Traces the history of the game of Monopoly from its origins in 1903
to its current popularity, including information onpeople involved
with the game's history, Monopoly legends and lore, trivia, and
the role of advertising in its success as an everyday cultural
"Tucson Citizen", 5/8/08 "A book that explains, at least in part, why 250,000,000 sets have been sold worldwide and why this uniquely American board game continues to fascinate and entertain even after seven decades in the marketplace." Hooters "A book with trivia galore...Just for keeping dad honest at the next family bash, we have to give this a thumbs up." "Boston Globe", 10/22/09 "The definitive reference book."
Philip Orbanes is widely recognized today as "Mr Monopoly" - the leading expert on all things "Monopolania". A former Parker Brothers Senior Vice President, he is the author of The Monopoly Companion, and has served as chief judge at the World Monopoly Championships since 1979.