How much is an original Monopoly board worth?
Among those are the original 1935 Monopoly games that include either the year 1933 on the board or "patent pending" on the box. These can bring in anywhere from $300 to $900. The most expensive Monopoly set ever made was encrusted with rubies and sapphires.
Has monopoly changed over time?
While its history may be controversial (more on that later), Monopoly has continued to evolve over the years. Parker Brothers originally rejected the game due to its length, theme and complexity. However, in 1904, a woman named Lizzie Magie patented a board game called the Landlord's Game.
How much money is in a Monopoly board?
Prior to 2008, the standard game came with $15,140. Since then (which is when the game had a graphical refresh), the MONOPOLY bank has been comprised of $20,580. When you start a game, each player still gets $1500, but the distribution of bills is a bit different: 2 $500 bills.
How many Monopoly boards have been sold?
250 million setsOver 250 million sets of Monopoly® have been sold4 since its invention and the game has been played by over half a billion people5 making it possibly the most popular board game in the world.