Growing up, I had several strategies for winning at Monopoly. None of them could counteract my brothers’ and friends’ counter strategy: refusing to play.
My younger brother had an especially diabolical variant of this gambit. He would agree to play if I would set up the board, then, when I was finally done counting out all of the bills, he’d say “I don’t wanna play,” and walk away laughing.
Monopoly is truly a cruel, cruel game.