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07:58 pm: Edarian Monopoly

Boy, I haven't been here in like, forever!  I wonder where I've been...

Preparing for the fifth birthday of son #3. For so long, he was the baby while the others were little tykes, it's amazing to seem him up and about and excelling at practically everything (except keeping his temper.) He's been talking about this birthday since last birthday. So, we have a weekend planned with Groundhog events to go along with the party itself. (Hershey's Zoo is free this weekend, though the park is closed. We're planning to go up there on Sunday.)

Meanwhile, Orville and I are making a Edarian Monopoly game. We made the board out of an old pizza box, so it's kind of brown, but other than that, looks a lot like a Monopoly board now that we're done slaving over it all day. It's got the right number of properties, etc -- based on a board I printed off the internet, and the prices are copied off our Monopoly Jr. Dinosaur Digs (not quite the right name) version. So, I think it's pretty playable. The only place we could have messed up would have been on the amounts on the "Badge" and "W-Beast Battle" cards (think "Community Chest" and "Chance" cards.) but we can make new ones, if these turn out not to work.  

We even got John to draw the pictures for the Slave Mines (jail), Captured by Slavers (go to jail) and W-Beast Sighting (Free Parking). Instead of GO, we have Professor Stalagmite's Laboratory.  

Just a little more coloring and drawing to do and we'll be ready to take it on a test spin with the family! Now, everyone can visit the gyms and arena's of Edaria and battle their favorite W-Beasts against various types of opponents...while buying up gyms, Monopoly style!  (Can you tell that Pokemon has come to Edaria?)

What  a fun day it's been! 


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Date:January 29th, 2008 11:16 am (UTC)
Sounds like great fun! I will bring you some more gold on Saturday. Want a few gems also?

Ben and I played the Pixar Monopoly game you so kindly gave us last night. He's got about half of the concepts down--collecting 200, buying properties, and paying rent. He's better at following the rules than the last time I tried him on a board game, and I'm sure this one will get a lot of use. Am hoping for board game days this summer. Didn't work out last year. Ben would remake the game rules, wander off with the pieces, etc. More in tune now, thank heavens.

See you Saturday!
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Date:January 29th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
That's great! I do think a Jr. game might have been a better call, but they didn't have any good ones and the Pixar Monopoly looked so cool! The JR. Monopoly game we have, with the dinosaurs, is definitely easier, though. If he has trouble with this, you might try a Jr. game and then move up.

We're using the jems for the players, so I don't think we need more than what we have, but thanks!
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