It's often difficult playing board games with kids, because they are so keen to win! So the *long* version of Monopoly - the one that takes all weekend - is usually best, because almost nobody ever goes bankrupt. This summer, my son and we grandparents decided to show his daughters (aged 14 & 12) how to play the 90-minute version, under tournament rules. They found it all but impossible to adapt to the fast-paced action, resented being hustled by the old folks, and clearly disbelieved that their laid-back Dad could ever have survived an actual public tournament. When they visit us at Xmas, we'll set a 48-hour time-limit, I think!