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The one who agrees to play Monopoly has already lost.
The opposite of this happens whenever I play Monopoly with my little brother. Every game offers a new and different win by my brother. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure he doesn't even know how to play. I guess that says something about me. Huh.
The best strategy is to purchase the orange properties and the railroads. Then sit back and watch the fools suffer.
I won far too many times at this game.
The best way to win at Monopoly is to read the rules. Most players don't. There're a few quirky rules that give you a big edge if no one else knows about them.
It's obvious that Scott is cheating - just look at all the properties and cash he has in the first panel!
Monopoly is a game with some problems Most notable is that, when you start losing, you generally don't stop. You get behind in the beginning and then you spend the entire game losing, having your face rubbed into the dirt by the people in the lead.
In other words, it's perfect for Rick.
There are people who FINISH games of Monopoly? You sick bastards. You don't win Monopoly, you jostle back and forth, and wheedle deals tediously, until it is so dull that everyone but you forfeits!
@ James Hutchings
(In our house, and probably many others, the game is known as 'Monotony')
Ahhh... All is right with the world, Rick is once again the brunt of the jokes.
"when you start losing, you generally don't stop. You get behind in the beginning and then you spend the entire game losing, having your face rubbed into the dirt by the people in the lead."
Wait, is this also social commentary?
This is why I hate Monopoly.
I've never known utilities to pay off. You can't build on them.
Once you have some properties, the best strategy is to try to go to jail for as long as possible, while others go around landing on spaces that cost them money, and paying you rent.
That was the original point of the game. To illustrate the essential futility of existence in a capitalist economy...
Sorry to plug another cartoonist on your site but...http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1543#comic
"I do my best thinking out loud.""So I hear."
Wait - Scott can hear Rick's thoughts? He must be a telepathic alien! Where's Rocket Man when we need him???
"Strange game. The only way to win is not to play." -- Joshua (from WarGames)
Monopoly just isn't Rick's game. Perhaps he should try "Sorry".Or, in a crossover cartoon, he could challenge Ren and Stimpy to a game of, "Don't Whiz on the Electric Fence".
My family may be playing monopoly wrong. We tend to get through a game in an hour, hour and a half maybe. Maybe we just do deals really fast, or something.
I'm not a sick bastard! Well, I am, but not in this case!!!!!!
I wish I could find it, but my all-time favourite Monopoly comic was the one where Rick brings a knife to the game. By far the funniest. Wonder if there will ever be a Monopoly comic pack like the superhero ones. :)
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
On an unrelated note, please do an instruction explaining WHY I just paid $30 to get "hi-res" versions of the same artwork, many more times, that I've already seen many, many,... many times. Merry Christmas Scott.
At least the writing is different! And you get the strips a month early. If you're unhappy with the subscription, we'll gladly do a refund. ~Missy
"I mortgage the Water Works" is never a phrase you want to say while playing Monopoly
Or you can just trick other players into buying your get out of jail free cards for $500. Works for me anyway. Also playing with all taxes and fees going under free parking. Sometimes, that can get a losing player out of a bad spot.
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