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This book "Win or Loose" is about the popular board game "Monopoly" and who created it,how it was created and how it works.

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    Win or Loose




The inventor for the famous, well-known board game Monopoly name was Charles Brace Darrow who was born August 10, 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Charles Darrow was an American best known as the claimed inventor of the Monopoly board game.  He became the first millionaire game-designer in history. Charles Darrow was originally a heater salesman from Philadelphia. Darrow married an English woman named Sarah A. Temple. In 1957,Darrow appeared as a mystery challenger on the TV panel show To Tell the Truth. Later then Charles Brace Darrow died August 28, 1967 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania when he was 78.





         Who invented this game?


Although Charles Darrow invented the game Monopoly Elizabeth Magie designed Monopoly. Elizabeth J. Magie also known as Lizzie was born in Macomb, Illinois in 1866. Elizabeth Magie was an American game designer. She invented The Landlord's Game, designed Monopoly.  Magie created her game for single theory tax. In Magie’s Landlord’s Game paid tribute to Henry George-an American economist, journalist and philosopher. She was also a short story and poetry writer, comedian, stage actress, feminist, and engineer. In 1906 she worked as a newspaper reporter.  In 1906 Magie moved to Chicago and then a short four years later, she married Albert Phillip at age forty-four. She later died in 1948.


The Designer


Darrow seeing his neighbors and acquaintances play a home-made board game in which the object was to buy and sell property, decided to publish his own version of the game. Darrow marketed his version of the game under the name Monopoly. Magie intended Landlord’s Game to teach people about “the evils of accruing vast sums of wealth at the expense of others,”

Why was it created




As many people already know, the Monopoly board game is well-designed and Elizabeth Magie put lots of thought into it. and this is how it was created. As you know in Monopoly has many pieces to it like cash, cards, and the token that represents you. And many other pieces depending on what version of Monopoly you have.

what it comes with


Do you ever wonder what that strange character on the Monopoly logo? The strange Monopoly mascots name is Rich Uncle Pennybags. Rich Uncle Pennybags is an old man with a moustache in a 3-piece suit and top hat who serves as the mascot of the game Monopoly. In large parts of the world he is also, or even exclusively, known as Mr. Monopoly. He also appears in the related games Advance to Boardwalk, Free Parking, Don't Go to Jail, Monopoly City, Monopoly Junior, and Monopoly Deal. Between 1985 and 2008, the character appeared in the second "O" in the word Monopoly as part of the games logo.

The Monopoly Man


Did you know that there are more than 1,000 versions of Monopoly? Some versions are…


  1. American Chopper Monopoly
  2. Astronomy Monopoly
  3. Monopoly Avengers Game
  4. Bacon-Opoly
  5. Bass Fishing Lakes Monopoly
  6. Boooo-opoly
  7. Brave Collector's Edition
  8. Monopoly Coca-Cola
  9. Chocolate-Opoly
  10. Monopoly Crazy Cash
  11. Monopoly Game Despicable Me
  12. Garden-Opoly
  13. Make Your Own Monopoly Game
  14. M and M's Monopoly

Versions of Monopoly

Each player chooses one Monopoly token to represent him/her on his travels around the game board. Each player is given $1500 divided as follows all remaining Monopoly money and other Monopoly equipment go to the Bank. Each player gets 2 $500s, 2 $100s, 2 $50s, 6 $20s, 5 $10s, 5 $5s and 5 $1s. If you roll doubles during the game, that is, the same number shown on both of the dice, you may take your turn as normal then take another turn. If you don't buy the property, it goes to auction. Bidding starts at any amount, and players may bid any amount, as long as they can pay it. The highest bidder pays the bank the amount they bidded, and in return the bank gives the highest bidder the title deed.


Players who own property may collect rent when another player lands on a property that someone else owns. If you land on someone else’s property you have to pay a fine.


 If you have a Monopoly, you may start to build houses on any of those properties to charge more rent. Once you've built four houses on one property, you may replace the four houses with a hotel that you buy to raise even more money when someone lands on that property.


Every time a player lands on or passes over the corner space marked "GO", they earn a $200 salary.


Take a Chance or Community Chest card. These cards may make you pay or collect money, or make you move to another space. If you land on a spot marked "Chance" or "Community Chest", take the top card off of the deck of the space that you landed on. When you're done reading the card, return it to the bottom of the deck.


 Roll three doubles in a row - In this case, do not proceed to take your normal turn after rolling a third double in a row - your turn ends immediately and you must go directly to the space marked "In jail".

Rules for Mononpoly


Even if you would have passed GO, do not collect $200. Pick a card that reads "Go directly to jail" - If you pick a "Chance" or "Community Chest" card that reads this, your turn ends immediately and you must go directly to the space marked "In jail". Even if you would have passed GO, do not collect $200. Land on the corner space marked "Go to jail" - Move your token Pay $50. On your next turn - that is, your next turn after you went to jail, you may pay $50 bail to get out of jail. Now that you're out, on your next turn - that is, your second turn after being sentenced to jail, you may roll the dice and proceed to take a turn. Roll doubles. If you do not want to pay the $50 bail, you may try to roll doubles to get out of jail. If you fail to roll doubles, you must stay in jail. If you proceed to fail roll doubles for the third time, you must pay $50 immediately after failing to roll doubles the third time - you may then immediately proceed to take your turn, using the roll that was your third fail to get out of jail. Use a "Get out of jail free" card. There is one each of "Chance" and one "Community Chest" cards marked "Get out of jail free". If you pick this card, instead of returning it to the bottom of the deck, you may keep it with you until you get in jail. Once you get in jail, you may choose to use this card to get out of jail, free.



If at some stage a person has to pay rent of more money than they own they can mortgage their houses and get the money from the bank. When a house is mortgaged, no rent can be collected. To unmortgage a house you must pay 10% interest when you pay it off.



 Go bankrupt. If you owe more money than you and your assets can afford, you're declared bankrupt and are out of the game. Last player standing wins!


The Monopoly game's origin in 1935, started out when Charles Darrow drew a game board on a round piece of oilcloth that he had in his closet. His friends and family enjoyed the game, so he began to sell copies of the game for $4.00 each - an expensive cost for those days.
When Charles was eventually getting up to 10 orders a day (all the games were hand-made), his life ended up revolving around collecting games. When he first presented it to Parker Brothers, they complained that the game took way too long and there were 52 errors reported. Eventually they accepted and Charles would receive a royalty for every game sold. Parker Brothers did re-write the rules for added clarity and changed the board to the modern square shape, and eventually also added Monopoly mascot Mr. Monopoly. Now, the Monopoly game includes the new speed die, a partially newly-designed board, a few new tokens and even more features to make the game very exciting! The rules are often argued upon, so here are the distinct features and rules of the game. If you still have any disputes while playing the game, you can write Parker Brothers through mail.

Did you Know


Hasbro, Inc. is an American multinational toy and board game company. Hasbro is the third largest toy maker in the world with $4.45 billion. Hasbro acquired the trademarks and products of Kenner, Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley, among others. Among its toy and game products are the iconic Monopoly board game is very popular. With the unpopular Vietnam War at its height in 1969, Hasbro redesigned GI Joe to be less militaristic and more adventure oriented. Its promotional efforts included the catchphrase "Boy Oh Boy! It's A Hasbro Toy!" in television commercials and print ads.



Monopoly Deal is a card game derived from the board-game Monopoly introduced 2008. Players attempt to collect three different complete sets of cards representing the properties from the board game, either by playing them directly, stealing them from other players, or collecting them as rent for other properties they already own. The cards in the 110-card deck represent properties and wild cards, various denominations of Monopoly money used to pay rent, and special action cards which can either be played for their effects or banked as money instead.

Monopoly Deal


While Charles Darrow is credited with inventing the famous Parker Brothers board game, a woman should actually be given credit for creating the concept the game is based on.

In a story for Smithsonian Magazine, Mary Pilon, author of a book on the history of Monopoly, says that in 1904 a woman named Elizabeth Magie received a patent for a Monopoly-like game she had invented. Her Landlord’s Game

 consisted of a “square board with nine rectangular spaces on each side,” according to Pilon’s story. The players had to circle around the board, buying properties and railroads and paying rent. There were even two corners with instructions to “Go to Jail” or go to the “Public Park.”



Amazing Facts


In the 1970s, Professor Ralph Anspach, who had himself published a board game intended to illustrate the principles of both monopolies and trust busting, fought Parker Brothers and its then parent company, General Mills, over the copyright and trademarks of the Monopoly board game.




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