The following post is by regular Big Bad Blog contributor, Pete. It has, as requested, been heavily edited.
Have you heard of 1% Monopoly?
It’s a variation on the traditional game of Monopoly, inspired by the Occupy movement. It consists of a house rule that will make a frustrating bored game (not a spelling error) infuriating for all but one player – if you pass GO while having the most money, you get to “Lobby the Government”, allowing you to change one rule. The richest player will quickly gain a huge advantage and more money, while everyone else will be disadvantaged, losing everything. I doubt playing with this rule will make anyone happier in the long run, but it will illustrate the unfairness of our current political/economic model.
(Editor’s note: I’m not entirely sure if this 1% Monopoly is a creation of Pete’s mind, or something seen elsewhere. I hope it’s the former. Though there are rules online for another Occupy-inspired Monopoly ruleset: Occupy Boardwalk.)