On January 5, 1904 asked Elizabeth Magie patented the board game The Landlord's Game (the Landlord's Game) and thus went to the Parker Brothers, a game manufacturer, but the game was rejected.
Charles B. Darrow, an unemployed heating engineer from the United States dropped in 1934 to see the game we now know as Monopoly. He used The Landlord's Game as an example of Monopoly. His wife's charm bracelet he used for the pawns. Therefore, in the traditional Monopoly versions irons or thimbles instead of regular pawns.
Darrow also went to Parker Brothers, but his game they saw nothing. He left in 1934 (with the help of a friend printer) 5000 Games pressing a department store in Philadelphia. They were quickly sold. A year later, Parker Brothers still showed interest. Charles B. Darrow died a multimillionaire. Moreover, Parker Brothers was not poorer for it; the first year of production were sold over a million copies.