The secret history of Monopoly: the capitalist board game’s left-wing origins | Life and style | The Guardian

Lizzy Magie, inventor of the Landlord’s Game, which we now know as Monopoly, in 1936. Photograph: Anspach Archives

In 1903, a leftwing feminist called Lizzy Magie patented the board game that we now know as Monopoly – but she never gets the credit. Now a new book aims to put that right…

Source: The secret history of Monopoly: the capitalist board game’s left-wing origins | Life and style | The Guardian

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2 thoughts on “The secret history of Monopoly: the capitalist board game’s left-wing origins | Life and style | The Guardian

  1. I used to play ‘Monopoly Marathons’ with a close friend, in the early 1970s. We both had our favoured tactics, and took it all incredibly seriously, with some games lasting for more that twelve hours.
    Nice to read the history behind my one-time obsession.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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