Why are the cards called so?

Are there any plausible reasons as why they are included in the game of monopoly? Does their naming have anything to do with real-world namings?


Community Chest is named from the original Atlantic City version of Monopoly.

In Atlantic City, the Community Chest was a welfare organisation. Therefore, Community Chest cards are more likely than not to give money.

On the other hand, Chance cards are more likely to move you to a random 'chance' location.

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    Atlantic City is also primarily known for its casinos and gambling, hence 'Chance' being thematic. – Affe Oct 1 '15 at 18:28
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    @Affe: The first Casino in Atlantic City dates from only 1974; Monopoly has antecedents dating back to 1903, and was published in its current standard form in 1935., almost 40 years earlier. – Forget I was ever here Oct 1 '15 at 22:18

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