Monopoly

About Monopoly

Monopoly is a board game in which players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and developing them with houses and hotels. Players collect rent from their opponents, with the goal being to drive them into bankruptcy. Money can also be gained or lost through Chance and Community Chest cards, and tax squares; players can end up in jail, which they cannot move from until they have met one of several conditions. The game has numerous house rules, and hundreds of different editions exist, as well as many spin-offs and related media.

  • How It Started

    How It Started

    Monopoly was created by Elizabeth Magie in the United States in 1903 as a way to demonstrate that an economy which rewards wealth creation is better than one where monopolists work under few constraints. Parker Brothers first published the game in 1935 and later it was owned by the American toy company Hasbro.

  • International

    International

    Monopoly has become a part of international popular culture, having been licensed locally in more than 103 countries and printed in more than 37 languages.

  • Cheater Edition

    Cheater Edition

    Monopoly Cheaters Edition is a new version of the classic game that not only condones stealing money from the bank or not paying rent when you land on someone else’s property, but rewards you for it. Of course, the risks are even greater as well.

  • Film

    Film

    Since November 2008, Hasbro is trying to make a film about Monopoly, but now it looks like they found someone to work with. Lionsgate, Hasbro's Allspark Pictures, Kevin Hart's Hartbeat Productions en Story's The Story Company will produce the movie together.

  • Monopoly Gamer

    Monopoly Gamer

    For the Nintendo lovers they created 'Monopoly Gamer'. You can play as Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi or Donkey Kong. Monopoly created more movie/games themed board games as 'Monopoly Fortnite', 'Disney Monopoly' and many many more.

    Trailer
  • World Championship

    World Championship

    The first Monopoly World Championships took place in New York, in November 1973. They didn't include competitors from outside the United States until 1975. In 2009, forty-one players competed for a cash prize of $20,580 (USD)—the total amount of Monopoly money in the current Monopoly set used in the tournament.