Charles Darrow


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Charles Brace Darrow (August 10, 1889 – August 28, 1967) was an American best known as the purported inventor of the Monopoly board game.

Darrow was a domestic heater salesman from Germantown, a neighborhood in Philadelphia (the part of Germantown he lived in is now called Mount Airy) during the Great Depression. The house he lived in still stands at 40 Westview Street. While Darrow ... more »

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  • ''Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.''
    Charles Brace Darrow (1889-1967), U.S. inventor. Instruction in the game, Monopoly (1933). Monopoly was devised by Darrow in 1931.
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