Confirming the iconic role of Monopoly not only for board games, but also for free-market economies, the humor website, Capitalist Banter, has posted an article “Economy Forces Monopoly Games To Downsize.” Okay, it’s not really news, but I thought the link worthwhile for gems like this:

High gas prices began causing problems for Monopoly two years ago. “No one wanted the race car as their playing piece,” says Pazgough. “We had to replace thousands of them with little bicycles. Then we had to recall the bicycles after the doping scandal at the Tour de France. We’re using little scooters now, but I’ve got the assembly lines ready to switch to skateboards or golf carts.”