Monopoly is an American board game published by Parker Brothers. The game is named after the economic concept of monopoly, the domination of a market by a single entity.
The history of Monopoly can be traced back to 1903, when an American woman named Elizabeth (Lizzie) J. Magie Phillips created a game through which she hoped to be able to explain the single tax theory of Henry George (it was intended to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies). Her game, The Landlord’s Game, was commercially published in 1923. A series of variant board games based on her concept were developed from 1906 through the 1930s that involved the buying and selling of land and the development of that land. By 1934, a board game called Monopoly had been created which formed the basis of the game sold by Parker Brothers and its parent companies through the rest of the 20th century, and into the 21st. Several people, mostly in the Midwestern United States and near the East Coast, contributed to the game’s design and evolution. By the 1970s, the idea that the game had been created solely by Charles Darrow had become popular folklore: it was printed in the game’s instructions and even in the 1974 book The Monopoly Book: Strategy and Tactics of the World’s Most Popular Game by Maxine Brady.
In 1941, the British Secret Intelligence Service had John Waddington Ltd., the licensed manufacturer of the game outside the U.S., create a special edition for World War II prisoners of war held by the Nazis. Hidden inside these games were maps, compasses, real money, and other objects useful for escaping. They were distributed to prisoners by Secret Service-created fake charity groups.
Because of the lengthy court process and appeals, the legal status of Parker Brothers’ trademarks on the game was not settled until the late 1970s. Ralph Anspach won a lawsuit over his game Anti-Monopoly on appeals in 1979, as the 9th District Court determined that the trademark Monopoly was generic, and therefore unenforceable.
What would MONOPOLY be like if it were invented today? Find out as this classic family favorite gets a modern makeover for today’s would-be billionaires! Load your account with millions, roll the dice, and move all-new tokens around the board. Buy and sell all-new properties featuring popular destinations from across the United States. Challenge your friends and family to exciting MONOPOLY fun, or play against an advanced AI with multiple difficulty settings. Today’s properties, today’s tokens, today’s millions, MONOPOLY HERE & NOW EDITION is timeless fun for tomorrow’s billionaires.
- Own Popular Destinations from Across the United States
- Tokens that are Iconic to Life Here and Now
- Buy and Sell at Modern Market Prices
- Play Against Friends and Family
This Monopoly E-game version very easy to play, nice, fun and simple.
How to play Monopoly Game:
How to play Monopoly Step 1: Enter player name
How to play Monopoly Step 2: Choose level and select icon
How to play Monopoly Step 3: Roll Dice
How to play Monopoly Step 4: Buy and Auction
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