Brass Band "Monopoly"?

Discussion in 'Thread Games & Totally Random...' started by bbg, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. bbg

    bbg Member

    Just caught a radio news report on the way home, discussing an Inverness version of Monopoly substituting local place names for those on the "classic" board. I know that there are many such versions out there now - but it set me thinking......

    If there was a Brass Band Monopoly set, which bands, places and personalities would feature?

    Which 3 of the "big boys" would make it onto the expensive properties? Brighouse? Dyke? Cory? Grimey?

    What about "Community Chest" and "Chance"? How about "Adjudicators Remarks" ("your horns were out of tune - go back 3 spaces" or "troms even louder than ever before - go to jail, do not pass go") or "Luck of the Draw" ("drawn 1 - stay out of the bar, go straight to registration" or "your name came out the hat to get a visit from Sue Perkins (!) ").

    Get the thinking caps on - but remember, keep it clean(ish) and fun!!
  2. The Wherryman

    The Wherryman Active Member

    I hope you've taken out a patent on this. You could lose a great deal of money ;)
  3. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Why not make one? They do a DIY set with a blank board and a CD-ROM which does all the labels and cards for you, it''s designed to make one for your own town but it probably wouldn't take much altering.
  4. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    you could have contests in place of train stations :) .. Nationals, British Open, Masters, European

    Whit Friday ( Saddlworth & Tameside ) instead of Utilities?

    Jail I'm assuming would be the adjudicators box :D
  5. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    Super tax - dep fees
  6. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Jail = Pontins
  7. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member


    Old kent rd = burbage band
  8. still learnin

    still learnin Member

    Get out of jail free = stop contesting
  9. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Chance card:
    You have won 2nd prize (4th section) at a Whit Friday contest. Collect £10 from each player (subject to appeals).
  10. Di

    Di Active Member

    Chance card : "Superglued lips together, go back three spaces." ;)

    Community Chest: "Dropped mute on stage, pay £10 to each player".
  11. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Ah but is Go the Bandroom or the Bar? .... can't see any self respecting bandsman, NOT passing Bar and collecting 200 pints! :D
  12. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Water and Electricity = dodgy contest, result depends on the roll of the dice.
  13. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    contest result error in your favour collect £200
  14. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Television Reality show done on your band, collect £500 and two free rolls of the dice ;)
  15. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I would think jail would be "relegation"
    Get out of jail free = you won your appeal and avoid relegation

    As far as the main properties go...would it be best to keep it all in the UK (as there are 8 sets of properties which could match the 8 regions in the UK quite the first street would have Redbridge/Aveley and RegVardy/EYMS/NASUWT)

    Or would you want to make it more international (e.g. front row might have Fountain City/Ohio for America and Woolston/Kew/XLCR for the southern hemisphere...move on to Europe, etc...)?
  16. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    What about the pieces?

    Would they be in the shape of instruments? or various items of brass band paraphernalia i.e. a mute, valve oil, a duster etc or even something like a pint glass and a coach.
  17. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Just had an idea for a chance card: Rehearsal every night leading up to the contest - go straight to the dog house
  18. Toddus

    Toddus New Member

    gave bass player a pen, go back 10 spaces
  19. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Prague chosen as Area piece - go directly to jail.....
  20. bbg

    bbg Member

    That's a bit bass players find some pens very useful, like for keeping doube page parts open for instance.................

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