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Governor Earl Warren of California and four of his six children...

On December 31, 1935, the now ubiquitous winner-take-all board game Monopoly was patented. Since that day, it has been translated into 37 languages and evolved into over 200 licensed and localized editions for 103 countries across the world. The game of capitalism, competition and business strategy has firmly established itself as a significant piece of popular culture.

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Governor Earl Warren of California and four of his six children spend a pleasant evening at home with one of their favorite family games...
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