Posted by: Author | March 20, 2015

Friday Facts- March 20, 2015- Happy Birthday, Monopoly

The board game, Monopoly turned 80 yesterday. How cool is that? How many versions do you own?monopoly%20board

I don’t know many people who haven’t played this game at some point in their lives. We played all the time when I was a kid and even played with my own children as well. We own the classic one, Doctor Who one, Sherlock one and Alabama one. We have too many obviously.  LOL

My favorite piece to play as is the iron but I like the dog as well (for variety, you know). My sister was always the hat. What piece do you like to represent you?

I always found it interesting that this game came out in 1935. The big stock market crash in October 1929 made a lot of rich folks poor and I often wondered if these same people liked to play so they could be money and real estate moguls again.

I also still say “Do not pass go, do not collect $200.00” on many occasions.

How about you? Are you or were you ever, a Monopoly fan?


  1. Yep. Played a lot of Monopoly as a kid and with my kids, but we never jumped on the version hype, so only have the original. I always tried to snag the shoe as my piece. The dog was my second choice. 🙂
    Lots of good memories around this game.

    • I Love that we both liked the dog as second choice. AND you know, even though we have the other versions, we always play the traditional one. LOL

  2. Oh yes so many hours playing Monopoly. As a kid, a mom and a grandmother. I didn’t really have a favorite piece though. And like Jillian I still say Do not pass go, do not collect $200. 🙂

    • LOL – I love that you still say that, too Lavada!! And that it’s a game you still play!

  3. We played it a lot when I was a kid and then I played it with mine after many years. Someone brought in a LOTR one and we played it with one son and friends when that just became in big. Now I play it with my grandson who beats the pants ff of me…bankrupts me with hotels every time!
    I usually play the dog or the iron myself…sometimes the ship. Along with “Do not pass go, do not collect $200.00”, the phrase, “Go to Jail; go directly to jail” has passed my lips. I knew someone who used to say,”Take a ride on the Reading!”
    I have often been with people who will refer to houses,property or areas by saying, “Well, it’s no Park Place, but…” , or, “It’s closer to Pacific Avenue than Ventnor.”

    • That’s cool with all the references in your daily life.

  4. Reblogged this on Bread and Butter Days.

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