10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Monopoly

1. Parker Brothers released the first official MONOPOLY game in 1935 — in the midst of the Great Depression.

1. Parker Brothers released the first official MONOPOLY game in 1935 — in the midst of the Great Depression.

It sold like hotcakes (some old-timey language for ya) because it allowed people to live a life much unlike the reality around them, even if only for a couple hours.

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