One of our favorite games celebrates a birthday on March 7, and if you think the game has changed with all the varieties over the years, you should read how the game evolved from the turn of the century until Parker Brothers took a second look at what was becoming a popular Depression-era game! Mary Bellis of's Inventors section has quite an in-depth look at the history of Monopoly dating back to 1904, and the Hasbro folks have Monopoly trivia that maybe the most ardent Boardwalk buyers didn't even know!