Which property in Monopoly was misspelled for years?
Monopoly is a board game where players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game-board buying and trading properties, and develop them with houses and hotels.
Players: Some versions 2–6; Other versions 2–10
Publication date: February 6, 1935; 82 years ago
Mascot: Rich Uncle Pennybags
Awards: GAMES Hall of Fame
Designer: Charles Darrow, Lizzie Magie, Fred Thun, Louis Thun
Answer: Marven Gardens is a yellow property on the original version of the Monopoly game board, although the game misspelled the name as Marvin Gardens. The misspelling was introduced by Charles and Olive Todd, who taught the game to Charles Darrow, its eventual patentee. His homemade Monopoly board was copied by Parker Brothers.
In 1995 Parker Brothers acknowledged this mistake and formally apologized to the residents of Marven Gardens for the misspelling. It is the only property on the board that is not located within Atlantic City.