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 with Elyse Luray Shippen Golf Club Was this the golf club used by John Shippen when he made sporting history in the 1896 U.S. Open?
- Related Investigation Amos n' Andy Record Is this aluminum record an early recording of the old-time radio series?
- Related Investigation Pete Gray Cartoon Do these unsigned drawings from the golden age of comics tell the tale of a real life superhero?
- Also with Elyse Luray Rogue Book Who did this book of rogue characters belong to?
- Also with Elyse Luray Highlander Badge Could an amateur treasure diver really have found a possible Revolutionary War artifact?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Exercise Records What role did these records play in the sculpting of america's fixation with fitness?
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