Mary Pilon

is New York-based sports reporter at The New York Times and is writing a book about the history of Monopoly.

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While strolling in Park Slope today, the phrase “work coming home with you” gains new meaning. #mascots #brooklyn

While strolling in Park Slope today, the phrase “work coming home with you” gains new meaning. #mascots #brooklyn

Congrats to my fellow #brooklynhalf finishers, none of whom ran in skinny jeans or plaid.

Congrats to my fellow #brooklynhalf finishers, none of whom ran in skinny jeans or plaid.

Aerial view of “The Monopolists” book factchecking. More drawn out and punishing than any game I’ve played. Feb 2015 or bust!

Aerial view of “The Monopolists” book factchecking. More drawn out and punishing than any game I’ve played. Feb 2015 or bust!

Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Mary Pilon preview the NCAA basketball finals and discuss with Andy Glockner what it’s like to root for a Premier League team facing relegation. Finally, they talk about Monopoly’s upcoming inclusion of “house rules.”

I had too much fun doing this today.

Monopoly Fans Invited to Rethink Rulebook »

A little board game nugget in Biz Day revealing that Hasbro, the maker of the classic board game, will ask players to debate their favorite €œhouse rules€ for inclusion as options in a future edition.

And, yes, you’ve likely been playing incorrectly all these years. I feel that many minds may be blown leafing through the paper today. All in a day’s work. 

Laced w/irony + history, I have found Russian Monopoly! #sochi2014 #olympics #capitalism

Laced w/irony + history, I have found Russian Monopoly! #sochi2014 #olympics #capitalism

Profound, philosophical #sochi2014 signage en route to cross country skiing. #olympics  (at Комплекс «Лаура» / “Laura” Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center)

Profound, philosophical #sochi2014 signage en route to cross country skiing. #olympics (at Комплекс «Лаура» / “Laura” Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center)