Monopoli

Wheaton College Monopoli was created in 1972 by the Kodon and Tower editors, Tim Newman and XXXX. These two senior roommates who controlled most of the college printing power decided to collaborate their creative energies and produce a parody of the original Monopoly board game. In lieu of the customary literary magazine, a Monopoli game was produced for every student on campus. Although board games in general were never banned at Wheaton, President Armerding instructed that all copies of this game be destroyed due to threat of legal action from Parker Brothers. Parker Brothers has fought hard to retain the rights and trademark to Monopoly and has seen their efforts come to nought and be reversed several times, ultimately lobbying for a change to U.S. Trademark Laws to retain control of the brand. In 1989 this copy of the game surfaced from Henry Nelson as he was preparing to retire from Student Development.
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