This post probably has very little to do with personal finance but everything to do with the classic game of Monopoly. I was reading Dane’s Business Opportunities blog (specifically this post about an MBA game ) when I was sucked in by a gorgeous set of photos on Flickr by R80o of a 1938 (he thinks) copy of Monopoly . When we were on the Bermuda cruise , we had a couple days at sea so we opted to play Monopoly and lose fake money instead of messing around in the casino and lose real money. Below I have a collection of fun links related to Monopoly:
An obligatory link to the history of Monopoly  and the heartwarming story of Charles B. Darrow’s creation in the heart of the Great Depression.
Truman Collins went through and calculated all the probabilities related to Monopoly … and it’s insane. This guy wrote a program that takes into account all the Chance/Community Chest cards, methods of getting jailed, etc. so you know that it’s probably as comprehensive as you can get. If you’re a stats-junkie or probability-hound and you like Monopoly, you’ll be in heaven with this site, it’s mind-boggling amazing.
If you want to snag your own copy, Amazon carries Monopoly for only nine bucks . Honestly though, I’d prefer to look on Ebay and find an older version.
Finally, if you do play, don’t be a sore loser . Cheers! 🙂