Monday, January 17

Monopoly Game Facts

Monopoly Facts

Who doesn’t love a good Monopoly game?? I want to tell you about Monopoly and how it came to be! My family and I love playing Monopoly, especially the Monopoly Junior Dinosaur Edition!! Did you know that the person who invented the very first precursor to the Monopoly game was a woman? Yep, that is correct!! Elizabeth (Lizzie) Magie (Philips) invented the first precursor to the Monopoly board game, the Landlord’s Game, while she lived in Brentwood, Maryland. She patented it in about 1903/1904, but the game existed as early as 1902! The Landlord’s game by Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Magie (Philips) inspired Charles Darrow to create the Monopoly board game we know and play today! We have the Monopoly board game today because of Elizabeth Magie.


What is your favorite Monopoly game?


Facts about Monopoly:

1. In 1935, Parker Brothers bought the game rights to the Landlord’s game from Elizabeth (Lizzie) Magie (Philips) for $500. Charles Darrow is credited with making the Monopoly game. In 1991, Hasbro acquired Parker Brothers.

2. Monopoly is printed in about 37 languages and sold in about 110 countries. There are over 300 different versions of Monopoly. More than 250 million Monopoly games have been sold since 1935.

3. November 19th is National Play Monopoly Day every year!! So, get out your favorite Monopoly game and have fun playing!!

4. In 1935, the original Monopoly board game did not have playing pieces (tokens). Players were told to use household items such as buttons!

5. In the 1970s, the Parker Brothers made a Braille edition of Monopoly for the visually impaired. It was released in 1973. The most expensive Monopoly board game ever made by a San Francisco jeweler named Sidney Mobell in 1988. It was crafted in 18k gold and gemstones. It is estimated to be worth about 2 million (2,000,000) dollars.

6. This year marks the 87th anniversary of the Monopoly game! This year also marks the 120th anniversary of the Landlord’s game that Elizabeth (Lizzie) Magie (Philips) made.


Share a fact about Monopoly with us?


Books about Monopoly:

1. Hasbro Monopoly Jr. (Booktivity) Board book by Golden Books

2. Pass Go and Collect $200: by Tanya Lee Stone

3. Mr. Monopoly's Amusement Park a Math Adventure by Jackie Glassman

4. Monopoly Junior Mad Madness by Howie Dewin

Parents/caretakers, please ensure all books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.



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