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    Posted on Oct 29, 2015

    Do Yourself A Favor And Never Play Monopoly With The People You Love

    Hold on to your dignity AND your relationships.

    1. On the surface, Monopoly seems like a fun board game you can enjoy with family and friends.

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    2. But in reality, it's a relationship ruiner.

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    3. First of all, before the game even starts, people fight over the pieces.

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    Everyone wants to be the top hat. No one wants to be the thimble. Take this early tension as a sign of what's to come.

    4. It may seem like everyone's there to have a good time...

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    5. ...but you'll end up seeing a side of your loved ones that you haven't seen before.

    How a standard game of Monopoly ends...

    6. As time passes, players lose sight of themselves. The wealthy become too powerful...

    7. ...and those less fortunate experience true despair.

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    That's when the twisted, shady deals between players start.

    8. Not to mention, it's an incredibly long game, so the pain lasts for hours and hours.

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    9. And that just heightens emotions even further.

    10. In the event that you do actually finish, consider yourself lucky if you’re still speaking to your loved ones.

    11. The lesson here is: If you're going to play, don't play it with family OR friends.

    12. Don't even bring your pets around this game.

    Who else is going to love you when Monopoly has ruined all your human relationships?

    13. Sure, this game is a classic but give it some deep thought before agreeing to play.

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    14. Like, really think about it.

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    15. You've been warned.

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