|History of "Monopoly"|
Today, the world players, captured the magic of the game "Monopoly", there are approximately 480 million since the inception of the Games in 1935. The game has already become classics, passed down from generation to generation, making it one of the most popular games in the world.
First were the idea and a piece of oilcloth. In 1933 Charles B. Darrow (Charles B. Darrow) started playing a game invented at his kitchen table and was so seized the opportunity to get rich quick and become famous, even in an imaginary world that began to make copies and sell them to friends and family friends, who quickly fell under the charm of the games and ordered more and more copies. When demand grew so much that Darrow was literally swamped with orders, he decided to make the game and its elements are industrially produced and applied to the Parker Brothers (Parker Brothers), which is not treated with due attention to the order: in the first edition designer toys have done 52 errors. v Not broken failure, Darrow continued to make the game home-and thus achieved even greater success in sales. Parker Brothers feel the wind luck decided to buy the rights to the game of home-grown players businessman. In 1935, already owned by Parker Brothers, left the game, became a bestseller in America and immediately took place in the history of toys. It was "Monopoly» (the MONOPOLY ®).
There are no substantiated reasons why the "Monopoly" is in the last 60 years, an exciting game. Someone thinks that the play "Monopoly", then get a chance at fortune, take risks, accept the challenge. Others associate the game with a thrilling sense of competition. Edward P. Parker (Edward P. Parker), a former president of Parker Brothers, said: "The magic of" Monopoly "the ability to completely destroy his best friend, without causing real harm to him." Together with the U.S. struggling with the Great Depression in 1930, "Monopoly" provided an opportunity to any desperate man, though not rich in reality, but to feel it in the world of his dreams. This complete control of the railways! And the opportunity to send a neighbor to jail! And what about the feelings of his wife, to secure into their own hands all the income my husband! Brother, who started his own banking business! Or your child receives ownership of real estate!
Whatever the reason, the game "Monopoly" was not only widespread popularity, but also a long list, consisting of sensational stories and remarkable records.
While most players continue to play on the kitchen table or on the floor in the living room, while others choose more exotic locations for "Monopoly". This game took the sea countless times, and in the literal sense. In 1983, the Diving Club of Buffalo (the Buffalo Dive Club) spent on the game under water 1,080 hours of their time. About 350 divers were changed by turns at the table within 45 days. It is also known that the game became the best way of spending free time at the American submarine boats, commits his 60-day immersion.
The game "Monopoly" and raised their record to heaven. The longest record of the earth was raised in a shack on a high tree. The players spent 240 hours in the branches. But his most "high position" game won in West Germany. Her championship was held at the Zugspitze, the highest peak of German Alps.
Also, the game took place and with the ups and downs: a group of fans play it on an escalator 10 days, while amateurs struggle with gravity spent 36 hours in zero gravity with the game "Monopoly."
In the spring of 1987, they turned their quarters into the cells of the campus monopoly moves were made using the giant foam dice, a move made by cyclists equipped with portable radios.
In 1964, Parker Brothers made a special set of games for New England Divers, which can be played under water. A special metal box was covered with cellophane and weighed 95 pounds. For reference: the easiest field to play "Monopoly" is one square inch.