Thirsty Dice, Philadelphia’s original board game café is celebrating National Play Monopoly Day!
Grab your monocle and join the celebration commemorating National Play Monopoly Day. Thirsty Dice will have dozens of versions of Monopoly by Hasbro to choose from including Animal Crossing, Schitt’s Creek, For Sore Losers and the classic with Atlantic City, NJ locations.
Play the game and enter to win a Vintage Bookcase version of Monopoly, the winner will be announced on Monday, November 22, 2021.
The fun is happening all weekend long, Friday, November 19 starting at noon – Sunday, November 21 at 7:00 PM. You can book reservations via Open Table.
Thirsty Dice is located at 1642 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Though Monopoly’s reach spans 110 countries and is produced in 47 languages, its complicated history is close to Philadelphia. Lizzie Maggie, a game designer, invented “The Landlord’s Game” in 1904. After the game’s initial publication, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania used the game as a teaching tool for students. Charles Darrow, a Germantown native, adapted “The Landlord’s Game” and sold his copy of Monopoly at John Wanamaker’s in 1934. Charles Darrow shopped the game around department stores in Philadelphia and was colloquially known as the sole inventor of Monopoly. F.O. Alexander, a comic strip cartoonist for the Philadelphia Bulletin contributed art to Monopoly in 1935. The original rendition of Monopoly features locations in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Today, the game has hundreds of modern adaptions of the original.