I am hater!
I am hater. Not this jerk who attacks other people in the Internet. Not that anonymous troll who destroys lives of sensible people. Not that fucking idiot who gives thumbs down on every video with cute baby cat he can find. I am not that moron.
I am different breed.
I hate Monopoly.I hate it with my whole heart.
Every minute of my life is dedicated to promote modern games. I design them. I write about them. I spend almost every single weekend in different places promoting games. Just this weekend I spent 2 days in mall in my city where I ran event dedicated to board games. We were trying to show board games to average people who never heard about modern board games. It was hard but rewarding. People discovering Mysterium. People discovering that board games can be fun!
Yeah, that stuff.
Every minute I spend promoting board games though is confronted by every single copy of Monopoly sold. This old game that teaches you that board games take 4 hours. This old game that teaches you that either you screw opponent with unfair deal or he will screw you. This old game that is basically one huge game play issue.
This one. Sold every day in every city on this planet. Every copy sold will convince people that board games are long boring activity with no actual strategy, emotions or fun involved.
I love board games. I love them with great passion. And that love fuels my hate for Monopoly. I hate it with my whole heart, because I love board games with my whole heart. And since you guys know how much I love board games, you can imagine how devoted hater I must be…
Yeah, all of this is because I read that Andrew Niccol writes screenplay for Monopoly movie. The guy behind Truman Show, one of the best movies ever is taking this stupid board game and makes a movie about it. Monopoly will get some hype again. Will sell some copies again. Will sabotage my work again.
#Ihate #monopoly #monopolymovie #WhyAndrewWhy
This movie should be about the haters of Monopoly and about of the modern board games which are can entertain, consist of real strategy and not ruin lifes of family.
The “Monoppoly-movie” went on and off as a project for ten years now. 3 scripts burned so far. I wouldnt hold my breath yet.
yeah, that’s pretty sad but also kind of funny how the main thing responsible for Monopoly’s nowadays popularity is exactly the same thing which fuels modern board games’ golden age – the internet (which operates mostly in memes and brands and other such things).
i guess we’ll see who wins in the end!
p.s. also Monopoly, being bad as it is, might serve as a gateway for other, good games, so it might be not that bad after all.
Dear Ignacy, I do share your hate against Monopoly, especially their stupid promo-action trying to lure even more buyers with real money included in some games: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/leben/jahre-monopoly-kapitalismus-aus-karton-1.2333333
There’s a small chance it could be a good movie, but only by discarding everything that the boardgame stands for.
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