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O.K. Saw this in a catalog yesterday and it prompted a discussion at the family dinner. And it seems like a good topic here: If you were making a version of Monopoly but with books, what would the properties be?

Now the game is available on Amazon and some of you may have it. . . .I would be interested in knowing what they've chosen, but for purposes of discussion, what would you choose. What would be the Board Walk and Park Place of Literature? What would be the 4 'railroads'?

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I think the four railroads would have to be a four book series.  The only one I can think of offhand is Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay Trilogy +1. 

Can we set up the board as a single genre?  Mystery?  SciFi/Fan?  Romance? 
 
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It appears that in the actual game, the railroads are genres.  I can see Mystery and what looks like is probably Romance.
 

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For some reason this post reminded me of a card game my sister and I played YEARS ago. It was called Authors and you collected the different famous authors. Anyone else play this card game? I just googled it and saw where they still make it.
 
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farmwife99 said:
For some reason this post reminded me of a card game my sister and I played YEARS ago. It was called Authors and you collected the different famous authors. Anyone else play this card game? I just googled it and saw where they still make it.
I remember it. Played it as a kid.
 

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I've never heard of the Authors game but I like the sounds of that.

For the Monopoly game... I'd suggest...
Water for Elephants as one of the Utilities.

Certainly Tolkein's three parts of the LOTR would be a natural. (Although he insisted it was never intended to be regarded as a trilogy.)

I can't remember: Is Park Place / Boardwalk the only property set that has two instead of three properties?
 

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Harvey said:
I can't remember: Is Park Place / Boardwalk the only property set that has two instead of three properties?
Baltic/Med is the other twofer. If you want to try a book game that will make you feel marvelously illiterate; you need Trivial Pursuit "Book Lover's Edition". I consider myself read, maybe even well read. It would take me hours to earn a pie piece in that game.

I think each color set should be an author grouping. King/Koontz would be a great pairing.
 

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I would not do well with that. I've been lazy in my past few years of reading, and I tend to keep re-reading the old family books that I'm comfortable with. I'm feeling the desire to branch out and discover some 'new-to-me' authors.
 
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Harvey, once you get your Kindle that should not be a problem. I have already found some wonderful new favorites thanks to Kindle and Kindleboards.
 

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Railroads:

The Great Train Robbery - Michael Crichton
The Mystery of the Blue Train - Agatha Christie
Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith
Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
 

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How about:
Casino Royale - Ian Fleming - Boardwalk
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Park Place
Keeps the theme of the places going.
 

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I was thinking Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Isaac Asimov for the other utility.

I like the train theme for railroads, Gertie!

What about Chance and Community Chest? How does that work? Indie authors (chance/aren't sure what you're going to get) and Penguin Classics (community chest/sure to be good)?

How about Hamlet and Macbeth for Boardwalk and Park Place to go with our Shakespeare highest kboards.com level?
 

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How about Hamlet and Macbeth for Boardwalk and Park Place to go with our Shakespeare highest kboards.com level?
Oh, I like that!

I was thinking that "Go" could be "Go to the Library" and Jail could be "Go to the movies and see a bad movie remake of a beloved book."

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Leslie said:
Oh, I like that!

Jail could be "Go to the movies and see a bad movie remake of a beloved book."

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LOL!

Go could be "Go to Amazon.com and receive $200 in Amazon Gift Cards."

Betsy
 
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I'll go there...

Danielle Steele's Crossings and Arthur Hailey's Hotel for Baltic and Mediterranean. ;D
 
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