How Monopoly Helped WWII Prisoners Get Out of POW Camps Free

How one manufacturer created top-secret Monopoly sets to help prisoners of war escape

As a teenager, Christopher Hutton had watched Harry Houdini escape from a packing crate. He couldn’t help but conclude the box must have been deliberately altered.



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Philip S. Naudus

High school teacher by day, koala by night. My wife is a cartoonist with a Ph.D., and she co-authors all of these articles.