July 31, 2009, - 8:08 pm
As longtime readers know, I’m a big fan of Monopoly, the board game. I’ve documented how this timeless game even helped save Allies Forces soldiers during World War II. (And I collect Monopoly tokens.)
But this has to be my favorite version of a Monopoly game. Ever. (To you humorless lefties, I’m being sarcastic. I feel sorry for the 56-year-old woman.) You gotta admit it has sort of a microcosmic tone of what happened with the government bailout of those overextended in the mortgage crisis.
He Wanted These . . .
When He Should Have Sought This . . .
A friendly game of Monopoly turned ugly when a Fraser man hit a friend in the side of the head and knocked her off a chair, knocking off her glasses, when she refused to sell him Boardwalk and Park Place, Fraser police said.
Kenneth Reppke, 54, of Fraser was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in the incident Saturday at a home in the 15000 block of Van, Public Safety Lt. Dan Kolke said.
Reppke is accused of hitting the 56-year-old Fraser woman, who was not hospitalized but whose glasses were bent, Kolke said.
Hmmm . . . he wanted Boardwalk and Park Place, and instead got the Go To Jail Free card. Oh, wait, that’s a Get Out of . . . .
Never mind. Looks like he’ll need that card, though.
Tags: board games, Boardwalk, Fraser, Get of Out of Jail Free Card, Kenneth Reppke, Monopoly, Park Place