Good-bye Monopoly, Sorry, Scrabble, BattleShip, Stratego, Catchphrase, Cranium, Apples to Apples, and the other board games that reside on our sun porch. I've known some of you for ages and others have just come into my life- but I soon won't have time for any of you.
I won't have time for you Apples to Apples, who always goes slightly too long leaving all the participants wishing for the swift ending of say...a Monopoly.
I won't have time for you Cranium-- the game that vacillates between hard and easy-- and leads to hilarious miming of the word, "cocktail."
And lastly Monopoly- you, who caused my wife to suggest that I was guilty of price-fixing and collusion, a meta-argument if there ever was one.
All of you are being left behind to accumulate dust because LEGO is rolling out 10-board-games-in-one this August [via The Brothers-Brick]. The games that took three years to build and requires you to build your own boards might just change game night in America.
While you're waiting feel free to play Peter Guenther's BrickQuest- where roleplaying meets skeleton minifigs and a campaign ensues.
Photo by Birgit F.