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A worldwide cultural phenomenon, the classic board game Monopoly® has been played by over a billion people in the last 75 years.
UNDER THE BOARDWALK: THE MONOPOLY STORY presents the captivating stories about the game and those who play it, culminating with the high-stakes MONOPOLY® world championships held every four years. Leading up to the exciting coronation of a new champion in Las Vegas, the film follows some of the most colorful players in the game. They are lawyers and math teachers, defending champions and underdogs, all brought together by a shared love of the game.
From helping WWII POWs escape to cropping up in movies and television since its inception, MONOPOLY®'s rich history is revealed in this fascinating documentary, narrated by Zachary Levi (Chuck).
This was a fun and very entertaining look at the game of monopoly.
While it doesn't surprise me that there is a World Monopoly championship, I can't say I ever was aware that it existed before watching this movie.
For pop culturists, the game's many icons and famous sayings are surveyed through great movie and tv show clips.
I bought this blindly because I love Monopoly, and this documentary does not disappoint. It focuses a lot on the World Monopoly Championships, but there is still quite a bit on... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eric withCheese Ashley
As others have pointed out, despite the description shown here and on Netflix, this is not a documentary focusing on the history of Monopoly. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Silence Dogood
This documentary is interesting but I was hoping that it would have gone more into the history of the game.Published 18 months ago by Walter C. Case
With the caveat that I know one of the creators of this film, I really enjoyed this film. It's particularly fascinating to hear about the context of the game's early development.Published 21 months ago by M. Ritter
Time wise I felt the documentary was spot on. Being a fan of the origins of random things, I did thoroughly enjoy the origins and progression of the game as well as the brief... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Billy
I hate Monopoly. Most serious boardgamers hate Monopoly. Aside from a few snippets from W. Eric Martin in this film, you won't find a critical word to be said about this game. Read morePublished on September 9, 2012 by chefdevergue
I hate the red die in Monopoly! It feeds the American sensibility of chronic insatiability and instant gratification. That said, this film was mildly entertaining. Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by a.m. hernandez
First off, I'm not sure why but at least two of my fellow reviewers posted their reviews of this DVD TWICE. I was surprised that Amazon let these go through. Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Steve Ramm
This film should appeal to everyone. For history buffs, the largely unknown amazing early history of Monopoly is uncovered. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by cbiw