Philip Orbanes

has made the game business his career, spurred by his very first encounter with the MONOPOLY game at age 8. A graduate of Case Institute of Technology, he headed the research and development department at Parker Brothers for many years and is currently president of Winning Moves, Inc. He also served as Chief Judge at the National and World Monopoly Tournaments from 1979 through 1992. He and wife Anna have two grown sons, both of whom are avid gamers. Orbanes is the author of The Monopoly Companion.

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The Monopoly Companion: The Player's Guide

by Philip Orbanes

A fun-packed guide to the history, rules and winning strategies behind the world's most popular board game!

* What's the world record for the longest Monopoly game played upside down?
* Who really invented the game?
* How did a 10-year-old from Staten Island hold his own against players three times his age in the 1980 United States Monopoly championship?
* Why do the best Monopoly players avoid buying hotels for their properties?
* Which property name on your Monopoly board is misspelled?

There's only one man in the world who could answer questions like these - and hundreds more that are just as fascinating. It's Mr. Monopoly™.

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