Talk:Monopoly (game)

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The spinoff "Sociopoly" seems prominent enough and important enough to be included. See: for mention of it and for a more detailed description of the game. Thanks! --Lbeaumont (talk) 04:29, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

suggested minimum age should be specified[edit]

in the box on right — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:59, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Photo of game?[edit]

I find it amazing that their is no photo of this game, one of the most popular in the world (for an example of what I'm talking about, see this board game). The table layout is great, but a photo would help too. Is there really some stringent legal nuance that prevents us from including a photo of this nearly ubiquitous game? — Frεcklεfσσt | Talk 15:10, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Illustrator Matt Pocock[edit]

Is there any proof that Matt Pocock is the original illustrator of Mr. Monopoly and other game artwork? In Phil Orbanes' book on the history of Monopoly, the original illustrator was unknown. The only sites that I can find that verify Matt Pocock are ones that are referencing this Wikipedia page. Tostie14 (talk) 15:52, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Seeing no responses to my query over the past 6 months, I did research into the history of this page and found that Matt Pocock was added as the game's Illustrator by User:Nkhemlani, who has only ever made 2 contributions to Wikipedia (, both to this page. Nkhemlani never included any source for the addition, and I cannot substantiate that Matt Pocock was ever associated with the game, other than that name being added to the Wikipedia page. Unfortunately, now that that name has been on this page for 3 years, many many other websites and articles have treated this information as fact. I thought it was time to remove it until someone can find a valid source prior that existed prior to the addition on Wikipedia in Sep 2012. Tostie14 (talk) 20:50, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Monopoly stats?[edit]

I and 2 or 3 other statisticians have determined the most-landed-upon spaces, which ones have the greatest value/return on investment, etc. I'm curious if anyone thinks that kind of content would have a fit in this article. (And, I apologize in advance if it's already there or already discussed...I'm currently experiencing a bug which prevents me from reading any WP content on any page.) Jtrevor99 (talk) 18:08, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Is this information available in a reliable source? If we can't verify it, we can't include it. DonIago (talk) 18:16, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
I've personally verified the stats posted at [[1]], and have an Excel spreadsheet that models the first 500 turns I could provide if desired, but that of course falls under original research. And I'm not sure if "random guy's webpage" would qualify as WP:RS in many persons' eyes despite its veracity. Jtrevor99 (talk) 22:07, 27 October 2015 (UTC)