Monopoly is one of the most popular board games that has ever been created, and this popularity has led to a number of variations hitting the shelves across the world. Aside from the game, the character that appears on the box, called Rich Uncle Pennybags, has also become a cult figure.
But then, he is also a cult figure that people have constantly made mistakes with, which kind of shows how much attention we tend to pay to people. Dear Uncle Pennybags has become a popular party costume, and people have a tendency to dress up in the exact same way with a top hat, a moustache, and a monocle. All sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Well, there’s a problem with that costume. The problem is that our rich uncle has never had a monocle, and nobody knows why or where this phenomenon started. (Although some link it to a character that is a peanut and wearing a monocle, which is in itself a bit strange.)
If you don’t believe us, go and dig around that cupboard to find the Monopoly game that was sitting there and pay close attention to the box. Do you see a monocle? Well, if you are thinking that his design has changed and that it would have originally been different, then think again. Instead, the design has stayed the same since he first appeared back in 1936.