Monopoly – Before Mary Pilon there was Ralph Anspach

The true history of Monopoly was brought to life thanks to Mary Pilon’s book the Monopolist.  But almost 40 years prior to her book, Ralph Anspach was sued by Parker Brothers on the grounds his game Anti-Monopoly, infringed on their patent for the game Monopoly.

Mr. Anspach an economics professor counter sued Parker Brothers after doing some research of  his own.  It is through his lawsuit that the world became aware of Elizabeth Lizzie Magie and her game the Landlord’s Game.

Mr. Ansapch recently gave an interview to Pay2Play about his journey and what he uncovered about Monopoly.

Below is clip of their show.