A recent Board Games with Scott episode [Breaking Up the Monopoly] has brought up an interesting question: When someone that you know asks to play Monopoly with you, what game do you suggest playing with them? I assume that you don't end up playing Monopoly with them. If so, that's cool, just tell me why you do that instead (alternative rules, versions, etc.).
Try to limit your answer to one game, and explain the mechanic or "hook" that you use to entice them away from the dreaded Boardwalk, Park Place, and Free Parking.