The True Story Behind 'Monopoly'
For decades, every game of Monopoly came with the same origin story — a man named Charles Darrow, desperately struggling to support his family during the Great Depression invents a game to provide some entertainment. The problem? It isn't true.
- Mary Pilon is a journalist and the author of The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game.