Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


The World Has Been Playing Monopoly for 75 Years!

By on November 6, 2010

Monopoly, the world’s most popular board game, celebrates its 75th year anniversary today. The game, which was first marketed on November 5, 1935 is now available in 111 countries and 43 languages. There is a Braille version for the visually impaired. A chocolate version was marketed by Neiman Marcus in its 1978 Christmas catalog for US$600. In the 1980s, artist and jeweler Sidney Mobell created a version of the game using solid gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires. This version is currently on display at the Museum of American Finance in New York and it is valued at US$2 million. Hasbro and Google created an online version of the game in 2009 and an Apple iPhone application was released in February 2010. So here’s to many more years of ‘passing Go’, ‘collecting $200’ and ‘getting out of jail free’.

The World’s Most Expensive Monopoly Set Created By Artist and Jeweler Sidney Mobell
Photo Credit Museum of American Finance

See how it’s made, as workers at the Monopoly manufacturing factory reflect on the board game: