Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday Memories: Childhood Monopoly Games

Playing monopoly in our pajamas!

I love this old photo of my friend Sam and me playing Monopoly in our PJs. We have been friends since before either of us can remember, and our younger sibling are perfectly age-matched too (well planned, parents). We were so sad when our family moved to Berlin and they stayed in New York City, but every now and then one of us flies over the pond for a visit.  On these occasions, we kids used to play a single monopoly game for four or five days straight. The younger kids dropped out after a couple hours (lightweights), but Sam and I played on and on, each with about equal properties values and no intention to quit. If fact, I distinctly remember him bailing me out with a cash infusion when money got tight on my side of the board. Of course, our parents still had activities and sightseeing scheduled for us, so we always woke up extra early to squeeze in a round before breakfast. Ah, to be a kid again....

Look up at the Sky!


PS. Sorry for the bad quality of the photo, it's one of those real physical printed ones that you had to pay to get developed way back in the day.

PPS.  Monopoly continues to be one of my favorites...check out my top five games here!


  1. What a great throwback pic! I used to get INTO some Monopoly games as a kid, too. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. totally loved monopoly as a kid!!

  3. great picture. quality doesn't matter. the memories come through, regardless.

    and what great memories they are...

    thank you for sharing them.


  4. I always used to play monopoly with my brother and cousins. I agree, it goes on forever! Such a great game and you learn plenty!...about politics as well (which I suppose we never realized) x