Yesterday, NC State announced that a group of students would try to break the Guinness world record for number people playing Monopoly "in a single venue."
"Apparently the record is only 277 people. We're going to have around 45 to 50 tables of eight players," said Mick Kulikowski in the press office.
It appears that the record has been broken; 316 people reportedly showed up for the event. Because there was not a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records on site, it will take some time for the designation to become official.
The previous record of 277 people was recorded in London this past October.
Did you know?
- The first version of Monopoly was created by a woman.
- During World War II, British secret service officials reportedly smuggled intelligence to prisoners of war in Germany by hiding information in Monopoly boxes.
- Some Monopoly sets with real money are currently for sale in Europe.
- The most expensive Monopoly set cost $2 million and was designed by the American jeweler Sidney Mobell 1988. "The board is made from 23 carat gold, rubies and sapphires top the chimneys of the solid gold houses and hotels and the dice have 42 full cut diamonds for spots."
- The largest permanent Monopoly board measures 31 x 31 ft, and is made out of granite. It's in San Jose, California.