Official Recognized Monopoly Marathon Records:
Longest Game Ever Played---1,680 hours (70 days)
In a treehouse---240 hours (10 days)
In a moving elevator---384 hours (16 days)
Underground---100 hours (4 days 4 hours)
In a bathtub---99 hours (4 days 3 hours)
On a balance beam---200 hours (8 days 8 hours)
Underwater---1,200 hours (50 days)
On the back of a fire truck---101 hours (4 days 5 hours)
Anti-gravitational game---36 hours
Largest outdoor game---938 x 765 feet
Largest indoor game---122 x 122 feet
Smallest game---1 square inch. for 30 hrs.
Monopoly Fun Facts*
- George Parker issued a memo in 1936 to halt production of the Monopoly ® game. He later withdrew the instruction and the rest is history!
- Parker Brothers rejected the Monopoly ® game when it was first presented to them in 1933, citing several fundamental playing flaws.
- 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.
- In Cuba, the game had a strong following until Fidel Castro took power and ordered all known sets destroyed.
- Over 250 million sets of the Monopoly ® game have been sold worldwide.
- Parker Brothers once sent an armored car with one million dollars of the MONOPOLY® game money to a marathon game in Pittsburgh that had run out of funds.
- In the 1970's, a Braille edition of the Monopoly ® game was created for the visually impaired.
- The total amount of money in a standard Monopoly ® game is $15,140.
- In 1972, the Atlantic City Commissioner of Public Works threatened to change the names of the real Baltic and Mediterranean Avenues, but public outcry vetoed the bill.
- At the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow, all six sets of the Monopoly ® game that were on display mysteriously disappeared.
- More than 20 different tokens have been cast since the Monopoly ® game was introduced in 1935 such as the horse, dog, car, elephant, purse and lantern.
- A set made by Alfred Dunhill that included gold and silver houses and hotels, sold for $25,000.
- In 1978, the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog offered a chocolate version of the game priced at $600.
- The three most-landed-on properties are Illinois Avenue, “GO,” and the B&O Railroad.
- The 1983 Italian National Monopoly® Champion, Emilio Maltoni, learned to play the game alone by taking on the role of five players.
- The character locked behind the bars is called Jake the Jailbird. Officer Edgar Mallory sent him to jail.
- When a player lands on an unowned property and decides not to buy it, the property goes to auction.
- There are 22 properties that can be built upon.
*Source: Hasbro.com, the official Hasbro website