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Monopoly Turn FIFTEEN - The Final Move

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 22nd October
Refresh on how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html

There won't be any bonus points this week as GoG doesn't want to be in a position of effectively choosing the winners by picking who gets the bonuses :)

gameboard in progress

This Turn's Challenges:

Teams Battleship
Castles & Palaces (Dice Rolls 12)
+ Collect the Greens

Team Boot
Home (Dice Roll 6)

Team Iron
Chance card: beginnings and endings double release challenge (dice roll 10)

Team Moneybag
Cloud Nine (dice roll 5)

Team Racecar
Underground (dice roll 8)
+ Passing Go Free Release

Team Scottie Dog
Tower (dice roll 8)

Team Thimble
Tree (Dice Roll 6)

Team Tophat
Home (dice roll 4)

Team Train
Water (dice roll 3)
+ collect the utilities

Team Tulip
Hotel (dice roll 2)
+ Collect the Dark Blues

Team Wolf
Tables & Chairs (dice roll 7)
+ Passing Go Free Release

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 22nd October
Refresh on how to play here: http://www.bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/how-to-play-2012-version.html

There won't be any bonus points this week as GoG doesn't want to be in a position of effectively choosing the winners by picking who gets the bonuses :)

gameboard in progress

This Turn's Challenges:

Teams Battleship
Castles & Palaces (Dice Rolls 12)
+ Collect the Greens

Team Boot
Home (Dice Roll 6)

Team Iron
Chance card: beginnings and endings double release challenge (dice roll 10)

Team Moneybag
Cloud Nine (dice roll 5)

Team Racecar
Underground (dice roll 8)
+ Passing Go Free Release

Team Scottie Dog
Tower (dice roll 8)

Team Thimble
Tree (Dice Roll 6)

Team Tophat
Home (dice roll 4)

Team Train
Water (dice roll 3)
+ collect the utilities

Team Tulip
Hotel (dice roll 2)
+ Collect the Dark Blues

Team Wolf
Tables & Chairs (dice roll 7)
+ Passing Go Free Release

Have fun!
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and have only just noticed - it was from way, way back when we were in jail and stole a point from team Iron. The book was caught and a new member joined at the time, but I hadn't noticed that she'd subsequently re-released - for some reason the notification didn't reach me and it was one of our team members who found it:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10344943/

By bizarre co-incidence, the finder found the book in the town where I live now (Troon) and released it on the island where my parents live (Islay, a good 6 hours travel away by road and ferry!) - I think from the time of year she was probably on holiday there.
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and have only just noticed - it was from way, way back when we were in jail and stole a point from team Iron. The book was caught and a new member joined at the time, but I hadn't noticed that she'd subsequently re-released - for some reason the notification didn't reach me and it was one of our team members who found it:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10344943


Wow, so Team Scottie Dog gets another point just in time for the last round - lucky you!
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Team Scottie Dog have remionded me to remind you all to check your books and make sure I know about any catches, AF sign ups, re-releases etc. Also check your team pages on the blog, where there is a break down of your points and books - make sure I haven't missed anything or forgotten to count something or otherwise been daft :)

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The release that just had to be done:

Pippi får besøk (Pippi gets visitors) by Astrid Lindgren, released at a local theatre where they are - of course- playing Pippi! My two daugthers are in this play, and are currentrly enjoying weeks of performances after months of practise.

Pippi is my heroine, and since my teammates are Swedish I do believe she is theirs too. I'll just finish this final release from Norway (Team Rcecar has one more to go though) by quoting Pippi: "I've never done that before, so I'm sure I'll be pretty good at it!"

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11419283/
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After passing go, Team Racecar goes underground.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11466076

A book with two different spy-stories: Our man in Havanna, and when you turn the book up-side-down: The third man, both by Graham Green. The book was released at Tunneln (the Tunnel), which cellars are among the oldest buildings in town. During the centuries it has been a site for political and religious intrigues, as well as an underground nightclub. And tunnels are an important scene in The third man!
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because apparentlly our release for turn 11 was re-released!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11362749

According to the JE it was now found in the gnome-garden during the fairies-festival in Sonsbeek / Arnhem (The Netherlands). Even a picture is not missing!
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For turn 15, Team Battleship landed on Castles & Palaces. Fortunately, there are some palaces right here on O‘ahu, so we released a book at one of them.

What better book to release at ‘Iolani Palace than one written by the king who built it? King Kalākaua was a scholar, a musician, a Mason, and a world traveler. In his book, The Legends and Myths of Hawaii, he collected important pieces of the Hawaiian oral tradition so they would not be lost. The book was first published in 1888, while he was living in ‘Iolani Palace. Although he would be sad to know that the monarchy did not last beyond his sister Lili‘uokalani's reign, I'm sure he would be gratified to know that his efforts to preserve the Hawaiian culture were not in vain: his book is still in print and the annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo is a week-long celebration of the hula that he revived at his coronation in 1883.

Book info: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11446937
Photo: http://www.flickr.com/---/8107662069

Note: if you get some strange characters showing on your screen in "Kalākaua", "Lili‘uokalani", etc., see my note in the first journal entry for the book.
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and thank you Vekiki for the game. It was a challenge to come up with appropriate releases, but it was fun. :)
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We decided to celebrate out *last* turn of this game by releasing a golf-themed book on the "greens" of a local course. Unfortunately, we are NOT members of that club, so we had to be extra sneaky!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11481086
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I was travelling to Dunoon, Argyll this week for the Royal National Mod - the annual celebration of Gaelic music and culture in Scotland. Not knowing Dunoon very well, I searched for 'Dunoon' and 'tower' in Google, and this came up:

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/---/dunoon+pier+esplanade+pier+signal+tower/

Unfortunately the pier is shut off at Dunoon and the weather was absolutely awful so I had to release on the ferry! The title of the book comes from a poem and is about the ends of the earth; the book itself is about a woman of Skye descent and her life, so I thought it was appropriate to release during the Mod, the gathering of the Gaelic diaspora!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11301834
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For this turn, cloud 9...
As greedy girls, we thought that cloud 9 must have to do with food. And aphrodisiac food would be a double cloud 9.
That's why we released "la cuisine aphrodisiaque" (aphrodisiac cooking) near a bakery where there also are chocolates, pastry and really gorgeous things to eat. The name of the bakery is "les délices de Vitry", which means "Vitry's delights".

All the details of the book and pictures are here :
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11463612/
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We had "Home" as our assignment this turn. Since this is the last turn, we decided to do something different. Each of us will be releasing a book for this turn, although only one, "Too Close to Home" by Harlan Coben will be our official release book.

Kasenka's book can be found here:

Home For Christmas
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7611045

and this is my book: I chose it because it is a picture of the front porch of my home.

No Place Like Home
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11481348

This will be the book we are using for our release:

Too Close to Home
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11478974
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Upsss.. Mistake in the link for release book. Correct one: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11479874
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As our last release, I choose to go to go to the place that has been a home to many knitters for many years. I released the book On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a novel centered on a hotel that had held promise for transients for many years at Borealis Yarns, in the window.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11317583

picture will be up in a few hours.
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It was a gorgeous spring evening so we went for a walk along the River Torrens after I finished work to release this book:

All the Rivers Run by Nancy Cato
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6285053/
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This release really had me stuck! I had a few ideas and searched and searched for a suitable book. I didn't find what I was looking for but when I saw this book at a library sale I HAD to get it. A Trunk Full of Books is certainly a utility for BookCrossers! When I read the title, I giggled to myself and thought of all the books in the boot of my car! This book is a history of the State Library of South Australia which is a utility for the people of South Australia past, present and future. I love libraries and it was interesting browsing through this book and thinking about its origins.

A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and its Forerunners by Carl Bridge
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6285054

When I was uploading photos etc I noticed two things....
(a) The building on the right hand side of the journal entry photo is the one on the cover of the book and
(b) Someone had already found the book and made a journal entry - YAY!

More photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/---/BookCrossingMonopolyTURNFifteen?...
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Team Tulip
Hotel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10204030
What better than on a cold autumn morning, when the first snow can come any day now, than release "The White Hotel" by D.M. Thomas in the lobby of a very white hotel in the centre of Helsinki. The whole environment is white there too, nicely fitting with the hotel.

+ Collect the Dark Blues
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11479754
"Isät kulkivat pilven alla" by Anna-Maija Raittila
"The fathers travelled under the clouds" a book about men that were driven away from their homes to unknown horizons in dark winter nights because of their way of interpretation of the christian belief.
We decided to release a dark blue book in the cafeteria of the National Museum in Helsinki (Museum with a very nice blue entrance hall, as can be seen on the JE of the book). We didn't release the book there though, as we all three were blue of cold when we had managed to walk the distance to the entrance door of the hotel, so we needed urgently something to warm us up, hence the speed we used to get a hot chocolate from the basement of the museum.
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here's our free release (no picture this time), a childrens book at a playground: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10504638/ (make something with cloth).

And here's the tables & chairs: a childrens book released on this small table they have in primary school (see picture): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10504639 (make something with paper)
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http://bcmonopoly.blogspot.co.uk/---/fanfare-please.html

All of which leaves us tipping our caps at Team Top Hat, our winners :) Hurrah!

During the course of our game, 225 books have been released into the wild - of those 28 were caught, with 21 new members signed up and 6 books re-released (so far....). So, frankly, I think we're all kinda winners.

Thanks everyone for playing, I hope you all had fun
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That was fun, I learned so many good release possibilities, thank you everyone! And thanks to my partner Zandy, who was a star player.

I got slowed down at the end and missed the last release as well (which was spectacular for beginnings and endings), but my ankle was not cooperating and I couldn't find the two books I was looking for close to home, alas. I will save it and use it for another challenge.

Ah well, it was a blast and I look forward to next year's event! Count me in.
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For arranging the game again.

Thoroughly enjoyed participating and seeing all the wonderful releases

Well done everyone.
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YAY!

Congratulations on the fantastic game everyone! I had fun and Ioved watching people's amazing releases!

HUGE thanks to Vekiki for organising and hosting the game. It was my first time playing and I REALLY enjoyed it. Looking forward to next time :o)
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RE: YAY!

Looking forward to next time :o)

tbh I'm not planning on hosting another game in the immediate future, due to increasing time pressure from my studies over the next few years. but if someone else wants too that'd be great, I'd love a chance to play :) if anyone wants them I don't mind emailling the board/counter images
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yay

I'd love to play again although I don't have time to organise. Thoroughly enjoyed that and got some lovely catches that I wouldn't otherwise have had. Thanks Vekiki for all of your efforts, and thanks to my team-mates in Team Scottie Dog!
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Thank you

It was amazing ! I love this game and I enjoyed participating to this challenge !
I don't have time for the moment to organize such a game. Perhaps when my children are grown ups, in about 20 years ;o)
But if someone can do it, I'd be happy to play again !
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Thanks vekiki! And I'm so astounded that we won! wow. thanks to all the work on Team Top-hat to han_cat and passmaster.
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This was fun and thank you all for the great game. Congrats to the winners!
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And to celebrate I got a catch from last years monopoly! This was a bonus point release from that round!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5184151/
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was fun being part of this round of Monopoly.
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and thank you so much, Vekiki, for all your hard work to make this so much fun! I really enjoyed it!
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And thank you to Vekiki for hosting such a fun game. :)
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Sorry, that I'm writing now an not earlier, but I'm really busy :-(

Thank you, that I could take part at this game and thank's to Vekiki for hosting this game!

I hope I could take part at the new round, if there will be one :-)
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We have had a lots of fun!!

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