How to Be Gracious in Defeat

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Reader Comments (18)

Anything involving Rick is like a trip to Walmart. I feel vastly better about who I am as a person and where my life is, except with Rick, I don't have to go to Walmart.

May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNameth

Note from Scott:Will the poster known as Alex please e-mail me about the issue they had. I can't do anything to correct it if I cannot contact you and I don't have your e-mail address.

May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

It was a couple of your board game comics that initially brought me here from Board Game Geek, and having just recently finished reading the entire archive, it's exciting to see a brand new one!

May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

Panel 2 : Rick is the 99% - no undertanding of basic economics.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

I'd be happy to play Monopoly for real money with anyone who honestly thinks that the game is 90% luck.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Having recently purchased the book, I can say that there is nothing wrong with the way it is shipped or the way it is described. Inventory was fine, since I got it in a couple days.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

@Al
Having just finished reading the entire archive?!?! Curiosity dictates that I ask...How long did that take?
@Scott
Curiosity also dictates that I also ask...How many BI are in the archive?

I've thought about starting from the very beginning, but although utterly hilarious, I found the task to be daunting.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeardo

Rick receives a merciless beating. I know the guy's a punching bag, but this one almost seems mean-spirited.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

there's a secret to winning monopoly, first buy all the orange spaces then buy all the purple

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterE.Nigma.

@Beardo - A month or so, on and off between doing other things. I'd usually read a few comics , then bookmark my spot to come back later.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

Monopoly isn't a good game for me either Rick.
Mainly because I forgo logic when buying properties and just want to buy water works and the electric company.
Screw the other properties.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarru

In Rick's last words here I see a "WIN" for him - "I didn't do anything inconsistent with my core identity." He is true to himself. He knows he's a loser and he's accepted that. Nobility for the win!

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheKFV

If Rick had been made taller as promised, he would've won.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJan Otto

My name is Rik, but I look like Scott.

This creates a fundamental dichotomy within my soul whenever Rick makes an appearance.

It makes my inside feel-goods all hurtey.

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRik

Beardo - DO IT. You will love it. Don't worry about how long it takes. When I read the archives, I think I just started from "today" and worked backwards, since the list on the right side of the page is organized that way. When I reached the first-ever comic, I had spent a few hours of a few days (I think) laughing my ass off. Nothing to be "daunted" by. :)

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

I've actually never got to the end of a Monopoly game... After reading the archive, now I really wanna try.

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergwencrist

Amazon has lifted the "Under Review" banner off your book. I was able to buy it today.

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

There are two elements to monopoly other than basic economics and luck, bluffing and calling other people's bluffs. If you cannot do those last two things you will end up paying too much money for properties of little value when properties go up for auction.

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

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