Saturday, September 19, 2009

Deep Cover Monopoly

During the Second World War, maps and tools were smuggled to Allied POW's inside copies of the Monopoly game.

The British secret service conspired with the U.K. manufacturer to stuff a compass, small metal tools, such as files, and, most importantly, a map, into cut-out compartments in the Monopoly board itself.

"It was ingenious," said Philip Orbanes, author of several books on Monopoly, including "The World's Most Famous Game and How it Got That Way." "The Monopoly box was big enough to not only hold the game but hide everything else they needed to get to POWs."

But the question is, Will this work with the Xbox?

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