Monopoly: The Story Behind the World's Best-Selling Game
Most people probably don't think about the fact that the colored properties on the Monopoly board are based on real places in a real city, they just know that Monopoly was the best way to pass a rainy Saturday afternoon with family and friends. Now, the whole story of game and the place it is based on is revealed in Monopoly & Atlantic City ... The Game and the Reality by Rod Kennedy, Jr.
Take a virtual walk down Boardwalk and advance to St. Charles Place through this fascinating visualization of the classic Monopoly game board illustrated with Atlantic City images that brings to life, for the very first time, the very real place upon which this game is based.
Celebrate the best-selling board game in history with a copy of the book, and learn fun facts like these:
2004 marks both the centennial of Elizabeth Magie's patent for "The Landlord's Game," a precursor to Monopoly
2004 also marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Atlantic City.
Monopoly was patented in 1935 by Charles Darrow, though he was not truly inventor of the game.
Rod Kennedy, Jr.'s books include The Brooklyn Cookbook, Lost New York in Old Postcards, Hollywood in Old Postcards, and Atlantic City: 125 Years of Ocean Madness with Lee Eisenberg and Vicki Levi. He is the founder and president of Stadia Tins Ltd., which produces decorative tins that are replicas of major league baseball stadiums. He also produced the "Star Spangled Banner" poster for the Smithsonian Institution. He lives in New York City, but was most probably concieved in Atlantic City.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lindap69 - LibraryThing
The story behind the game (the original was created by a woman!) history of the time, history of Atlantic City and its streets. Lots of photographs and postcards - fun read Read full review
MonopolyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
For many people, the properties on a Monopoly board seem as fake as Monopoly money. Kennedy (Atlantic City: 125 Years of Ocean Madness) and Waltzer dispel that notion by revealing the lively history ... Read full review