National Play Monopoly Day
You’ll be happy to learn that there is an entire day dedicated to Monopoly. You will love the little figurines and the get out of jail cards. Learn more about this holiday’s history and what you can celebrate it.
In 1903, Elizabeth Magie, an American anti-monopolist, created the Monopoly game to help explain Henry George’s single tax theory. Henry George believed that having a monopoly on specific arrangements and interactions could cause great economic problems. He therefore supported land value taxes as well as patent rents to monopolized businesses and companies.
Lizzie Magie decided to make the game, the Landlord’s Game. She did this to simplify the effects of Monopoly. In 1904, she filed her patent and her game was published in 1906. Charles Darrow made a semi-copyrighted Monopoly version. However, it wasn‚Äôt until 1935 when the Parker Brother‚Äôs sold a similar game called Monopoly. History states that Hasbro Inc. purchased Parker Brothers in 1991 and bought Monopoly.
Monopoly, thanks to its long tradition, is one of the most loved board games worldwide. Every year, new editions are created. The internet allows fans to vote for new pieces and possible editions to be collected and played. This holiday is a tribute to Monopoly, which has become a part of American tradition.
Monopoly is a great way to celebrate this holiday. Play Monopoly with your siblings and have a family get-together. Invite your friends to join you for a game night that includes drinking, snacks and playing board games. Vote online for the next edition to the Monopoly Game. Use the hashtag #playmonopolyday to let everyone know what day it’s today.