Thanks to an article on cnbc.com I found out that today is Monopoly's 80th birthday!
I received my first game' the Christmas I was in the second grade. I think it was a gift from Santa, but I had no idea what it was about. I do remember having a rousing game in the living room of my Dad's parents house that year with adults and kids duking it out to negotiate property deals. Monopoly is the only game I ever remember my Dad playing with us (he was quite involved in the game that night, what a wheeler-dealer he was!). He shared later that he and his sister entertained themselves with prolonged games of Monopoly when they were growing up. I know they were very poor, but apparently they had a Monopoly game!
Happy Birthday, Monopoly! Whether you are a board game or e-game, we love you!