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There is a good story on Monopoly being broadcast on NPR today. It is on the Diane Rehm show. It pretty much covers the whole history of Monopoly. While I and many others don't really care for this game, no one can deny the vital role it plays in board game history. I particularly like the part on using Monopoly sets to liberate US POWs during WWII.
 
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I heard it too, and agree with you. I emailed a question about the controversies surrounding copyrights of the game, but they didn't use it.
 
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By the way, I also emailed NPR a couple of days ago to suggest that they do a story on the rising popularity of Eurogames. I figured a story on the hobby might bring the message to the masses... laugh
 
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Link to the interview with Phil Orbanes, '...president of the specialty games company Winning Moves and author of "The Game Makers" and "The Monopoly Companion."'

http://www.wamu.org/programs/dr/06/11/14.php#12279

(Click "Listen to this segment" at right.)

 
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Someone somewhere mentioned Monopoly? Euroweenieeeeeees........ATTACK!
 
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Mease19 wrote:
There is a good story on Monopoly being broadcast on NPR today. It is on the Diane Rehm show. It pretty much covers the whole history of Monopoly. While I and many others don't really care for this game, no one can deny the vital role it plays in board game history. I particularly like the part on using Monopoly sets to liberate US POWs during WWII.


Too bad Diane wasn't around to conduct the interview; she would have at least done it without giggling so much. shake
 
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