1/27/2011 Portland, Oregon – Pop in your mints…
Today we dedicate The Mint to a Pole named Karol Madaj who, with the help of the Polish National Remembrance Institute, has created a board game to teach people how to obtain goods in a Socialist (Communist) society. According to AP, the game, called "Kolejka" which essentially means line or queue, is to help young Poles understand the hardships of life under communism.
Madaj has given the world an amazing gift, a chance to learn the despair of Socialism (commonly called Communism) without actually having to live through it. We ask that they send copies to the White House and the US Congress members, along with a copy to every grade school in America, maybe the world. It is that important.
The man should win a Nobel Prize!
Kolejka is being loosely compared to Monopoly, a board game based on Capitalism. The main difference being that, instead of moving around the board, acquiring property and charging or paying rent while dealing with other random events, the players in Kolejka choose a line to stand in to wait to receive what would hopefully be something they needed while trying to avoid standing in lines where inventories would run out before your turn came up, among other things. From the AP article: