Over the years, the real estate market has shifted and changed greatly. So too has the real estate based board game, as evidenced by this Monopoly board from 1933. The board is made of oilcloth, and the set is colored by hand. The pieces are made of wood on the last remaining intact set from the original run of 5,000 created by Charles Darrow. Darrow created Monopoly during the great depression when he found himself jobless and in need of money to feed his family. In 1934, he sold the rights to his creation to Parker Brothers, ensuring his money troubles would remain behind him forever. As for this set, it recently sold for £90,000, which equates to approximately $146,221.
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