How Monopoly was created?
Early history The history of Monopoly can be traced back to 1903, when American anti-monopolist Lizzie Magie created a game which she hoped would explain the single tax theory of Henry George. It was intended as an educational tool to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies.
When was Monopoly invented?
1935Monopoly was first marketed on a broad scale by Parker Brothers in 1935. A Standard Edition, with a small black box and separate board, and a larger Deluxe Edition, with a box large enough to hold the board, were sold in the first year of Parker Brothers' ownership.
Who made the original Monopoly game?
What was monopoly based on?
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Monopoly is celebrating 80 years of capitalist cunning and dinner-table deals. The board game based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City was "born" on March 19, 1935, when Parker Brothers acquired the rights to it.