Monopoly game published by John Waddington Ltd, London . Complete.
The game includes:
Game board 50x50 cm.
Two instruction sheets - short game and long game
32 title deed cards
145 money bills
12 red houses
32 green houses
6 cardboard utilities
The "Monopoly" game was invented by a woman named Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magie from Brentwood, Maryland in 1902. She called her game "The Landlord's Game" in order to protest against the robber barons that emerged in the American landscape at the time, such as J. P. Morgan. Magie wanted to warn against the pursuit of profit, and saw the game as opposition to capitalism, not support for it. But actually the game became very successful only in 1935 when it was widely distributed by Parker Brothers, at the height of the "Great Depression" when they changed the narrative and focused precisely on the opposite, on the fun of acquiring wealth and building monopolies. Only then did the game become a worldwide success and it has been released in various versions around the world in dozens of languages. In Israel, "Monopoly" was first released in 1940 by Benjamin Barlevy and was initially called "Concentration", and children who played it bought and sold lots in Eretz Israel.
Complete game. Very good condition.