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is a board game published by the Parker Bros.,
an imprint of Hasbro. Players compete to acquire
wealth through stylized economic activity involving
the buying, rental and trading of properties using
play money, as players take turns moving around
the board according to the roll of the dice. The
game is named after the economic concept of monopoly,
the domination of a market by a single provider.
to Hasbro, since Charles Darrow patented the game
in 1935, approximately 750 million people have
played the game, making it "the most played
(commercial) board game in the world." The
1999 Guinness Book of Records cited Hasbro's previous
statistic of 500 million people having played
Monopoly. Games Magazine has inducted Monopoly
into its Hall of Fame.
June 19, 2007, Ridley Scott announced that he
was directing a comedy-thriller based on the game,
featuring a variety of young actors to generate
interest in the game. Scarlett Johannson and Kirsten
Dunst have been considered so far.
the many variants of the actual game (and the
Monopoly Junior spin-off) released in either video
game or computer game formats (e.g. Windows-based
PC, Macintosh, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Sega
Genesis, Commodore 64, etc.), two spin-off computer
games have been created.
Tycoon is a PC game in the Tycoon series that
makes strategy and speed into determining factors
for winning the game, eliminating completely the
element of luck inherent in the dice rolls of
the original. The game uses the U.S. standard
Atlantic City properties as its basis, but the
game play is unique to this version. The game
also allows for solo and multiplayer online games.
Casino is also a PC game, simulating a casino
full of Monopoly-based adaptations of various
casino games (most notably, slot machines). This
program was released in both standard and "Vegas"
editions, each featuring unique games.
Star Wars is another PC game based on the standard
Monopoly board but with Star Wars characters and
April 23, 2008 Electronic Arts announced that
they would be releasing in Q3 2008 a new version
of Monopoly for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and
Wii video game consoles.
Other board/dice/card games
Brothers and its licensees have also sold several
games which are spinoffs of Monopoly. These are
not add-ons, as they do not function as an addition
to the Monopoly game, but are simply additional
games in the flavor of Monopoly.
* Monopoly Junior board game: A simplified version
of the original game for young children.
* Advance to Boardwalk board game: Focusing mainly
on building the most hotels along the Boardwalk.
* Express Monopoly card game: Released by Hasbro/Parker
Brothers and Waddingtons in the UK in the 1990s,
now out of print. Basically a rummy-style card
game based on scoring points by completing color
group sections of the game board.
* Monopoly: The Card Game: an updated card game
released by Winning Moves Games under license
from Hasbro. Similar, but decidedly more complex,
gameplay to the Express Monopoly card game.
* Free Parking card game: A more complex card
game released by Parker Brothers, with several
similarities to the card game Mille Bornes. Uses
cards to either add time to parking meters, or
spend the time doing activities to earn points.
Includes a deck of Second Chance cards that further
alter gameplay. (Two editions were made; minor
differences in card art and Second Chance cards
in each edition.)
* Don't Go To Jail: Dice Game originally released
by Parker Brothers; roll combinations of dice
to create color groups for points before rolling
the words "GO" "TO" and "JAIL"
(which forfeits all earned points for the turn).
* Monopoly Express: A deluxe, travel-able edition
re-release of Don't Go To Jail, replacing the
word dice with "Officer Jones" dice
and adding an eleventh die, Houses & Hotels,
and a self-contained game container/dice roller
* Monopoly Express Casino: A gambling-themed version
of the above game, that adds wagering to the gameplay.
* Here and Now Electronic Edition: Destroys the
need for money, using credit cards instead. (Credit: