THE Board Game
The history of Monopoly can be traced back to the early 1900s. In 1904, an inventor named Lizzie Magie patented a game through which she hoped to be able to explain some of the economic ideas of Henry George. Her game, The Landlord’s Game, was commercially published a few years later. Magie’s game was redeveloped by her, and other interested game players, many of whom made their own sets. Magie herself patented a revised edition of the game in 1924, and similar games were published commercially. By the early 1930s a board game named Monopoly was created much like the version of Monopoly sold by Parker Brothers and its parent companies through the rest of the 20th century, and into the 21st. Several different people, mostly in the U.S. Midwest and near the U.S. East Coast, contributed to the game’s design and evolution. (Source: Wikipedia)
I also found out accidentally that Monopoly has released a new edition which will include style-icons like the Motorola RAZR phone, known for being one of the slimmest phones in the world, a Starbucks coffee, and a NewBalance running shoe, just to name a few. I wonder why the iPOD didn’t make it as a token though.
These snapshots however are not the newest edition. We used to have a Monopoly board game when we were kids. Its tokens were made of plastic. I was able to buy a set that had the silver-coated tokens I’ve been looking for.
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