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The surprising history behind the board game “Monopoly”

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The board game “Monopoly” has been around for a long time, and American families still love playing. The game has a remarkable history that reaches back to the early 20th century. David Begnaud tells us more about the game’s history.

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  1. And of course we can’t talk about Lizzie because she is pointing out how unfair and cruel capitalism is.

  2. The one rule no one follows is: If you do not buy the property you land on, people immediately auction it off (starting at $1 usually) and it goes around the table until someone gets it uncontested. Most properties don't actually get bought anywhere close to their starting value. That's why the game should only last an hour. The one rule everyone makes up is adding crap to "free parking". All that does is drag the game out as you pick up whatever loot people end up dumping there.

  3. "Anything can win…except for the Browns" those sons of bitches

  4. i love monopoly i WANT ALL THE MONOPOLY SETS PLEASE ALL EDITIONS HOW MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE SELL ME

  5. It wouldn't be YouTube worthy if it didn't end with a feminist comment xD

  6. "American icon"? You have the fake version! The English one is the best and original one.

  7. Actually, she made the origin of the game ( the landlords game) but Darrow made the game monopoly

  8. A like how they put emphasis that she was a woman.

  9. Actually, Monopoly is the official name of the USA.

  10. "Anything can win except for the browns." 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  11. They somehow got around mentioning that she originally made the game to shed light on how unfair capitalism can be, but I believe monopolies were actually legal in America back in 1903

  12. Elizabeth Magie also made the game to show the "single tax." She agreed with an economist that said only real estate can be taxed. It is in The Monopoly Companion by Philip Orbanes.

  13. Funny how she was trying to promote the evils of capitalism and ended up wanting credit for a total opposite game. Communists, everybody 👏👏

  14. I heard in her version, you can either play as a capitalist or as a socialist

  15. It wouldn’t be American news if there was no feminism

  16. Was that a sexist comment that last second I heard?

  17. People who use free parking are why games last a long time and when you sell your stuff back it’s half price and when you un mortgage property it’s plus 10% money is slowly getting shoved off the board which eventually ends the game. People who complain about an everlasting game are playing wrong.

  18. It’s sad none of those kids finished the game class is not long enough

  19. No wonder monopoly is easier then video games, huh…

  20. I hate this game because someone else always takes the car first

  21. she made the game but her game is a little diffrent

  22. Hey 1:32 those bronze token I also have in my monopoly 80 anniversary edition which I brought at a very reasonable price in India!

  23. She belongs on a American coin to be honest.

  24. Most popular gametoy play in class after exam in elementary school todate.

  25. monopoly will always take longer than an hour when with many players who are fiercely competitive and will take forever to make one deal…..

    "if it's under an hour, you haven't played monopoly fiercely and competitively enough"

  26. Capitalismo 👦🏿👦🏿👦🏿👦🏿👦🏿👦🏿
    Comunismo☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️

  27. Also: Elizabeth Magie's original game had not one, but two sets of rules to choose from.
    One was called "Prosperity", where every player won money anytime another gained a property. And the game was won by everyone playing only when the person with the least doubled their resources. A game of collaboration and social good.
    The second set of rules was called "Monopoly", where players succeeded by taking properties and rent from those with less luck rolling the dice. The winner was the person who used their power to eliminate everyone else.
    Magie's mission was to teach us how different we feel when playing Prosperity vs Monopoly, hoping that it would one day change national policies.
    When the Parker Bros adopted the game, they erased Magie, they erased the "Prosperity" rules and celebrated "Monopoly". This is why very few games of Monopoly end in better friendships! Some even end friendships! What they couldn't erase was Magie's lesson.

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