Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Monopoly in Germany

We don't eat at McDonald's very often son when I indulged my daughters request one afternoon I was excited to find that they are having their Monopoly promotion... here in Germany! I had never seen the Monopoly pieces in German. I've had some pieces donated by friends but they have mostly been duplicates of what we have collected from our two visits. I doubt we'll win anything other than the ice cream cone and the cappuccino that were instant wins. It's still fun though.

I think my favorite piece is "Weinerstrasse"

Anyone need an extra?

Did you know that in 2003 there was a game released called Ghettopoly? It was intended to be humorous but was deemed as racist for it's use of racial stereotypes. Hasbro sought and received an injunction against the designer. The copies that are still out there go for quite a bit and get very high ratings by users at sites like Amazon. There are liquor stores instead of railroads, some of the properties are replaced by pawn shops and massage parlours. Instead of building hotels you build crack houses and projects. I don't think it's racist - just making fun or poor folks. Have you ever seen the show Shameless? Yeah, enough said.  maybe they should make one about the army. There are dry cleaners and alterations shops on every corner around military bases. (and in Baumholder, strip clubs).


  1. I agree about the Armyopoly. They could have tattoo shops and instead of going to jail, you go to the Army hospital ER. To get out you would have to roll a 4 or 8 because that is how many hours you wait in an ER.

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