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How Monopoly Games Helped Allied POWs Escape During World War II -- The Atlantic
One of the charms of Monopoly is its insistent iconography: the quaint little board, with its quaint little properties and its quaint little playing pieces, all overseen by the quaint little mascot that is Rich Uncle Pennybags. To play Monopoly -- even if you're playing one of those newfangled versions -- is in some sense to step back in time: specifically, to the America of 1934, when the game was first mass-marketed.
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My Comment: A great story to bring up the next time when you are playing Monopoly.