MONOPOLY should be a semester-long class in every high school across the country, mandated by the government that all students attend and pass before graduation. Where else are you going to so quickly learn the importance of choosing a career you love? Perhaps you want to become a butler and/or a rapper? Maybe a pet groomer? An auto mechanic? A seamstress?
Either way, MONOPOLY makes you think about it, since before the game players pick which piece they'll be, basically choosing a career path most in-line with their passions. (Unfortunately for me the game's makers had no way to symbolize "mediocre Internet writer" in 1935.) The game is, from start to finish, the most applicable-to-life board game ever created.
And to celebrate MONOPOLY's 80th anniversary, below, all eight current pieces.