The 2.5 Hour Monopoly Experiment

By Adam Thomas

MonopolyExperiment2Last week, I watched this video (from PBS’s Game/Show) about Monopoly, a game I have loathed for about 15 years. Until I started playing Euro games in my twenties, I couldn’t quite voice the reasons for my disdain, but I sure as heck didn’t want to play Monopoly. But Game/Show’s video made me curious, so I asked my wife Leah if she’d play an experimental game with me – for science! The question at hand: Is Monopoly as bad as I’ve always thought, or was I just playing it wrong all those years ago. Continue reading “The 2.5 Hour Monopoly Experiment”

Jackrabbit: A New Card Game

jackrabbit(big)By Adam Thomas

I designed Jackrabbit a few months before my wife and I got married, and I’m glad I did because we played a ton while traveling on our honeymoon. Jackrabbit is a game for two players that uses a standard deck of 52 playing cards. It’s called “Jackrabbit” because the Jack is the most important card…and rabbit…well, just because. Continue reading “Jackrabbit: A New Card Game”