About the Author
Mr. Monopoly is the leading expert on the world's most popular board game-the MONOPOLY game-and has been since 1936! Often called 'the MONOPOLY Man" or "The Chairman of the board," the venerable financier has here consented to share his secrets for the very first time. Born in Atlantic City, he still lives nearby with wife Madge, who frequently baby-sits nephews Andy, Randy, and Sandy.
Philip Orbanes has made the game business his career, spurred by his very first encounter with the MONOPOLY game at age eight. 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.