Monday, 7 March 2011


Money, banking, working, living... the game of monopoly is all about getting ahead and our audience is aspirational men.

The history of Monopoly pretty much reflects the intentions of the game. Crush your opponents and get as much money as possible.

1904 - The board game The Landlord's Game is born, patented by Lizzie Magie of Virginia. She uses this game to explain economist Henry George's idea, who she is a devoted follower of.

1933 - Lizzie Magie files for another patent for a larger version of her game.
         - Charles B. Darrow falls in love with the game and it becomes a popular game among his family and friends. He files for a patent and begins hand-making games, selling them as his own invention for four dollars each.

1934 - Darrow simply cannot keep up with the supply and demand and decides to bring the game to Parker brothers who totally rejects his version of the game because there are fifty-two design errors.

1934 - Darrow continues to sell as many games as he can produce.

1935 - Parker Brothers hears of Darrow's success and decides to buy the rights to the game. To cover all angles, Parker Brothers also pays off Lizzie Magie and anybody eles who has copyrights to games similar toMonopoly and become the sole owners of the game. They pay Lizzie $500 with no royalties and makret The Landlord's Game for a little while and then erase the game forever. They then give Charles B. Darrow credit as Monopoly's inventor.

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This is the Monopoly board I remember... but there are so many variations and countries I don't think it is British enough.

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