Thursday, March 15, 2018

Let’s have fun and get ready to celebrate World Monopoly Day on 3/19/18! #WorldMonopolyDay #Giveaway


 On March 19th, Hasbro’s Monopoly brand will be celebrating World Monopoly Day! Will you be celebrating too? I know my family will be breaking out one of our most favorite games Monopoly to have some fun and to celebrate this cool day. Monopoly is a game I grew up playing, it is a great game of skill and planning and luck. To celebrate World Monopoly Day, I have a very interest fact list 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Monopoly, some great history that I never knew! Very interesting to see how big a part Philadelphia was in the manufacturing of the game, I have lived in Philadelphia all of my life and I did not know this. Be sure to check out the list below, and break out your Monopoly game and plan a family game night to celebrate World Monopoly Day!

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Monopoly

1. The MONOPOLY brand’s official birthday is March 19, 1935 when Parker Brothers acquired the rights for the game from Charles Darrow.
2. The MONOPOLY game is currently published in over 47 languages and sold in over 114 countries.
3. Charles Darrow of Philadelphia, PA first developed the MONOPOLY game in 1933.
4. The MONOPOLY game is based on Atlantic City, N.J., U.S.A
5. The original game was made from materials from Darrow’s own home. A piece of oilcloth covered the board and the cards were handwritten.
6. The original houses and hotels were made from wooden molding scraps.
7. The original MONOPOLY die-cast tokens were inspired by Darrow’s nieces who recommended metal charms from charm bracelets be used.
8. The original game included 10 metal tokens including iron, purse, lantern, racecar, thimble, shoe, top hat, battleship, cannon and a rocking horse.
9. Darrow attempted to sell the MONOPOLY game to Parker Brothers, but was initially rejected for “52 fundamental errors” that included the game’s length, theme and complexity.
10. Darrow first manufactured and sold the MONOPOLY game in local Philadelphia department stores.
11. Following the local success of the MONOPOLY game, Parker Brothers reconsidered their initial rejection and negotiated the rights to market the game.
12. Parkers Brothers in the U.S.A. and Waddington’s in the U.K. began manufacturing and selling the MONOPOLY game in 1935.
13. Within a year of the MONOPOLY game’s release in the U.S., 35,000 copies of the game were being made each week.
14. The original MONOPOLY game sold for about $2.
15. The current standard MONOPOLY game includes eight tokens: battleship, top hat, Scottie dog, racecar, cat, T-Rex, rubber ducky, and penguin.
16. The three most-landed- on properties in the standard MONOPOLY game are Illinois Avenue, “GO” and B&O Railroad.
17. The total amount of money in a standard MONOPOLY game is $20,580.
18. The MONOPOLY game is sold in over 100,000 retail stores.
19. On record, the longest game of MONOPOLY ever played lasted 70 straight days. 
20. Under The Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story, a documentary about the MONOPOLY game, debuted in 2010 and won an Emmy® award.
21. In a recent study of approximately 2,000 people, nearly 50 percent of respondents reported some form of cheating during MONOPOLY gameplay, including stealing money from the bank, moving a token across multiple spaces, making up fake rules, and more.
22. This year, Hasbro launched a way to solve the game’s cheating and questionable behavior once and for all with the introduction of MONOPOLY CheatBot, an adaptation of Facebook Messenger.
23. In the fall of 2018, to give fans what they’ve been craving all along, the MONOPOLY brand is introducing the MONOPOLY CHEATERS EDITION game, where players will be encouraged to bend the rules and “cheat to win”;
24. The Official MONOPOLY brand Facebook page has over 10.7 million Facebook fans.
25. MONOPOLY Facebook fans hail from over 40 different countries.

 There has been so many versions of Monopoly over the years, I remember having a Scooby Doo version, we played that all the time! Such fun! To help celebrate the iconic family board game’s official holiday, there is a new Monopoly Jr. Electronic Banking game that makes the fun of Monopoly accessible (and exciting) for younger players! 
Monopoly Jr. Electronic Banking Edition Game - This electronic MONOPOLY JUNIOR game makes banking easy! Accessible and exciting for younger players, kids may brush up on their money-counting skills when buying properties or paying rent with their kid-friendly electronic banking unit. Young players will love making transactions using bank cards and placing "sold" signs on their very own properties, such as the ice cream parlor, the toy store, and the skate park!
When one player goes bankrupt, the game ends, and the player with the most money wins! Requires 2x AAA batteries, not included.  Game includes game board, banking unit, 4 bank cards, 4 Junior tokens, 20 Chance cars, 48 sold signs, 4 Who’ Your Token? Character cards, 1 die, and game guide. Adult assembly required. Available at most major retailers nationwide and This game is best for ages 5 and up. 2-4 Players, available Spring 2018. Retails for $19.99.

Do you have a little one that would love this new game? The generous folks at Hasbro are giving three of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a copy of the Monopoly Jr. Electronic Banking Edition Game! Would you like to win? Please let me know what you love most about Monopoly? Is this a game you grew up playing? There are also other ways to enter, please enter below. 
Buy it:
You can purchase many versions of Monopoly in stores and online! Purchase the Monopoly Jr. Electronic Banking Edition Game online at Amazon

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3 winners will each win a copy of Monopoly Jr. Electronic Banking Edition Game
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elizabeth miller said...

I did grow up playing momopoly. What I love about it is it's a great game for teaching kids about money and free market of buying and selling.

chrissybum said...

I did grow up playing Monopoly and loved the friendly competition between family & friends. Even though the competition could become very competitive at times; it was loads of fun.

VickieC said...

yes we played it as akid,,my kids played it and now the grandkids love to come to my house to play,,i have no video games only board games,,we do this to spend time together

Jacquelyn Cannon said...

Yes I played this game growing up with my siblings. I enjoyed it very much because it brought us close together and it was a very competitive game!

dlhaley said...

We love to play Monopoly. Yes, I remember playing this game as a kid. I like that it's fun to play.

dlhaley said...

We like to play this game. I remember playing Monopoly as a child. I like most about playing is how much fun it is.

Debbie E said...

I spent hours as a kid playing Monopoly with siblings, cousins and friends. Always a fun game !

Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed playing Monopoly with my cousins. We would play for hours.

Anonymous said...

I grew up playing Monopoly then played with my sons and now my grandchildren. I love the competition Rosanne

April said...

We always played it as a kid! I always cried when I lost! lol

Lauren said...

I like that it teaches kids about money. I remember playing it as a kid.

Leela said...

It's fun. I liked playing it when I was a kid.

Helen said...

Monopoly is a perfect game to play with your family. I use to play this game with my family when I was younger and would love to play it again.

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carol said...

I grew up playing with my kids, and now I enjoy playing with my grandkids.

Mami2jcn said...

I love that our entire family likes to play so it's a chance for us to bond. Yes, I used to play it with my neighbors when I was a kid.

Maryann D. said...

I definitely grew up playing Monopoly for hours at a time. I love that now they have different and modern versions of it.
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Unknown said...

I loved playing this game.

Lisa said...

What I love most about Monopoly is the play money. It was fun as a kid playing with the money and rolling the dice. Yes, I did grow up playing Monopoly.

@jamiejamiemay Jamie-May King said...

I absolutely love Monopoly and all the fub variations they create and come up with!
definitely was a childhood favorite game growing up with 4 siblings

Kathy P said...

I love buying up every property I land on..When my husband and I were dating in our teens we had our first fight over this game when I wouldn't trade him a property and he got mad and went home with his

Clair Shumack said...

I've definitely been playing Monopoly since I was a kid! I love that it helps teach business in that you have to purchase something (and save up for things). And when the rent is owed you better pay!

Antoinette M said...

I grew up playing Monopoly with my siblings. We had a lot of fun! I always wanted to be the banker.

Dave McCausland said...

I love the battle to see who will get boardwalk and park place first :)

amyd16323 said...

I grew up playing this almost everyday. I liked collecting the hotels

Annette said...

My sister and I played this when I was growing up. I loved that it lasted so long.

bellagirl07 said...

I grew up playing the original Monopoly and I love the old tokens.

Laura Lee said...

I grew up playing Monopoly. I love how it is a fun but also challenging game the whole family can play.

Kayla klontz said...

I love playing because I love the whole banking idea and I love owning as many properties as possible.

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