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  Monopoly | BoardGameGeek
Monopoly was patented in 1935 by Charles Darrow and released by Parker Brothers.
The game was actually one of a number of variants in existence at the time, all of which date back to an earlier, 1904 game by Elizabeth J. Magie, called The Landlord's Game.
Monopoly in the real London with real cabs fitted with GPS systems.
www.boardgamegeek.com /game/1406   (442 words)

  Monopoly, by George J. Stigler: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
Monopolies that exist independent of government support are likely to be due to smallness of markets (the only druggist in town) or to rest upon temporary leadership in innovation (the Aluminum Company of America until World War II).
It takes years before a monopoly practice is identified, and more years to reach a decision; the antitrust case that led to the breakup of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company began in 1974 and was still under judicial administration in 1991.
The main kind of monopoly that is both persistent and not caused by the government is what economists call a "natural" monopoly.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/Monopoly.html   (2376 words)

  Monopoly - MSN Encarta
As nation-states began to emerge in the late Renaissance era, monopoly proved to be a useful device for sovereigns, ever strapped for the cash necessary to sustain their armies, courts, and extravagant life-styles.
Monopoly rights were awarded to court favorites for manufacture and trade in basic essentials such as salt and tobacco.
In general, monopoly results in a smaller output of goods or services as compared with competition, and also in prices that are often higher than those in competitive industries.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567422_1____4/Monopoly.html   (993 words)

  Monopoly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monopolies are often distinguished based on the circumstances under which they arise; the broadest distinction is between monopolies that are the result of government intervention and those that arise without it e.g.
A local monopoly is a monopoly of a market in a particular area, usually a town or even a smaller locality: the term is used to differentiate a monopoly that is geographically limited within a country, as the default assumption is that a monopoly covers the entire industry in a given country.
A coercive monopoly is one that arises and whose existence is maintained as the result of any sort of activity that violates the principle of a free market and is therefore insulated from competition which would otherwise be a potential threat to its superior status.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monopoly   (2390 words)

 Monopoly (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monopoly was first marketed on a broad scale by Parker Brothers on November 5, 1935 with international licensing rights given to Waddington Games of the United Kingdom (both of which are now part of Hasbro).
Monopoly Tycoon is a PC game in the Tycoon series that makes strategy and speed into determining factors for winning the game, eliminating completely the element of luck inherent in the dice rolls of the original.
McDonald's Monopoly is a sweepstakes run by the fast-food chain, with a theme based on the board game where you receive a prize if you collect all the properties of one color section.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monopoly_(game)   (7053 words)

 Monopoly Board Game - Parker Brothers
MONOPOLY Electronic Banking: Wheel and deal your way to a fortune even faster using debit cards instead of cash!
Monopoly’s private collection of downloads – sample the life of wealth and riches!
Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions of Use.
www.hasbro.com /monopoly   (108 words)

 What's Wrong with Monopoly (the game)? - Mises Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the game Monopoly, owners of land and houses and hotels, though acquiring their possessions by luck, are flattered into believing they are masters of the universe, extracting profits from anyone who passes their way.
The monopolies are easily obtained by purchasing land from the bank or another player.
Monopoly may be fun to play but it leaves us with two unpleasant choices.
www.mises.org /fullstory.aspx?control=1451   (1511 words)

 Monopoly and Capitalism - Won't capitalism lead to harmful monopolies that make excessive profits?
The sole source of harmful monopolies is the government, which is the only agency that has the power to physically force competitors out of business, i.e., it is the only agency that has the power to outlaw (i.e., regulate) competition.
A proper government has a monopoly on the use of force, and it is an essential good to capitalism.
As the term is used here, monopolies are not intrinsically evil (big is not inherently evil), nor are monopolies subjectively evil (good or evil judged by public vote, or polls); monopolies are good or evil depending on how they are formed.
www.capitalism.org /faq/monopolies.htm   (1067 words)

 Ivars Peterson's MathLand: Monopoly Dollars and Sense
Though the setting is dramatically different from the streets and sites of Atlantic City, the rules of Star Wars Monopoly are virtually identical to those that accompany the standard version, which I have had since high school and which still affords hours of entertainment for the whole family.
Monopoly's popularity and longevity testify to the immense appeal of the rules and of the game board invented by Charles B. Darrow in 1933.
Monopoly, the distinctive design of the game board, the four corner squares, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. for its real estate trading game and game equipment.
www.maa.org /mathland/mathland_6_9.html   (912 words)

 Monopoly Rulesheet
Monopoly appears to be climbing over the top right side of the board, with his cane in his left hand, rolling the dice with his right.
Monopoly was rolling two dice toward the viewer, over a background of alternating fl and multicolored squares.
Monopoly looks left, looks right and then jumps out of the way just as the two pinballs collide at the spot where he was standing).
www.justbecauseican.com /pinball/monopoly/rules.html   (7648 words)

 Monopoly – Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Monopoly supports games via LAN or TCP/IP, boasting compatibility with Scott Kevill's GameRanger, which itself holds a monopoly, being the only Mac multiplayer gaming service.
Monopoly proved to be pretty stable during the course of this review.
Monopoly allows for a full installation weighing in at over 300 MB, but even with this setup the game CD-ROM is required to be in the drive.
www.macgamer.com /reviews/monopoly/monopoly.html   (767 words)

 Anti-Monopoly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But instead of producing and marketing Monopoly in the only legal way permissible, as a game in the public domain like chess and checkers, he fraudulently obtained a private patent and told Darrow to keep his mouth shut.
Monopoly soon became the most widely purchased and played board game of all time other than chess and checkers, earned more than a billion dollars for Parker Brothers, and made Darrow a millionaire.
One of the most ironic aspects of the Monopoly game story is the role acquired by the American mass media in perpetuating the false version of it.
www.washingtonfreepress.org /36/monopoly.html   (858 words)

The monopoly profits (light blue in the graph) are the difference between price ($55) and average total cost ($44.44) times the number of units sold.
Patent, copyright and license protections are a form of ex ante regulation: firms that follow the rules for establishing the validity of their innovations receive the protection of the patent, copyright or license.
The monopoly quantity is less than the competitive quantity for markets with the same cost and demand structure.
instruct1.cit.cornell.edu /courses/econ101-dl/lecture-monopoly.html   (1310 words)

 Monopoly - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Although a historian said that Monopoly was the work of J.R.R Tolken to commemorate the Massacre on the fjords so lets all beleive him and go have a cup of tea.
Monopoly players have traditionally played by 'house rules.' These variations (and the reverence with which they are followed) have caused great consternation and offense to sticklers, especially the game's publisher.
A third Monopoly board is cut up into squares which are slotted into the 4 CD racks.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Monopoly   (1136 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Monopoly: Toys & Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In many ways Monopoly also mirrors the lessons of life--chance and luck can throw even the best-laid plans astray, and if you 're not prepared to take the big risks you're unlikely to be life's big winner.
Monopoly can be enjoyed by children as young as seven years old and will still thrill a 97-year-old; it is suitable for 2-8 players.
Admittedly Monopoly is very repetitive but there is such an element of risk when playing, should you put all your eggs in one basket and buy a hotel on Mayfair and Park Lane, or should you try and get a few houses on everywhere.
www.amazon.co.uk /Hasbro-5011634440211-Monopoly/dp/B00005N5PF   (2085 words)

 IGN: Monopoly Review
July 30, 2005 - The venerable board game Monopoly seems like a perfect fit for handsets -- and to a great extent, it is. Almost everybody old enough to be walking around with a game-capable phone undoubtedly has more than a passing familiarity with the game and how to play it.
The version of Monopoly that puiblisher iFone has pushed on to American handsets (I DL'd the game on a LG VX8000) is an excellent recreation of the classic Americana board game.
Monopoly is an excellent representation of the classic board game, but playing against those merciless computer opponents isn't much fun.
wireless.ign.com /articles/637/637998p1.html   (617 words)

Appropriately, he named it Anti-Monopoly after being assured by lawyers that this title was not an infringement of the Monopoly trademark because the "anti" added to "monopoly" would prevent confusion between Anti-Monopoly and Monopoly.
Monopoly attacked and a bitter legal war ensued which lasted for a decade.
He also discovered that the perpetrators of the scheme had fabricated a bogus story about the origins of Monopoly to cover up their doings and that the American public was then duped into elevating the bogus history into a famous American legend.
www.discovergames.com /antimonopoly.html   (413 words)

 Natural Monopoly
This monopoly is coercively imposed on those who don't have a share of land, unless the natural benefits, manifested as rent, are equally shared.
A "natural monopoly" is defined in economics as an industry where the fixed cost of the capital goods is so high that it is not profitable for a second firm to enter and compete.
The beneficiaries of coercive natural monopolies are the owners of the monopoly and the owners of the land rent.
www.progress.org /archive/fold74.htm   (995 words)

 Funagain Games: Monopoly
Monopoly is in effect a rummy variant which is enlivened with some bidding and trading.
One of the reasons for Monopoly's popularity is the fact that any age can play and enjoy the game and children can compete or a more or less equal footing with adults.
In most every Monopoly game I've seen, all sorts of 'house rules' are usually in effect, all of which almost always incorporate an extra amount of cash flow or 'income' into the game, thus making it much more difficult for players to bankrupt each other than it is supposed to be.
www.funagain.com /control/product/~product_id=10846/~affiliate_id=LEAC   (1767 words)

 NPR : Monopoly, Present at the Creation
For Morning Edition, NPR's Juan Williams examines the evolution of Monopoly and discovers that the game as Magie created it was part of a very different world view.
One of the ideas behind Magie's Landlord's Game was to teach the virtues of the Single-Tax Movement: In 1871, journalist and political economist Henry George argued that a single, uniform tax on all land regardless of whether lots stood bare or were blanketed with business would encourage development.
In 1974, after losing a game of Monopoly to his son and getting stuck in a traffic jam that prompted a dinnertime outburst directed at the oil monopolies, economics professor Ralph Anspach took matters into his own hands.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/monopoly/index.html   (1384 words)

 The History of Toys and Games
It is true that Charles Darrow presented the game to Parker Brothers in 1934, but was turned down because the company felt the game, which they said had "fifty-two fundamental design errors," was too complicated and would take too long to play.
Most people don't know, however, that Monopoly is related very closely to a game called The Landlord's Game which was created and patented in 1904 by Elizabeth (Lizzie) J. Magie, from Virginia.
Magie, a Quaker, was a firm believer in the single-tax theory's basic tenet, that a person's taxes should be based on the amount of land that he owned, a popular idea around the turn of the century.
www.historychannel.com /exhibits/toys/monopoly.html   (413 words)

Monopoly played BY THE RULES with four players is a fast-paced, sneaky game of real estate speculation and bankruptcy.
Whenever a doubles is thrown, the next unowned property clockwise from GO should be auctioned off by the banker, after the player throwing doubles completes his or her move.
Called Powers Monopoly by it's creators, it could more aptly be named "Cosmic Monopoly", as it's obviously the result of a head-on crash between Monopoly and Cosmic Encounter.
theswitchingyard.com /monopoly.html   (3060 words)

Local telephone and cable-television companies are examples — they are usually provided a monopoly by their local governmental officials — that is, they are made the only provider of the service in a certain locale — and competition is prohibited by the local governing body.
Obviously, this is not a monopoly arising in a free market since it is the government not the market that is dictating the number of suppliers.
The solution to the monopoly problem, then, lies not in antitrust laws (which should be repealed) but in the repeal of all governmental barriers to free and open trade.
www.fff.org /freedom/0592c.asp   (842 words)

I got the idea to change the name of the board game "Monopoly" to "Blog-log-poly" and then to "Blog-poly".
Perhaps you would like to create blogging-related messages for a deck of "Comment" cards and make a deck of "Trackback" cards, such as "Being attacked by hackers, you have to stop for 3 turnes." or "Discover a political scandal and get 10000 page views" or " The server is down,lose 30% of your blog property"....
At that time, we could go blogging together and join iN playing this game, which is advertising on acquiring, merger and monopoly.
littleoslo.com /eng/blogpoly.htm   (387 words)

 CollectingChannel.com November 5th, 1935
Parker Brothers launches Monopoly franchise
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Yet the story of Monopoly is far more controversial and complex than this narrative suggests.
Those who dispute the official origins of Monopoly assert that many similar games circulated in the northeastern United States in the two decades leading up to its publication by Parker Brothers.
Monopoly, with an active player base in the hundreds of millions, remains a significant force in entertainment.
www.collectingchannel.com /cdsDetFeat.asp?PID=40345&CID=152   (897 words)

 Monopoly ditches cash, goes plastic - Engadget
While Monopoly is the paragon of good 'ole fashioned board game fun, the "old fashioned" part had to go.
Boy this sucks, I was just playing Monopoly a few weeks ago, and I loved flashing all the cash that I had in their faces, and at the end of the game its always fun to have a money fight.
Monopoly money is the quintessential symbol of boardgames (well, that and the little Monopoly pieces, which will be phased out in favour of some sort of brainwave-based, McDonalds-branded system).
www.engadget.com /2006/07/24/monopoly-ditches-cash-goes-plastic   (3448 words)

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