Many of Us Have Spent Time Hanging Out with a Criminal

@Corbin5 (113288)
United States
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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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
3 Mar
Oh youth . You brought back some good memories. I wish I can play that again
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@TheHorse (71153)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Mar
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!
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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
3 Mar
@TheHorse no one I know wants to play it lol
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@TheHorse (71153)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Mar
@Madshadi Sigh. I wish people would keep their inner child alive.
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@elanalove (661)
3 Mar
it was one of my favourite childhood games...
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@TheHorse (71153)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Mar
Mine two. I was evil and loved the Oranges and the Yellows. Buwaahaahaa! No mercy.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
We played all the time too.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25842)
• United States
3 Mar
I haven't played Monopoly in years. It started to bore me
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
I never won. Never winning made the game boring for me too.
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@alberello75 (18419)
• Genova, Italy
3 Mar
At one time I also owned the Monopoly. I have tries to play alone (myself against myself). I lost even in that circumstance!
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@TheHorse (71153)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Mar
Heh heh. What finally destroyed you? A hotel on Boardwalk?
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
I have never tried to play against myself. I should give that a try.
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@alberello75 (18419)
• Genova, Italy
4 Mar
@Corbin5 Try: you against you yourself. Play for one and for the other. One of the two "YOU", should must cheer!
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@Shortail (862)
• Philippines
3 Mar
wow, we used to play that with my friends during high school days.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
It is a lot of fun. I never knew the names of the guy in jail or the policeman's name, but I do now.
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@Shortail (862)
• Philippines
3 Mar
@Corbin5 just now? did I remind you because of my name? and is that the guy in jail?
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
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@TheHorse (71153)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Mar
Jail is a good place to be late in the game, when there are hotels everywhere!
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
Yes, jail keeps one's money safe for a while. I still need to find out what crime was committed by "Jailbird Jake" before I play again.
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@louievill (19353)
• Philippines
3 Mar
Agree, it's gonna cost less than get trapped in prime property with hotels.
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@mandala100 (48480)
• Hong Kong
3 Mar
@Corbin5 Monopoly is a very interesting game indeed my friend.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
I am glad I know the name of the policeman and the guy in jail now. That guy in jail looks mean.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
3 Mar
I may have played the original game a time or two but I had the Monopoly jr game and loved it. I still have it and play it with my kids.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
It is fun. I just wanted to know the name of the guy in jail and who that policeman happened to be. I know now.
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@louievill (19353)
• Philippines
3 Mar
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..
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
Yes, going to jail was one of the worst things that could happen to a player.
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@Icydoll (23560)
• India
3 Mar
Me and my brother used to play it a lot... wow it's a cute old memories .thank you for reminding it.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
I never knew the name of the guy in jail or the name of the policeman, but I do now.
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@kobesbuddy (52907)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Mar
I think 'Jake the Jailbird' got thrown in jail, for robbing the monopoly bank, right next to Connecticut Avenue! That's why I always ended up broke as a joke and without any property, playing monopoly
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
I never won, and I too am going to blame that on "Jake the Jailbird!"
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@kobesbuddy (52907)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Mar
@Corbin5 Yes, it's his fault, for taking all our money! I'm still broke, even to this very day
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
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@Morleyhunt (20430)
• Canada
3 Mar
I don't remember seeing Jake the Jailbird when we played Monopoly.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
He was there on all the boards we used. He is one mean-looking fellow.
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@Morleyhunt (20430)
• Canada
3 Mar
@Corbin5 I wasn't aware that he and the officer had names.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
@Morleyhunt Me neither. A little research revealed who those characters happened to be. Not sure what crime Jake the Jailbird committed, but he got a life sentence.
@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
3 Mar
I never knew there is a jail in Monopoly. Quite interesting. Maybe there have been additions to the game.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
As kids, there was always a jail, but maybe there are different versions.
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
@Corbin5 Yes, there may be. The version I played did not have a jail in it.
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
4 Mar
i think i played this board game when i was still in my elementary years. i played it with my cousins. i never won, because i did not really understood the game, when it was just like how the 'snakes and ladders' are played
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
4 Mar
I never one either, and I did understand the game. I just was not good at it at all.
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
5 Mar
@Corbin5 isn't it that players have 'money' wherein they pay for anything when the dice show a number?
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
5 Mar
@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.
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@snowy22315 (51239)
• United States
3 Mar
I spent alot of time playing Monopoly in my youth too. You forgot to discuss the coveted..get out of jail free card! I think both community chest and chance had that card.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
4 Mar
I did include the Get Out of Jail Free Card in the post. It was a prized possession, for sure.
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@snowy22315 (51239)
• United States
4 Mar
@Corbin5 Whoops...my bad!!
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
4 Mar
@snowy22315 I do that often!!
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@aninditasen (1794)
• Raurkela, India
4 Mar
Is it a game on the computer or mobile?
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
4 Mar
I think a person can now play online, but we played it as a board game when we were kids with no internet and no mobile.
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• Raurkela, India
6 Mar
@CI don't enjoy such types of games.
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@LeaPea2417 (21594)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Mar
I love that game, I have fond memories playing it with my family as a kid and playing it with my own kids.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
4 Mar
My siblings and I used to play it all the time. It was fun and entertained us for hours.
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@LeaPea2417 (21594)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Mar
@Corbin5 Yes, a great game.
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@Hannihar (40187)
4 Mar
Deborah, thanks for clearing up who the jail guy was. I remember that game. People still play it. I am a clue lover.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
4 Mar
I never played Clue, but a lot of kids loved it.
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@Hannihar (40187)
5 Mar
@Corbin5 I love it Deborah.
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@Courtlynn (55679)
• United States
3 Mar
I loved and hated monopoly. But never had a game like that, with the inside board. Hmm.. Didnt know their names either.interesting.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
3 Mar
I never won, but had fun playing.
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@Courtlynn (55679)
• United States
4 Mar
@Corbin5 i dont know if i won but had somw fun
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• Northampton, England
4 Mar
30% OF FATAL car crashes invole somone with a criminal record.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
4 Mar
Maybe that is what the guy in the Monopoly came did.