Fixing Monopoly

James Fulford
2 min readOct 4, 2021
Monopoly is like a train. It goes on and on and on, even if you put on the brakes. Maybe try tooting the horn?Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

It’s too long.

I’ve played lots of board games, several longer than Monopoly, yet somehow Monopoly feels too long to me, too. It’s the only board game that I know of that has many mods added by players for generations, but the rules advise against it because they can make the game longer.

Here’s my crazy theory: there is no perfect length, there is only a bad fun/time ratio. Monopoly is too long, compared to