This classic game was the go to game for our family when we wanted a good game of rivalry that would last a while. During the summer months we could lose power due to heavy thunder storms bringing trees down on power lines and if there was enough light we would sometimes play a game. In the winter months when it was freezing out and snow was falling hard this game helped us keep our sanity when cabin fever was setting in. Although my Mom was always down to play games my Dad was harder to persuade into it but when he did play, it was crazy fun.
I always liked getting the ship as my playing piece and really liked having all four RR's and all of the Marvins Gardens properties were nice to have too. I always strived to have Board Walk properties because whoever owns those normally owns the game. Ha!
I had no idea how many different playing pieces this game had until I started working on this post. When I was a kid we played with the my Mom or Dads old Monopoly game. The pieces I remember being in it were the Ship, Iron, Dog, Shoe (fashioned after a 1930 work shoe), Car, Thimble, Top Hat, Cannon, Purse, Wheelbarrow and Horse and Rider (I called him the Lone Ranger). Back in 2013 they had a vote to keep your favorite piece and add a new one. The piece that received the least amount of votes was the iron and it was replaced with a cat token. Any how I no idea about he history of the playing pieces until I started working on this post and it's actually pretty cool. Apparently when this game was first introduced the game maker envisioned players grabbing things from around their home to use as playing pieces and that is where the idea came for the pieces in the game. Common 1930's house hold items or icons. Cool right?
Next time you play remember all those pieces have a story behind them. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and collect as you pass Go!