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It has been 90 years since the family favorite game Monopoly was created, since then there has been over 200 editions created and countless family fights. Here are some Monopoly highlights.

In 1933, Charles Darrow along with his designers friends Elizabeth Magi, Louis Thun and Fred Thun created the first Monopoly board. It was a game that came was loosely based off of a game called “The Landlord Game” which came out years before.

Since the release of the game, there has been countless editions of the game and family fight at every turn.

I want to take a look at some of the wild fights, pop culture impact and much more when it comes to this addicting game!

What other board game do you know that has websites dedicated to helping player cheat. Monopoly does:

Here is one of our favorite Monopoly hacks from the past, someone figured out the best possible way to play the game:

Here are a few of their suggestions:

1. Always buy everything you can. Seven turns into the game money becomes worthless in comparison to your properties. And always play by the real rules, so if a person chooses NOT to buy, the property is auctioned to the highest bidder.

2. Never buy the cheap purple or brown properties, utilities, or railroads WITH the intent of completing the set . . . instead use them as trades with worse players who think they’re good. Railroads in particular are VERY in demand but awful unless you get all four, at which point they’re still worse than the light blues.

3. The most valuable properties are the oranges and reds, because that’s where most people land after getting out of jail.

4. Get a full set as soon as possible, and put four houses on each, never a hotel. As per the rules, once the houses in the box are gone, nobody can get any more, and therefore nobody can build hotels. So you can cut others off by doing that.

Now its no surprise that a game like this has caused some family fights. Here are a few of my favorites:

Monopoly fight

This is what monopoly does to people.

Now you cannot help but notice the impact the game has had on pop culture, like in the Simpsons.

This may be my favorite scene in a show involving the game:

They even have a World Championships for the game!

Now this has to be one of the coolest ways to play the game, and make sure everyone is honest!