Longest MONOPOLY® game ever?

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The longest game of MONOPOLY® lasted 70 days, and there have been other unusual games that have set records. Parker Brothers initially rejected the game, but it became popular after inventor Charles B. Darrow sold 5,000 hand-made editions. Over 500 million people have played MONOPOLY®.

MONOPOLY® is a game that can take a long time to play, and some games have lasted anywhere from 12 hours to more than two months. According to Hasbro, the company that makes MONOPOLY®, the longest MONOPOLY® game lasted 70 days. The details of how and when the longest MONOPOLY® game was conducted are lost to history, although there have been MONOPOLY® games that have taken place in unusual environments that have also set records.

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When first approached by inventor Charles B. Darrow in the early 1930s, toy company Parker Brothers rejected the game, citing several flaws in it. Undaunted, Darrow prepared and sold 5,000 hand-made editions to a Philadelphia department store. After the game caught on Darrow again contacted Parker Brothers and this time the company agreed to market the product. Parker Brothers is now a subsidiary of Hasbro.
The longest MONOPOLY® game to take place in a tub lasted 99 hours. This record was surpassed by efforts to play in other environments, including a dungeon game that lasted 100 hours and a MONOPOLY® treehouse marathon that lasted 240 hours.
In 2000, it was estimated that more than 500 million people had played at least one game of MONOPOLY®.

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