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I love to play a pretty dorky board game called Settlers of Cataan. It's not the kind of thing I would normally want to put on TrueHoop, but dammit, I'm making a point here.
Settlers of Cataan has a load of haggling. Basically, every turn every player can flat out barter some or all of her cards. I used to play with my neighbor a lot. And more than a few times, I would be just killing it in that game, and then he would shut down trade with me. Just flat stop listening to all of my offers. Even when I was offering him three good cards for the one lousy I one I happened to need.
And I crushed him every time he did that.
I would hate to play Settlers of Cataan against KP, especially knowing Tom Penn would be over his shoulder, poring over the game rules looking for loopholes.
That's actually a must-ask question for KP: how freaking awesome are you at board games? I can see this guy just killing at Chutes and Ladders, Parcheesi, Chinese Checkers, Backgammon, Trivial Pursuit and, especially Monopoly, when he whips out some PAM to buy up all the property before the game starts and then charges you admission just to have the luxury of forking over more of your money as you visit all of his property as you circle the board.
-- Ben (email@example.com)