Creation of a Classic ….. Board Game
Today in 1935, the game Monopoly was patented by Charles Darrow, an unemployed engineer in Germantown, Pennsylvania.
There was a game at the time, about 30 years old, called The Landlord's Game, which had a lot of the familiar Monopoly features like a "Go to Jail" square and utilities and properties for purchase.
With his free time, Darrow modified it, basing his rental properties on his favorite resort town, Atlantic City.
For more on the creation of the board game we all have played, check out https://www.henrygeorge.org/dodson_on_monopoly.htm.