Game of Monopoly Hit Shelves This Day in 1935
The board game that has incited many a family feud, the game of Monopoly, was first made available to the public this day in 1935.
It was a creation of a man named Charles Darrow and was loosely based upon a game from decades earlier called Landlord's Game. Landlord's game became popular in Philadelphia and also with a group of Quakers in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and that's why the game's board contains the names of Atlantic City streets, including the Boardwalk. Darrow took a big "chance" here, but it paid off and he became a multi-millionaire. Today there are versions of the game available in 37 languages in over 100 countries.