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Doe Gibson
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I was surfin the web hoping to find the value of 'Round the World Joe', when I came across this article.-

'WWII Monopoly:Get Out of Jail Free
An interesting fact about monopoly games is that during World War II the British Secret Service asked the game manufacturers to add special pieces to certain game sets. Apparently the Red Cross was allowed to deliver the game to prisoners of war along with the Red Cross packages of shaving and hygiene goods. The special games had the normal pieces but also included a metal file, compass, and silk maps of safe houses, places where escaped prisoners could find refuge. Along with that there was real money; French, Italian, and German currency hidden under the play money. These special editions were identified by a red dot in free parking on the board. These special Monopoly games helped many prisoners of war "get out of jail free". Sadly, the remaining games were destroyed after the war, so if there are any hidden away they are worth a fortune!'

Thought that was pretty neat.
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