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Game Night: Monopoly

  • Jun 17, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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From boardgamegeek.com:

The classic real estate game. Buy properties, build houses and hotels, collect rent from fellow players. Repeat as necessary until everyone else is bankrupt.

In the USA in 1933, Charles Darrow devised Monopoly. The patent was filed 31st August 1935 while the game was on sale in America. Based on an earlier game, The Landlord's Game, it was at first rejected by Parker Bros., as being too complicated to be a success. How wrong could they be! It came to the UK in 1936, made under licence by Waddingtons. Darrow died in 1967 having realised he had developed one of the most successful board games of all times. It was awarded as Game of the Century by the TRA (Toy Retailers Association).

Monopoly was patented in 1935 by Charles Darrow and released by Parker Brothers. The game was actually one of a number of variants in existence at the time, all of which date back to an earlier, 1904 game by Elizabeth J. Magie, called The Landlord's Game. Magie was a proponent of the Single Tax put forth by famous author Henry George. The game was designed to show how the Single Tax would work - players could choose to play under regular rules or alternate "Single Tax" rules.

The game didn't really go anywhere and Magie lost interest in it. Variations of the game evolved, however, and homemade versions traveled up and down the Atlantic coast and even as far west as Michigan and Texas, being developed all along the way. Eventually the game was noticed by Charles Darrow who introduced it to the world in its current form.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    it was a really good crowd of people. I enjoyed it very much

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running like 5-10 minutes late sorry.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone have a Hawaiian shirt I can borrow for a work thing this week?

    June 17, 2013

    • Nidal

      Now you're pushing the dress code over there? You sure do have some attitude.

      1 · June 17, 2013

  • Nidal

    For those that might decide to "pop in", please understand that Monopoly is already stretching at 8 players, but we still welcome your company, conversation, and rooting for your favorite cold hearted player.

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to tomorrow nights game. just love the game

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work this night, got called in.

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Muy visa got delayed. So I can't make it this week :(

    June 14, 2013

    • Nidal

      I guess that means you won't be winning this then...

      June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      LOL, Nidal - Oh no Emmanuel!! I was wondering if you were back yet... Safe travels!

      June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great game

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    im janek . and I love monopoly.

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sooo going to win this time!

    June 1, 2013

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  • Nidal
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  • A former member
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    +1 guest
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