Although there aren't any plants or weeds and you don't get dirty, Farmopoly has many of the same components of gardening and farming such as passing "grow", being sent to "drought", utilities, farm equipment and insect infestations. The tokens include a pig, a cow and a tractor and instead of houses and hotels, you put up acres and barns.
As a long-time traditional Monopoly player, I do get the properties mixed up a little (Boardwalk changed to Homestead and the railroads are now harvesting equipment) but the basic principles of the board remain and it's just as enjoyable. Highly recommended for a long winter's evening along with a bottle of your favorite homemade cider!
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Posted by Mary Ellen at January 5, 2009 6:30 AM