October’s object of the month is Monopoly, the classic game of trading and trafficking in cash and real estate. The beginnings of the game in America date back in 1903; however, the version as we know it today has been available since 1935. This game was named after the economic concept of monopoly, which means the domination of the market by a single entity.
In Slovenia in the 80’s this game was played by young and old. Yugoslav version included Popova Sapko, Kopaonik, Krvavec, Ohrid, Prespa and Plitvice Lakes, Zavala, Kalemegdan, Ada Ciganlijo… The most prestigious hotels were Bled and Bohinj, worth 7,000 and 8,000 din.
This version of Monopoly’s was also one of the most typical board games from the time of socialist Yugoslavia and announces the exhibition on everyday lives in this period entitled: They Never Had It Better?, which will be on display from 12 October 2016.