Monday, January 18, 2010


Last weekend while watching our nephew, Jake, Jason and I decided to bring the ol' Jasonopoly board out of the closet and have a go at it.  It had been ages since we played it, and Jake is always a willing participant.  We rarely find anyone who wants to play the game.  If you know regular Monopoly, you know how LONG it can take to finish and declare a winner.  (And it always seems like Jason wins!)  Even I need a little convincing sometimes to succumb to that kind of torture commitment.

The Return of Jasonopoly

Jason and Jake set up the board.

I originally made Jasonopoly for my beloved a couple of years ago as a special 30th birthday present.  Through the course of our dating and through our marriage, I learned that Monopoly was one of Jason's favorite games (as well as the long and torturous game, Risk).  To celebrate his special day, I came up with a "special 30th birthday edition" of Jasonopoly with all of the game pieces relating to significant events and trivia about the boy.

Setting Up the Board

Although we don't play it often, it's nice to bring it out every once in a while to celebrate the man that he is.  By the way, I won!

Jason Money

"I want a man who's kind and understanding.  
Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?"
- Zsa Zsa Gabor


  1. My buds and I used to play Monopoly for hours at the kitchen table, munching the sugar cookies my mother had made, and hoping we weren't making too much noise for my parents to sleep in the other end of the house.

  2. I think the secret of staying interested, involved, and entertained were those sugar cookies. I'll have to try that next time.

  3. How sweet of you to make him "Jasonopoly." My mother is making a personalized Monopoly game for my kids. I am sure it will be cute, but I feel the same way, (Do I really have to play it with them?...hahaha.)

  4. You'll have to post pictures when she's finished! It does make it a little more fun when they are customized. If given the choice, I'd rather play Jasonopoly than Monopoly.

  5. What a fun project, a custom and very personal monopoly board? We've created games, but not personalized vsns of existing games. Thx for the great idea. We intro'd monopoly to our kids when they were 6 and 9 (a year ago) and we've since played 4x, all over 4 hours. But they LOVE it. And don't remind me about RISK....



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