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Thousands Roll Dice for World-Record Game of Monopoly

At least 2,500 people from around the world have passed "go" and set a new world record for the largest simultaneous game of Monopoly. The big event took place in London, but organizers say once online players (who rolled virtual dice on Monopoly's online site, cell phones and game consoles) are counted, the total number of players could rise to 5,000.

The hour-long game took place on Wednesday and was the first of its kind. Guinness required a minimum of 1,000 players in 23 locations to set the world record. (It only took an hour? Monopoly games take forever. . .)

The Monopoly board game was born 1934 at the height of the Great Depression, when Charles B. Darrow of Pennsylvania, showed the game to executives at Parker Brothers. They rejected the idea due to "52 design errors," so Charles handmade sets with a friend and was quickly able to prove demand for the game to the game company. According to Hasbro, in its 65-year history, an estimated 500 million people have played the game. Check out SavvySugar's Monopoly quiz for more trivia.


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I always play with the car because it's the only piece that makes logical sense. I'm weird. Do you have a go-to piece? The iron, perhaps?

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stephley stephley 9 years
I always take the ship, except when playing with my daughter and her Disney Monopoly game - then I was Peter Pan because I wasn't allowed to be any of the princesses because they're reserved for the kid and I wasn't allowed to buy any property that she might want because after all, Disney is for kids. Felt twice as long as regular Monopoly.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I always liked the horse. That way when I got annoyed with my cousin I could pretend the horse was pooping in his car. He was a bad winner and I was a kid, what can I say. lol
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
when i read about this earlier i had to laugh. the things that people will do for a movement - to make a point and to inspire action. i think that it's great that people are going back to favorite past times - i just think that someone had too much time on their hands to organize this.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
This game always makes me want to punch things. It goes on FOREVER!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 9 years
I never was a fan of Monopoly. It's one of those games that can go on and on and on and on.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
"I always play with the car because it's the only piece that makes logical sense." LOL! But what about the wheelbarrow?? That was always my choice, and it kinda makes sense in a pre-technology kind of way...
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