopaGamer> would definitely make the game more interesting
<Pangloss> all stephen hawking voice saying "drink, faggot!"
<Pangloss> are you some kind of pussy. take the shot.
<Seth> Not the computerised version
<Seth> There are options
<Seth> The gist is whenever you loose money you take a shot
<Seth> Whenever you pass go you take a shot
<Seth> You can avoid bankrupsy by finishing the bottle for $1000
<Aerox> I feel like everyone would be dead within 20 minutes
<Pangloss> that basically sounds like a complicated way to get drunk very very quickly.
<Seth> And can do that as long as you can hold out
<Pangloss> and that monopoly would swiftly be forgotten.
<Seth> If you fall over drunk or puke the person responsible for your last drink gets your cash and property
<Seth> It's awesome
<vexed_alex> Wow. GTA looks great. Even when watching gameplay from a video camera recording.
<Pangloss> also, that the near-violent atmosphere constantly present when my family plays monopoly would devolve into actual violence.
<BigPopaGamer> wow Seth
<Seth> Or nudity, since you should never play this with your family rather a room full of students at a party
<Pangloss> seriously, my grandma always looks like she's gonna murder someone when she lands on their property.
<BigPopaGamer> you need to write the rules down and send them to me
<Seth> But whatever
<CronosBlade> good lord
<BigPopaGamer> I've got some friends who would be interested in that
<CronosBlade> Take 2 is bitchslapping GTA IV vids off youtube FAST
<Seth> I'll Cblog the rules
<Seth> Link forthcoming.
<BigPopaGamer> that's an awesome idea
The Rules To Shot Monopoly
Your fortitude and skill are tested!
1 - Pass go, take a shot.
2 - Go to jail, take a shot.
3 - land on chance or community chest, assign a shot.
4 - loose money to another player, take a shot.
5 - Land on go, take a double shot
6 - land on free parking, take a shot and leave money. Finish the bottle and collect money.
7 - get out of jail free cards may be used to cancel out a shot.
8 - a player can avoid bankruptcy by finishing the bottle, all debts are cancelled by the bank and player receives a $1000 war chest.
8 - if player passes out, withdrawals or vomits player responsible for last shot receives cash and property. If last shot was from passing go or another similar effect assets return to bank.
This can get people wasted fast, so feel free to substitute different alcohols depending on the groups experience with alcahol.
And if any girls or light weights are playing they should have a weaker drink available as a handicap.
*Note* Destructoid assumes no responsibility for the drink recipes posted by
Seth, nor the actions taken from imbibing said drinks, neither does
Seth. Remeber kids, drink in moderation you don't want alcohol poisoning. As always have something to eat before a night of drinking.
Thanks to Excremento for template.
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