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# player ratings
Player Ratings: What's your favourite board game to play at Christmas?
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# no fair
There's a new version of Monopoly that actually encourages cheating
This sounds far too stressful.
# ah here now
7 excellent games to play with your mates down the pub
Portable craic!
# hotels in the upside down
You can now get Stranger Things Monopoly (with Upside Down tokens) in Easons
Put it on your Santy list.
# fight on the tiles
One of Britain's top Scrabble players gets three-year ban for cheating
Allan Simmons was accused of putting his hand back in the bag after already drawing tiles.
# hotline bling
Monopoly has set up a helpline to mediate board game-related fights this Christmas
What a relief.
# sponsored by mcdonalds
QUIZ: How Competitive Are You?
Ready, set… Let’s find out.
# Dicey
Galway has its own Monopoly board - and here are the most expensive places...
Either way, bagsy we’re the dog. You can be the top hat.
# board games
The Irish website that looks like it hasn't changed in forever is finally getting a makeover
We asked the head of how the site was holding up in the social media era.
# roll the dice
8 Dublin pubs where you can play a game with your pint
Game on.
# scrabble squabbles
5 arguments every family has while playing board games
# snakes and ladders
A café dedicated to board games could be opening in Dublin soon
Jenga, anyone?
# old school cool
This intriguing 'board game café' is set to open in Dublin this year
Are board games cool again?
# jenga master
This woman just pulled off the ultimate Jenga move
Seriously impressive.
# do not pass go
Here are Monopoly's new rules, as chosen by the public
These will put an end to at least one Monopoly-based argument, anyway.
# the shoe
Monopoly is going to let people choose their own rules
You’ll still argue about them though.
# irish christmas
Is opening presents on Christmas Eve a scandalous notion?
Irish family Christmasses have changed quite a bit over the years.
# roll the dice
13 board games that were guaranteed to start a row
It’ll all end in tears, mark my words.
# Cats and dogs
Internet votes for cats in poll on new Monopoly token
In a surprise move, the people of the internet decided they like cats. A lot.
# Monopoly
Which Monopoly token will get your 'Get Out of Jail Free' card?
Something is about to disappear forever…
# your go
Irish board games we've known and loved
Do you remember Sean Kelly’s cycling board game? Escape from Atlantis? Blackboard Jungle? They’re all here.
# Christmas
The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly?
This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Irish Monopoly
Crumlin, Kimmage given boot from Monopoly board as shopping centres make the grade
The iconic board game has been updated with an electronic ‘debit card’ reader and a range of new properties – and price tags.
# Christmas
Bored of board games? Try your hand at these…
Monopoly is clearly too close the bone for most of us to play this Christmas. Never fear, Vanilla Ice is here – and he wants you to score ‘rap’ points, dude.