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'Just like in the original Monopoly, acquisition is the name of the game. In this case, however, that means struggling to get basic necessities such as food, clothing and furniture' - German news mag Spiegel reports that a Polish research institute has developed a monopoly-style board game which teaches young people about life under Communism.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
In the game, which will be launched in a couple of weeks, players can’t erect hotels or make stacks of cash.  Instead they must wait in endless queues for food - only to find that some items on their shopping list have sold out.  

But players will be allowed certain advantages in the form of a ‘colleague in the government’ card, which replaces the ‘get out of jail free’ card, and allows players to secretly find out when the next delivery’s arriving.  

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