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Discussion: 2019 Booklikes-opoly Rules & Spaces
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BASIC RULES FOR GAME PLAY



Game Board

* Players keep track of their own game board and banks, in whatever manner you think will help you. Some players use a single update post, some use a spreadsheet, some download the game board and print if off and keep track of it that way.

Start

* Every player leaves the Start space with $20.00 in their bank. Every time you pass the "Start" square, you make $5.00

Rolling

* Dice rolls are based on the honor system. You can either roll virtual dice or you can roll real dice at home. Like in Monopoly, we roll 2 six-sided die!

* What happens with doubles? You get to read two books - if you want. If you roll a double, move to that space and decide if you are going to read for it. Roll again, and move to your next space. You are free to do any one of the following four possibilities: read books for both spaces; read the book for the first space and skip the second; read the book for the second space and skip the first; skip both, wait until your roll day comes back up and roll again.

If you roll doubles three times in a roll, though - you go to jail. You still get your prior reads & the bank for them, but you can't leave jail until you finish any books you want to finish from the first sets of doubles and you make bail. Sad trombone.

Banking money

* Virtual dollars are awarded based on the page length of the qualifying book, as follows:

0 to 100 pages: $1.00
101 to 200 pages: $2.00
201 to 400 pages: $3.00
401 to 800 pages: $5.00
over 801 pages: $10.00

Roll schedule

*Players can roll no more frequently than every other day. Players keep track of their own roll days. If you roll on a Tuesday, you don't roll again until Thursday. We calculate this is days, not hours, so you can roll at 11:59 on Tuesday and 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, and even though there are only 24 hours and 2 minutes between your rolls, you've rolled every other day.

Playing through a space

*Like in monopoly, you can play through a space without reading a book to fill the task, the only rule is that you have to wait for your the next roll date to move. However, if you choose to read for a space, you can't move until you finish the book and bank your payout. There are a few exceptions to this rule:

1. when you roll doubles.

2. audiobook exception below

3. if the game master (that would be me) gives you extra rolls.

Audiobooks

*Audiobooks can be used for all game play. Base the value of the audiobook on one of the print editions.

*The audiobook exception: audiobook listeners may have one audiobook in progress while they continue moving around the board. You don't bank your payout until you finish listening.

DNF'ing

*DNF's are allowed. You can count the # of pages read to get your payout - so if you read 120 pages before DNF'ing, you get $2.00 for your bank. The only caveat is that you have to read 10% of the book to get any payout.

Timing

*Game play will start on June 1 and end on August 10, which gives me a couple of weeks to get ready for Halloween Bingo 2019.

*Special events and holidays: keep an eye on my blog! I will frequently offer extra rolls for holidays like the 4th of July, or other special events like Bout of Books.

In addition, I reserve the right to mess with you all! I can add features or change the rules at literally any time, so you need to keep an eye on this space!

*I will set up a Q&A thread in the Bingo group. Please post questions in that thread!

*Where a task refers to genres, you can use any source for determining genres, including GR, book lists, Librarything tags, and your common sense. If you are not sure if a book will fit a certain genre, you can post the question in Q&A.

*On the final day of game play, players must submit the value of their bank accounts to be considered for the acclaim and honor that being a BL-opoly winner brings!

The "Real-Estate" spaces

School's Out for Summer



The Stay-Cation



Beach Week



Mountain Cabin



The Lake House



The Summer Blockbuster



The Summer Romance



The European Vacation

Other Squares:

The Railroads



Chance squares (questions)



The novelty squares:

We are doing something completely different with the novelty squares this year. If you land on any of the following four squares, you put the card in your pocket to play later and roll again immediately to move to a reading square.

If you land on a square that you just can't come up with something to read, and you have one of these in your pocket, you can play it at any time regardless of what the square prompt says.



BL Square:



You will spin the Wheel Decide

The four corners:



Every time you pass go (unless you are going to jail, of course), you collect $5.00 for your bank!

If you land on Go!, roll again!



The jail square:

If you are just visiting: read enough pages to donate $3.00 to the bail fund

If you are in jail:

Roll the dice to determine your bail, between $2.00 and $12.00. Check the bail fund to see if there is enough money there to bail you out. If not, make up the difference with your bank. If your bank doesn't have enough money to bail you out, read your way out of jail.



Roll 2 dice.

A 2 or a 3, sends you to the robot;
4, 5, or 6, go to the race car;
7,8 or 9, go to the Scottie dog;
10, 11, or 12 takes you to the cat



Do not pass go.
Plain Text versions of the squares:

GO SQUARE

1. Read a book that appears on any school related "summer reading list," or that is identified as YA or Middle Grade.

2. Who? Read a mystery or detective story or a book with the word "who" in the title.

3. Read a book set in a school or college, or that is considered a "classic," (using any criteria that you want) or that is frequently banned.

4. Read a book that was published during the months of May, June or July, or that contains an item that would be used as a school supply or an article of clothing or an accessory pictured on the cover.

5. The Silk Road: Read a book set in any of the 40 countries along with the Silk Road, or by an author from any of those countries.

(see Unesco list here)

6. Read a book set in your home town, state, or country or that you checked out of your local library or that has been on your (physical) bookshelves since last summer.

7. Read a book that has a house on the cover, or that is related to something unique about your community (for example, if your community has a strawberry festival, read a book with strawberries on the cover).

8. Race car: Roll again & hold card to play later; race around the game board to the space of your choosing.

9. Read a book that includes a visit to a museum, a concert, a library, or a park, or that the authors name begins with one of the letters in R-E-L-A-X.

JAIL SQUARE

10. Read a book that appears on any beach reads list or a book whose author's first or last name begins with any letter in B-E-A-C-H.

11. Read a book set in a coastal/beach region that you love, or would love to visit, or a book that has a beach or ocean on the cover.

12. Robot: Roll again & hold card to play later; create a numbered list of ten books, and let a random number generator pick for you.

13. Read a book with sunglasses, swimsuit or other beachy items on the cover, or that has a cover that is more than 50% yellow.

14. The Patagonia Star: Read a book set in Central or South America, or by an author from any country in Central or South America.

15. Read a book with a tree (or trees) on the cover, or that is set in a mountain community.

16. Read a book that is a mystery or suspense, or which has a title that contains all of the letters in the word C-A-B-I-N.

17. Why? Read a book that is non-fiction or a book with the word "why" in the title.

18. Read a book that is set in the Western United States (west of the Mississippi) or that was written by an author who comes from that region, or that is in the Western genre.

FREE PARKING

19. Read a book with a cover that is more than 50% blue, or by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in the word L-A-K-E.

20. Read a book that features a dog or which has a dog on the cover or that is set in an area known for its lakes or on a fictional lake.

21. The cat: Roll again & hold card to play later; be the cat. Read whatever the hell you want.

22. Read a book with a word that refers to women's roles, such as wife, daughter, mother, mistress or title, such as "Mrs., Miss or Duchess, in the title, or a book that has a strong female lead character.

23. The Cape-to-Cairo Railway: Read a book set on the continent of Africa, or by an author from any African country.

24. BL square.

25. Read a book that has been adapted for a film.

26. How? Read a book that is science fiction or a book with the word "how" in the title.

27. Read a book that features a hero's journey or is a bildungsroman (coming of age tale) or that has a word related to space in the title, such as star, planet, rocket)

GO TO JAIL

28. Read a book that is identified as romance or chick-lit, or that has a cover that is more than 50% pink.

29. Scottie dog: Roll again & hold card to play later; post a list or poll of 4 books, and ask your fellow players/followers to "fetch" you a book.

30. Read a book with fruit or pastries on the cover, or that was written by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in L-O-V-E.

31. BL square

32. The Nordic Express: Read a book set in one of the Nordic countries, or by an author from any of those countries. (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)

33. Read a book set in the UK, or that was written by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in the word L-O-N-D-O-N.

34. When? Read a book that is time travel or historical fiction, or a book with the word "when" in the title.

35. Read a book set in Europe, or that was written by an author who was born in a Europe, or that involves travel by boat or that has a picture of a ship on the cover.

36. Read a book that involves travel to Europe, or that has an image of any European city or monument on the cover, or that the letters of the title can spell the name of any European city* that I visited on my trip *Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Geneva, Rome, Florence, Venice & Barcelona.

GO SQUARE
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