I/51mefjq2cHL.jpg' alt='Parker Brothers Trivial Pursuit Digital Choice' title='Parker Brothers Trivial Pursuit Digital Choice' />Board Games 8 Classics You Should Own. Monopoly. According to the Hasbro website, Monopoly is the worlds favorite family gaming brand. Brand, because while the original Monopoly game is still going strong, there are now more versions that anyone can count including ones based on Finding Dory, Empire, Disney princesses, and Minions. According to Buzzfeed, there are even versions for the horse lover, cat lover, and One Direction and The Walking Dead fans. Plus, you can find electronic and on the go versions, and of course, an app for every device. Dont miss these 1. Scrabble. For wordsmiths and puzzle lovers, Scrabble has been the go to board game since the 1. From 1. 98. 4 1. Children and Teens Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley. Scrabble based game show ran on television. And although the classic Scrabble board hasnt changed much throughout the years, Merriam Websters Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, which contains over 1. Here are 2. 2 high scoring Scrabble words you should memorize. SorrySubscribe to Print Get our Best Deal Get a print subscription to Readers Digest and instantly enjoy free digital access on any device. Not much had changed with the look and rules of Sorry That is until 2. Players now only get three pawns before they started with four, and two new cards, Fire and Ice, were added. Special editions of this family board game include ones featuring Disney characters, The Simpsons, Pokemon, and Sponge. Bob Square. Pants. Trouble. Get ready to hit that famous Pop o Matic and watch the dice roll. The classic Trouble game has remained pretty much the same since it launched in the 1. Trolls, Star Wars, Marvel Avengers, Olaf from Frozen, and a Despicable Me edition. A smaller Grab Go version means Trouble can follow you where ever you go. Content continues below ad. Trivial Pursuit. The classic version of this iconic game involves having knowledge of six different categories, including Geography, Entertainment, History, Arts Literature, Science Nature, and Sports Leisure. But as of 2. 01. 4, there were more than 5. Monopoly is a board game where players roll two sixsided dice to move around the gameboard buying and trading properties, and develop them with houses and hotels. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, 2. Baby Boomers, and a juniors edition. The new 2. 00. 0S Edition includes the categories of Places, Entertainment, Events, The Arts, Science Tech, and Sports Hobbies. Clue. Clue is so popular its spawned multiple versions, books, and even a cult classic film. To distinguish between all the different versions, the original is always marked The Classic Mystery Game. Currently, there is a Star Wars version of Clue that takes place inside of the Empires Death Star and players can choose to be Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, R2 D2, or C 3. PO. Add these family movies that everyone will enjoy to your queue. Candy Land. Didnt everyone own this one growing upCandy Land requires zero strategy, unlike some others on this list, but that doesnt mean its any less fun. Created in the 1. Eleanor Abbott, a victim of the disease, wanted to create a game for bed bound children recovering from the disease. Gujarati Tv Serial Production House. Candy Land was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2. Current special editions for Candy Land include Disney Princesses and Minnie Mouse. Risk. World domination is the goal of this military themed game. Parker Brothers Trivial Pursuit Digital Choice' title='Parker Brothers Trivial Pursuit Digital Choice' />According to About. Risk was created by a French film director and first published by Parker Brothers in the United States in 1. Risk may be the most complicated and strategic of the games listed here, but that hasnt taken away from its popularity. So popular in fact, that the classic game has inspired special editions such as several Star Wars versions, Europe, Captain America, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and Transformers. Borderlands 2 Skidrow Update. Theres even an edition where players can conquer the moon Content continues below ad. Monopoly game WikipediaGo to Jail redirects here. For the 1. 98. 3 video game, see Automonopoli. Monopoly is a board game where players roll two six sided dice to move around the game board buying and trading properties, and develop them with houses and hotels. Players collect rent from their opponents, with the goal being to drive them into bankruptcy. Money can also be gained or lost through Chance and Community Chest cards, and tax squares players can end up in jail, which they cannot move from until they have met one of several conditions. The game has numerous house rules and hundreds of different editions exist, in addition to many spin offs and related media Monopoly has become a part of international popular culture, having been locally licensed in more than 1. Monopoly is derived from The Landlords Game, which was created by Elizabeth Magie in the United States in 1. Henry George and in particular his ideas about taxation. It was first published by Parker Brothers in 1. The game is named after the economic concept of monopolythe domination of a market by a single entity. It is owned and produced by the American game and toy company Hasbro. HistoryeditEarly historyedit. Elizabeth Magies 1. The history of Monopoly can be traced back to 1. American anti monopolist Elizabeth Magie created a game through which she hoped to be able to explain the single tax theory of Henry George. It was intended as an educational tool to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies. Magie took out a patent in 1. Her game, The Landlords Game, was self published, beginning in 1. A series of variant board games based on her concept was developed from 1. Cardboard houses were added and rents were increased as they were added. Magie again patented the game in 1. According to an advertisement placed in The Christian Science Monitor, Charles Todd of Philadelphia recalled the day in 1. Esther Jones, and her husband Charles Darrow came to their house for dinner. After the meal, the Todds introduced Darrow to The Landlords Game, which they then played several times together. At that point the game was entirely new to Darrow, and he asked the Todds for a written set of the rules. After that night, Darrow went on to utilize this by distributing the game himself as Monopoly an act for which the Todds refused to speak to Darrow ever again. After Darrow had excellent sales during the Christmas season of 1. Parker Brothers bought the games copyrights from Darrow. After finding Darrow was not the sole inventor of the game, Parker bought the rights to Magies patent. By 1. The Landlords Game called Monopoly was the basis of the board game sold by Parker Brothers, beginning on February 6, 1. Several people, mostly in the midwestern United States and near the East Coast, contributed to the games design and evolution, and this is when the games design took on the 41. Cartoonist F. O. Alexander is credited with creating the Go to Jail Officer Edgar Mallory, Jake the Jailbird, and mascot Milburn Pennybags characters. U. S. patent number US 2. A was issued to Charles Darrow on December 3. Parker Brothers Inc. The original version of the game in this format was based on the streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 1. 93. 6, Parker Brothers began licensing the game for sale outside the United States. In 1. 94. 1, the British Secret Intelligence Service had John Waddington Ltd., the licensed manufacturer of the game in the United Kingdom, create a special edition for World War II prisoners of war held by the Nazis. Hidden inside these games were maps, compasses, real money, and other objects useful for escaping. They were distributed to prisoners by British secret service created fake charity groups. Economics professor Ralph Anspach published a game Anti Monopoly in 1. Parker Brothers in 1. The case went to trial in 1. Anspach won on appeals in 1. Circuit Court determined that the trademark Monopoly was generic, and therefore unenforceable. The United States Supreme Court declined to hear the case, allowing the appellate court ruling to stand. This decision was overturned by the passage of Public Law 9. With that law in place, Parker Brothers and its parent company, Hasbro, continue to hold valid trademarks for the game Monopoly. However, Anti Monopoly was exempted from the law and Anspach later reached a settlement with Hasbro and markets his game under license from them. The research that Anspach conducted during the course of the litigation was what helped to bring the games history before Charles Darrow into the spotlight. Hasbro ownershipeditIn 1. Hasbro acquired Parker Bros. Monopoly. 1. 8 Prior to the Hasbro acquisition, Parker Bros. Thus Hasbro move to create and license other versions and involve the public in varying the game. A new wave of licensed products began in 1. Hasbro granted a license to USAopoly to begin publishing a San Diego Edition of Monopoly,1. Other licensees include Winning Moves Games since 1. Winning Solutions, Inc. United States. In 2. Chicago to Atlantic City see U. S. NationalChampionship. Also in 2. 00. 3, Hasbro sued the maker of Ghetto opoly and won. In 2. 00. 5, the company sued RADGames over their Super Add On accessory board game that fit in the center of the board. In January 2. 01. Hasbro invited Internet users to vote on a new set of game pieces, with this new regular edition to be issued in March 2. The original Monopoly board patent. The Monopoly game board consists of forty spaces containing twenty eight properties twenty two streets grouped into eight color groups, four railroads, and two utilities, three Chance spaces, three Community Chest spaces, a Luxury Tax space, an Income Tax space, and the four corner squares GO, In JailJust Visiting, Free Parking, and Go to Jail. U. S. versionseditThere have been some changes to the board since the original. Not all of the Chance and Community Chest cards as printed in the 1. Mr. Monopoly character then known as Rich Uncle Pennybags were added in that same time frame. A graphic of a chest containing coins was added to the Community Chest spaces, as were the flat purchase prices of all of the properties. Traditionally, the Community Chest cards were yellow although they sometimes were printed on blue stock with no decoration or text on the back, and the Chance cards were orange, likewise with no text or decoration on the back. Hasbro commissioned a major graphic redesign to the U. S. Standard Edition of the game in 2. Among the changes the colors of Mediterranean and Baltic Avenues which changed from purple to brown, the colors of the GO square which changed from red to black, the adoption of a flat 2. Income Tax formerly the players choice of 2. Luxury Tax amount upped from 7. There were also changes to the Chance and Community Chest cards for example, the poor tax and grand opera opening cards became speeding fine and it is your birthday, respectively though their effects remained the same, and the player must pay only 5. In addition, a player now gets 5. Advance to Illinois Avenue card now has the added text regarding a player collecting 2. Go on the way there. All of the Chance and Community Chest cards received a graphic upgrade in 2. Mr. Monopolys classic line illustration was also now usually replaced by renderings of a 3. D Mr. Monopoly model.