Monopoly helped prisoners of war escape during the Second World War.
During the war, large numbers of British airmen were felled over enemy airspace and then held as prisoners of war behind enemy lines. Germany, however,as a nod to the , allowed humanitarian groups like the Red Cross to .
Including "games and pastimes."
Compasses and files were both disguised as playing pieces. The money, in the form of French, German, and Italian bank notes were of course sneakily hidden below the Monopoly money. The maps were ingeniously concealed within the board itself.
The game was too innocent to raise suspicion,
The "special edition" Monopoly sets would be
Thus the prisoners, with their new “game pieces”, could begin plotting their escape, after having
destroyed the remains of the board game so that no one would catch on.
I would have just used the get out of jail free card...
P.S. I’m back bitches.