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Fallout Monopoly
April 11, 2013 5:56 PM   Subscribe

Fallout Monopoly. That is all
posted by pjern (27 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
How does the game play with + 9 Luck?
posted by The Whelk at 6:01 PM on April 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh neat! With those perk tokens and cards, it looks like they're trying to make it a little more fun to play than the original Monopoly.
posted by drinkyclown at 6:04 PM on April 11, 2013


it looks like they're trying to make it a little more fun to play than the original Monopoly.

That shouldn't be hard to do
posted by aubilenon at 6:04 PM on April 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


'The mechanics of the game are completely different.'

Sounds good so far.
posted by box at 6:05 PM on April 11, 2013 [6 favorites]


I saw that on reddit the other day; it's a gift from a man to his wife.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:06 PM on April 11, 2013


I can't make out all the locations, but appears to be Fallout 3 specific ?
posted by k5.user at 6:09 PM on April 11, 2013


A shame Monopoly is such a crap game, though.
posted by rikschell at 6:12 PM on April 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Here we are setting up for our first game the night after I gave it to her."

Sorry... I couldn't resist
posted by panaceanot at 6:13 PM on April 11, 2013


I can't make out all the locations, but appears to be Fallout 3 specific ?

It looks to have locations from all the games, including Necropolis (1), New Reno (2), The Mall (3), and Novac (New Vegas).
posted by hades at 6:19 PM on April 11, 2013


I think Fallout Twilight Struggle makes more thematic sense.
posted by JHarris at 6:32 PM on April 11, 2013


I guess there's an oligopoly of Fallout Monopolies now.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:42 PM on April 11, 2013


I know nothing of Fallout, but I think it's a sweet gift from a man to his wife.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:10 PM on April 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think it's a gift to get a man's wife shanked for when I sneak in and SNAG IT.
posted by Samizdata at 7:13 PM on April 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


I think Fallout Twilight Struggle makes more thematic sense.

What's the loss condition, then?
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:00 PM on April 11, 2013


Somewhere, one of my exes is drooling over this.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:09 PM on April 11, 2013


This is completely unimportant. This is not Half-Life 3. Your silly board games mean nothing to me. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to have a nice cry out in my trailer.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:32 PM on April 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's probably more of a PITA than any sane person would want to screw with, but little injection molded ruins in lieu of houses would have been a nice touch.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 3:47 AM on April 12, 2013


Now I want Half-Life 3 to be a Half-Life themed Monopoly video game, just to pour salt on the wound.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 4:08 AM on April 12, 2013


This is completely unimportant. This is not Half-Life 3. Your silly board games mean nothing to me. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to have a nice cry out in my trailer.

No problem. Say, do you keep your trailer fridge locked?

25 xp to level up.
posted by ersatz at 4:38 AM on April 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hey wow I was just about to come in here and say WHERE IS ERSATZ WE NEED TO PLAY THIS TOGETHER

hey ersatz we need to play this
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 6:18 AM on April 12, 2013


A shame Monopoly is such a crap game, though.

Not much of a shame, really:

It is based on Monopoly, but aside from purchasing properties, collecting rent, and a few other things, the mechanics of the game are completely different.

Couldn't find any additional info about the rule changes, but you can get a sense of it from the perks and cards shown. Definitely not just boring old Monopoly.

Also, this is a glorious additional detail about the gift-giving experience:

I burned the logo into an old wooden jewelry box/chest I found. The box was locked with a little padlock, and before I presented it to her, I left a note for her with a bobby pin attached, and started playing The Ink Spots' "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" as she struggled to unlock it, having no idea what was inside.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:19 AM on April 12, 2013


On monopoly
posted by The Whelk at 7:49 AM on April 12, 2013


On monopoly

That is EXACTLY how our household games of monopoly would go, with all the bizarre under-the-table dealing and brutal collusion to distort the market, except we would also tend to put a horrifying mixed drink in free parking along with the cash, which would have to be consumed before you could claim your prize of others' tax penalties. Also, Star Wars Monopoly was the only set we'd use, because I'm a Dagobah Slumlord.

But seriously, fuck monopoly, it's a terrible game.
posted by FatherDagon at 8:47 AM on April 12, 2013


It's a wonderful way to teach the concepts of rent seeking to seven year olds however.
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 AM on April 12, 2013


Hey wow I was just about to come in here and say WHERE IS ERSATZ WE NEED TO PLAY THIS TOGETHER

hey ersatz we need to play this


As soon as someone releases the files for a (3d) printer, I'm in. I can usually be found in the wastes hunting radscorpions.
posted by ersatz at 10:32 AM on April 12, 2013


I've gotta say, as a female gamer in an overwhelmingly-male gaming culture, I love that this was a gift made by a husband for his wife. That stood out to me. But I wish it didn't.

I loved Fallout 3. I loved Fallout: New Vegas. I'm looking forward to the next Fallout installment, especially with the rumors that it may be set in the Boston area. I would have loved to receive Fallout Monopoly as a birthday gift.

Bioshock Infinite came out a few weeks ago. I had been looking forward to it for years, but I wasn't able to play it on the day of its release because I had an obscene amount of schoolwork that week. I posted a frustrated Facebook status to that effect. At the end of the week, when my boyfriend picked me up at the train station for a relaxing weekend, Bioshock Infinite was on the passenger's seat. Thrilled, I asked if he purchased it this week after seeing my Facebook status. Turns out he had pre-ordered it months ago.

Being given Bioshock Infinite by my boyfriend felt like an incredibly romantic gesture, an embracement of my personality, in a way that being given a book or a clothing accessory wouldn't. I don't know any other female gamers. To my knowledge, I've never even run into another female player in a multiplayer shooter. And to the extent that there's a stereotype of female gamers, I don't fit it; I'm very feminine, I'm not especially edgy. I've never not been greeted with surprise when someone learns that I love first-person shooters.

I really do wish that I were less sensitive about my status as a female gamer, and I'm sure that there are female gamers out there who have had very different experiences in the gaming world than I have and aren't sensitive like I am. But through the lens of my personal experiences, this was an especially awesome birthday gift from husband to wife— one that went beyond just being creative and thoughtful and requiring effort to create, and embraced her personality in a culture where she's a minority.

+100 relationship points!
posted by The Girl Who Ate Boston at 9:00 PM on April 12, 2013


Interestingly, forty-seven percent of all players are women, and women over 18 years of age are one of the industry's fastest growing demographics though you'd never know it by the marketing of some companies.
posted by ersatz at 3:45 AM on April 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


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