Punch Another Monopoly Player, Go Directly to Jail

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That headline is a little obvious, but it’s really the only one for this story.

Police in Fraser, Michigan, reported that a 54-year-old man assaulted a female friend with whom he was playing Monopoly on Saturday night. Police appeared to believe that the woman’s offense, refusing to sell the man Park Place and Boardwalk, did not justify being punched in the face.

The angry Monopoly player, who probably had also gotten stuck using the thimble, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

This is the most serious board-game-related assault of which I’m aware since the 2007 incident involving a fatal dispute over a game of Yahtzee.