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Monopoly Origin

2021-02-26 - Friday - 03:55 AM - Hive | Blog

Monopoly Origin to 1904-01-05 - Landlord Game by LG Magie

Lizzie Magie filed for a patent for her Landlord Game in 1903. The purpose of the board game was to show how rent hurts tenants and the problem with monopolism in general. For around 30 years, she tried to get her game to go viral.


Parker Brothers Inc stole her game and published it in 1935 calling it Monopoly. Talk about irony. She had a patent on the game and they still stole it and monopolized on a game she invented thirty years earlier. Her game was based on Georgism which was proposed by Henry George.

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