Crystal Caste, makers of funny shaped RPG dice that look something like geological rocks, won a patent dispute against Hasbro who used dice with the same design for their Monopoly Millennium edition without permission.

And this even after admitting that they saw the dice at a convention and made a feeble attempt to license the design after producing them. Cost to Hasbro: $446,182 in royalties.

For myself, it’s the money in Monopoly Millennium that sucks most; it looks like oil-stained regular Monopoly money.