On February 6, 1935 the board game Monopoly was first sold to the masses.
Although Charles Darrow is credited with its creation, Elizabeth Magie patented a basic version of the game in 1904. Many varieties of board games much like Monopoly were created in the 1930s. Most centered around buying and selling property, but it wasn’t until 1935 that Parker Brothers agreed to mass produce Monopoly. It has since become one of the world’s most popular board games!
Monopoly is played by moving around the game board buying and selling or trading properties, acquiring homes and hotels, and collecting rent. The properties on the game board are based on real locations in and around Atlantic City,New Jersey. The game equipment includes: Chance and Community Chest cards, property deeds, dice, houses and hotels, money, and metal tokens used as pawns.
Called “The Fast Dealing Property Trading Game,” Monopoly has sold more than 275 Million games worldwide, and has been produced in 111 countries in more than 40 languages.
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