Think you can’t learn anything from games?
An article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the real-world strategies for business and investment which can be adopted from strategies in Monopoly. They include fundamental but important notions like thinking about Returns on Investment:
Every property in Monopoly has a different likelihood of earning a return (based on how frequently players land on it, its initial cost and cost of development, and its return per level of development). The green properties, for example, are awful; the oranges and reds are superior.
Now you won’t feel like you’ve wasted those loooong nights playing Monopoly until 2 in the morning.