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Monopoly: The World's Most Famous Game - And How it Got That Way

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Philip Orbanes, master of all things Monopoliana, traces the remarkable story of the world’s most famous board game, from its origins as a collegiate teaching tool in the early twentieth century through Monopoly’s explosive growth in the postwar decades, to the game’s current status as a fixture in homes across the globe. Along the way, Orbanes includes memorable Monopoly personality portraits, surprising Monopoly legends and lore, and an extraordinary tour of the ingenious advertising that contributed to the ...

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Monopoly: The World's Most Famous Game--And How It Got That Way

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Overview

Philip Orbanes, master of all things Monopoliana, traces the remarkable story of the world’s most famous board game, from its origins as a collegiate teaching tool in the early twentieth century through Monopoly’s explosive growth in the postwar decades, to the game’s current status as a fixture in homes across the globe. Along the way, Orbanes includes memorable Monopoly personality portraits, surprising Monopoly legends and lore, and an extraordinary tour of the ingenious advertising that contributed to the game’s rise in popularity. This is the first and only book to cover comprehensively the origin, growth, and global reach of the game that has become a universal and everyday cultural icon.

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Editorial Reviews

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Tucson Citizen, 5/8/08
“A book that explains, at least in part, why 250,000,000 sets have been sold worldwide and why this uniquely American board game continues to fascinate and entertain even after seven decades in the marketplace.”

Hooters
“A book with trivia galore…Just for keeping dad honest at the next family bash, we have to give this a thumbs up.”

Boston Globe, 10/22/09
“The definitive reference book.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306815744
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 673,200
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip E. Orbanes has been the chief judge at Monopoly championships since 1979, and is the author of Game Makers and the best-selling book Monopoly Companion. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    A book

    Stupid it is just a book!

    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    !

    It is just a book,

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    This is a book

    Uuuuggg sooo dumb!!! :(

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2011

    Bob

    DONT BYE!!!!!!!!!!!

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    It sucks waste of youre money do not buy this not a Board game

    Do not buy this

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    cooo,

    cool

    6 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Read this! This is all true.... dont buy

    Whatever u do dont buy it! I would not recomed it soo dont
    buy they just want money dont buy or u will regret it! Well unless u want to read a Monoply book it just taunts u! And dont waste ur money on this dumb thing trust me!!?? If u do then thanks and good job for belive a person u dont know? Anyways if u dont trust me then ur out of luck and dont tell ur self u wernt worned! DONT BUY!!!!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Is this a game

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    What

    Is this a gameif not put the monopoly app on here, i have the game of life why not monopoly

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    WHAT

    Is this a GAME????????????? POST TO ANSWER WHAT. Thank u

    3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    whoop

    great game no awesome game

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Man this sucks not a games

    It just a book not a game.......................
    ................boring

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Hate

    DONT BYE JUST A BOOK

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Huh

    Is this a game or not

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Game?

    Is this a game or not?

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    just a book

    This is not a game,just a book. I don't recommend this book.
    It was boring!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Haha

    Stupid kids. Books are for adults.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    What?

    STUPID. I read this no. ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????%

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Monopoly rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go stinks!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    LOVE IT

    I love IT GET IT NOW

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