Who knew Monopoly could bring out the worst in people
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Article content Just call it Monopoly madness!
The Daily Mailreports a recent OnePoll survey shows nearly half or 44% of American families have banned playing Monopoly in their homes to avoid fights.
The same survey of 2,000 people found one in five people have banished a board game due to too many disagreements and sore losers.
OnePoll conducted the survey for Z Man Games which produces the collaborative board game Pandemic.
Of those surveyed, 20% said game nights are “often or always” disrupted by behaviour that could be described as competitive or unfriendly.
That behaviour includes someone quitting because they’re losing (46%), someone being accused of cheating (44%) and two or more players arguing (44%).
Only 22% of people have had to ban a particular game, and another 22% have had to ban a specific player and 13% of people admit they’re the problem “most” or “every” time.
“Competition brings out the best in some people but the worst in others,” said Justin Kemppainen, director of brand management at Z Man Games, to the Daily Mail.
“This can manifest in small ways, like low level grumping and sulking while playing, but it can blow up into shouting and strife, which can ruin a gaming experience.”
Of those polled, 11% said they’ve seen a physical fight break out.
In terms of age differences, 71% of boomers over 57 say they’re “never hermes belt replica ebay
the problem,” compared to 57% of Gen Xers, 38% of millennials, and 24% of Gen Zers. TOP 5 MOST BANNED BOARD GAMES IN AMERICA ACCORDING TO ONEPOLL SURVEY Monopoly 44% UNO 37% Sorry! 27% Scrabble 25% Jenga 24%
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