NATIONAL PLAY MONOPOLY DAY
Have you landed on Park Place and Boardwalk or are you always in jail? National Play Monopoly Day is observed every year on November 19.
Known as one of the most popular board games in the world, Monopoly was originally based on a board game designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1902. The game has been played by an estimated 5 million people since 1935.
Monopoly comes in numerous versions. Do you enjoy a particular book or movie franchise or hobby? The game likely comes in themes focusing on famous characters and likely scenarios. How about sports teams or pop culture? Monopoly money goes there, too!
Monopoly was published by Parker Brothers, an American toy and game manufacturer since 1883.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Put your banker cap on. Gather your family and friends together and play Monopoly. See if you can come out the winner. What are your house rules? How long do games last in your house or do they end up in turmoil? Use #NationalPlayMonopolyDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the origin of National Play Monopoly Day.
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