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How the Game of Monopoly Saved Over 10,000 Soldiers - Preface

Almost everyone has played the game of Monopoly.  Although there is evidence that the idea for the game of Monopoly was stolen, it is popularly agreed that the game was created in 1933 by Charles Darrow. In 1935, he sold it to Parker Brothers Company.

The American-based game quickly became one of the most popular board games in the world.   In 2007, people found out that during World War II the game played a major role in assisting prisoners of war to escape German prison camps.  It gives a whole new outlook on receiving a “Get Out of Jail Free” card!

This is the fascinating story.

Original Release: Nov 19, 2015

Updated Last Revision: Jun 02, 2016


Footnotes:
1) HoneyedFigs, Do Not Pass Go, Honeyedfigs, Mar/20/2010, Sep/16/2015, http://www.honeyedfigs.com/2010_03_01_archive.html

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