Monopoly Is A Board Game

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Monopoly has been known as possibly one of the most known board games of all time. Monopoly is “a board game in which players try to enrich themselves by developing Atlantic City, New Jersey, real estate” (Philippe R. Girard). It was “created by Charles Darrow in 1935.” The game is meant to be played with a group of people to make it more enjoyable. Millions of people around the world know of and play Monopoly. It has evolved over several years and other versions have been created over several years. Monopoly has been known as one of the best board games ever created because of the history of the board game, the development, the different versions of the it today, and its competitors. Monopoly is well known from the history of the board…show more content…
Monopoly has developed from the Landlord’s Game to Monopoly. The original purpose of was to “show how Henry George’s system of political economy would work in real life” (Dodson). One of the first versions of the game “featured a path that allowed players to circle the board, in contrast to the linear-path design used by many games at the time” (Mary Pilon). After Magie made the game, it become very well liked, so she decided to “make another version and patent it.” This new version had “named streets and other appearance changes” such as a rectangular board (Edward J. Dodson). A few years later, “by the late 1920s, Magie and the creators changed the design by gathering the properties into groups, allowing buildings to be added to the locations and increasing the amount of rent charged based on the number of properties owned.” In 1934, Charles B. Darrow, “developed his own game for public release and used the streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey” (Galley and Briavel). This was later known as Monopoly. As soon as he created the game, he “offered to sell the board game to the Parker brothers that same year, but they were not interested. A year later in 1935, they changed their thoughts and purchased the company” (Matthew Horton). The game was officially and continues to be owned by the Parker brothers. Monopoly has developed in several different ways and during this process, different versions of the game have been created. Monopoly has numerous
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