85th Anniversary of Monopoly Games

Day in history – November 5

On November 5, 1935, during the Great Depression, Monopoly, an economic and strategic board game for two or more people, was released for sale, news.mail.ru reports.

The game was invented by Charles Darrow, who proposed his idea to Parker Brothers. Parker Brothers did not appreciate Darrow’s offer. But Charles did not give up and with the help of a friend who owns printing equipment, he made 5,000 printed self-made copies of Monopoly.

The management of the Philadelphia store where Charles brought his invention turned out to be more accommodating, and all 5,000 copies flew very quickly. Then the Parkers invited Darrow to renegotiate. And then the rapid conquest of the whole world by Monopoly began. Monopoly has become the favorite game in the United States and many countries around the world.