The State of Games, Episode 3 – The One About the Death and Life of Monopoly
The State of Games, Episode 3 is live! A little disclaimer: for those of you put off by the simple word “Monopoly” in the title of this State of Games, stick with us, relax, and remember a time in your life when paying the rent could be as simple as finding some Free Parking.
For those of you unfamiliar with the giant, sausage-grinding monstrosity that is Monopoly Live, feast your eyes on all its glory there on the right. You can also read more about it in the New York Times article mentioned in the podcast. In the picture, you can see the robotic monolith, the new tokens, the debit card slots, and the tax-evading taxi that slides around on a little monorail. Yeah, we don’t know what that’s about, either.
One thing we do know is that the documentary mentioned in the podcast – “Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story” – is excellent, and we both really enjoyed the story, the history and the quirky characters surrounding the Monopoly World Championships. To learn more about the documentary, head over to the official Under The Boardwalk website.
Also, don’t forget to swing by the documentary’s Kickstarter page – there are only a few days left to become a backer and help the film reach more screens around the nation!
Links mentioned in the podcast
More about Sally Thinksalot and Clover Leaf in The 7 Habits of Highly Dysfunctional Gamers (@rawbark and @cmhellinger on Twitter)
The Dice Hate Me review of Monopoly Deal
Riddle of the Sphinx shoutout
Wolfie of I Slay The Dragon (Twitter handle @futurewolfie)
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