Board game:Big Business

Transogram Company, Inc.1937

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

After Parker Brothers purchased the rights to manufacture Monopoly from Charles Darrow, sales of the popular game began to skyrocket. Brisk sales during 1935 led to record-setting sales in 1936. American publishers brought out similar financial games, hoping to profit from Monopoly's fame and popularity. Rival company Transogram issued their variation of the popular game, entitled Big Business, which played in a manner that was nearly identical. Parker Brothers took issue and forced Transogram to change the design.


  • Title: Board game:Big Business
  • Creator: Transogram Company, Inc.
  • Date Created: 1937
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: economics, USA
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: cardboard, printed paper, wood, paint
  • Object ID: 113.2964

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