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Traces the history of the game from its origins in 1903 to its current popularity, including information on people involved with the game's history, trivia, and the role of advertising in its success.The stock market crash of October 1929 wiped out the savings of millions who had used borrowed money to buy shares. Most believed this a€œleveragea€ would make them rich because the market always seemed to hit new highs. ... Laymana#39;s utilitarian game featured a plain box containing small wooden playing pieces and little cards (including money cards) plus a separate, bound game board fabricatedanbsp;...

Author:Philip E. Orbanes
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2007-10-09


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