The government’s blockade has rekindled interest in board games, which is unprecedented. People all over the world are restoring their old games, throwing dice and spinning the spinning frame, and have a happy time.
For ordinary table game players, this is all good, but for hobbies, there are more interesting aspects. Over the years, people have invested a lot of details in board games; some of them are almost impossible to play in a reasonable time.
This list features the longest legally played board games, and they are not out of timidity. If you have played these games, please share your experience in the comments and let everyone know how many hours you spent playing board games.
If you’ve ever sat through an entire game of Monopoly without flipping the table, you know that a standard game can take anywhere from one to three hours. That’s typical for most people, but there have been Monopoly gaming sessions that have lasted much longer. One game stretched on for 70 days, but that’s hardly the norm.
Parker Brothers is well aware that its signature game takes some time to beat. So, the company decided to embrace it with Monopoly—Longest Game Ever in 2019.
The new version features 66 properties, which is three times the amount found in a regular Monopoly game. The rules are vastly different as well, and there is only one die, so no rolling doubles to keep moving. Worst of all, the only way to win is to own all 66 properties.
Declaring bankruptcy isn’t as easy in the Longest Game Ever edition, either. You can tear the bills along a dotted line to use them beyond their initial value, further prolonging the game. The average playtime isn’t listed on the Hasbro site for this game, and it’s unclear if anyone has subjected themselves to the horror it presents. Still, odds are, it can go on for months.