Many of Us Have Spent Time Hanging Out with a Criminal
March 3, 2018 1:01pm CST
We played the game Monopoly all the time as kids. I never knew the name of the guy in jail, or the name of the policeman, on that Monopoly board, but I do now. Finding yourself stuck on that jail square on that Monopoly board was not a good thing at all because your play was usually halted for quite a while. Getting out of jail was not easy either! To get yourself out of Monopoly jail, you either had to roll doubles in your next three turns, or you had to pay a $50 fine to the BANK to get out on your next turn, or if you were lucky enough to have a "GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD" in your hot little hands, out of jail you would be! Some poor souls just had to wait until they sat in jail for three of his or her turns to get out of the slammer, and to make matters worse, they had to pay the BANK $50 too! Those of us who had to spend time sitting on that jail square on the Monopoly board had company! "Jake the Jailbird" was in jail with us! "Jake the Jailbird" was one nasty-looking fellow, indeed! Oh, and the police officer who sent "Jake the Jailbird" to jail was "Officer Edgar Mallory." I am not sure what crime was committed by "Jake the Jailbird," but it had to be something serious because he has been in Monopoly jail since 1935!
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• Pleasant Hill, California
Who says you can't? I played it with my family until we moved on to Bridge. Then I played it with my friend's family until we moved on to Risk. I'd play it today, especially if kids were involved. It's fun pretending to be evil. That will be $2000 please! Buwaahaahaa!
That really sucks, I remember there's even a card that if you draw you go directly to jail and you do not pass "go" to collect your salary lol. Going to jail early in the game will make you miss buying prime property to use as trap for your opponents later on haha..
• United States
@ridingbet The number on the dice shows how many spaces a person can move on the board. If a player lands on a square of property, they can buy that property and charge other players rent when a player lands on the property. The more property owned and the more houses or hotels on the property, the higher the rent the owner can collect.