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In 1934, in the midst of the Great Depression, an unemployed heating engineer from Pennsylvania created the game of Monopoly. Realizing that his get-rich theme might appeal to other Americans, he had the game printed and distributed in a Philadelphia department store. When he couldn't keep up with the overwhelming requests for more sets, he arranged for Parker Brothers to take over the game. And the rest, as they say, is history. But Monopoly is far from a quaint historical relic. To this day, it remains a riveting game of luck, chance, and savvy wheeling and dealing--all of which can make some lucky dog rich, rich, rich! Based on the purchase of Atlantic City real estate (a city currently renowned for its get-rich gambling opportunities), Monopoly is now printed in 26 languages with more than 200 million sets sold worldwide. Players still scoot the same beloved board pieces: the old shoe, the terrier, and the hot rod. This set also includes rules for a shortened version of the game and a new token, winner of Monopoly's recent "design a token" contest. This is capitalism at its most fun and ruthless, a must-have edition in the family game closet.--Gail Hudson
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Brand:  Parker Brothers
Category:  Board Games
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Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Board games are a great way to have fun in the home and bring people together!
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I own and have spent hundreds of hours playing this classic board game. It is loads of fun and great to play with your friends or at family gatherings.
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Pros: Wonderful classic board game, fun to play, great family/group game...      Cons: ...this is the game that never ends. Yes, it goes on and on my friends...     The Bottom Line: Set aside a few hours and play a game of Monopoly with your family and friends this weekend. You'll be sure to have a great time.     It all began in 1934 with a poor heating engineer's big dream. Today Monopoly is the best selling board game in the world, with …
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