The Landlord’s Game

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Type: Game

Cost: N/A

Platform(s): Physical

Description

"The Landlord's Game is a board game patented in 1904 by Elizabeth Magie...It is a realty and taxation game, which is considered to be the direct inspiration for the board game Monopoly...[The Landlord's Game] had rules for two different games, anti-monopolist and a monopolist. The anti-monopolist rules reward all during wealth creation while the monopolist rules had the goal of forming monopolies and forcing opponents out of the game. A win in the anti-monopolist, or Single Tax version and later called by Magie as "Prosperity Game", was when the player having the lowest monetary amount has double his original stake" - Wikipedia

 

 

Curator: Steve Wilcox
Steve Wilcox is an assistant professor in the Game Design & Development program at Wilfrid Laurier University where he researches & creates knowledge translation games. He is also the co-founder & former editor-in-chief of First Person Scholar.

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