Monopoly is undoubtedly one of the greatest ever board games made (in my opinion anyway). The final version of Monopoly we know today was developed in 1935 by the Parker Brothers, however it actually originated as far back as 1903 by Elizabeth Magie and was originally was going to be used a educational piece. This game by Elizabeth was released and called ‘The Landlords Game’ and after numerous variations the game of Monopoly arrived. The first version was actually based on the streets and services or Atlantic City, New Jersey. Parker Brothers then sold international licences which is when the London based game of Monopoly arrived in the UK.
This game has now sold more than 250 million times and the board layout is no longer exclusive to London, The toymaker, Hasbro has owned the game since 1991 and faced by competition from other games both board and electronic, has developed a whole new range of variants. You can now play niche versions of the game, including Game of Thrones or thoroughly less glamorous iterations such as, Bass Fishing if you wish! You can now even play Monopoly for real at BGO casino online, like Monopoly On the Money (OTM) which was only released in January powered by reputable Barcrest. Other versions at BGO such as Monopoly Big Event and Monopoly Bring Down the House can make you win money and maybe win a house for real!
You could certainly do with a hefty jackpot win to bag a house or even modest flat in almost any part of London now – and you certainly won’t be able to buy a four bedroom terrace house for £30. Even the most down at heel areas of the Monopoly property regions are now sought after property locations, just look at the jazzy new, King’s Cross station or buzzing, multicultural Whitechapel, close to the hip area of Shoreditch.