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The Number of the Day: $140,000

An original, round Monopoly board created by the game’s inventor, Charles Darrow—the only one of 5,000 originals known to still exist—recently sold at auction for the equivalent of over $140,000. Related Fact: Since its invention, more than six billion green houses and 2.25 billion red hotels have been made. [Source: The Daily Mail. See previous Numbers of [...]

Earliest Surviving Monopoly Game Sells For £90,000

This round board made from oilcloth is one of 5000 made by Charles Darrow in 1933. This is the only circular Darrow Monopoly game known to still exist. It is hand coloured in pen and ink and the pieces are made of wood moulding. Darrow based his game on political activist Lizzie Magie’s Landlord’s Game [...]