Snowboarding Monopoly

It’s dumping snow in the Sierras, but we can’t go up right now …. so instead, Jocelyn and I have opened up the Monopoly Snowboarding Edition, which was a Christmas Gift to me from Aunt Jenni. Ever since we gave Papa “Monopoly Jr.” for his birthday, Jocelyn’s been really eager to play ‘real’ Monopoly.

Let me tell you: She’s a real tycoon already. The two of us started playing this afternoon. Although the game will continue for a while (updates forthcoming, perhaps), she is well positioned for victory. I haven’t even had to help her. She’s got tons of property, and has already developed quite a few of them.

This game is based on the original rules, with the board altered to reflect the snowboarding culture. The properties are ski resorts, the houses have become Lifts, the hotels are Gondolas, and the railroads are now equipment Manufacturers. Curiously, players can purchase the “Aspen/Snowmass” ski resort and the goggle manufacturer “Oakley” …. coincidentally the same names as our cousins from Tennessee (“Aspen,” not Snowmass :-).