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Celebrating #WorldMonopolyDay

Growing up in my family, Monopoly was the most played game for us, it was a rite of passage.  Despite the way the game ended, fond memories remain of playing with my siblings, parents, grandparents, cousins etc. This generation now is all about devices, and I am doing everything in my power to limit the screen time (unless it is educational).

With the grandparents over for a visit, my kids were ready to share their new Monopoly Junior game where being the banker is foolproof.  Banking is easier and cheating is more difficult! Wishing we had this when I was a kid, I am positive my brother would not have won, EVERY game!

My kids are always eager to swipe a bank card on a transaction. So naturally my son was thrilled to make a new purchase with the electronic banking unit. The kid friendly electronic banking unit allows little ones to reinforce their counting skills when they are buying properties or paying rent.  Using their bank cards and placing sold signs on their newly owned properties such as the toy store, (every kids dream), and the skate park!

Monopoly is that one game that we all have memories of playing as a child. I am happy my children were able to create new memories with their maternal grandparents playing a game we all love, with a little less cheating.

Game Over.

When one player goes bankrupt, the game ends, and the player with the most money wins!

What’s in the box?

  • Game includes gameboard
  • banking unit (requires 2x AAA batteries, not included)
  • 4 bank cards
  • 4 Junior tokens
  • 20 Chance cars
  • 48 sold signs
  • 4 Who’ Your Token?
  • Character cards
  • 1 die
  • game guide
  • Adult assembly required
  • Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

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. WOW! Who Knew?!
  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.

With the celebration of World Monopoly Day we have teamed up with Hasbro to share our thoughts on the new Monopoly Junior, and offer you a copy of the game as well!

Comment below one of your favorite Monopoly memories or your favorite Monopoly Fun Fact from above to enter to win.

Giveaway open to US residents only.

One winner will be selected at random, and announced, Saturday March 24 at 9 am.

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form product/service for free, all opinions are our own. 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Joann Karakatsanis
    at 11:27 am

    Interesting! Coming from a family who has every edition of Monopoly that was ever made, original, Disney and even Yankeeopoly. Lol!!! The fact that the games ends as soon as one player goes bankrupt peaks our interest. We look forward to adding this version to our collection.

  • Reply
    Diane Sullivan
    at 12:47 pm

    We love Monopoly! Emily would love this game! SO Much fun. It would be perfect for family game night!
    Thanks for the chance. Diane ( elgeorgia@aol.com)

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