Pass Go and Collect $200
National Play Monopoly Day is observed every year on November 19. Known as one of the most popular board games in the world, Monopoly has been played by an estimated more than 5 million people since 1935. Make sure you are absolutely ready for this "holiday" by reading a brand-new biography about the game's creator. And don't forget -- you can check out Monopoly and other family board games from the Kid Zone at Hoover Public Library!
Pass Go and Collect$200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone (07/17/18)
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In the late 1800s lived Lizzie Magie, a clever and charismatic woman with a strong sense of justice. Waves of urban migration drew Lizzie’s attention to rising financial inequality. One day she had an idea: create a game that shows the unfairness of the landlord-tenant relationship. But game players seemed to have the most fun pretending to be wealthy landowners. Enter Charles Darrow, a marketer and salesman with a vision for transforming Lizzie’s game into an exciting staple of American family entertainment.