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Finally a board game I understand - Monopoly for Milllennials

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Cold. No avocado's in the box art.

Edit. I was actually playing monopoly with my kids at the weekend, they play the kids version and are trying the adult version. I was sitting there thinking that this game probably played at least a small part in the acquisitive nature of boomers. 

Even on a new version of the game the chance cards have an interestingly light hearted view of criminal offences, particularly drink driving. 

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_board_game_Monopoly

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The earliest known version of Monopoly, known as The Landlord's Game, was designed by an American, Elizabeth Magie, and first patented in 1904 but existed as early as 1902.[1][2] Magie, a follower of Henry George, originally intended The Landlord's Game to illustrate the economic consequences of Ricardo's Law of Economic rent and the Georgist concepts of economic privilege and land value taxation.[3]

 

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5 hours ago, regprentice said:

I was actually playing monopoly with my kids at the weekend, they play the kids version and are trying the adult version. I was sitting there thinking that this game probably played at least a small part in the acquisitive nature of boomers.

I don't think the boomer generation are actually more acquisitive than other generations in terms of property - I think the only difference is that they had the unique economic circumstances to actually be able to do it.  The generations before and after would I'm sure have done the same, if only the combination of house prices and their own income growth allowed it in a similar way.

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On ‎04‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 07:22, regprentice said:

Edit. I was actually playing monopoly with my kids at the weekend, they play the kids version and are trying the adult version. I was sitting there thinking that this game probably played at least a small part in the acquisitive nature of boomers

I have said this before...brainwashing that the way to win is to buy as much property as possible as quickly as possible then extract rents.

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On 03/06/2019 at 21:14, Saving For a Space Ship said:

Finally a board game I understand - Monopoly for Milllennials

 

 

Very good! :lol: If somewhat depressing.

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