6 Surprising Facts About Monopoly That You Didn't Know


Monopoly is popular in the United States. It's been more than 100 years since it was created, and you thought that you have known all about it. These are the facts that you definitely didn't know.

The official mascot of Monopoly, originally known as Rich Uncle Pennybags, was rename Mr. Monopoly in 1998.

Every Monopoly set includes $15,140 of play money.

During WWII, maps, compasses, and money were smuggled to prisoners of war through Monopoly sets.

In the 1970s, Hasbro created a Monopoly edition in Braille for the blind, but it was never released to the general public.

In Cuba, Monopoly once had a solid following until Fidel Castro took reign over the country and ordered all known sets destroyed.

According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the most expensive Monopoly set is made of 23-carat gold with the houses and hotels decorated in rubies and sapphies. Its value? A whopping $2,000,000.