Everybody knows it and almost everybody has played it before: “Monopoly“ – the tribute to western capitalism. The game in which players aim at owning as many streets as possible and bleeding every dime out of their fellow players.
As part of the course “Project Management and Intercultural Competence“, a team of 2nd semester Psychology students has now created their own version of the game.
The new version is all about Kamp-Lintfort as a university town and student life. Instead of train stations you purchase well frequented bus stops around the campus and the streets have got names, we all know. Players do not build hotels but dormitories and universities which have been designed with great attention to detail. If you pass over “Go” you get a student’s loan and instead of paying taxes you bride your fellow students to let you copy their exam answers. When taking a “Chance” and “Community Chest” card you now have to follow instructions dealing with exam periods or student parties.
The game board has been designed by a graphic designer who was part of the team. It has just been printed in Berlin and is now on display in our library. The rules of the game are still the same so everybody who feels like taking a break from studying can just drop in and have a game. Just a bit of luck and you might be the King or Queen of Kamp-Lintfort.
The team members Darina Bergen, Sebastian Geßmann, Jaana Kabel, Franziska Kosian and Sarah Rusch hope that the game will find lots of players and are always happy to accept challenges.