How completely sad is this? I had to bow out of the 3 day game because my maternal instinct would not allow me to crush my offspring into bankruptcy. There I was, lodges built (we’re playing the Alaska version), multiple powerful holdings, ample cash ~ basically sitting pretty. And I couldn’t do it. Just could not take all of their money, require them to mortgage their properties, drive them into the ground.
I ended up dividing all of my holdings between them and opting out. Just pretend I died and this is your inheritance, kids. I’d like to blame it all on the pregnancy hormones…but I’ve never been able to play Risk with them either (I’m always asking “Can’t we just get along? There’s your half and this can be my half…What?? Why are you sending your armies to obliterate me??).
Apparently my ruthless streak does not apply when dealing with my progeny. Either that or I just really suck at board games…
Congratulations on your “Pigeon pair” (boy and girl). With regarrd to monopoly I once played it with my wife, who is a quiet, nice, non agressive person, whereas I am fairly tenacious in business etc. Within ten minutes she had knocked the board into the air spilling all the accessories (money property etc) around the room, stormed off and refused to speak to me for at least an hour! that was thirty years ago and we have never played it since. I tried to explain that it was only a game nut to no avail. :o((