Monopoly debuts

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Monopoly first went on sale this date in 1935. It’s a board game that originated in the United States and is named after the economic concept of monopoly—the domination of a market by a single entity. It is now owned by the American game and toy company Hasbro. Players move around the game board buying or trading properties, developing their properties with houses and hotels, and collecting rent from their opponents, with the goal being to drive them all into bankruptcy, leaving one monopolist in control of the entire economy. Since the board game was first commercially sold in the 1930s, it has become a part of popular world culture, having been locally licensed in more than 103 countries and printed in more than thirty-seven languages. (from Wikipedia)

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