Monopoly in Catalan | photo: FernandezMoro
My daughter asked for the Monopoly board game for Christmas or Reyes (Three Kings). Easy enough, I thought. That was until I saw the price and remembered some pictures in my blog photo backlog. A year ago, I took some photos of board games at a department store because I couldn't believe the ridicously high prices.
Monopoly was going for 39 euros! That is about 50 bucks in the USA! Granted, it is a Monopoly Barcelona edition. So, there is something cool to buying a house on Passeig de Gracia. But when Monopoly costs $15 on Amazon in the USA, the coolness quickly wanes.
Twister in Spain | 2010
And check out, what you pay for a plastic sheet and a piece of cardboard with a plastic spinner, aka Twister. Yep, 24 euros = $31 in the USA, for good old Twister! And I don't think I will be buying Clue (40 euros) or Operation (35 euros) anytime soon either.
Operation Board Game in Spain | 2010