Monopoly is a multi-player economics-themed board game and a successful franchise of the games. It was designed by Lizzie Magie and Charles Darrow and published in 1935. The original game eventually resulted in the creation of a successful franchise of board games that consists of video games, gambling games, television game shows, multiple Monopoly variations as well as numerous other media. The main goal of the game is to drive your opponent into bankruptcy by buying all properties.