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The Toy Hall Of Fame: Toys And Games That Have Influenced Generations
17. 30s: Monopoly
Although Monopoly can be traced right back to the early 1900s, where a very early version called 'The Landlord's Game' was created by Elizabeth Phillips to illustrate single tax theory in America, the game as we now know it really came into being in the 1930s. It was during the early 30s that a group of people under the name the Parker Bothers redesigned the game and started mass licensing it.