Physics Monopoly Board

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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.
 
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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.
 
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Great ideas!


Which are hotels and which are houses?
Well, at LHC there are four main experiments and one accelerator ...
 
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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.
 
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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:
 
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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:
Its actually not that much money ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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 ...
You just have to pass the square, not land on it :)
 
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You just have to pass the square, not land on it :)
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.
 
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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.
oh I thought you were talking about the GO square.
 
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Well, at LHC there are four main experiments and one accelerator ...
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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