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10. Board Game Night
A great American tradition dating back to the
of the country is the board game night.
is where two or more families get together
someone's home to have dinner, and refreshments, and
play games. This is an activity where almost
can play. Most board games can be played
children as young as 6, or 7 years
. It is fun for the kids to test
skills against their older brothers and sisters, or
parents. One of the oldest and most popular
games is Monopoly. It is a game where
players start in the same place, and roll
to advance from square to square.
to join the game one night, and asked
parents if he could play. "Please, mommy. Please
me play with you tonight," he pleaded. His
thought about it for a while, and said, "
, Johnny. Tonight you can play." She really didn't
he was going to be able to play
game, but to her surprise, he was very
at it. The object of the game is
bankrupt your opponents and have most money at
end of the game. You buy properties with
collected by moving around the board. The more
you have in your bank, the more property
Johnny landed on the Boardwalk square,
is a very prized property. It is the
expensive property, but Johnny knew its value and
it. The square is positioned at the end
the game where everyone collects $200, but if
land on it, you have to pay a
rent. Johnny bought a couple of nearby properties
, and before long, he was collecting rent from
the other players. Johnny ended up winning the
, which made him very happy, and it also
his mom very proud of him. Johnny showed
and everyone else what he was capable of.