Monopoly Is Theft | Harper’s Magazine
By Christopher Ketcham, harpers.org

The play­ers at Table 25 fought first over the choice of pawns. Doug Herold, a forty-four-year-old real estate apprais­er, set­tled on the car. The play­er across from him, a shark-eyed IT recruiter named Billy, opted for the ship and took a pull…

Really nice article about the origins of Monopoly, including its origins as The Landlord’s Game.