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Happy Birthday, Rich Uncle Pennybags!

Monopoly, the classic and most-played game in history has turned 75.

My Czech relations tell me that they even had an underground variant, Dostihy a sázky, when such capitalist games were forbidden under communism. Ironic, since the original intent of the game was to reveal an evil of private land ownership. Also ironic in that the board game outlived the evil empire.

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I remember Hungarians in Budapest hiding out in the basement during the '56 war playing Monopoly, mostly women, kids and old men, for the men were out fighting the bad guys, or trying to get enough food to last for the next day.

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