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Feb 4, 2015

Long Distance Date Night // Monopoly Edition


my family has always enjoyed playing games.  whether we're playing cards or a board game, we've spent many an evening playing and laughing together.  aj's family is the same way, and as adults, aj and i love to play games with our families or just on our own for a little date night!

while we definitely get to enjoy those game nights when he's home or when i go to boston, long distance is no joke, and it takes some out-of-the-box thinking to really plan a date night while he's away.  but when aj and his brother each got an xbox one for christmas, we had an idea!  we planned a little date night for this past saturday night, and spent over two hours playing monopoly plus via the hasbro game channel on xbox live together.

now, my extent of video game playing is pretty much your classic games from back in the day.  my dad used to work second shift and once a week, my mom would let my brother and i stay up and wait for him while we all played together.  and aj essentially has an xbox so he can play madden.  we actually recently went into game stop, where a girl asked us if we were gamers and i could barely choke back my giggles.  i am basically the farthest thing from a "gamer" that there is, but i decided to give this whole idea a go and so i stole lucas' xbox for an evening with my fiancĂ©! (after i bribed him and let him play a game with his friends first!)

but friends, after our little date, i'm sold.  the monopoly plus game was so much fun!  the animations are super cute and it plays just like the classic board game.  plus, you're able to customize the house rules a little to play the way you like to!  one thing i was never used to was auctioning properties.  my family never played with auctions...if you landed on a property and didn't want it, you just didn't buy it.  but in monopoly plus, the property automatically goes to auction if you choose not to buy it, which was really fun!  aj and i had fun trying to run one another's bids up and then pulling out of the auction at the last minute.  and because aj and i were both wearing the little xbox headsets, we were able to talk to each other the entire time we played.




so the final verdict on monopoly plus on xbox as a long distance date night?  a resounding yes!  aj agreed...he loved the "living board" and thought that the animations added a lot of extra cool stuff to the experience.  so needless to say, i think we'll be playing again soon!

if you have an xbox 360 or xbox one, then definitely check out the hasbro game channel and download a few games.  even if you're not in a long distance relationship, these games are fun for a little date night, girls night, or family game night!

do you have an xbox?  would you ever consider forgoing your favorite board games for a video version?

i was selected for this opportunity as a member of clever girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

25 comments:

  1. This is a great idea for date night :) :) I'm always so inspired by those of you who do long distance and I love seeing how creative you get with date night!

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  2. This is super cool! We don't have game consoles, but if we did, this would right up our alley!

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  3. This looks like such much fun! Such a great idea for a date night. :)

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  4. This is such a fantastic idea! I wish we would have thought of something like this when we were dating.

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  5. What a great idea for long distance couples!

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  6. We do game nights three to four times a week, and monopoly is always at least one night! We just started playing with auctions, and it makes it more fun. :) This is SUCH a cute date night idea for long-distance. You two are the cutest!!

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  7. Aww, this is such a fun way to spend time together long distance. I don't know how you guys do the long distance thing, but I'm sure things like this help.

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  8. awe thanks gennie! you really do have to be creative about spending time together when you're doing the distance thing! i love having game nights, and this was such a fun way to have one with aj!

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  9. ugh...distance is not fun! haha, but yes, this sort of thing helps, and it always makes the times we finally do get to see each other that much sweeter!

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  10. It's amazing what technology can allow! I love having game nights and it's so fun to get a chance to do them while we're long distance!

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  11. Thanks Chelsea! it was a lot of fun!

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  12. I don't personally have one either, but luckily AJ's brother didn't mind me commandeering his for a little!

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  13. I didn't even know you could play on the iPad! Can you play against one another if you're not together? We're always looking for stuff like that to have fun while we're apart!

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  14. Awe, thanks Amberly! It was a fun date night....these don't happen too often (last time we tried a real "date" we decided to both go to Panera with our iPads and eat dinner while we Facetimed. It was a total fail...the wireless wasn't strong enough to support video calling and it was too busy in both locations, plus, it just felt awkward sitting there talking to a screen in a crowded restaurant!)

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  15. This is awesome! I wish I would have thought of this idea when my husband and I were long distance. Would have totally beat out Skype dates for sure, although those were good too. I'm sure you're counting down the days til you two get to ditch the whole long distance thing!

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  16. This is awesome! :) Glad you got to do something fun together.

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  17. I love this idea. I'm also an old school video games girl - my system of choice was N64 though. I never quite made it past that one.

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  18. Unfortunately not. Well, at least, not on the app we had. Found that out the hard way!

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  19. I think this is such a great idea. Do you know if it's available on the Wii-U? That'd be so fun!

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  20. adorable!! :) So fun. Actually, you're right- this would be a blast to do with girl friends who are spread all over the US!

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