Saturday, August 08, 2015

Wartime Version Of Monopoly

During WWII, the manufacturer of the UK version of Monopoly, John Waddington Ltd., produced a Wartime edition due to supply constraints. The rules were altered, pieces were replaced and a spinner was used in lieu of dice.

Currency and playing cards were printed on cheaper stock and game pieces were replaced with cardboard cutout versions that were affixed to the top of pieces of wood.

Most interestingly, special POW editions of the ‘War Time Pack’ were produced by John Waddington Ltd., and distributed by fake charities to try to help Allied Forces escape.

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