"Let's Play Monopoly"
Held in conjunction with the
Seattle African Violet Society
Noon to 4:30 PM
The board game Monopoly(TM) was itself the winner in a field of real
estate games. The first, called "The Landlord's Game," was invented by
Lizzie Magie of Virginia (patented 1904). In it, players rented
properties, paid utilities and avoided "Jail" as they moved through the
board. The game was intended to teach the iniquities of current realty
and tax systems. But despite Magie's intentions, people enjoyed its
fierce financial competition, and they began creating versions
customized to reflect their own neighborhoods.