Monopoly(tm) is Parker Brothers' classic game of ruthless business. The object is be the last player to avoid going bankrupt. To do this, one purchases properties and then charges the other players rent whenever they land on one of them. You can improve your properties by buying houses and hotels. The most expensive properties on the board are Boardwalk and Park Place.

Monopoly's mascot is Rich Uncle Pennybags. Many words and phrases from the game are recognized throughout the world: "Take a ride on the Reading," "Advance token to Boardwalk," "Water Works," "Free Parking," and most famously, "Go directly to jail; do not pass Go; do not collect $200."