We are still working through the letter M in our quest to play all our board games. We've reached a favorite of mine and one that Matt hates.
Having played Monopoly many, many times while a park ranger for the Boston Harbor Islands, I can tell you that if you follow the rules, it's not actually an endless game. In fact, with two people, it often lasts less than an hour. So stop putting all the money in Free Parking and enjoy the game that is Monopoly.
I would have enjoyed the game that is Monopoly more if Matt hadn't locked down all the Orange properties, and locked me out of a monopoly of my own. He then refused to make a deal. But he's not a gambler. He'd rather win slowly by small increments while the girlfriend sits grumpily seething. It worked in my favor when we played poker, but not so much here. Yes. It's true. I lost ANOTHER of my games in this tournament.
After that, we played Magnum Opus, a deck building game. I'm not the biggest fan of deck building games, but this one was okay. There was at least a concrete goal and a means to get to it. I lost this too, but not by much, which is good, since it was my first time.