A man in Delaware has an old board game that bears a remarkable similarity to Monopoly, but was made 20 years before Parker Brothers patented their creation.
Could he own the earliest version of the world's best-selling board game? To solve this mystery, History Detectives investigates Monopoly's history and discovers a surprising story.
Rather than originating in the Great Depression of the 1930s, Monopoly could be a much older game, reflecting an economic argument that - if followed - would have created a radically different economy from today's.
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Szyk Picture Could these be early drawings of America's most influential political cartoonist?
- Related Investigation Coney Island Lions Could this be an artifact from the bygone days of early amusement parks?
- Also with Elyse Luray Civil War Submarine Is this submarine an example of new technology developed by the Confederates during the Civil War?
- Also with Elyse Luray Lost Gold Ship Is this wreck in Alaska the remains of a steamship carrying miners to the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897?
- Also with Elyse Luray Luxury Liner Picture Frame Is this picture frame a piece of the Titanic, Lusitania or neither?
- Also in Season 2 John Hunt Morgan Saddle Could this be a saddle from one of the most audacious attacks launched by the South during the Civil War?
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