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Was Monopoly Invented as a Tool to Show How Awful Land Ownership Was?

Brian Cronin | Posted 11.18.2016 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

Famous board games often have surprising origins. In past Board Games Legends Revealed, I've detailed how Abraham Lincoln shaving his beard inadvertently led to Milton Bradley's first board game and how missing Scrabble game pieces led to the creation of Trivial Pursuit.

Monopoly: Cat Got Your Iron?

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Weird News
Andrew J. Lederer

Okay, so now there's a cat instead of an iron. This isn't the first time they've changed the game pieces, though doing so flies in the face of the benefits of a monopoly. On Monopoly. One of the foundation board games of human experience. Seems desperate to me.

Check Out 50 Cent's New 'Dream Machine'

Posted 04.18.2012 | TV

On “Dream Machines” (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Syfy) 50 Cent asked the Parker Brothers Concepts team to build him his very own high-performance concept ...

Ralph Anspach: Monopoly Game's Creator Spent Decades Fighting Corporate Owner

Wall Street Journal | MARY PILON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ralph Anspach, an 83-year-old economics professor, spent decades locked in a real-life battle with Monopoly and its corporate owners. The campaign den...