The specific graphics of the game board, cards, and pieces are protected by copyright law and trademark law, as is the specific wording of the game's rules. 4 5 6 7 Even a guide to family games published for Reader'sDigest in 2003 only gave credit to Darrow and Elizabeth Magie, erroneously stating that Magie's original game was created in the 19th century, and not acknowledging any of the game's development between. 17 "Canada Crowns a monopoly Champion!". In 2001, Stern Pinball, Inc. 120 Parker Brothers was under management by General Mills as the first six Monopoly Tournaments were held. 28 Darrow initially made the sets of the Monopoly game by hand with the help of his first son, William Darrow, and his wife. Monopoly tournaments edit The first Monopoly tournaments were suggested by Victor Watson of Waddington after the World Chess Championship 1972. 20 Magie submitted an edition published by the Economic Game Company to Parker Brothers around 1910, which George Parker declined to publish. "How a Fight Over a Board Game Monopolized an Economist's Life". 10 217 Anspach appealed. Business Wire Press Release naming the winner of the 1999 United States Monopoly Championship, and referring to game's mascot. The Monopoly Book: Strategy and Tactics of the World's Most Popular Game (Fourth Printing, December 1974.). According to Parker Brothers' Randolph "Ranny". "The Knapp Electric Company". Retrieved February 14, 2015. 128 After acquisition by Hasbro, publication of Monopoly in the.S. 51 After learning the game, Darrow then began to distribute the game himself as Monopoly and never spoke to the Todds again. 122 Also in 1973, as the Atlantic City Commissioner of Public Works considered name changes for Baltic and Mediterranean Avenues, fans of the board game, with support from the president of Parker Brothers, successfully lobbied for the city to keep the names.