ELIZABETH MAGIE

Game designer, writer, feminist

Monopoly game | 1904

Did you know that Elizabeth Maggie invented the first version of monopoly?

She did it to help demonstrate the rent problem and the Georgist solution of landlords and tenants. 

Maggie began designing this game in 1904 and when it was completed, it was known as "The Landlords game."

But through a series of events her idea was stolen by a man called Charles Darrow, who changed the rules of the game and sectioned all the properties by colour and claimed it as his own.

Elizabeth Maggie has now been posthumously credited for one of the most popular board games ever.

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