(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

An iconic board game is 80 years old today .

FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady reports. 

The world was a much different place on March 19th, 1935, when Parker Brothers acquired the rights to Monopoly.

Charles Darrow, a Philadelphia heater salesman who lost his job after the stock market crash is credited with developing the version based on the streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

Though historians say he fine-tuned home-made property games, Americans were already playing. 

Some of the original properties---like Boardwalk-- remain iconic, but the most expensive spot on a modern Atlantic City version would be the Borgata Casino.

Of course, now there are themes from Spongebob to Frozen. You can even customize your own Monopoly game on the Hasbro website.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.