Saturday, March 10, 2012

Monopoly

This morning, Little Miss A coerced me into playing Monopoly with her. The kid LOVES Monopoly to within an inch of its life, and with good reason. She plays what my brother C refers to as "a high risk, high reward" approach. And somehow, things just keep going her way.

This morning's game, for instance. I tried to play a high risk strategy, but never quite got to the high reward part. Which is how this happened:
My money and property. Conspicuously absent.

Her money. You can see part of her property holdings in the top left. The cards ran the length of the board...

The cause of my downfall. NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS RENT for landing on Marlborough Street...

Yup. She posed with her money.

I swear, the way she's going? This kid is going to rule the world some day. Which is good, because maybe if I'm lucky she'll let her poor librarian auntie rent a house from her really cheaply!!

Does anyone else get trounced at board games by a six year old on a regular basis??

K xx

15 comments:

  1. Clearly you need to keep yourself in this one's good graces.

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    1. For serious. Enjoy tomatoes while you can. They'll be outlawed under her reign.

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  2. Wow! That's some real talent. I suck at board games, at games in general so getting beat by a six year old would happen regularly if I agreed to play! (Which I don't! - You're a nicer auntie then I am!)

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    1. The alternative was a hundred games of Uno. And there are only so many times you can lose to a six year old at Uno (because she kicks my butt at that too) before you need to curl up in the foetal position for a while!

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  3. does she offer lessons? I'm tired of getting my butt kicked!

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    1. Haha, I'll have to ask! Although I doubt she'd tell me what her secrets to winning are...

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  4. Te he he. I played Life one day with the boys I work with... and sent the hubby a text to tell him we won't have children, according to the game. lol.

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    1. Oh my God, I'd totally forgotten about the Game of Life! (Apparently in Australia, we need to clarify that it's a game...) I'm pretty sure we lost half the children from our edition though. They're too small and just kept rolling under chairs and things.

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  5. My six year old nephew just wants someone to play with legos with him - which I enjoy because no one is a loser in legos!

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    1. Mum tried to convince her that we should play Lego instead, but apparently Lego is not an acceptable substitute because there isn't any money involved!

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  6. WOW I haven't play Monopoly in YEARS!!! :) memories....

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    1. Neither had I until she discovered it! Now I have to play ALL. THE. TIME.

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  7. I just bought my boyfriend a collectors edition Metallica Monopoly game for his birthday. He loves it but we're yet to play it. It also happens to be the third monopoly game in our house, we are yet to play any of them. We're just going to hoard monopoly games :D I want to play tho!

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    1. Metallica Monopoly?? That's awesome!! If I bought another edition, it would probably be the Doctor Who version. Apparently Little Miss A has the American edition at home and was convinced our version was Monopoly for Kids because the street names were different. Uh, no. It's just the UK edition!!

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    2. I was just stopping by to point and laugh at your version having pounds. LOL.

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