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Multiplayer boardgames for iPad

4 of us are going away for a few days and we have one iPad between us. What are some games we can play using the iPad instead of a boardgame, that isn't Monopoly? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Mar 21, 2014 - 15 answers

Marginal Revenue, Residual Demand Curves, Quotas and Monopolists

How do I calculate the differences in welfare for a state when an import quota is applied to an industry that is controlled by a monopolist at home, vs an industry that is perfectly competitive at home? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 answers

Locations on the York Monopoly board?

What are the locations on the York, England version of Monopoly? [more inside]
posted by citands on Oct 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Monopoly for the 2010s?

What are some board games that are like a modernized version of Monopoly? Specifically: games that simulate the existing U.S. or global economy, with all the dynamics of lending rates, inflation-deflation, economic cycles, and so forth, and which help give some food on real-world issues for thought during play. The less "dry" and fun, the better, though I know that's a tall order. We have games like Agricola and Settlers of Catan, which are great but those are more in the realm of resource management. Also if there are any computer or console videogames worth considering, that's fine too, but board games would be better.
posted by crapmatic on Aug 6, 2012 - 14 answers

I am 99% sure that I will still lose at Monopoly with these rules

I am devising a revised Monopoly ruleset for my friends and family to follow, with an Occupy Movement theme. Can you suggest interesting rule variations to attempt? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Jul 25, 2012 - 17 answers

Major players in US industries

Who are the big players that control the majority of the market in US industries? [more inside]
posted by 7life on May 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Monopoly Themed Dinner Party

Ideas for a Monopoly-themed Dinner Party? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Jul 9, 2011 - 20 answers

Mr. Moneybags' political cartoon

The other day, on some link aggregator site (reddit?), I saw an image of Mr. Moneybags from the monopoly board game holding Democratic and Republican hand-puppets. I'm interested in finding that image again, and any prior art.
posted by elektrotechnicus on Jun 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Game recommendations for a Monopoly-obsessed 5 year-old

What games, puzzles, and activities would you recommend for my almost 5 year-old son who is currently obsessed with Monopoly (real life version) and Plants vs Zombies (iOS)? [more inside]
posted by alms on Feb 2, 2011 - 21 answers

baseball's antitrust exemption vs. every other national sport

Please explain to me why Major League Baseball is exempt from antitrust laws while no other sports leagues are. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on May 25, 2010 - 10 answers

ICT for dummies

Where can I learn - in a hurry - the technological basics of the telecommunications/internet infrastructure? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on May 14, 2010 - 5 answers

What are Monopoly's "52 Fundamental Playing Flaws"

Is there a public list of the "52 fundamental playing flaws" (fun fact #3) that Parker Brothers cited when they rejected Monopoly in 1933? I can't find one.
posted by ThePants on Nov 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Who are some pretend business competitors?

What are some examples of "pretend" business competitors? I'm thinking of brands that appear to be separate businesses and appear to be in direct competition, but are in fact owned by the same company. [more inside]
posted by teg on Sep 18, 2009 - 76 answers

Help identify this version of Monopoly for PC running in Virtualbox

What version of Monopoly for PC is being played here? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Aug 2, 2009 - 4 answers

What color is St. Charles Place in Monopoly?

What color is St. Charles Place in Monopoly? [more inside]
posted by newper on Jul 5, 2009 - 35 answers

It's definitely NOT "Drinking your milkshake."

Searching for a business term I cannot remember... [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Oct 23, 2008 - 5 answers

My blog is in leetspeek! Reading it constitutes a breach of the DMCA!

What is the difference (legal or otherwise) between "decoding" and "decrypting?" [more inside]
posted by explosion on Sep 30, 2008 - 13 answers

The TicketMonster is coming to eat you!!!

With the internet making it much easier to sell things remotely, how is Ticketmaster still able to virtually monopolize event ticket sales? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Apr 29, 2008 - 15 answers

"Please don't start a similar business to mine elsewhere. It would hurt my feelings."

Can you really hold copyright to a business model/idea/concept, and disallow others from duplicating it? If not, then how is The Sampler able to do so? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 21, 2007 - 26 answers

Economics as all fun and games?

What are some other economic board games (besides Monopoly)? [more inside]
posted by champthom on Aug 14, 2007 - 33 answers

Mystery shag carpet monopoly board

Please help me track down information on an apparently obscure style of Monopoly game board. [more inside]
posted by efalk on Aug 12, 2007 - 5 answers

I don't want any trouble, just some money please!

All we need now to win 5 million dollars is Short Line Railroad. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Oct 23, 2006 - 24 answers

What's the font on a Monopoly board?

What's the font on a Monopoly board? [more inside]
posted by derbs on Oct 3, 2006 - 8 answers

What is this mystery game?

In the back of a booklet of Cheapass Games, they talk about how Monopoly can be envisioned as a game with land mines. Every time you damage someone, the life points they lose are added to yours. Building a minefield hurts you, but once you've built it, it will damage other players whenever they land on the space, etc, etc. Then they proceed to describe a pirate game, which is actually another game that they do not name. I'm going crazy trying to identify this mystery game. [come inside, won't you?] [more inside]
posted by hindmost on Jan 16, 2005 - 9 answers

How old is my Monopoly Board?

A couple of days ago I bought a Monopoly board from a charity shop. It's age confuses me. Anyone any ideas about it? [go to the link, do not pass go, only collect £200 if you pass half to twine42] [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 30, 2004 - 14 answers

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