It’s hard for me, as a New Jersey native, to imagine that Atlantic City was ever really all that great, but nonetheless, Mr. Monopoly continues to invite the young and young-at-heart alike to try to take over the boardwalk and rule the seaside.
Monopoly’s math lessons are pretty much hidden in plain sight: Once you own a property, other players must pay “rent” upon landing on one of them. And how much? Well, that’s part of the game then, isn’t it? And the more you own, the more you stand to make; the less you have, the more you stand to lose to the other players.
It’s all about calculation, risk and, of course, luck, which plays a big part in both games and life.