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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Two Rad Panels Coming Up

Sports! Media! Tech! I’m thrilled to be moderating a conversation next Tuesday June 10 at the Paley Center, “The Next Big Thing in Sports and the Second Screen” We’ll be chatting with Bob Bowman, President and CEO, MLB Advanced Media and John Kosner, EVP, ESPN Digital and Print Media. Info and an online stream can be found here

And Thursday, June 19, I’m honored to be among the journalists speaking at Her Girl Friday in Dumbo. Facebook invite here

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It is beautiful, and now it is mine. #mspacman #boardgames #pushy #videogames

It is beautiful, and now it is mine. #mspacman #boardgames #pushy #videogames

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.