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The curious history of the world’s most popular board game

"Landlords Game board based on 1924 patent" by Lucius Kwok - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Landlords_Game_board_based_on_1924_patent.png#/media/File:Landlords_Game_board_based_on_1924_patent.png
There is a good chance that you have played this board game. And perhaps your parents and their parents before them too.According to the company, that makes it, over 275 million games have been sold in 111 countries. Over the last eight odd years over one billion people have traded make-believe real estate with fake money.If you guessed Monopoly,...

The Last of the Big Ones

The red-and-silver Dragonfly happily flitted across the pool:"Zim, Zim, Zim,Over the water I skim.Now dart in,Now dart out,Dash acrossAnd turn about.""Oh, bother," croaked a hoarse voice as with a plop, a large Bullfrog settled himself on a lily pad. "A little less darting and dashing might be better all round. It’s hot and dusty enough without your hovering above...