It's the game that teaches good Americans to buy up everything and create dynasties so they can have all the money.
What's not to love? It's capitalism at its finest. It teaches greed, hoarding and cheating (don't tell me that when
you were banker you've never slipped a couple $500s into your pile).
It's Monopoly, and it's the game where the term Monopoly money" came from. You may be tempted to play the game with
real money, but try to avoid that trap. Real life is the game where the term real money" came from.
Its own Web site calls Monopoly the world's top-selling board game, sold in 103 countries and produced in 37
languages, including Croatian."
Parker Bros. at first rejected Charles B. Darrow's game in 1934. So he created his own, and Parker Bros. saw that it
was good, and in 1935 Parker Bros. jumped on board, went around Go" and started collecting tons of money.
The GeoQuiz is nothing if it's not filled with vital information, and here's today's tidbit, again according to the
Monopoly game Web site: The three most-landed-on properties are Illinois Avenue, Go" and B&O Railroad.
So go out there and bankrupt your fellow players and take over all their stuff. That's the way it's done in real
life, and it must work well, because this is America and we're No. 1.
Here's this week's GeoQuiz. (Answers on Page 11C )
1. No, you jokesters, B&O Railroad has nothing to do with how badly a person smells. What do the B and the O
2. One trio of matched properties (a monopoly) includes avenues named after two eastern states and a people of the
Far East. One of the eastern states is the Nutmeg State, and the other's capital is Montpelier. Name all three.
3. Geographically, this monopoly trio is a strange mix. One is named after the world's largest ocean, one is named
after a southern state with the capital in Raleigh, and one is named after the state founded by Quakers.
4. Starting from Go," the first two properties you pass are avenues named after seas. One sea is bordered by Turkey, among other countries, and the next by Poland. Name the avenues.
5. The red" states (in Monopoly anyway) all border each other and are separated by the Ohio and Wabash rivers. Name
the three avenues.
6. The yellow" states include an avenue named after the world's second-largest ocean, an avenue named for a city
just south of Atlantic City, and, continuing south on the New Jersey coastline, a housing complex in Margate City.
7. The Monopoly game calls it a place," but to make a GeoQuiz question out of this, name one of the world's most
famous avenues; it's in Manhattan and takes the spot where Fourth Avenue would run.
8. In the world edition" of Monopoly, the town of Gdynia has a spot on the board. It's located in what country, that
is also home to Gdansk?
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