The author of the article, Mary Pilon, conducted some of her research here at the Arden Craft Shop Museum. She spoke with a number of Museum & Archives Committee members and took a tour of the villages. Pilon, whose findings will soon be published as a book, argues against the popular myth that Monopoly was created by a smart but unemployed man named Charles Darrow. She persuasively asserts that instead, Darrow used one set of rules of Magie's already existing game to form the basis of his own.
A PBS series titled History Detectives also detailed the original Landlord's Game, tracing Magie's inspiration back to her interest in the economic theories of Henry George. The ACSM has a copy of the video, and a transcript is available.
A recent movement to reproduce the original game is underway, and interested parties can bid for the new editions.
In the meantime, if you need a get out of jail free card, see Don Stephens!