No one actually likes playing Monopoly.
It’s a shrug of a board game, an infuriating distraction when you’re 15 years old and there’s nothing else to do while you’re stuck in your parents’ cabin at the lake during a storm. Oh yeah, and there’s no electricity. It reminds me of something Robert California said about the Black Eyed Peas on The Office: “It’s rock and roll for people who don’t like rock and roll, it’s rap for people who don’t like rap, it’s pop for people who don’t like pop.” That’s Monopoly. It’s a board game for bored people who don’t like board games.
Also, Imgur user elpher, the obligatory One Guy In the Group Who Takes Monopoly Too Seriously. He makes the bold claim “How to Win at Monopoly and Lose All Your Friends.” It’s a step-by-step guide that you can read below, but tl;dr, if you want to dominate, you need to create a housing shortage.
A little-known rule of Monopoly is that the game has exactly 32 houses and 12 hotels. Once you run out of houses, no more can be purchased until they re-enter the supply by being sold or upgraded to hotels. If there are more players who want to build houses than there are houses available, they are auctioned off to the highest bidder, one at a time. The core of this strategy is to buy up as many houses as possible before anyone realizes what you’re doing, and never upgrade to hotels to prevent people from improving their own properties. (Via)
This guy’s only friend is a miniature Scottie Dog.