Tuesday, 28 February 2012

#FEBphotoaday Challenge 28th

28th Money - Surely worth more than the Euro now?
I'm thinking that "Monopoly" money ought to be gaining in value given the recession and crisis in the Eurozone. Most of us probably have at least one the house somewhere. Bank of England doesn't need to issue any more £Sterling. Just let us spend our Monopoly £000's. Bingo! Problem sorted.

If only, it was that easy. Given the long, dark, cold winters and the cost of entertaining children is going through the roof. (Captive market, isn't it, desperate parents on a soggy Sunday afternoon? ) Leads me to ask, what's your favourite board game?

My children seem to be going through a phase of the oldie but goody. Likes of "Battleships". "Connect 4". "Frustration". My OH's desert island game would be "Monopoly" although he would say that cos he wins. Every. Single. Time. Which kind of takes the fun out of it. I'm sure he makes his own rules as he goes or maybe I'm just a bad loser (moi?)! We even bought the new "Revolution" version which, to be fair, the kids enjoy but not so much the "grown-ups". Something not right, when you start the game with a credit card loaded with £millions to acquire your property portfolio.

"Monopoly" became one of my mum's favourites to collect on our behalf. We have various editions including two "Star Wars" limited editions. One is wrapped up for posterity and one is played with quite a bit (we get a lot of rainy Sundays). 

If a more reflective game is your cup of tea, then why not try the "Transformation Game"? The game can be found here at Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformation-Game-Kathy-Tyler/dp/0880793805/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330423609&sr=8-1-spell. It was developed by a couple fo ladies at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. (More about whom you can find out about here http://www.findhorn.org/). In short, it's a game that asks you to think consciously about your life in all aspects: Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual.

 On a whole other level, if you have a rainy afternoon to yourselves without 101 other things to think about and do, why not try the board game "Monogamy"? Sometimes, it's good just to have a laugh "a deux". For adults only, it's suggestive, flirtatious fun.

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