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I wouldn't say illegal as in criminal. However, I've heard someone sue "Ghettopoly" and win.

I check Is it legal to publish a game that already exists but it was 100% developed by me

It says rules of the games cannot be copyrighted. What about likeness, etc.?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghettopoly

Says he has to pay damage. Why? It's obvious that ghettopoly is not the same with monopoly. Also I've heard parody is protected.

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According to the Wikipedia article, the ruling against "Ghettopoly" was a default judgment: the defendant failed to produce documents that the court had ordered him to. Since a default judgment is based around procedural issues, it establishes no precedents for the issue the case is based on: you can't say if "Ghettopoly" violates Hasbro's trademarks on Monopoly or not.

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