Monopoly turns 80
One of America’s favorite games marks a major milestone Thursday.
It was 80 years ago on this day that Charles Darrow invented Monopoly in Philadelphia. The game of fame and fortune set in Atlantic City was played on an oil cloth on Darrow's kitchen table.
Darrow eventually started making copies of Monopoly and selling them to other people. Earlier this year, Monopoly fans voted to get rid of the iron token and replace it with a cat.