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Friday, February 23, 2007

The controversial history of Monopoly

Monopolizing History

The world's most popular board game developed differently than most other modern games or sports. Modern games tend to be invented by one single inventor, whereas traditional games have evolved over much longer periods.

Monopoly developed as a combination of evolution and invention, and represents wildly different economic and social points of view. Now, it's seen as a popular American icon, and has been played by over 750 million people, and spun off into countless versions.

Today's link is a review by David Parlett of a new book by Philip E Orbanes, called Monopoly: The World's Most Popular Game - And How It Got That Way. Good reading!

For some additional Monopoly fun:
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Learn how to win.
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