ROLL WITH THEM

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Life is a board game, and you hold the dice in your hands, controlling the next move. . . .

Wherever you wind up, may the odds be in your favor.

—ANONYMOUS

There’s more than one way to skin a cat . . . and six ways to roll a 7. For all the skill and strategy you may bring to bear in Monopoly, there’s always a good deal of luck to contend with. And often it leads to adversity at the worst of times. But before you throw your hands up and lament, “How can I hope to win if that’s the case?,” the answer is: “Because you know it’s coming, and you’ll learn how to contend with this fickle lady.”

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