How to Get Into Your Opponent's Head

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Reader Comments (28)

You never bring a knife to a Monopoly game. It's either a shoe or a top hat.

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOtto66

Remove all the dialog from panel 4 and it resembles how most of my monopoly games end.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason

How is that knife staying upright? Did he glue the hotel onto the board?

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJillOfFandoms

Yeah I've had monopoly games that ended like that... I don't play monoploy any more

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatchstickman

Yeah, I was once stabbed during a game of monopoly... only by a family member though.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeshemoth

Rick's super-alter-ego is coming through...

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRift

I loled. Replace Monopoly with Magic: the Gathering and that's my Monday nights.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Okay, I don't know if mr. Meyer reads these comments, but I feel I need to tell him or at least his readers about a funny coincidence or whatever.
There's this Norwegian comic artsit who happens to resemble mr. Meyer somewhat and along with mr. Meyer is one of my favourite comic artists.

His strips can be found on this page:
www.start.no/m/
(They're all in Norwegian, but quite a few of them work across languages, e.g. this http://start.no/m/?m=20060927 )

The uncanny bit comes here though:
http://start.no/m/?m=20061219

To be clear: I'm not accusing anyone of plagiarism. I find that notion highly implausible. I just think this is a seriously funny coincidence that the people on this site might get some enjoyment from.

Note from Scott: I do read these comments, and I found the stormtrooper comic really funny. I'm not sweating the shirt image too much. I was shocked nobody'd thought of it before me, and it's been on TV, and been a global meme now, so i think this kinda thing's gonna happen from time to time.

Thanks for pointing this out though.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWilla

That's why I play Settlers of Catan now.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdscouch

Clearly Ric is winning. More property cards and money in front of him ... so it must be working ... note to self: bring knife to next monopoly game!

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRandy

Another great way to psych out your Monopoly opponent from the start is to loudly and vehemently inisist on being the Thimble.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArtie

The people living on Ventnor Avenue must wonder what the hell is going on.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternorbizness

When I read the title I was hoping it would be a rocket hat adventure.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

Hmmm....would have been better if it were RISK! LOL

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeejcctx

You mean Monopoly actually does end? Never seen it.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnowdog

I've been banned from playing Monopoly in sixty two countries and Antarctica - I still feel the chainsaw has a viable presence in the negotiation aspects of Monopoly.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevinKunreuther

is that the mafia edition of monopoly?

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdave

Anyone else wonder what Rick could have done to damage a motel?

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

So did you get a decent story out of it? When will that get posted?

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSumocat

@JillofFandoms I think the knife is able to stick up as the point is through the board and part of the table top as well.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevman7987

Every good game of Monopoly should end with stabbings.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRich

I enjoy your strip as always but I noticed after yesterdays "How to Explain Yourself to a Doctor (rerun)", they have gotten much smaller. Curious as to why?

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

I once took a sword to an Avalon Hill game after a 5 hour long session of waiting for my mate to finish his turns that he used not to win but to drag us both down into last place thus letting the other players win. The board still bears the mark where my samurai replica sword impacted with central europe.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeterJ

My friends and I have impromptu game nights frequently and I am always the sole detractor when someone says we should play Monopoly. Next time, I'm suggesting it. And I'm packing my knife.
Also, I love that some of the comments are as funny as the comic itself. You guys are awesome!

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina

It was the racecar... on Park Avenue... with the kitchen-knife!

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I've seen friends eat their opponents' Risk soldiers, but stabbing the board... that's intense

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterquinn

i love the line from the first panel

then...soon

classic.

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstontree

I would have said something like "Charge you more. I can charge more if you damage property. Don't you remember that incident in Vegas?" not "Charge you rent. I can charge for a damaged hotel".

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

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