What El Pasoans Are Saying About the El Paso-opoly Game
With the holiday season just around the corner, family gatherings are inevitable. For many, a family gathering means it's time to break out the games. Loteria, Uno and Trivial Pursuit are just some of the favorites that may pop-up across the borderland. When the kids are finally in bed you may bring out the tequila and play some Cards Against Humanity into the early hours of the morning. Well, now there may be a new game for you to add this year.
Manufacturer Late for the Sky has come out with an El Paso version of Monopoly called simply: "El Paso-Opoly". A spokesperson for the manufacturer says they have been producing local city monopoly style games for the past 35 years and El Paso was one of the main cities they added to production last year. The spokesperson says that since Monopoly is played by almost all adults at some point, having a Monopoly game about your own city is a great time for you to be able to share stories "about the places that are personal to your history and share that."
El Paso-Opoly is selling for $19.98 and available at Walmart and while many are excited to purchase it, in true El Paso fashion, many have LOTS to say about the game. The main topics seem to be construction, jail and child support:
Duranguito and Chihuahuita definitely deserve to be mentioned. Would it be an El Paso theme if it didn't have Chico's Tacos?!
In Monopoly, there are tokens you can use to mark your place that usually are a thimble, iron or top hat, but for El Paso, what would be better? Maybe orange barrels? Well, apparently, in the El Paso-Opoly, there's a smile(?) a hand, a heart, a shoe, a dog and a pretzel. Someone felt that none of those pieces represent El Paso.
Look, I'll be honest; I hate playing Monopoly. The few times I've played it, it ends in chaos, but I am intrigued in playing El Paso-opoly. Of course, in true El Paso fashion, I won't pay $20 for it, I'll wait until a family member or friend buys it.