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Monopoly turn FOURTEEN

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 8th October
New Turn will be announced on Tuesday 9th October
Refresh on how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html
there's no gameboard yet, and won't be til next week*, but you can look at the empty space where it should be here: http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-fourteen.html

*Sorry, I don't have the nessecary image files on work computer, and I'm off to the Uk Uncon early tomorrow. If there's wifi in my hotel room I may get it done over the weekend but no promises :)

This Turn's Challenges:

Teams Battleship & Tophat
Planes & Trains (Dice Rolls 3 & 10)

Team Boot
Historic places (Dice Roll 10)
+ Collect the Oranges

Team Iron
Power Station (dice roll 3)
+ Collect the Utilities

Team Moneybag
Tower (dice roll 3)
+ Collect the Yellows

Team Racecar
West (dice roll 12)

Team Scottie Dog
Statues & Monuments (dice roll 7)

Team Thimble
Rainbow's End (Dice Roll 4)
+ Collect the Pinks

Team Train
South (dice roll 9)
+ Collect the Compass Points

Team Tulip
parks & Playgrounds (dice roll 7)

Team Wolf
Cloud Nine (dice roll 2)
+ Collect the Greens

GoG
Hotel (Dice roll 2)

Have fun!

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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 8th October
New Turn will be announced on Tuesday 9th October
Refresh on how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html
there's no gameboard yet, and won't be til next week*, but you can look at the empty space where it should be here: http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-fourteen.html

*Sorry, I don't have the nessecary image files on work computer, and I'm off to the Uk Uncon early tomorrow. If there's wifi in my hotel room I may get it done over the weekend but no promises :)

This Turn's Challenges:

Teams Battleship & Tophat
Planes & Trains (Dice Rolls 3 & 10)

Team Boot
Historic places (Dice Roll 10)
+ Collect the Oranges

Team Iron
Power Station (dice roll 3)
+ Collect the Utilities

Team Moneybag
Tower (dice roll 3)
+ Collect the Yellows

Team Racecar
West (dice roll 12)

Team Scottie Dog
Statues & Monuments (dice roll 7)

Team Thimble
Rainbow's End (Dice Roll 4)
+ Collect the Pinks

Team Train
South (dice roll 9)
+ Collect the Compass Points

Team Tulip
parks & Playgrounds (dice roll 7)

Team Wolf
Cloud Nine (dice roll 2)
+ Collect the Greens

GoG
Hotel (Dice roll 2)

Have fun!
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YEY!

The new round! :-) Have fun @all! :-D
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For turn 14 Team Racecar raced across the country from east to west.
At the yearly Book Fair (http://www.bokmassan.se/en/the-book-fair/welcome/) in Gothenburg - on the west coast - the book "Dan Henry i vilda västern (Dan Henry in the wild west) was released - on a chair during the seminar Öst möter väst (East meets west).

http://s96.photobucket.com/---/Turn%20fourteen%20-%20West/

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At the yearly Book Fair (http://www.bokmassan.se/en/the-book-fair/welcome/) in Gothenburg


I'm sorry I didn't know you were going... a very good friend of mine and her husband were there... he was easy to find, in a kilt! You could have said hello.

Great release!

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Team Tulip went to the UnConvention in Colchester, which is really a big playground for BookCrossers. There are games to do and you get to play with your friends and make new friends. It was awesome. We left the book Treasure Island at the book buffet, because the book buffet is really the treasure island in the playground. (I came to the Convention with about 15 books and left with 22.) Here is the link to the release: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11431758 .
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Team Tulip went to the UnConvention in Colchester, which is really a big playground for BookCrossers. There are games to do and you get to play with your friends and make new friends. It was awesome. We left the book Treasure Island at the book buffet, because the book buffet is really the treasure island in the playground. (I came to the Convention with about 15 books and left with 22.) Here is the link to the release: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11431758 .


dang, If I'd seen this before I could have caught it for you!
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Team Tulip went to the UnConvention in Colchester, which is really a big playground for BookCrossers. There are games to do and you get to play with your friends and make new friends. It was awesome. We left the book Treasure Island at the book buffet, because the book buffet is really the treasure island in the playground. (I came to the Convention with about 15 books and left with 22.) Here is the link to the release: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11431758 .


dang, If I'd seen this before I could have caught it for you!
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Hi there!

One of the team Moneybag's challenge was "Tower"...

here it is:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10402390

There is a tower in Stadthagen and I just left a book on the wall of this tower. Unfortunately, I'm a very poor photograph.
The tower of Stadthagen may also look like this when you have the right material:

http://www.google.de/imgres?...


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For this turn, we had to collect the yellows.
The yellow is the color of betrayal. At least, in France, it is. In England or in other countries, I don't know. We had at the end of the XIXth century and beginning of the XXth century the well-known "yellow unions" : they were unions of people who din't want to go on strike. They were considered as real traitors by the other workers. And there has been a lot of dead people during confrontations between normal and yellow unions. I think it's the origin of the symbolic of the yellow as color of betrayal.
It's also the color of deceived people.

That's why we chose a yellow book : "Les mésaventures de Minty Malone" (original title = "Making Minty Malone").
The story begins with Minty's wedding and her almost-groom saying "no".
Minty is our deceived girl... And she has to know what has happened. That's why I went with her to a detective agency, hopping someone would take care of her and discover the whole story.
In fact, I went to this detective agency : http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/---/infos.do?...
(I'va taken a picture of the number of the street).
But I think there is no detective anymore at this place... Anyway, I left Minty there.

All the details of the book and the pictures are here :
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11418221
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I'd just finished reading the autobiography of the Scottish politician Winnie Ewing - a Scottish National Party activist who became MP for Hamilton in 1967, then an MEP from 1975 until the late 90s, and finally a Member of the first Scottish Parliament from 1999 until her retirement in 2003. A very interesting book, particularly her experiences as a female law student in the first intake to Glasgow University after WW2, in 1946, and also her experiences as the sole Scottish Nationalist in an overwhelmingly male Westminster Parliament in the late 1960s, by which time she had three young children in Glasgow.

There are few statues of women in Glasgow (maybe we'll get more after independence!), and those that we have are mostly of Queen Victoria, so I left this on Donald Dewar's statue - a Labour MP and latterly MSP, and the first 'First Minister' of Scotland in the 1999 Parliament. I think both Winnie (who is still alive) and Donald (who died several years ago) would have appreciated the humour of this. Unfortunately my mobile was broken so I didn't manage a picture, but here's some info about the statue:

http://www.glasgowsculpture.com/pg_images.php?...

and the release: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11436630

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For Monopoly turn 14, Team Battleship landed on "Planes & Trains". Hawaii doesn't have many trains (the controversial rail system is still under construction and the sugar cane/pineapple trains are small tourist attractions), so we went with planes instead.

The Hawaii Army Museum in Waikiki is located in historic Battery Randolph - home of large guns that were meant to stop ships and shoot down enemy aircraft; the original plan was to leave this book about paper planes by the smaller anti-aircraft gun outside or next to the helicopter on the roof, but it looked like it might rain so the book ended up under the awning at the museum entrance.

Book link: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11404079
Photo here: http://www.flickr.com/---/8061841972
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Kruununpuisto Park is the oldest nature park in Finland, occupying the area around the Imatrankoski Rapids, was founded in 1842 by order of Tsar Nicholas I. This Laila Hirvisaari's book is situated in Imatra and especially this park. It was released on a gate of this park (picture).

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11439272
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Team Wolf celebrated spring, the bursting forth of greenery at the Wellington Botanic Gardens.

To make sure the plants stayed healthy, we released What's that Pest by Rob Lucas. It's a gardening book that we hope finds an appreciative reader.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11440572
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Team Iron will have to sit this round out. :-(

My ankle is still not up to forays into the real world, and Sandra-Sabine has been ill all weekend. Next turn!!

Okay, GoG... give us a good roll of the dice please ;o)
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Team Iron will have to sit this round out. :-(

My ankle is still not up to forays into the real world, and Sandra-Sabine has been ill all weekend. Next turn!!

Okay, GoG... give us a good roll of the dice please ;o)


Aww, feel better soon!

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I released the book "Pay the Devil" so that we could collect the oranges. Because Halloween is in October in the US, and the whole month is spent doing spooky things, I am releasing this mostly orange book at Halloween City, a store devoted to all things Halloween. Besides the title, if you look closely you could see what might be the headless horseman riding through the flames! Don't let any little gremlins get you!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11451877

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Team Train released "Southern Cross" by Patricia Cornwell in the food court of Southern Cross Arcade:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6285052/

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Team Train released "The Golden Compass" [also known as Northern Lights] by Philip Pullman at the Adelaide Metro Info Centre in the heart of the city. Here travellers can discover how to navigate the city using public transport and explore in any direction:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6284945/

We took photos of our Turn FOURTEEN releases but they are very dark and grainy :o( Please forgive the poor photography....

https://picasaweb.google.com/---/BookCrossingMonopolyTurnFOURTEEN?...
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For round 14 we landed on square planes and trains; When selecting a suitable book and location I came up with De grote treinroof (The great train robbery), which I wanted to leave in a train at a train station, because stealing a great train seemed to be a bit too much. Well, this changed when I realised that the train does not need to be great, by informing people all over the world, I make it a great robbery (of a train) leaving it on another train station..

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11441596
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here's the book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8336042

and here's the story:

I tried to get a German copy of "Cloud 9" (book to the movie...) and ordered two copies at two different shops - none of them arrived in time :-( So I took another book and released it on a wedding - becaus people who get married are usually on cloud 9 (or "Wolke 7" in German).
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http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/turn-fourteen-releases.html

Bonus Points go to....
Team Tophat for pulling off the theft of the century
Team Scottie-dog for inclusion of political humour
Team Train for most identically named book / location
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Ohoh

I think the link for the turn fifteen points here... Little mistake from our GoG who is tired...
:o)
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RE: Ohoh

I think the link for the turn fifteen points here... Little mistake from our GoG who is tired...
:o)


ah. - sorry :) there is a thread somewhere about, I'll replace the link now

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