Monopoly is a board game in which players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and developing them with houses and hotels. Players collect rent from their opponents, with the goal of driving them into bankruptcy. The game is won by the last remaining player.
Monopoly was first published in the United States in 1935 by Parker Brothers. The 1970s version of the game would be the same as the 1935 version with a updated design.
The rules of Monopoly involve players moving around the game board by rolling two six-sided dice. Players can buy properties and build houses and hotels on them, collect rent from opponents, and attempt to drive them into bankruptcy. Players must also pay taxes and fines, such as landing on “Income Tax” or “Luxury Tax” spaces, and can also earn money by passing “Go” or by drawing certain cards from the “Community Chest” and “Chance” decks. The game is won by the last remaining player.
The classic version of Monopoly is designed for 2 to 8 players.
The length of a game of Monopoly can vary depending on the number of players and their playing style, but a typical game can last anywhere from 60 minutes to several hours.
In the 1970s version of Monopoly, the game board featured properties from Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA where the game was originally created. The game pieces were also updated with new options like a car, boat, and top hat. The game’s popularity continued to grow in the 1970s, with various versions and editions of the game being released in later years, including themed versions such as Star Wars Monopoly and Disney Monopoly. The game also spawned various spin-offs and adaptations, such as an electronic version of the game and a version that can be played over the internet. Monopoly remains a popular board game to this day and continues to be enjoyed by people of all ages.