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Monopoly turn TWO

Submit the details of your teams completed challenge - including a link to the book's page (and pictures if you want) - by PMing Vekiki. Please also post on the forum so we can see your release!
Submissions deadline: 21.00 GMT (that's 9 PM, London time) on Monday 23rd April
Refresh on how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html
Check out the gameboard here: http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-two.html

This Turns Challenges:

Team Battleship
In The Middle (Dice roll 3)

Team Boot
In Jail - point stealing (Dice roll 7)

Team Iron
Community Bookshelf (Dice roll 12)

Team Moneybag
New Frontiers (Dice Roll 2)

Team Racecar
Rainbow's End (Dice Roll 7)

Team Scottie Dog
Tree (Dice Roll 8)

Team Thimble
School (Dice Roll 6)

Team Top Hat
Sports Ground (Dice Roll 9)

Team Train
East (Dice Roll 7)

Team Tulip
Powerstation (Dice Roll 6)

Team Wolf
Historic Places (Dice Roll 10)

GoG
Lost (Dice Roll 6)

have fun everyone...

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Submit the details of your teams completed challenge - including a link to the book's page (and pictures if you want) - by PMing Vekiki. Please also post on the forum so we can see your release!
Submissions deadline: 21.00 GMT (that's 9 PM, London time) on Monday 23rd April
Refresh on how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html
Check out the gameboard here: http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-two.html

This Turns Challenges:

Team Battleship
In The Middle (Dice roll 3)

Team Boot
In Jail - point stealing (Dice roll 7)

Team Iron
Community Bookshelf (Dice roll 12)

Team Moneybag
New Frontiers (Dice Roll 2)

Team Racecar
Rainbow's End (Dice Roll 7)

Team Scottie Dog
Tree (Dice Roll 8)

Team Thimble
School (Dice Roll 6)

Team Top Hat
Sports Ground (Dice Roll 9)

Team Train
East (Dice Roll 7)

Team Tulip
Powerstation (Dice Roll 6)

Team Wolf
Historic Places (Dice Roll 10)

GoG
Lost (Dice Roll 6)

have fun everyone...
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hmmm

Tree! I've emailed the rest of the team to see if they have any ideas...
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No way!

The *one* square I didn't want to land on! :-S I hope my teammate has some bright idea. A tough one to crack. Hmmm....
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RE: No way!

Ah no, that's just sod's law! Still.. I'm sure you can think of things when you put your heads together - it could be the middle of anything....
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I have some ideas and hope we can come up with a nice release!
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... running out to the bookshop this afternoon... yay!!
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In Jail

Beware you all, Team Boot is going to steal your points! And now off to thinking some good ideas for pickpocketing your goodies, bwahahahaaa...
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Chance cards

Just to explain, so that everyone knows:

Some of the chance cards give the opportunity to release 2 or even 3 books - the card will state that explicitaly as a 'double release' or 'triple release'. Usually these will be themed together - eg a high and low double release. And so you can get 2 points for releasing 2 books, as well as twice the opportunity for a catch etc.
I have a list of chance cards (which I update as I have more ideas or as suggestions come in, so if you have ideas PM me and I will add them!) with each 'card' being an item on a numbered list. I then use a random number generator (or, a collegue / housemate being asked to pick a number) to select the card for each time a team lands on a chance square.
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Yay!

My team-mate has saved us! Brilliant!
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With a lot of entusiasm we have search for the Rainbow - and found it in Dublin.
On the trip to bullycumber it show in the air.
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/4371488/
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Aww, and you even found a nice rainbow bag for the book. :)
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That is so cool!
Cross our fingers for a re release!
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Community Bookshelf has commanded and I will obey...

I just need to know if hyphen8's address on RABCK.com is A-OK
(sending you a PM now too).

I'm planning to go to the Post Office on Monday morning:

Wishlist RABCK release
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11037252

Picture: http://i1185.photobucket.com/---/HarryPotterRelease.jpg
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:D
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Oh was it team Iron? My apologies, I went by memory as I was too lazy to look it up... Bad memory! :-)
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Oh was it team Iron? My apologies, I went by memory as I was too lazy to look it up... Bad memory! :-)


Actually, I think we were both correct.

It *was* Team Wolf that used Fforde for their turn 1 release, so any dodos you encounter are probably their responsibility.

On the other hand, I was thanking Team Iron for picking me as their Community Chest beneficiary for turn 2. :)
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... so any dodos you encounter are probably their responsibility.


Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental ;-)
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... so any dodos you encounter are probably their responsibility.


Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental ;-)


LOL
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Just wanted to thank team Wolf for recommending Fforde in turn one. I am on holiday right now and downloaded The Eyre Affair and I LOVE it! I can't believe I have never read anything by Fforde, I now have the happy prospect of a lot of books to catch up on! Awesome!
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yay more ffordian ffans :)
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We decided to do a themed release for the Grand National at AinTREE
As we weren't able to do the release at the course decided to release a book in the bookies :) The link to the release is here http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11041715
Copper Beech was chosen both for the tree and for "Beeches (Bechers) Brook" at Aintree
I didn't dare take a photo inside - it was packed but when I returned later the book had gone and there was no sign of it in the wastepaper baskets - always good news!
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Had to look up the Grand National, but very nice tie-in with trees..and the bookie is a cute touch. :)

Too bad about the horses. Sounds like Becher’s was one of the jumps involved. :(
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For our second turn, Team Battleship is "in the middle".

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10556281

Our book was was released in the middle of the day (noonish: Hawaii is UTC -10) on the middle day of the month (Sunday 4/15) in the middle of the big bus stop on Middle Street. It's the middle book of the series (book 4 of 7), so it qualifies for my Middle-of-the-year number challenge release challenge.

My teammates (Elskaliam and MyChildsCloset) helped me pick just the right origami silver chair to leave with the book, and I added a mini origami Ballycumber as well.

Journal entry includes a photo; there are a couple more here (including prep work): http://www.flickr.com/---/monopoly/
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My teammates (Elskaliam and MyChildsCloset) helped me pick just the right origami silver chair to leave with the book...


Love the display of chairs. What a fun idea.
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Nice going teammate! :-)
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Very nice release!
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origami silver chair

Oh! Well Done!!!
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Nice release, really !
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This poor little book was trying to get home to Belgium, so he followed the signs for 'Brussels'; and ended up in with the Sprouts....

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11054386
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This poor little book was trying to get home to Belgium, so he followed the signs for 'Brussels'; and ended up in with the Sprouts....

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11054386


:-D Poor little book! Will he ever make it home? ;-)
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This poor little book was trying to get home to Belgium, so he followed the signs for 'Brussels'; and ended up in with the Sprouts....

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11054386


:-D Poor little book! Will he ever make it home? ;-)


Very funny :-))
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This poor little book was trying to get home to Belgium, so he followed the signs for 'Brussels'; and ended up in with the Sprouts....

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11054386


Well, at least he found some friends, although they seemed a little cool towards him at first..

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Here comes the release by team Boot. We got In Jail which means:
"You landed yourself in jail, but what for? You steal a point from another team by making a release themed to their team (either their team name, or something else about them)"

And we chose the team Wolf! (Sorry guys...)

Here's the link to the book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11030093
Includes pics :)

Stealing points from a wolf

Here in the Eastern Finland normal Gray Wolfes are quite popular, but there's also a rare species living in Finland called The Black Drop-Eared Wolf. It's hard to spot them in the woods as they are so fast and sly. Every 50 years, according to a legend, they have a howling contest but only if the Moon is in right position.

I live in a house built 56 years ago and found on the attic an old diary in which this legend was explained and also revealed the place where the wolves gather to their contest. It's not far from where I live.

And this year everything was exactly right and I went to the forest listening to it! I had to be very careful and silent.

Oh boy, the howling sounded creepy! There were 10 wolves sitting in circle and one of them howled at a time and a judge wolf evaluated them. I happened to see on the judge's list that my favourite was in a second place and I decided to act. I released a wolf themed book, decorated in wolf theme with a wolf themed bookmark so the judge wolf could see it. I saw he announced a little break and approached my book. The judge was pleased with it and he made adjustments to his list and stole a couple of points from the leading wolf so my favourite came first!

I couldn't get a picture of them all but I got a photo of the winner running towards me. I was so afraid he was going to eat me right there, but fortunately he spared me and I got home to write this to you all.
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I couldn't get a picture of them all but I got a photo of the winner running towards me. I was so afraid he was going to eat me right there, but fortunately he spared me and I got home to write this to you all.


Oh, my. Does GoG give extra credit for danger to life & limb? :P

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I couldn't get a picture of them all but I got a photo of the winner running towards me. I was so afraid he was going to eat me right there, but fortunately he spared me and I got home to write this to you all.


He certainly does look ferocious! I am so glad you lived to tell this tale.
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And we chose the team Wolf! (Sorry guys...)


No worries :)

Love the story you build around it and it's a Wolf-book I didn't now yet, so it is already ordered. (OMG - this year I ordered already that many books, but when to read them...)
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OMG - this year I ordered already that many books

that is, like, totes amaze

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OMG - this year I ordered already that many books

that is, like, totes amaze


Is this another must read? ;)
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OMG - this year I ordered already that many books

that is, like, totes amaze


Is this another must read? ;)


No, it's another bit of modern slang that always makes me want to throttle the person saying it (totes amaze = totally amazing, for people unable to cope with multiple syllables). It's not quite as ubiquitos (and by dint not quite as annoying) as OMG, but it's getting there.... ;)
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Way to go, teammate!
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They actually caught The Thimbles School release. Next time we will release in provincial Swabia ;).
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They actually caught The Thimbles School release. Next time we will release in provincial Swabia ;).


It's a clever move - they get an extra point for catching another team's monopoly book (of course, so do the thimbles - their books got caught!)
Very impressed :)
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That is what I was hoping for ;). This is probably quite unique because so many bookcrossers were in Dublin. Looking forward to the next round.
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We had the perfect book, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2474358/ T.J.'s Secret Pitch, but where was a perfect secret sports ground? We returned to our book for more information: T.J.'s secret pitch was based on the underhand throw of Rip Sewell, famous in the 1940s as a pitcher. Aha! we cried! Is there still a Ballpark famous in the 1940s to release in? But no, just like the 'Eephus' pitch of Sewell, Ballparks from the 1940s have long gone to ground. Does nothing remain of those old days?
In Minnesota, Lexington Park was the home to the Minor leagues from 1897 to 1956, when it was razed for urban renewal. Was there anything left? According to <a href ="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexington_Park"> Wikipedia,</a> a plaque from the Park was affixed to a grocery store and then moved to a Bank building nearby. I was sent to scout the area. It was perfect! a fake homeplate had been sunk in the side walk, and covered with plexiglass. I confered with the rest of my team. We had made it! A Secret Sports Ground for a Secret Pitch!

But wait: Urban renewal awaits no man, and last week, a proper memorial was raised to the old Lexington Park. Between one week and the next, the cheesy plexiglass was gone, and a new shiny commeration was erected just for our release! T.J.'s faith in the importance of remembering the past was upheld!

click on Picture in JE3 shows quietorchid horrified about urban renewal in one week.
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Nice release

Great theme release.
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Nice job! With a bat & ball too... :)
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Dunedin in New Zealand places great emphasis on the education of the people in the city. The first high school for girls in the southern hemisphere was opened in Dunedin in 1870; Otago Girls High School. This historical building has seen many famous and not so famous girls being educated before going forward and making their mark on the world.

Xena: Warrior Princess is also well known for going forward and making her mark on the world. With her tight leather outfit, bosom buddy Gabrielle, and ability to fight her way out of many a mythological based situation she was a great edition to 1990's television. Played by New Zealand's own Lucy Lawless (presently appearing in Spartacus), she was a role model for many a child. (one of my friend's three year old's refused to answer to her real name and insisted on being called Xena).

So, to celebrate the education of girls and a kick-arse fighting spirit, team Wolf released

Xena: All I needed to Know I Learned from the Warrior Princess outside Otago Girls High School (est 1870)"

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11058668

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Team Tulip

Powerstation release

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10084279/

The book has been released in the Electricity House, center of Helsinki, headquarters of the local electricity firm, with two secret floors under the ones accessible to visitors, where they have the powerstations for that area hidden ;)
Had to make do with the first floor, where earlier they had the customer service for the company, now a very nice coffee place.
The book has been released inside a "power station", a grey box like you have thousands around Helsinki.
And the book is "Atomised", so dangerous for your health, that's why it had to released inside a protective cover ;)

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Powerstation release

And the book is "Atomised", so dangerous for your health, that's why it had to released inside a protective cover ;)



I doubt it will be clear enough for the "average finder" that the bookcrossing label means a safe pick up of the book. I hope that the book is not regarded as a dangerous package with a bomb in it!
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Powerstation release

And the book is "Atomised", so dangerous for your health, that's why it had to released inside a protective cover ;)



I doubt it will be clear enough for the "average finder" that the bookcrossing label means a safe pick up of the book. I hope that the book is not regarded as a dangerous package with a bomb in it!


would get us in the newspaper that way ;)
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would get us in the newspaper that way ;)

Yeah, but does that qualify as bonus points? snicker.
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would get us in the newspaper that way ;)

Yeah, but does that qualify as bonus points? snicker.

You would still have to convince the bombsquad to leave a JE. ;-)
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Ok, we did it !!!
It was really difficult because of the rain, but I finally released the book this afternoon - under the rain... but in a bag.

Our theme was "New Frontier". We chose to release our book near a travel agency named "Nouvelles Frontières" that is "New Frontiers".
The name of the agency, the travel, all of this is in our theme.
And we chose a bilingual book : Lao Tzeu, "le Tao te King", a french-chinese book. Because China is a foreign country, really far away, and you have to travel a lot of frontiers (some of them are almost new) to get there.

Here is the journal entry with some pictures :
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11038316

Just in time !

And congratulations to team Boot who must have been so scared by the wolves... ;o)
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Team Train?

It's an hour and a quarter past the deadline and I haven't heard from team train - maybe they are sitting this turn out? anyway, I will give them until I get home from work before I announce bonus points and next turn :)

FYI if teams let me know about their releases late, so long as the release itself was within the two weeks, I still give points for it - but once I have announced bonus points any later entries are ineligible for those (excepting exceptional circumstances, like site breakdown, meaning that releases cannot be reported on time)
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Bonus Points go to...
- Team Battleship for the most middles, and excellent origami skills
- Team Boot for storytelling good enough to make wolves howl

http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-two-releases.html
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Bonus Points go to...
- Team Boot for storytelling good enough to make wolves howl


Hooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwllllllllllllllllllll

That's putting the boot in twice! ;)
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My team has been in contact with each other & we agreed that we would take turns for each of the rounds. I did my part for the first round, so I feel really let down by a particular team member because they did not pull their weight, even when we specifically emailed her to say it was her turn.
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My team has been in contact with each other & we agreed that we would take turns for each of the rounds. I did my part for the first round, so I feel really let down by a particular team member because they did not pull their weight, even when we specifically emailed her to say it was her turn.


It must be disappointing but don't worry about it as it was only one turn and one point, and this early in the game it doesn't make much difference.


Focus on week three and see what creative things can be thought up for "East".
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ah, that sucks :( what kiwi said is right though, if I were you 'Id just jump straight back on there :)
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My team has been in contact with each other & we agreed that we would take turns for each of the rounds. I did my part for the first round, so I feel really let down by a particular team member because they did not pull their weight, even when we specifically emailed her to say it was her turn.


It's a shame that you felt your teammate let you down. It understand if you agree to take turns to do releases it's disappointing if other people don't do their bit.
However, if you don't hear anything from your teammates, maybe you could have done a release yourself after all.That's probably what I would have done. I can't tell why that person didn't do a release, but maybe it was just a misunderstanding.
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Team Battleship gratefully catches Team Iron's release.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11037252
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Team Battleship gratefully catches Team Iron's release.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11037252


Wow, a bonus point each week plus a gift book sent to you. Impressive.

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