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Day 154 / 365

Nobody ever reads the rules for Monopoly except when an argument breaks out.  🙂

Interesting Fact: Charles Darrow was from Philadelphia, and he first developed the Monopoly game in 1933.  The first pieces were made from materials from Darrow’s home.  A piece of oilcloth covered the board, the cards were handwritten, and the houses and hotels were made from wooden scraps.  The shiny pieces were inspired by Darrow’s nieces.  The first Monopoly die-cast tokens were metal charms from the girls’ charm bracelets. ( http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/25-facts-monopoly-80-years/story?id=28405806 )


  1. This will touch so many people’s memories. Here are two of mine: When I was about ten, my brother and I made our own set; when it was clear she was losing my grandmother always accidentally sent the board flying.

  2. I would like to add this infromation. The first US game was based on names from Atlantic City, (1935).
    Indigo: Mediterranean Avenue, Baltic Avenue
    Cyan: Oriental Avenue, Vermont Avenue, Connecticut Avenue
    Purple: St Charles Place, States Avenue, Virginia Avenue
    Orange: St James Place, Tennessee Avenue, New York Avenue
    Red: Kentucky Avenue, Indiana Avenue, Illinois Avenue
    Yellow: Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor Avenue, Marven Gardens
    Green: Pacific Avenue, Nth Carolina Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue
    Blue: Park Place, Boardwalk
    Railway Stations (Railroads): Reading Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, B&O Railroad, Short Line
    Utilities: Electric Company, Water Works
    Sales Tax: Luxury Tax
    A photographer took pictures of all the Streets in Atlantic City http://www.scoutingny.com/what-the-monopoly-properties-look-like-in-real-life/ .

    • I am glad that my post can take you back in time. Some time we the game lasted for days, we would stop it and continue it the next day. 🙂

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