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.
What's your Monopoly worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|Monopoly 1935 Super Rare Darrow Black Box Darrow Money||09/2021||£1 375.93|
|Franklin Mint Deluxe Monopoly Collectors Edition 1991||09/2021||£850.00|
|Monopoly 85th Swarovski Anniversary Limited Edition To||09/2021||£726.08|
|Franklin Mint Unopened Monopoly Collectors Edition||10/2021||£595.00|
|Mint Monopoly Collector S Edition Game Mahogany Wood||09/2021||£508.24|
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