In an article published on The New York Times, Mary Pilon, author of a book about Monopoly's hidden history, said Elizabeth came up with two sets of rules for The Landlord’s Game.
'She created two sets of rules for her game: an anti-monopolist set in which all were rewarded when wealth was created, and a monopolist set in which the goal was to create monopolies and crush opponents.
'Her dualistic approach was a teaching tool meant to demonstrate that the first set of rules was morally superior.'
As popularity for the game began to spread, Charles Darrow pitched his version of it to the Parker Brothers. The company then bought Elizabeth’s rights The Landlord’s game, the single tax system set of rules was abolished and Monopoly was born.
Despite the original point of the game being lost, it turns out the family feuds waged while playing are actually a good thing.
'There are those who argue that it may be a dangerous thing to teach children how they may thus get the advantage of their fellows, but let me tell you there are no fairer-minded beings in the world than our own little American children,’ Elizabeth wrote in 1902.
'Watch them in their play and see how quick they are, should any one of their number attempt to cheat or take undue advantage of another, to cry, "No fair!" And who has not heard almost every little girl say, "I won't play if you don't play fair.'
'Let the children once see clearly the gross injustice of our present land system and when they grow up, if they are allowed to develop naturally, the evil will soon be remedied.'