Emotions run very high during recent Monopoly games here in the Saltonstall living room.
I dare say, I've never seen Patrick quite so competitive as when he plays Monopoly. He starts sweating and there is an intensity to his voice when making trades and taking turns. He is notably serious.
Patrick says he took Monopoly very intently as a kid and he can't help but play it hard core version. The kids love it. Stuey gets mighty competitive and at times during the game, he has to step away from the game with tears in his eyes.
They do it all with buying, selling, trading, and mortgaging. Stuey has the prices on the properties and rents memorized.
It wouldn't surprise me if Stuey was dreaming of Monopoly.