Another Sunday morning gaming session with my mother (AKA Grandma) and my two daughters Maddie (10) & Georgia (5).
Last weekend we introduced Maddie to Monopoly in a game with my wife, father-in-law and me. Maddie loved it. I guess when I was a kid I also enjoyed the play money, the randomness of movement and cards and people paying me rent. Maddie also ended up winning her first game of Monopoly. She has been bugging us to play it again all week.
So this morning Grandma, Maddie, Georgia and I sat down for a three player game of Monopoly (Georgia was my dice roller). After several turns we all had a good portfolio of properties but no one had a monopoly of any one colour. Then Maddie offered me Vine Street (for an exorbitant price) and I was able to compete the set of brown properties. After that I quickly put a hotel on each and sat back and waited. It wasn't long before these properties started raking in the cash.
I then bought out another property from Maddie when she offered it to obtain more cash. I then had another monopoly on a colour range and was able to build more hotels. It wasn't long before it was game over with Maddie going out.
Let's just say Maddie didn't enjoy this game as much as her first. Learning to enjoy playing games even when you don't win is a sign of maturity. Maddie is only 10 after all. That said, I didn't really enjoy this game either and I won, but then I'm not a fan of Monopoly.