Happy 75th Anniversary Monopoly!

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As the weather cools down, more family game nights will be coming up. When you think of ‘game night’ most would first think of Monopoly.

Can you believe Monopoly is now celebrating their 75th year? Parker Brothers started selling Monopoly in 1935. Since then it has seen many different editions (board games, travel games, video games) as well as some specialized ‘opoly’ games (I had a San Francisco-opoly). Still, the original has always maintained the same level of fun and interest. Almost everyone has memories of the car, shoe, dog, and hat.

Of course, we’d all like it if that money was real. What would you do if it was? It can be! Read the details for the Monopoly “Money Makes It Real” contest. Enter until 9/2 and hope your story is voted among the top 75 to be in line for the grand prize!

Giveaway closed, winners announced here!

One reader will win their very own Monopoly game.

To enter (mandatory):
Tell me what you would spend your money on if the Monopoly money was real and belonged to you.

For additional entries leave a comment for each you do:

#Win your own Monopoly game (I know yours is wearing out and you need a new one) @cookiesandclogs Ends 8/29 #giveaway http://bit.ly/aCRzkd

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Giveaway ends 8/29/10 at 11:59 PST. Open to US residents only. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclosure: I was provided information regarding the campaign and was not compensated in any other way. The review presented here is 100% my honest opinion.

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TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Cookies & Clogs and Driving Mamas. Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for 15 years, homeschools her 14-year-old daughter, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.


  1. If Monopoly money was real, I would purchase new furniture for our living room! And go to Dairy Queen! (I have a craving!)

  2. Would buy a king size latex organic bed and pay off debts
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  3. Shannon Schulte on

    If monopoly money was real I’d buy a new car and pay off bills! @sethandshannon1

  4. Sharon Harmon on

    I would donate the money to our local humane society. They almost closed it last year due to lack of funds.

  5. if the $ was real, i’d totally use some of it towards a doula for my upcoming birth, and some to go visit my family on the other side of the country,

  6. I would spend the money paying off school loans, but I’d rather spend it on fabric and sewing notions!!
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo dot com

  7. i would use the money if it was real on a down payment for another car, as mine is always in the shop, and i feel like im throwing my money away!

  8. if the Monopoly money was real, I would spend the money on buying make-up for starting my own make-up collection, a bag and a few clothes from japanese-korean stores, skincare for my skin, music cds and the rest for gifts for my loved ones and my boyfriend!! =)

    e-mail: nami_rhys@hotmail.com

    Oh I would love a monopoly game! My mom destroyed mine over a fight when I was 14.
    *fingers crossed*

  9. I would use the money to pay for my daughter to get her doctorate degree that she is applying for

  10. If Monopoly money was real, the first thing I would buy is a new camera, so I could take pictures of new grandbaby.

  11. if the money was real? wow, i’d pay off everything i own and retire to some tropical island!

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

  12. I would save some, donate some and give some to my family so they could enjoy it as well.

  13. If Monopoly money were real, I’d use it to pay off my daughter’s student loans! I’m so proud of her graduating with a degree in music education! And if I had any extra, I’d take a vacation on a sandy beach somewhere.

  14. I would spend the money on my children’s college educations, what a relief that would be! 🙂 Thank you.

  15. To replace our depleted savings account, most of which has been spent on our home falling apart!

  16. If Monopoly money was real I would use it to get my self a well deserved and needed new vehicle 🙂
    Great Giveaway

  17. Excellent medical care from somewhere like UCLA medical center, doctors around here are country doctors that seem not to know much