George S. Parker published the game 'Banking' in 1883. Lizzie Magie patented The Landlord's Game in 1904 which was published in 1910 by The Economic Game Company. Lizzie Magie gained an additional patent for the changes she had made to her game. A woman named Ruth Hoskins changed the street names om the game to street names within Atlantic City. In 1933, Charles Darrow manufactured five thousand Monopoly games and was issued a patent in 1935, which he assigned to Parker Brothers. Parker Brothers began marketing the game that same year. All Monopoly games sold prior to 1949 carry the patents of Lizzie Magie and Charles Darrow.

It is estimated that over five hundred million people have played Monopoly since it's creation in 1935.

Links:
Monopoly in the Park (world's biggest version)
list of international monopoly versions
monopolycollector.com

Monopoly value and price guide

What's your 'Monopoly' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
Embellished Version Alec Bh Monopi Feb 2019 £ 1 865,01
Korg Mono Poly Unique Midi In Out 240v Apr 2019 £ 1 560,80
Charles Fazzino World Silver Edition May 2019 £ 705,96
Charles Fazzino World Edition Signed May 2019 £ 470,38
Del Toro X Alec Chukka Boots Limited Apr 2019 £ 500,00

Take a look at all sold Monopoly items on eBay for a value indication. If you're not sure what you have, you can post your question below.

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Helen - October 17, 2012

Hi - I live in the UK but would really like to buy the Hong Kong Monopoly board game. Please can you advise me on how to proceed with this. Thanks Helen
►reply: Hello Helen, did you try and search for Hong Kong Monopoly? There are a few for sale and most sellers on eBay ship internationally.