Two men were taken to the hospital after a game of Monopoly morphed into a sword fight. It’s just the latest reminder of how quickly Monopoly can escalate from good-natured family fun to someone busting out their samurai sword.
According to the Belgian paper La Libre Belgique, it happened in Brussels when four men were playing a game of Monopoly on the sidewalk at 5 a.m.
That setup alone should have red flags and alarm bells going off in your head up. Nothing good ever happens on the sidewalk that early in the morning. Now throw a thimble, a car, and Park Avenue into the equation and it’s a recipe for disaster.
Monopoly games can get testy. You start cutting some side deals then some feelings are hurt, names are called, and things get loud.
Them: “The perfect leadoff for today’s newsfeed doesn’t exist.”
Me: “Two Men Hospitalized After Monopoly Game Escalates To Sword Fight”