Thursday, January 24, 2008

Monopoly Sights: "Marvin Gardens," 2007

"Marvin Gardens" was the name that Charles Darrow used in his original 1933 Atlantic City Monopoly game board, but it was in fact a misspelling of the name "Marven Gardens," a small residential neighborhood located near the boundary of Margate City and Ventnor City, just south of Atlantic City. Parker Bros. issued a formal apology to the residents of Marven Gardens for the misspelling in 1995. Some people around there are still sore about it, though.

Although a house in "Marvin Gardens" costs $150 in the classic version of Monopoly, today they seem to be going for upwards of $699,000.




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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron, this is very interesting! Thanks for sharing this little piece of history. I grew up with Monopoly and it was always a little mysterious where the names came from.

Best to you

10:56 PM  

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