Monday, January 24, 2011

Check Out The Communist Version Of Monopoly Board Game

Another way to brainwash people I guess. Not quite sure what the intent of the game is but we'll see. I've seen different versions of Monopoly before with certain themes related to towns or states and their landmarks and such, but not like this.

As one site says: "Now that does not seem like a very fun game at all but then again I suppose it is not intended that way but rather for instructional purposes.

I would like to see this "game" translated into an English version and distributed throughout our educational system and be mandatory participation in all civics and government related studies

Via The Sun: The board game, called Queue, is the brainchild of the National Remembrance Institute in Poland to show children what the country was like in the Soviet era.

Players get a list of ten essential items like bread and toilet roll and have to travel around the board joining queues to get into state owned shops.

Instead of old favourites like Chance and Community Chest, players can draw wild cards which can get them sent to the front of queues because of a Communist Party connection or having their shop closed down for "decadence".

The game's creator Karol Madaj said: "The game not only makes players understand shopping in Poland under communism.

"It also teaches them what queuing is like - something people seem to have forgotten."

The original game of Monopoly was created in 1935 and 275million have been sold worldwide.

The longest ever game in history lasted for 70 straight days, while the most expensive version — featuring a 23 carat gold board — was created for jeweller Sidney Mobell.

h/t Conservative Perspective

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