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  • Wetzel Dave
    nb Monopoly was invented as The Landlords Game.See: http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa121997.htm On January 5, 1904, Lizzie J. Magie, a Quaker woman
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 2, 2004
      Monopoly was invented as "The Landlords Game.See:

      On January 5, 1904, Lizzie J. Magie, a Quaker woman from Virginia, received
      a patent for a board game. Lizzie Magie belonged to a tax movement led by
      Philadelphia-born Henry George; the movement supported the theory that the
      renting of land and real estate produced an unearned increase in land values
      that profited a few individuals (landlords) rather than the majority of the
      people (tenants). Henry George proposed a single federal tax based on land
      ownership believing a single tax would discourage speculation and encourage
      equal opportunity.

      Lizzie Magie wanted to use her game, which she called "The Landlord's Game"
      as a teaching device for George's ideas. The Landlord's Game and Monopoly
      are very similar, except all the properties in Magie's game are rented not
      acquired as in Monopoly and instead of names like "Park Place" and "Marvin
      Gardens" one finds "Poverty Place", "Easy Street" and "Lord Blueblood's
      Estate". The objectives of each game are also very different. In Monopoly
      the idea of the game is to buy and rent or sell property so profitably that
      one becomes the wealthiest player and eventually monopolist. In The
      Landlord's Game, the object was to illustrate how (under the system of land
      tenure) the landlord had an advantage over other enterprisers and to show
      how the single tax could discourage speculation.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Thomas Forsyth [mailto:TForsyth@...]
      Sent: 31 October 2004 05:59
      To: Thomas Forsyth
      Subject: Darrow Round Oil Cloth Rules

      From me to you,
      For your own archives - do with as you wish.
      Attached as MSWord (2000) document are the rules for Darrow's Round Oil
      Cloth version of monopoly. These were typed based on inspection of
      photo from auction photo when sold to Forbes Museum in NYC. I tried to
      keep all errors in spelling, spacing, caps, grammer, and so on. The
      errors are sometimes important clues in hisotrical investigation. I
      should proof again to make certain I did not add any new ones of my own.
      If you find errors that are mine, let me know so I can correct.

      I will be adding this rule set to my web site in future update for all
      to view. I already have Raiford/Todd rules (as taught by Atlantic City
      Quakers) and will add Darrow 1934 White Box rule set currently found at:
      Prior rules will include Dan Layman's Finance (pre Atlantic City via
      Reading, PA) can be compared.

      ( I can send as ASCI text or Adobe Acrobat file if MS Word does not open
      for you.)

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