Taylor Harris


Excellent, Primary, monopoly, board games, patents, biography book, historical, true story

Document Type

Book Review


America’s favorite game, Monopoly, seems like it’s been around forever. But where did it start? Contrary to popular belief, Charles Darrow was not the one to first come up with the concept for the game, though he did play a large part in how it ended up. Back in 1903, Lizzie Magie invented the game and filed a patent for it. Learn how through a long series of changes and being passed around, her version of The Landlord’s Game eventually morphed into the Monopoly that we all know and love.