Last night, Cassia, Susannah, Kelley, Leah and I played Monopoly with new and improved rules!!!  It started out that we didn’t want a super long game, so we agreed that we would have a silent auction for all of the properties at the beginning of the game.  That part was almost as much fun as the game itself!  If someone really wanted a property, they would bid higher than the value of the property usually, sometimes way higher than the rest of us!  Whenever Cassia didn’t want something, she would usually bid something crazy like $7.50 or 1¢ πŸ™‚ 

     We continued to make up rules as we went, and our version of Monopoly even included a stimulus package .  


  How We Played the New and Improved Modern Monopoly with a Very Old Edition πŸ™‚

  1. We silent auctioned all properties before the start of the game.  For the house properties, we auctioned them off as sets (so you’d buy Baltic AND Mediterranean together).  All auction money went to Free Parking.
  2. We divided ALL the money in the bank between the players.
  3. We set how many times we were going to go around the board.  We set for 5 times and it took us at least and hour and a half!
  4.  When we picked up a Chance or Community Chest card, and we had to pay money, it went in Free Parking.  If we were to receive money, we received it from the person on our right πŸ˜€
  5. When we bought houses, that money went into the bank.  As soon as there was enough in the bank to divide evenly between the players, we handed it out.  We called this the "Stimulus Package" .
  6. We also played "Sneak Monopoly" on top of all of this πŸ˜€






I think Cassia is excited about this one πŸ™‚ 


The Stimulus Package πŸ˜€


The empty bank


        Oh, and did I mention that because we all got hotels pretty quickly, there were not enough hotels to go around?!  Since we had extra playing pieces, those became our "hotels".  Quite fancy ones, I think!  To the right you can see what we called Susannah’s "booming" hotel : D 


At the end…Kelley and Leah adding up how much money they had to see who won…Susannah, Cassia and I didn’t even bother to count ours!



In the other room, Scott and the younger girls were playing a game of Phase 10.  It sounded like they were having quite a fun time, too!


   What?  You want the next clue for Project X?!  Okay, well go take a ride on the Reading Railroad and pay the owner twice the original amount.




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Modern Monopoly

9 thoughts on “Modern Monopoly

  • January 21, 2010 at 9:10 am


    YAY first commenter (again!). it looks like you all had fun! I have been trying to put the pictures on my blog but thay are not really working so…….maybe some time I will figure it out! well have a good day!


  • January 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I'm the second commenter! πŸ™‚ I am getting excited about project X ! Tell me…are the letters all scrambled up…they are not making any sense at all :p can't wait to see what it is!

  • January 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

    i like monoply i havent ever finished a game though =) lol i LLLLLOOOOVVVVEEE phase 10 i have like only played it like 2 or 3 times cause no one likes to play it with me =)!!

    ok the X thingy is making 0 sense it is farmgr so far..(well thats what i think it is =) last time i was wrong =)) we all thought it was going to be farmgirls something but obviously its…idk =)

    cu on sunday!!


  • January 21, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Nice photos girls! That is a cool game you girls played! It was nice reading your post!


    Miss Hannah

  • January 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    You girls are toooo funny, Jessica! Those are the most hilarious rules I have ever heard! Sounds like you had a good time:D

    I love the picture of the game piece hotels:) Very nice!

    So who won? Tell them I said congratulations! And if Kelley is still there, tell her I said "Hi"! ( And hello to the rest of you too!:D)

    Much love and {HUGS}!


  • January 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I awarded you! Congrats! Come get the rules from my blog! God Bless!


  • January 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I'm so glad that we got to come and stay so long! I miss you all so much!

    I'm so excited that I know what Project "X" is!!! πŸ™‚ I will try not to hold it over everyone, too much! πŸ™‚

    Love and Hugs!

    Kelley A.

  • March 25, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    woah! Is Cassia engaged???

  • March 25, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    No….she is not πŸ™‚ It is a purity ring which the four of us oldest girls have.


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