Sunday, 15 March 2015

Monopolies and Mergers

Part 2 of Games Britannia covers board games in the past 200 years and their political and social impacts.
In England the board game was a way of teaching good morals and America used them to promote the American Dream (quite a contrast). The best example of this is Monopoly, The best selling game ever. This game of wealth and success and "Stepping on the little guy" clearly promotes the American Dream and capitalism in general. What is less widely known is that before monopoly was Americanized, it originated from an incredibly socialist game from England, published in 1913.

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