Gay Monopoly

adrian's picture

From boardgamegeek.com

Gay Monopoly - A celebration of gay life".

Tongue in cheek version of the classic Monopoly. Player tokens are altered - now you can choose from a jeep, teddy bear, blow drier, leather cap, handcuffs or a stiletto heel. Properties have been changed to a 'gay' theme as well - e.g. Fire Island and Castro Street. Instead of buying houses and hotels, you can buy bars and bathhouses.

The one departure from the original Monopoly is the inclusion of Family Pride cards. When landing on the appropriate space, the description of a famous gay man is read aloud, and the player that can correctly identify the person can move ahead to any space on the board.
Also different is the addition of Camp Cards. When these are drawn, you must perform the indicated action (ie. 'say: 'faaabulous!' six different ways and receive $3).
Rumor has it that there were only a very limited number of copies of this game, as it was produced by The Parker Sisters, a division of Fire Island games, and were sued for copyright infringement by Parker Brothers.

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underdarkness's picture

That is the stupidest game

That is the stupidest game ever. It really puts gay people in a horrible light. Not everyone is that damn stereotypical.

Not every gay guy dresses in drag, wears high heals and frosts himself in pink. The only thing that ALL gay men have in common is the fact that they like men.

- One Nation, Under Darkness

adrian's picture

it was made by a couple of gay guys in the early 80's.

it was meant to be camp fun =)

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jeff's picture

Yeah...

There used to be a copy of this in Uncle Mame's a novelty/game store in the Castro, which has since closed. Not sure how much it was going for, but it was kept high up in the display, so I assumed it was a collectible.

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Pixiecorpse6's picture

damn, I'm gonna start a mad

damn, I'm gonna start a mad global search now. that game sounds so cute! I don't see the big deal about stereotypes as long as you understand that they are just stereotypes, not to be taken seriously.

jeff's picture

Easy...

eBay!

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underdarkness's picture

Stereotypes

The problem is, other people don't understand that stereotypes are just that. It's things like this that makes people think that all gay men are little sissy "nancy boys" who want nothing more than to dress in women's clothing and have anonymous sex.

The so called "gay culture" just annoys me. If you're into certain aspects of it, that's cool, but if you're all out "FAAABULOUSSS!" then you're just making gay people look bad.

- One Nation, Under Darkness

jeff's picture

But..

You're never going to convince ignorant people that the stereotypes aren't true, either.

I also don't think that anyone has the ability to make the community look bad, because if someone acts in a certain way, they inherently define the community due to its inclusiveness. Not to mention it sets us up to shun our own people so the rest of us can appear more normal which, boring and vanilla as I am, well... I'd rather never win their approval than accept it with such a Faustian deal.

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Metasexual's picture

Freedom

People should be free to wear pink, have anonymous sex, scream fabulous at everything, and wear dresses.

It's their life. Who am I to judge them?

If other people generalize because of them, well, those people are stupid.

hellonwheels's picture

that's what I fuckin' hate about it...

A lot of gays back then think that they know everything that gay ppl are supposed to be. all this board game does is reinforce all the negative stereoypes of homosexuals...what a stupid idea.

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