How the Monopoly Board Game Became a World War II Escape Kit


British Army and Auxiliary Territorial Services (ATS) officers enjoy a game of Monopoly in the shared Officer's Mess, January 1942. Photo by Edward Miller / Keystone / Getty Images

Monopoly is a pretty divisive game, and people tend to either love it or hate it. However, for hundreds of Allied POWs captured during World War II, Monopoly became more than a mere diversion -- it became, instead, their ticket to freedom. Join the guys as they explore the strange sequence of events that led the UK to turn Monopoly into a real-life escape kit.