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

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

by Philip E. Orbanes

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306815928
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 10/09/2007
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,015,426
File size: 12 MB
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About 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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Monopoly 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid it is just a book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is just a book,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uuuuggg sooo dumb!!! :(
Hannah Miller More than 1 year ago
DONT BYE!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Ashley Clatterbuck More than 1 year ago
Do not buy this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It just a book not a game....................... ................boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DONT BYE JUST A BOOK
JonathanGorman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting history on Monopoly and even made me want to play the game (with the actual rules) again. Given the many painful experiences with Monopoly, that's saying something.However, the high point of the book is the early history. The end of the book lacks a bit of the charm of the beginning. I wish it had ended with the description of contests as the final chapter on Monopoly collectors bored me more than anything else. It's hard to peg exactly why I didn't like it, but it just didn't have the nice flow of the earlier book and could really have been describing collectors of anything, not just Monopoly.In fact, had the last few chapters been removed and it just focused on history and had a better appendix on the statistics behind the game I'd probably like it better and would have probably given it a 4. The parts investigating the contests weren't bad, but also stretched on a bit long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go stinks!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love IT GET IT NOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its just some random words! It sucks like a slug again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why are people so disappointed? Its a BOOK, obviously. Geez people are stupid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you thought it would be the game read the title plus if you want the game its at the top of the results
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a game,just a book. I don't recommend this book. It was boring!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needs to be a game you can play.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
X
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All it is is a board, some cards, two dice, houses and hotels, and gameieces. Woo hoo! How exciting! NOT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid kids. Books are for adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please do not get book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this a gameif not put the monopoly app on here, i have the game of life why not monopoly
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