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Monopoly is based on a game called "The Landlord's Game" that was first published by Quaker and political activist Elizabeth Magie in 1903.

A game so popular that more than 275 million games have been sold worldwide. Escape maps, compasses and files were inserted into MONOPOLY game boards smuggled into POW camps inside Germany during World War II. Real money for escapees was slipped into the packs of MONOPOLY money.