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  • 21 January 2011, 10:32

Communism takes over Monopoly

Communist Monopoly /Europics

A communist version of the ultimate capitalist game - Monopoly - has been made in Poland.

Instead of buying streets, houses and hotels, players will get a list of 10 essential items like bread and loo paper and have to travel around the board joining queues to get into state-owned shops.

And instead of Chance and Community Chest, players can draw wild cards that get them sent to the front because of a Communist Party connection or see a shop closed down for "decadence."

The game - called Queue and created by the country's National Remembrance Institute - is designed to show schoolchildren what life was like under the old Soviet era.

"The game not only makes players understand shopping in Poland under communism," said the game's creator Karol Madaj.

"It also teaches them what queueing is like - something people seem to have forgotten."

 

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