Thursday, August 15, 2013


I decided to play the Monopoly game the other day, but I wanted to change the rules slightly. 

1) An extra person can play the "role" of the bank.

2) Every time a player passes GO, they don't get paid, they have to pay 10% of their current money plus 10% of their original loan in taxes to the Bank. Income only comes from property ownership. Everytime someone lands on your property, they pay.

3) The bank player doesn't move around the board, the bank just loans money and collects it back with interest.

So, after 4 friends played for awhile, it was down to 2 players that dominated. After a little while longer, it was finally down to one regular player and me (the Bank). So, the player kept going around always paying 10% each time he passed GO, but not collecting any more money because there was nobody left to stay at his properties.

After another 45 minutes, he had no money to pay the bank, so a property was repossessed. This went on for another hour until all properties were owned by me and I won.

But how else could the story have ended? All money in existence was debt owed to the central interest. But the interest was never printed, so everyone defaults in the end. It is a mathematical certainty.

The best way to win the game is not to play!



  1. This seems to be very funny and the end is disastrous.

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  2. Great analogy. Why is it people can't seem to grasp this concept about debt-based money. It's not that hard to figure out. But they will go on and on about their favorite sports team which has zero effect on their lives.

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