Monopoly Redesign: Eliot Spitzer Edition

Studio 360 Redesign

Friday, April 29, 2011

Since the board game Monopoly first came out in the 1930s, capitalism and tycooning have changed a lot. Someone who knows that better than most is former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who now hosts a public affairs program on CNN. Spitzer told Kurt Andersen his first lesson in the laws of the free market occurred during family Monopoly games: his father, a titan of New York real estate, showed no mercy.

Eliot Spitzer weighed in on our Monopoly redesign project. Tell us how you would change the game by May 3, and we'll share your ideas with our game designer, Brenda Brathwaite.

 

(Mark Strozier/flickr)

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Eliot Spitzer

Comments [1]

Craig Klein from Philadelphia

I have to say I was disappointed to hear Eliot Spitzer, of all people, talking about the ethics of Monolopy. Did everyone involved in this piece fail to see the irony in Spitzer talking about the randomness of the game's "go to jail" feature when he himself got a "get out of jail free" card over his paying prostitutes for sex?

Apr. 30 2011 08:06 AM

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