AP NEWS

Five interesting facts about monopoly

November 6, 2018

Marketing anniversary today

On this date in 1935, Parker Brothers began marketing the board game “Monopoly.”

Creator from Philly

Charles Darrow, of Philadelphia, first developed the Monopoly game in 1933. He sold the rights to Parker Brothers two years later.

A worldwide favorite

More than 275 million games have been sold in 111 different countries. Monopoly has been translated into 43 languages.

Blind can play, too

In the 1970s, a Braille edition of the game was created for the visually impaired.

Many themes have emerged

More than 300 licensed versions of the Monopoly game have been themed to topics such as sports teams and movies such as “Despicable Me.”

AP RADIO
Update hourly