Monopoly: A Brief History, Facts, Trivia

Money on a Monopoly board. Source: (Photo by Lynne Cameron/PA Images via Getty Images)

Monopoly is one of America's best-loved board games, enjoyed by wannabe moguls, future tycoons, and families on game night around the world. It's been around for close to a century, but as unlikely as it seems for this wholesome pastime, it remains shrouded in controversy. Let's look at the origins of this beloved board game as well as the cultural impact it has had.