Monopoly is a redesign of an earlier game "The Landlord's Game", first published by the Quaker and political activist Elizabeth Magie. The purpose of that game was to teach people how monopolies end up bankrupting the many and giving extraordinary wealth to one or few individuals.
The history of Monopoly can be traced back to 1903, when a Quaker woman named Elizabeth (Lizzie) J. Magie Phillips created a game through which she hoped to be able to explain the single tax theory of Henry George (it was intended to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies). Her game, The Landlord's Game, was commercially published in 1924.
Like other special editions of Monopoly, this edition contains game tokens that fit the theme, in this case, a cowboy hat, a belt buckle, a cowboy boot, "Duke" the dog, John Wayne's directors' chair and a stagecoach. The game board also has properties that were important to John Wayne in his personal and professional life.
To learn more about John Wayne Monopoly and other John Wayne Collectables, visit the specialty web site: http://www.johnwaynecollectables.com/
Wayne McDonald is ongoingly creating Imagine Something Worthy LLC. He is a former Chrysler employee, current real estate investor, and a member of the local Internet Marketing Club. He is using what he is learning at the local Internet Marketing Club to build sites for himself and others. He is continuing to construct and market an online vitamin store, a real estate site for himself and fellow investors, and new Internet marketing affiliate sites.
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