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How Monopoly Helped WW2 Prisoners ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ | Board Game History

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In WW2, over 200,000 allied prisoners were taken captive. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and a hare-brained scheme was hatched to bust POWs out of their camps. The method? Monopoly.

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  1. So much would I like to see a crossover channel review/segment with Adam and Quinns from Shut Up and Sit Down. That would be epic.

  2. This was brilliant. Thank you Adam and the entire Phenoma-Nerds team!

  3. Adam Blampied talking about games and WW2 this is so great

  4. Adam folding that paper map was class! 😂

  5. this channel is extremely underrated this video deserves 1 mil views

  6. Liked for the opening line alone, what a great video!

  7. I really enjoyed watching this . Please make this this a series . But one negative point if you are going to dress up , Adam is wearing an WW2 American flight person uniform not British also they had enamel mugs not modern day ones . But what an extensive board game collection .

  8. It's nice to see Adam using those acting classes.

  9. Describing how the silk map could be folded up small to hide gave me a "Pulp Fiction" flashback.

  10. Escape from Colditz references, cheap Cena gags, and managing to successfully sh*t all over Monopoly while praising it at the same time.

    God, I love this channel.

  11. Board Games wouldn't even be around anymore if it weren't for Monopoly and games like Risk or Life

  12. This is really good. I was locked in the whole time. Fantastic

  13. The map segment had me dying laughing. All that crumbling around and alarms going.

  14. Adam looks sooo good in that uniform! HOW does this man NOT have a tv show or something? His side jokes and fluid storytelling (like "we're taling about the war" "Psyche, we're talking about the game actually!"). Feckin' brill.

  15. I wasn't too excited to watch this, but that intro. I am in!

  16. Why does he keep saying monopoly's shit. I think it's great

  17. And Monopoly goes on forever and ever and ever and ever

  18. This was so interesting really didn't think it would be for me but really enjoyed it. Keep it up!

  19. Fantastic video well done! Great timing as well as this year does mark the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII. Everyone should share the shit out of this video, it deserves so many views!

  20. I swear Adam Blampied could make a colonoscopy entertaining

  21. Adam is perfect for storytelling. Equally hilarious and interesting, and able to switch between both immediately. Glad your back.

  22. I hoped you was going to book better the rules of Monopoly xD

  23. Adam blampied = the hardest working man on the internet… fact

  24. "Italians. Check your attics!" Had to watch the rest of the video again because I was laughing so loud at that

  25. I can only imagine the checks for those packages of Monopoly
    “Safe, safe, safe, knife, safe, gun, safe, WWE Championship, safe…”

  26. I really liked this video
    I would like to see more board game history

  27. Board Gaming History is the series I didn’t know I needed

  28. I love monopoly. I have like 6 versions 😂

  29. Just stumbled on this channel and I’m living this history of board games series. More please!!!

  30. How dare you cloud Escape From Colditz with the stench of Monopoly. It's in the better half of games, if you compare it to all the stuff that's been made. BGG ranks it on par with Balderdash and Spades!

  31. They “designed a game to help prisoners get out of jail free”
    ….. I see what you did there !!! Lol 👏 😂 👏 😆

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