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A Monopoly Property Trading Game, in Portland, Ore. When it comes to "play," not all parents do a happy dance, says Silvana Clark, who lives in Seattle and has written a dozen primarily family-focused books. But like it or not, the bigger question, she said, is whether parents have forgotten how to play altogether in these stressed-out, overbooked times, when dropping kids off at classes or other structured activities prevails, along with loads of time-eating homework.