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Today’s INSIGHT: ‘Bagatelle’ Is An Actual Place & There Is A Board Game Of That Name.

by Anura Guruge

The board game. A type of pocket billiards. Goal is to get the small balls into the ‘holes’ made from the pegs using the small cue.

‘Mere bagatelle’ (a phrase I am fond of) comes from the Château de Bagatelle, outside Paris (France). It was basically built as a ‘folly’ — a trifle. Hence, mere Bagatelle. COOL. I just found that out, after encountering the Bagatelle board game on Facebook. Had never heard of it or seen a board. The board game was played at the French Château, hence the name. Cute. I love to learn new things. Wanted to share this with you. Pass it along. SMILE. Enjoy.

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by Anura Guruge


Today, March 7, Is Credited As The Day That ‘Current’ Monopoly Was ‘Created’ By Charles Darrow.

by Anura Guruge

A quick Google will show that there are claims that March 7, 1933 was when Monopoly, as we know it today, came to be. I also happened to hear ‘this’ on the radio which what got me to go looking.

Yes, there is an extensive ‘History of Monopoly‘ on Wikipedia. That entry, however, does not mention March 7, 1933. So, I am a bit confused and skeptical.

But, I wanted to make sure that I at least got a ‘scratch’ in the sand, just in case.

So, I am posting this with a caveat. This might or might not be true!

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by Anura Guruge