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Physics Monopoly Board

  1. May 23, 2015 #1
    I think it would be lots of fun to design some physics versions of the Monopoly board.

    Feel free to discuss your physics monopoly board ideas and suggestions and even try it yourself by downloading the board image here
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81oC5pYhh2L._SL1500_.jpg

    And then uploading the result.

    I think I'll give it a go later this week.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2015
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  3. May 23, 2015 #2

    Orodruin

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    Oh, I have some ideas already!

    • CERN is of course Boardwalk and instead of building hotels and houses you build accelerators and particle detectors.
    • The "Go To Jail" is "Funding ran out" and the jail is the "Write grant application".
    • "Income tax" is your postdocs and PhD students wanting money to go to a conference.
    • Free parking is someone giving you an unexpected prize. Railway stations are the meetings of different physical societies (APS, EPS, etc).
    • Chance cards are renamed "Paper submission" and contain referee reports.
    • Community chest is faculty funding.
     
  4. May 23, 2015 #3
    Great ideas!

    Which are hotels and which are houses?
     
  5. May 23, 2015 #4

    Orodruin

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    Well, at LHC there are four main experiments and one accelerator ...
     
  6. May 24, 2015 #5
    Added "Kennedy Space Center" as Park Place
     
  7. May 25, 2015 #6

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    I am almost done with mine. I need to find some more lab logos (I stopped yesterday when I didnt find one for BEPC II) and deside on the design of the corners.

    Once done I will jump onto redesigning the card texts.
     
  8. May 26, 2015 #7
    Here is my go. Can anyone name all the properties?

    phys-opoly.png
     
  9. May 26, 2015 #8

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    Wouldn't the game be more accurate if, when you landed on the Nobel Prize square, you collected a zillion dollars (or some other sum)? :woot: :wink: :smile:
     
  10. May 26, 2015 #9

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    Its actually not that much money ...
     
  11. May 27, 2015 #10

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    Well, it's more than $200. I meant I think you should get some kind of windfall for landing on that square. You've got one square where you lose all your money ...
     
  12. May 27, 2015 #11
    You just have to pass the square, not land on it :)
     
  13. May 27, 2015 #12

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    Not every physicist collects a closet-full of Nobel prizes.

    Make the windfall kick in only if the player actually lands on the square, not like simply for passing "GO" in standard Monopoly.
     
  14. May 27, 2015 #13
    oh I thought you were talking about the GO square.
     
  15. Jun 18, 2015 #14

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    But where is the point in building experiments without accelerator? You could equally build this!
    The LHC has three to four preaccelerators (depending on the way you count), but do you want to build an LHC at every lab?

    Free parking should be a sabbatical. You don't get a Nobel Prize for parking.


    What about a fusion experiment like JET? The ISS could go in there, too.

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