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Monopoly Game Invented

March 7, 1933 in Atlantic City (USA), an unemployed electrical engineer Charles Darrow invented the famous board game Monopoly. 'This economic strategy for two or more people gained the most popularity in the late XX century in many countries, including the Soviet Union. Goal of the game - using a...

Monopoly Game Invented

March 7, 1933 in Atlantic City (USA), an unemployed electrical engineer Charles Darrow invented the famous board game Monopoly. 'This economic strategy for two or more people gained the most popularity in the late XX century in many countries, including the Soviet Union. Goal of the game - using a rational start-up capital to make the bankruptcy of other players. In fact, Monopoly is a game board consisting of squares that run around all the players in turn. Squares divided by assets (plant, precious thing), and events. When a player drops turn to go, then throwing dice it determines how many steps he must accomplish on the playing field for this course (each step corresponds to one point on the cube and one square on the playing field). Currently, there are numerous computer versions of Monopoly.

Conceived as the game was in the midst of the Great Depression. Charles Darrow showed a draft of the game 'Monopoly' to representatives of Parker Brothers, which, however, rejected the project - due to '52 design errors', but that did not stop the unemployed Charles, who has decided to release the game on its own. With the help of a friend, Charles Darrow produced and sold 5,000 copies of the homemade Monopoly in Philadelphia department store. After a while he could no longer cope with the increased demand, and decided to turn again to the representatives of Parker Brothers. Monopoly has gone into history - in 1935 it became a best-selling game in America. The current number of playing Monopoly has exceeded half a billion people.
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http://www.besttopnews.com/creatiff/07-03-2009/72227-0/

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