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    Tsk tsk Ouija Boards at Toys R Us?!

    I was just goofing around on youtube and I heard that they sell Ouija Boards at Toys R Us now? What?
    I'm 22 and even I know not to mess around with that stuff.

    I know we're in the end times and all, but come on Toys R Us....

    Does another company have to be added to the black list?

    Here is a google link if ya'll want to see for yourselves:
    http://https://www.google.com/search...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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    Our local pharmacy sells ouji boards...they're on the same shelf as Candyland and Monopoly. It's just so evil and it makes me sad that kids can buy those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koalie View Post
    Our local pharmacy sells ouji boards...they're on the same shelf as Candyland and Monopoly. It's just so evil and it makes me sad that kids can buy those things.
    Jeez. People need to wake up.


    Fun Fact: Monopoly was made by a socialist to show the "evils of capitalism". The guy may have been a commie, but Monopoly sure is a fun game
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    Quote Originally Posted by RM Dodd View Post
    Jeez. People need to wake up.


    Fun Fact: Monopoly was made by a socialist to show the "evils of capitalism". The guy may have been a commie, but Monopoly sure is a fun game
    After selling the Monopoly game concept and getting paid for the idea or royalties or whatever, I wonder if the inventor suddenly thought capitalism isn't so bad if they didn't have to hand over profits for wealth redistribution! Kind of like the irony in Mormans against caffeine until they bought Pepsi then caffeine isn't so bad for us after all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RM Dodd
    Fun Fact: Monopoly was made by a socialist to show the "evils of capitalism".
    That is actually false. The game was first created around 1900 to demonstrate the trouble with, "Richardo's Law of Economic Rents" which was a Capitalist operational theory, not Marxist propaganda. Charles Darrow is credited with designing the Monopoly game circa 1933. But Darrow's version was in fact an adaptation of, "The Landlord's Game" patented by Elisabeth Magie in 1902. Magie was a follower of the American economist Henry George who published economic theories in the late 19th century. George was more liberally minded than most of his contemporaries, but he was no socialist.

    When Parker Brothers bought Charles Darrow's Monopoly game in 1934, they also bought Mrs. Magie's earlier patent to protect themselves. The first issue of Monopoly under Parker Brothers publication still had Charles Darrow's name along the edge of one corner.

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    When I was a kid we bought one (or maybe 3 or 4) at Kay Bee Toys so I guess it's always been considered a toy to some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G Moorish View Post
    That is actually false. The game was first created around 1900 to demonstrate the trouble with, "Richardo's Law of Economic Rents" which was a Capitalist operational theory, not Marxist propaganda. Charles Darrow is credited with designing the Monopoly game circa 1933. But Darrow's version was in fact an adaptation of, "The Landlord's Game" patented by Elisabeth Magie in 1902. Magie was a follower of the American economist Henry George who published economic theories in the late 19th century. George was more liberally minded than most of his contemporaries, but he was no socialist.

    When Parker Brothers bought Charles Darrow's Monopoly game in 1934, they also bought Mrs. Magie's earlier patent to protect themselves. The first issue of Monopoly under Parker Brothers publication still had Charles Darrow's name along the edge of one corner.

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    I looked and some sources support what you say and some do not. A quick google search can support any claim, but I keep seeing descrptions of the Land Lord's Game as a game teaching “the evils of accruing vast sums of wealth at the expense of others” . Sounds pretty fishy to me, but perhaps you've studied this more

    Yet I think it's safe to say it was not celebrating capitalism.


    PS: I love how this thread is about Monopoly now. Sorry mods
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarvan View Post
    When I was a kid we bought one (or maybe 3 or 4) at Kay Bee Toys so I guess it's always been considered a toy to some.
    Any bad experiences? How long ago was this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RM Dodd View Post
    Any bad experiences? How long ago was this?
    This was the 80's. I don't recall any bad experiences from it but I wish I'd never been allowed near the things. They were pretty popular at the time and even had a movie at the theater at the time called Witchboard.
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    Can't have prayer in school cause freedom of religion.

    Feel free to sell oujia boards everywhere and have after school Satan programs.

    So ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RM Dodd
    I looked and some sources support what you say and some do not. A quick google search can support any claim, but I keep seeing descrptions of the Land Lord's Game as a game teaching “the evils of accruing vast sums of wealth at the expense of others” . Sounds pretty fishy to me, but perhaps you've studied this more

    Yet I think it's safe to say it was not celebrating capitalism.
    The internet is a wonderful place to find support for almost every position a person may be inclined to assume. People often spin facts to support their own agendas. My information came from older publications including some by the publisher who themselves were Capitalists. Although I haven't played Monopoly for years, in my early adult life I became an avid collector of pre-1942 boxed editions of the game. It was much less expensive than collecting other things. True collectors tend to learn as much as they can about their proclivity.

    Ricardo's Law of Economic Rents was published around 1810. It was the first theory of Classic Economics published in the US and became the foundation of Classic Economics as it is taught today. Keynesian Economics is a much newer development. In the late nineteenth century Henry George published theories in conflict with Classic Economics. Elizabeth Magie's "The Landlord's Game" was intended to show deficiencies in Ricardo's theory. That may have appealed to later Socialists, but advancing socialism wasn't the driving purpose of George, or Magie.

    Monopoly, as we know the game somewhat imperfectly demonstrates the soundness of Recardo's principles. I've used the game as an object lesson to teach some principles of Classic Economics to young adults. For instance, Classic Economics explains why building hotels on Mediterranean and Baltic Avenues almost always runs counter to a game winning strategy. In the same vein, for young adults bad decisions made early in life can impose difficulties later. Understanding these principles one can leverage them for success. Financial mismanagement often contributes to painful failures including the high divorce rate seen in our society today.

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    Ouija boards come and go as popularity cycles.

    Although there have been stories of occult use, perhaps more often it is the focus of ridicule.

    RE Calvin and Hobbes, when they ask the board if Calvin will ever be President, it responds: G-O-D-F-O-R-B-I-D......


    But then while we laugh, satan often slips more influence into his beachhead.

    Maybe its the lack of serious growing occult activity [as opposed to Stylish occult activity] that should be alarming us.
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