Saturday, February 26, 2011

Earliest Monopoly Games Sells

This old round gameboard is made from oilcloth, one of 5000 made by Charles Darrow in 1933. This is the last original circular Monopoly game known to still exist. All hand drawn in pen and ink, with the pieces made of wood moulding. Darrow's game is based on political activist Lizzie Magie’s Landlord’s Game, which she created to point out social injustice at the turn of the last century. Darrow produced his game in Atlantic City, during the Great Depression when he was unemployed and had a family to support. He sold the rights of Monopoly to Parker Brothers Games in 1934, putting an end to his financial worries.

You can read the more detailed article over at Daily Mail UK.

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