Who created the game Monopoly?
What was monopoly originally called?
The board game Monopoly has its origin in the early 20th century. The earliest known version of Monopoly, known as The Landlord's Game, was designed by an American, Elizabeth Magie, and first patented in 1904 but existed as early as 1902.
Why did Elizabeth Magie invent Monopoly?
Magie filed a legal claim for her Landlord's Game in 1903, more than three decades before Parker Brothers began manufacturing Monopoly. She actually designed the game as a protest against the big monopolists of her time—people like Andrew Carnegie and John D.
Who is monopoly based on?
80 years later, how would Atlantic City-based Monopoly look? ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Monopoly is celebrating 80 years of capitalist cunning and dinner-table deals. The board game based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City was "born" on March 19, 1935, when Parker Brothers acquired the rights to it.