Thursday, January 01, 2009

Celebrating New Year's - the monopoly way

Here is wishing all you people a fantastic year ahead! I typically enjoy celebrating new year at home, with the inner circle :)

Not for me the garish, loud and crowded parties/bashes to usher in a new year. This year was no different, the inner circle was home and after quiet dinner and exchanging gifts, we got down to unraveling the mysteries of the Transformer we bought(read previous post... droool). Having figured that out, we decided to try our hands at monopoly, and what a game that turned out to be.

We had planned to play for a couple of hours and call it quits, but once we got hooked, we just went on and on... first time I have played a board game all through the night!

here are the highlights of our game

- Dilip got to go to Jail a record 6 times

- Raj ended up paying rent or picking up chance/community cards that made him have to shell out loads of money either to the bank or the other players eg. " You are celebrating becoming the chairman of an Electric company, pay 50$ to all players" rotfl

- I managed to play a decent game (for once!), and reaped quite a few benefits of most investments I had made

- Amu ended up being the only person to have built a house on one of her properties and eventually won the game when we decided to call it quits at 6:30 am in the morning.

Fantastic way to spend New Year's eve!


Amit said...

looks like it was your best new year celebration...a very happy new year to you all and have wonderful times ahead!

Apoorv Gawde said...

Yeah one of the best, indeed :)

Its always fun to do something new and interesting ! you have a sooper dooper year ahead as well amit!

longblackveil said...

Excellent way to spend this particular annual shift. My girlfriends and I spent the 2006-2007 New Year's in similar fashion. It helped that some were drunk and made bad business decisions. In other cases the drinks led to unwarranted stubbornness, non-negotiable stances and ultimate deadlock. Sigh. First time player won in the morning amidst a see of slumbering ladies.

And then: Full nodding only on 'Atonement'. I have a strong dislike for the Knightley dame (esp because of 'Pirates'), but she was very good in this as well as 'Pride and Prejudice'.
Anyway, 'Atonement' is one of my all time favourites. Loved the back-and-forthing, the typewriter and the music. And the end just about killed me after pulling my heart out and stomping about on it. Ye Gawdes! Still haven't seen 'Kung Fu Panda'.

longblackveil said...

Also, must agree on "ASSORTED'. Very good word.

Many sincere thanks for sharing the Brazilian and Eskimo factoids. Life has new meaning now. 2009 looks promising.
Take care.

Apoorv Gawde said...

LBV~ glaaad you like the facts and they were of use to you, I shall rest wel in the knowledge that you will have these facts to keep you company for the whole of 2009 *grin back*

good to see you back on the blog!