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.
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