Monopoly Tribute (H)

$15.00

Monopoly. An amazing game of shrewd economics, strategic thinking, conquering and being conquered (fiscally, that is). This Challenge asks you to re-imagine the facets of Monopoly through the lens of a historical civilization.

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Monopoly. An amazing game of shrewd economics, strategic thinking, conquering and being conquered (fiscally, that is). This Challenge asks you to re-imagine the facets of Monopoly through the lens of ancient tax and tribute systems. While our model will focus on the tribute systems of Mesoamerica, with reading and exposure of original source materials from that period, you can choose any ancient tax and tribute system. For example, in Monopoly, there are four lanes of real estate, each with increasingly higher real estate values. What are the four levels of real estate in your civilization? How are values established? What is your currency and its “gold standard”? What replaces the value of the four Railroad cards? What does one have to do wrong to be sent ‘to jail’? What is ‘jail’? The deliverable: an instructional video, with accompanying visuals, explaining the rules of the game and the overarching system of values on which they are based.