In 1970 Psychology Today published a board game where players were divided into white and black, and had to make economic progress while competing with each other.
Based on Monopoly, the idea was to demonstrate how the odds were stacked against black people in society by having different rules for each race in the game.
Whites started out with $1 million, blacks with $10,000 and each race had different opportunity decks. While whites could buy property in any part of the board, blacks were limited to certain areas until they had accumulated at least $100,000 and were outright banned from property in the ‘suburban zone’.
It was conceived as a painless way for middle-class whites to experience—and understand—the frustrations of blacks.