Booklikes-opoly Summer 2017

Booklikes-opoly
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Booklikes-opoly will take place starting April 15th and end on July 31st.

Player posts will be tagged with 'booklikes-opoly' at Booklikes, which will make it easier for everyone to follow the activity!

Basically, the name of the game is to make your way around the game board, reading books as each game card dictates, and collecting money per book read:

Virtual dollars are awarded based on the page length of the qualifying books:
0 to 100 pages:  $1.00
101 to 200 pages:  $2.00
201 to 400 pages:  $3.00
401 to 800 pages:  $5.00
over 801 pages:  $10.00

As of 6/15/2017:
0 to 100 pages:  $2.00
101 to 200 pages:  $4.00
201 to 400 pages:  $6.00
401 to 800 pages:  $10.00
over 801 pages:  $20.00

Moonlight has also added a location multiplier for each time we land on and finish a square.  So if you read a book for one square, then land on and finish a book for that same square a second time, cash rewards are multiplied by 50% of base award above as follows, and so on:

Second finish:
0 to 100 pages: $3.00
101 to 200 pages: $6.00
201 to 400 pages: $9.00
401 to 800 pages: $15.00
over 801 pages: $30.00

Third finish:
0 to 100 pages: $4.00
101 to 200 pages: $8.00
201 to 400 pages: $12.00
401 to 800 pages: $20.00
over 801 pages: $40.00

This... might be a bit harder to keep track of...

For more game play shake up rules, click on the linky above or below (I've added it to the bottom of game play links section).


The player who manages to collect the highest amount of dollars will be the winner!

All readers will play in the background by themselves, and update the rest of the Booklikes community as the game progresses.  So the entire game is based on an honor system, since we will all be keeping track of our own game board, bank, dice rolls, etc...

The rules are quite extensive, but look simple enough once you get to reading them, so I won't list everything here.  For more information, visit the Game Play and Rules link listed in the next section, where the game cards can also be found.


Discussion Forum and Game Play Links

Discussion Forums on Booklikes:
Booklikes-opoly: Game Play and Rules -- General game play information
Booklikes-opoly: Q&A -- As stated, a place to ask questions about the game
Booklikes-opoly: Community Activities -- The forum to request assistance on appropriate tasks
Booklikes-opoly: Jail Library -- Moonlight will keep this updated with page donations
Booklikes-opoly: Player Banks -- A place to keep track of your bank amount

Additional Post Links by Moonlight Reader:
Booklikes-opoly: General Information -- A post of rules and information.
Booklikes-opoly: Reading Tasks -- A post of the game board's cards and tasks associated.
Booklikes-opoly: Additional Tasks -- A post including other game board spaces and tasks associated.
Game Play Tutorial -- Moonlight gives us a quick run of how the game is played.

Added on 6/15/2017
Big Game Shake Up! -- Moonlight changes up the rules on us at midpoint game play!!


The Game Board



My Progress and Related Links

(last updated 7/31/17)
Final Bank:  $274.00
Prison Library Donation:  300 pages
Books Read:  48

Random.org Dice Roller -- I will be using this site to roll my dice.
Booklikes-opoly: Let the Games Begin!
Booklikes-opoly: Game Wrap Up!!


Roll #1 for 4/15:  Rolled an 8.  Landed on Mystery Square 8: Read a book that is tagged mystery or has a title that begins with any letter in the word "CLUE."

Roll #2 on 4/17:  Rolled a 7.  Landed on New Orleans Square Station (14): Read a book that involves overseas travel, or that has a suitcase on the cover.

Roll #3 on 4/21:  Rolled a 5.  Landed on the Jail Visitor Square:  Donate 100 pages (or $1.00) to the prison library before leaving the space.

Roll #4 on 4/23:  Rolled 3 sets of doubles and ended up in Jail.
  • See Also:  BL-opoly | Fourth Roll Activities
  • Roll #4.1:  Rolled a 6 (double 3s).  Landed on Adventureland 24: Read a book set in Africa or Asia, or that has an exotic animal on the cover.
  • Roll #4.2:  Rolled a 12 (double 6s).  Landed on Mystery Square 35: Read a book tagged police procedural or detective on GR, or has a MC who is a police detective.
  • Roll #4.3:  Rolled a 6 (Double 3s).  Third Doubles rolled, Go Directly to Jail: Go to Jail.  Serve a sentence of 300 pages (or $3.00), unless there are enough pages in the prison library to spring you.
  • Updated Bank:  $30.00

Roll #5 on 4/29:  Rolled an 11.  Landed on Paradise Pier 28: Read a book set during Victoria's reign (1837 - 1901) or that is tagged steampunk on GR.

Roll #6, #7, #8 on 4/29:  In celebration of Dewey's Read-a-thon, all players allowed 3 extra rolls.
  • See Also:  BL-opoly | Fifth Roll and Read-a-thon Day Activities
  • Roll #6.1:  Rolled a 12 (Double 6s).  Landed on Main Street Station (3): Read a book that involves a trip across the United States, or that has a national monument on the cover.
    • Book:  SKIPPING THIS GAME SPACE
    • Length/Cash Award:  No award.
  • Roll #6.2:  Rolled a 9.  Landed on Main Street 11: Read a book that takes place between 1945 and 1965 or that was written by an author who was born before 1955.
  • Roll #7:  Rolled a 6.  Landed on Cars Land 16: Read a book set in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, or California, or where the page count ends in 1, 9, 2, or 6.
  • Roll #8:  Rolled a 8.  Landed on Water Works: Read a book with water on the cover, or where someone turns on the waterworks (i.e., cries) because of an emotional event.
  • Updated Bank:  $42.00

Roll #9 for 5/9:  Rolled a 7.  Landed on The Monorail (29): Read a book that involves travel by air, has an airplane on the cover, or is set in a city with a subway.
  • Book:  The Thing About Love by Julie James
  • How it fits:  This book has travel by air (consistently from Chicago to Jacksonville); also book takes place mainly in Chicago, which has a subway system.
  • Length/Cash Award:  380 pages = $3.00
  • Updated Bank:  $45.00

Roll #10 for 5/11:  Rolled one set of Doubles.
  • Roll #10.1:  Rolled a 12 (Double 6s).  Landed on Frontierland 4: Read a book where a character travels by boat, or where the letters in the title can be used to spell "RIVER."
  • Roll #10.2:  Rolled a 4.  Landed on Mystery Square 8: Read a book that is tagged mystery or has a title that begins with any letter in the word "CLUE."
  • Updated Bank:  $53.00

Roll #11 for 5/18:  Rolled an 11.  Landed on Cars Land 18: Read a book that was published in 2006, 2011, 2013, or 2014, the years of Cars and its sequels, or that has a car on the cover.

Roll #12 for 5/20:  Rolled a 3.  Landed on BL Square - rolled again for corresponding BL Square Task.  Rolled an 11.  BL Square Task #11 says:  Read for two!  The rewards for your next book are doubled - and half of the money goes to another player of your choice!
  • Book:  None Read.
  • Length/Cash Award:  N/A
  • Updated Bank:  N/A

Roll #13 for 5/22:  Rolled a 7.  Landed on Adventureland 27: Read a book by an author whose initials can be found in the name "Tarzan" or that has a tree on the cover.
  • Book:  Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts
  • How it fits:  Author's name = initials found in the name "Tarzan."
  • Length/Cash Award:  402 pages = $5.00
    • x2 bonus from previous roll = $10.00
    • Half shared with BLopoly player, Portable Magic.
  • Updated Bank:  $61.00

Roll #14 & 15 on 5/27:  In celebration of the Memorial Day Weekend, all players get 2 additional rolls.  Players may also donate up to 100 pages to the Prison Library if they so choose.
  • See Also:  BL-opoly | Long Weekend Extra Rolls and Roll #16 Activities
  • Prison Library Donation:  100 pages of The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick / pending
  • Roll #14:  Rolled a 7.  Landed on Tomorrowland 33: Read a book set in space or tagged science fiction on GR, or a book that includes robots or cyborgs.
  • Roll #15:  Rolled a 5.  Landed on Frontierland 1: Read a book with a title that starts with any letter in 'Frontier,' or a book tagged "Western" on GR.
  • Updated Bank:  $67.00 upon completion

Roll #16 on 5/27:  Rolled one set of Doubles.
  • See Also:  BL-opoly | Long Weekend Extra Rolls and Roll #16 Activities
  • Roll #16.1:  Rolled a 10 (Double 5s).  Landed on Main Street 10: Read a book that takes place in a small town in the U.S.A.
    • Book:  Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis // reading as audio book
    • How it fits:  This book is set in a small town.
    • Length/Cash Award:  281 pages = $3.00
  • Roll #16.2:  Rolled a 5.  Landed on Luxury Tax: Read a book where someone gets married, with jewelry on the cover, or where any character is a millionaire/billionaire!
    • Book:  Once a Thief by Kay Hooper
    • How it fits:  One of the characters is a millionaire/billionaire.
    • Length/Cash Award:  326 pages = $3.00
  • Updated Bank:  $73.00

Roll #17 on 6/6:  Rolled a 6.  Landed on BL Square (20) - rolled again for corresponding BL Square Task.  Rolled a 12.  BL Square Task #12 says:  Let the wheel decide - spin the wheel to pick your next "land" and choose any property in the land for your next book!

Spun the "BLopoly Wheel Decide" spinny wheel (see end of post), and got Paradise Pier.  Chose Paradise Pier 28: Read a book set during Victoria's reign (1837 - 1901) or that is tagged steampunk on GR.

Roll #18 on 6/8:  Rolled a 7.  Landed on Mystery Square 35: Read a book tagged police procedural or detective on GR, or has a MC who is a police detective.

New Rules!  Big Game Shake Up!  Starting 6/15/2017!
-- Cash awards doubled (see above)!!
-- Location multipliers to be activitated (see linked post)!!
-- Spend cash for roll-aheads or extra rolls!!
-- Free Friday Reads in effect!!

Free Friday Read #1 on 6/16:

Roll #19 on 6/18:  Rolled an 8.  Landed on Fantasyland 6: Read a book that is set in a Western European country or read a book that has a wintry scene on the cover.
  • Book:  To the Rescue by Jean Barrett
  • How it fits:  This book is set in Yorkshire, England.
  • Length/Cash Award:  292 pages = $6.00
  • Updated Bank:  $91.00

Roll #20 on 6/22:  Rolled one set of Doubles.
  • Roll #20.1:  Rolled a 10 (Double 5s).  Landed on Luxury Tax: Read a book where someone gets married, with jewelry on the cover, or where any character is a millionaire/billionaire!
  • Roll #20.2:  Rolled a 9.  Landed on Water Works: Read a book with water on the cover, or where someone turns on the waterworks (i.e., cries) because of an emotional event.
  • Updated Bank:  $109.00 (FF #2 book finished before reading these two books)

Free Friday Read #2 on 6/23:
  • Book:  It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis
  • Length/Cash Award:  327 pages = $6.00
  • Updated Bank:  $97.00

Roll #21 on 6/24:  Rolled an 7.  Landed on The Monorail (29): Read a book that involves travel by air, has an airplane on the cover, or is set in a city with a subway.
  • Book:  The Manhattan Engagement by Addison Fox
  • How it fits:  This book is set in a city (two cities) with a subway, and involves travel by air.
  • Length/Cash Award:  283 pages = $6.00 upon completion
  • Updated Bank:  $115.00 upon completion

Roll #22on 6/26:  Rolled one set of Doubles.
  • Roll #22.1:  Rolled a 8 (Double 4s).  Landed on Start Space: Read any book!
  • Roll #20.2:  Rolled a 9.  Landed on Fantasyland 9: Read a book that is tagged genre: Fantasy or Fairy Tale on GR.
    • Book:  Her Wild Hero by Paige Tyler
    • How it fits:  Book is tagged 'fantasy' on GR; book about shifters.
    • Length/Cash Award:  334 pages = $6.00
  • Updated Bank:  $125.00

Roll #23 on 6/28:  Rolled a 4.  Landed on BL Square (12) - rolled again for corresponding BL Square Task.  Rolled a 1.  BL Task #1 says:  "Let a BL friend choose your book!  Post a list of 4 books - first one to comment chooses your next read."
  • Book:  Secret Agent Secretary by Melissa Cutler
  • Books not chosen:  Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh; Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler; Heat Wave (anthology) - authors include: Stephanie Bond, Leslie Kelly, Heidi Betts
  • Length/Cash Award:  248 pages = $6.00
  • Updated Bank:  $131.00

Roll #24 on 6/30:  Rolled an 8.  Landed on New Orleans Square 19:  Read a book tagged gothic or horror on GR, or that is a ghost story.
  • Book:  The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
  • How it fits:  Book is tagged 'gothic' on GR; summary mentions ghostly sightings.
  • Length/Cash Award:  430 pages = $10.00
  • Updated Bank:  $147.00 (book completed after Free Friday Read #3)

Free Friday Read #3 on 6/30:
  • Book:  Tempting Fate by Pamela Clare
  • Length/Cash Award:  322 pages = $6.00 upon completion
  • Updated Bank:  $137.00 (book completed before Roll #24 book)

Roll #25 on 7/4:  Rolled a 7.  Landed on Adventureland 26:  Read a book tagged genre: adventure or thriller on GR.

Fourth of July Optional BL Challenge on 7/4:  Option to move to Main Street, U.S.A., regardless of current square.  Chose to land on Main Street 11:  Read a book that takes place between 1945 and 1965 or that was written by an author who was born before 1955.
  • Book:  Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell
  • How it fits:  Author was born pre-1955.
  • Length/Cash Award:  388 pages = $6.00
  • Updated Bank:  $165.00 (book completed after Roll #26 book)

Roll #26 on 7/6:  Rolled an 11.  Landed on New Orleans Square 21:  Read a book set on an island or that has the ocean on the cover!
  • Book:  Hot on the Hunt by Melissa Cutler
  • How it fits:  Book is set in Virgin Islands; cover shows the ocean.
  • Length/Cash Award:  281 pages = $6.00
  • Updated Bank:  $159.00 (book completed before Fourth of July challenge book)

Free Friday Read #4 on 7/7:
  • Book:  Ravished by Amanda Quick
  • Length/Cash Award:  418 pages = $10.00
  • Updated Bank:  $185.00 (book completed after Roll #27 book)

Roll #27 on 7/8:  Rolled an 10.  Landed on Paradise Pier 30:  Read a book with a twist or that is tagged "suspense" on GR, or that has more than 555 pages.
  • Book:  Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz
  • How it fits:  This book is tagged with 'suspense' on GR.
  • Length/Cash Award:  403 pages = $10.00
  • Updated Bank:  $175.00 (book completed before Free Friday Read #4)

Roll #28 on 7/10:  Rolled an 11.  Landed on Frontierland 4:  Read a book where a character travels by boat, or where the letters in the title can be used to spell "RIVER."
  • Book:  River's End by Nora Roberts
  • How it fits:  Book title = "RIVER's End"
  • Length/Cash Award:  447 pages = $10.00
  • Updated Bank:  $195.00

Roll #29 on 7/14:  Rolled one set of Doubles.
  • Roll #29.1:  Rolled a 8 (Double 4s).  Landed on Main Street 11: Read a book that takes place between 1945 and 1965 or that was written by an author who was born before 1955.
    • Book:  Northern Lights by Nora Roberts
    • How it fits:  Author Nora Roberts was born pre-1955.
    • Location Multiplier Applied:  Second finish
    • Length/Cash Award:  562 pages = $15.00
  • Roll #29.2:  Rolled an 11.  Landed on New Orleans Square 21: Read a book set on an island or that has the ocean on the cover!
    • Book:  The Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick
    • How it fits:  Book is set in England--considered an island.
    • Location Multiplier Applied:  Second finish
    • Length/Cash Award:  328 pages = $9.00
  • Updated Bank:  $219.00

Free Friday Read #5 on 7/14:

Roll #30 on 7/20:  Rolled a 7.  Landed on Free Parking:  Roll the dice.  Odd number sends you to the Water Works, even number sends you to the Electric Company, doubles sends you to the Luxury Tax.  Rolled a 6--go to Electric Company:  Read a book where a main character is in STEM, or where the author's first and last name contain all of the letters in "Tesla."
  • Book:  The Pretender by Celeste Bradley
  • How it fits:  Author's name contains all the letters in 'Tesla'-- Celeste Bradley
  • Length/Cash Award:  384 pages = $6.00
  • Updated Bank:  $227.00

Free Friday Read #6 on 7/21:

Roll #31 on 7/22:  Rolled a 6.  Landed on Main Street 10:  Read a book that takes place in a small town in the U.S.A.

Roll #32 on 7/25:  Rolled a 5.  Landed on Luxury Tax: Read a book where someone gets married, with jewelry on the cover, or where any character is a millionaire/billionaire!
  • Book:  On the Loose by Tara Janzen
  • How it fits:  Main heroine is a millionaire heiress.
  • Location Multiplier Applied:  Second finish
  • Length/Cash Award:  405 pages = $15.00
  • Updated Bank:  $254.00

Roll #33 on 7/27:  Rolled one set of Doubles.
  • Roll #33.1:  Rolled a 6 (Double 3s).  Landed on BL Square (20) - rolled again for corresponding BL Square Task.  Rolled a 2.  BL Square Task #2 says:  Give $5.00 to another player.  If you don't have $5.00, roll again!
  • Roll #33.2:  Rolled an 8.  Landed on Free Parking:  Roll the dice.  Odd number sends you to the Water Works, even number sends you to the Electric Company, doubles sends you to the Luxury Tax.  Rolled a 9--go to Water Works:  Read a book with water on the cover, or where someone turns on the waterworks (i.e., cries) because of an emotional event.
  • Updated Bank:  $258.00

Free Friday Read #7 on 7/28:

Roll #34 (Last Roll!) on 7/29:  Rolled a 9.  Landed on Paradise Pier 31: Read a book that involves a carnival, or a book where the title begins with any letter in the word "PIXAR."


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