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board games



  • The Prices on Your Monopoly Board Hold a Dark Secret

    The value hierarchy of properties on the Monopoly game board reflect the history of Atlantic City; the game was created as the Great Migration brought African Americans north to New Jersey and spurred northern cities and their white residents to create and defend residential segregation. 



  • Candy Land Was Invented for Polio Wards

    A schoolteacher created the popular board game, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, for quarantined children. An Object Lesson.