Sun Nov 19th

National Play Monopoly Day

On November 19th, the fabled board game that has landed us on Park Place, Boardwalk, or even in jail will be commemorated on National Play Monopoly Day.

Monopoly was first based on a board game developed by Elizabeth Magie in 1902. It was originally based on a board game developed by Elizabeth Magie in 1902. Since then, the game has been played by an estimated 500 million people since 1935.

When is National Scrabble Day? The object of the game is to gather as many properties as you can to create a monopoly. You will collect rent when players land on your house. The more properties you own, the more money you make, too. However, watch out, there are taxes and other fees involved. To win the game, you'll need to bankrupt your opponents and be the last landowner standing. Many families have house rules that make the game more exciting, as well as other family rules.

Monopoly is also available in various forms. Is there a particular book or movie franchise or hobby that interests you? The game likely comes in themes focusing on famous characters and probable scenarios. How about sports teams or pop culture? Monopoly funds go there, too!

How to celebrate #playmonopolyday

Put your banker cap on. Play Monopoly with your family and friends together. See if you can guess the winner. What are your house rules? How long do games last in your house or do they end up in chaos? To post on social media, use #PlayMonopolyDay.

In 7 Stories Behind Our Favorite Games, we even have more board game fun.

Monopoly FAQ

Q. What were the original Monopoly playing pieces?

A. When Parker Brothers first published Monopoly in 1935, the game featured eight playing pieces known as tokens, including a battleship, boot, cannon, thimble, top hat, and iron. A race car, purse, lantern, and a rocking horse were all added shortly, bringing the total number to twelve.

Q. When was the terrier added to the game?

The little dog, A. Ah, the little dog, was a classic figure in Monopoly's game of Monopoly who was introduced in 1940.

Q. If I buy a Monopoly game today, what tokens will be included in the game?

A. As of 2017, the Monopoly board game includes the top hat, warship, race car, dog (all introduced before 1941), cat (introduced in 2000), t-rex, penguin, and rubber duck (all introduced in 2017).