Ipad Monopoly had been all the rage in our house for the past week. When we were done playing each other, Noam turned to playing with computer controlled opponents. I tried it once, and found that unlike playing real people, there is a very hollow feel to beating the ipad. After all, Monopoly is all about the journey, about watching the other players slowly decent into bankruptcy until they knock the board (or pad) over and storm out the room. The ipad, on the other hand, just loses quietly and gracefully. No fun.