February 27, 2011 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #595369ObelixMember
Is it ossur to play monopoly on Shabbos? If yes, why?February 27, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #745046canineMember
Yes. The “money” in the game is the problem.February 27, 2011 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #745047shuliParticipant
some ppl are against it becase of the use of money.February 28, 2011 12:02 am at 12:02 am #745048popa_bar_abbaParticipant
The money is not a problem. The people who quote the chayei odom do not know how to learn. The chayei odom is talking about a situation where they were actually gambling and the fake money represented real money.February 28, 2011 12:10 am at 12:10 am #745049oomisParticipant
Please, it’s not real money, and it does not even stand for real money. It might possibly be assur under uvda d’chol, but truthfully, I never have time to play any board games during the week.
MORE important, is playing Scrabble considered writing on Shabbos (I never have, but the thought occurred to me now)?February 28, 2011 12:14 am at 12:14 am #745050popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Scrabble is not writing if it is regular scrabble. The travel edition where the pieces snap in, is likely a problem of writing.
However, there is a different problem with scrabble, which is that you usually write down the score, since it is hard to keep track of. It is generally assur to do things on shabbos which usually involve writing.
I have heard of a heter that since we only play on shabbos, we never write down the score. You should consult with a competent authority regarding this.February 28, 2011 12:51 am at 12:51 am #745051ObelixMember
oomis1105: Monopoly is MORE important than Scrabble…:-)February 28, 2011 1:05 am at 1:05 am #745052TonyCappuccinoMember
Even real money is only a gezerah…….we don’t make fences around fences. Thanks!February 28, 2011 1:13 am at 1:13 am #745053farrockgrandmaParticipant
You can keep score in scrabble by giving each player a book, and moving a bookmark. The page number signifies the number of points. The home where I saw this done used scrabble primarily for Shabbos entertainment.February 28, 2011 1:21 am at 1:21 am #745054WolfishMusingsParticipant
You can keep score in scrabble by giving each player a book, and moving a bookmark. The page number signifies the number of points.
We find that poker chips work very well for this as well.
The WolfFebruary 28, 2011 1:30 am at 1:30 am #745055Gummy BearMember
Books are usually easier to come by than poker chips…February 28, 2011 1:42 am at 1:42 am #745056WolfishMusingsParticipant
Books are usually easier to come by than poker chips…
I wasn’t stating that one can’t use a book. I was merely saying that poker chips *also* work well.
The WolfFebruary 28, 2011 1:49 am at 1:49 am #745057Y.W. EditorKeymaster
Anyone see how canine answers with his “psak halacha”.
He does this all the time.
Instead of saying, “some poskim hold it’s asur”….or “most poskim hold it’s asur”….or “it’s a machlokes haposkim”…etc.
I have begun to realize that canine is convinced that he himself is a posek. The same behavior is seen here http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/something-is-really-bothering-me/page/2#post-216584February 28, 2011 2:01 am at 2:01 am #745058cherrybimParticipant
Who has hours to waste on Shabbos playing Monotony?February 28, 2011 2:36 am at 2:36 am #745059commonsenseParticipant
the kids.February 28, 2011 6:42 pm at 6:42 pm #745060blueprintsParticipant
I was told (by someone with smicha in Hilchos Shabbos) that putting letters together to make a word is completely muttar like scrabble words the only problem is creating a letter NOT creating a word from existing lettersFebruary 28, 2011 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #745061Stamford Hilly BillyParticipant
Many people seem to like doing thing like playing board games on shabbos. Whilst I can understand that this is relaxing and a way to sit with family and or friends over shabbos, it is really not what shabbos is for. However frum you are or are not, if you are shomer shabbos you should appreciate shabbos for its kedusha and spend time on shabbos doing things that will helpn you with your avodas hashem. This may mean learning, reading an inspiring book, or davening e,t,c. Also talking without some non-shabbosdik board game to your family.
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