Steve the Pocket wrote:The worst thing about Monopoly, to me, is that it's the only mainstream board game (besides maybe Clue, if you don't mind injecting a murder mystery into your franchise) that's easily reskinned to other IPs. Because almost every component has some data that's both highly specific and purely cosmetic, from the intricately molded pewter game pieces to the properties on the board to the flavor text of the cards. So we get Simpsons Monopoly, and Star Wars Monopoly, and Disneyland Monopoly, and Gotham City Monopoly, and My Little Pony Monopoly (not even Monopoly Junior!)... even though the subject matter is as far removed from anything to do with any of those franchises as you could possibly get. Ironically, if Donald Trump had his own brand of Monopoly, it'd make more sense than not only 90% of Monopoly variants, but also 90% of the stuff he's put his name on.
Truec wrote:For anybody not familiar with the history of Monopoly, here's the gist: it's communist propaganda.
Truec wrote:For anybody not familiar with the history of Monopoly, here's the gist: it's communist propaganda. The original version of Monopoly (then called The Landlord Game) was supposed to teach impressionable young people about how capitalism is a savage race to the top where only one person can win and he can only do it by stepping on everybody else. You're supposed to hate playing it and hate what you have to do in order to win.
mouse wrote:Truec wrote:For anybody not familiar with the history of Monopoly, here's the gist: it's communist propaganda.
Wasn't it designed to teach Georgism? Land reform, but instead of reassigning the ownership of the physical territory redistributing the profit associated from it.
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