Category Archives: Monopoly

House and Hotel Rules

Monopoly is a game that it sometimes seems hardly anyone plays by the official rules, except in tournaments. I remember trying to play it in school and some kids arguing that you had to move all the way around the … Continue reading

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Back to the Boardwalk

Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story – This documentary on the famous board game was pretty thorough, mostly providing information I already knew, but I HAVE read books about the subject. The movie covered the invention of the game and … Continue reading

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I Play Some Pachinko, I Play Pachisi

One of the books I’m currently reading is something called Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations, which Beth actually gave me several years ago. A fair amount of it simply explains the rules of the various games, which doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Monopoly Makers

Monopoly: The World’s Most Famous Game and How It Got That Way, by Philip E. Orbanes – In this book, Orbanes, a former Parker Brothers executive and Monopoly championship judge, explores the history of the game from its earliest prototypes … Continue reading

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Advance to Boardwalk or Follow the Yellow Brick Road?

Recently, I’ve been engaged in reading about the history of Monopoly and listing Oz characters, so it’s not too surprising that my mind has gone back to the idea of an Ozopoly game. I referred to the idea and its … Continue reading

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