I'm a big fan of Monopoly. It was one of our favorite board games when we were kids, and our introduction to the principles of legalism and bureaucracy as we were forced to negotiate the ever-shifting "house rules" in our friends' homes. Sadly, however, the classic game has begun to lack in verisimilitude, so why not update it with some new Chance and Community Chest cards, as suggested by Radio Free New Jersey:
- Your Property is seized through Eminent Domain. Give your most expensive property to the player to your right.
- Homeowner Lending Bailout: You must buy the cheapest property the bank holds and give it to the player with the least cash.
- Government Job! Collect $100 from the next player to pass GO.
- Spotted Owl Found! You are charged for environmental impact studies. All new houses will cost you double the original price.