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 32' Ford Roadster Was this car among the popular hot rods that raced out at the dry lakes in the 1930s?
- Also with Elyse Luray Bob Dylan Guitar Is this the guitar Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965?
- Related Investigation Thomas Edison's House Was this New Jersey home built by inventor Thomas Edison?
- Related Investigation Coney Island Lions Could this be an artifact from the bygone days of early amusement parks?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Amelia Earhart Plane Was this piece of metal ripped from one of the most famous missing planes in history?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Drone Propellor Could this propellor have powered a top secret weapon that transformed modern warfare?
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