Earliest Surviving Monopoly Game Set Sells For 90-thousand Pounds
March 4, 2011 Leave a comment
When he first commercially produced the game of Monopoly in 1933, Charles Darrow made 5000 circular oilcloth boards. Last month the only known surviving Darrow edition of the game was sold at auction for £90,360. The handmade set is the only known circular board and comes complete with rules and pinewood houses and hotels. For more information on this edition of the game and the complicated history of Monopoly, go to the Daily Male’s article on the auction.