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Monopoly Board Game

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Jake Vecitis

on 14 February 2014

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Transcript of Monopoly Board Game

More I learned:
America's number one game in 1940-1960
In 1980's money and property ownership symbolized sucess in the time period
Monopoly even is mentioned in a song called Chumbawumba
Work Cited
Facts Learned
Over 275 million sold since 1935 43 languages
Most expensive board cost 2 million made out of goald and diamonds
Escape maps, compasses and files were inserted into MONOPOLY game boards smuggled into POW camps inside Germany during World War II. Real money for escapees was slipped into the packs of MONOPOLY money.
Monopoly Board Game
My Reaction:
When I play monopoly or have ever talked about it I always just thought it was a simple game just to pass the time. I learned that it was much more than that. Monopoly during the Great depression was a cheap way to pass the time for families that did not have a ton of money because games took so long it was worth their money to pay. Also the game was not just a game in many ways. Two ways are it was used in the war and resembled people lives at one point. Monopoly was used in the war to smuggle things in to POW caps which I thought was amazing. Also that the property buying and spending symbolized the 1980''s at one point.
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