Giant Monopoly in the Square

Last weekend my sister and I took the chance to go to Trafalgar Square to play Monopoly – a giant version of the game, that is. The Giant board was installed for a short-term by the London Games Festival team to promote the festival over the week, and also get some of the public to join in with the fun.

Although the board wasn’t as huge as I expected (I expected it to be literally the same size as the square!) it was still a fun idea and people could still play the game by downloading the game app on their phone or with the game organisers. There also weren’t many pieces (just the cat and the racing car, no top hat which is always my piece!) they made nice pieces for display.

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We were able to have a quick round on the board before it got really busy – there were a lot of tourists who loved the idea! I also liked that fact that the colours and the ‘properties’ were put together pretty well, but as a game version rather than road names.

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It was a pretty sunny day out so perfect for some gaming, and afterwards my sister and I climbed up the lions next to Nelson’s Column (which was scary because my shoes were not climbing shoes!) and took in the view of the Square.

You can see more pictures here on my sister’s blog as well – let me know what you think : )

Weekly Baby Goats in Pyjamas Links

I’ve been accumulating links for this post, so apologies if a lot of these are random (but then which of my links aren’t?).

8 ill-advised reasons for getting married from the eighteenth century. The last reason is pretty reasonable, if you ask me.

Why do we never get fed up of The Goonies. No, seriously? Thirty-years on, and we still love ’em. And guess what, you guuuuys – you can now buy squishy Goonies teddies now – the Sloth one is cute!

My husband showed me this and I though they were beautiful – beautiful glass paperwoeights painstakingly made by Paul Stankard, with beautifully crafted scenes of nature inside.

When something gets too immodest, we put underwear on it. The latest thing is underwear for water bottles. Japanese people are cray.

The Muppets version of Jurassic Park. Love it. Please apply this to all the other classic films, please?

It was National Donut Day last week – here’s some crazy designs that people made (and then ate, I assume).

Looking for a good book to read (aren’t we always?!) – here’s a list compiled by Lisa Simpson. I’ve read some of these, and they’re actually awesome.

For the cat fans – here’s a website to join your enemies up (or friends?) to. Just so they can get some random, detailed facts.

Russian paper artist and illustrator, Talamaska, has created a series of paper-art to take us into Wonderland. I love paper-art, and the sheer details of these are beautiful.

Here’s a silly one – a ridiculously entertaining website that shows a picture of someone pointing at wherever you put your cursor.

The Greek God Family Tree – I’m a big fan of Greek mythology, and this is pretty accurate in showing who comes from what.

Lastly, something to cheer you up (I loved it!) – baby goats playing around in pyjamas. They’re adorable!