Monopoly is a board game that has been enjoyed by people around the world for over a century. However, despite its popularity, Monopoly has also gained a reputation for causing arguments and fights among players, and it has even been banned in some institutions and by the royal family.
In one instance, a couple in Canada several years ago who would consider themselves hardcore Monopoly players kept a game going for over a month. Both players had equal amounts of properties on the board, used up all the money in the bank, and had to incorporate money from the Game of Life. With neither player wanting to concede or call it a draw, the wife got mad and turned the table upside down, containing the board game.
After that moment, they never touched the game again for over a decade, and it would have been longer if it wasn’t for family members insisting they were the best monopoly players in the room and challenging them to a game. The couple reluctantly accepted and beat their family members mercifully.
Monopoly games are prone to end in fights. One reason is that the game can be very competitive, and players may become invested in winning at all costs. This can lead to disputes over the rules, accusations of cheating, and general animosity between players.
Another reason is that Monopoly is a game of chance and luck, and players may become frustrated if they feel that they are being disadvantaged by the roll of the dice. This can lead to arguments over whether or not to follow the rules, and players may feel that they are being treated unfairly.
In addition to these factors, Monopoly can also be a long and drawn-out game, and players may become bored or impatient, leading to tension and disagreements.
Despite these issues, Monopoly remains a popular game, and it is enjoyed by millions of people around the world. However, it is important for players to remember to keep their cool and to try to resolve disputes in a respectful and fair manner.
As for why Monopoly has been banned in some institutions and by the royal family, it is likely due to the potential for arguments and conflict that can arise during the game. In these cases, it may be seen as a potential source of disruption or negativity, and it may be best to avoid playing it in certain settings.