With thanks to Diego Puls - NL for providing me with those many editions and his further support.

Map of Argentina.



Before Parker Brothers/Hasbro marketed their games Argentine was already very familiar with its proper monopoly-like game Estanciero.
As far as I know Parker's name appeared first in this country about 1985,soon after which came a close cooperation with ToyCo, probably the biggest games company in the country, also having the Estanciero editions it his program.

(It turns out monopoly-like games of inland make to be in a number of countries all over the world, mostly better known than the Parker Brothers/Hasbro edition, also available since second half of the 20th century, next to the inland versions. Except for Argentina the countries are:

* Austria: Das Kaufmännische Talent DKT    * Mexico: Turista
* Brasil: Banco Imobilíario    * Norway: Millionær
* Denmark: Matador    * Russia: Manager
* Hungary: Capitaly    * Spain: El Palé)


Elder Trust edition.Edition: TRUST Financiero - square box, Art.N° 6310
              Juego de Inversiones (The game of investments)
Publisher: H Ruibal - ± 1980  
Dimensions of the box: 25.5 x 26.0 cm
The game:
Considering the state in which this game was bought it must have been on the shelfs of the (cigar) shop for years. That is why I assume this game to be issued at least 20 years ago.

Trust Financiero is a common Monopoly game as well although it doesn't show the Parker Bros./Hasbro red Monopoly bar. The Rules of this game say: "The aim of this game is buying properties, earning as much money as possible and playing the other players bankrupt". So it is self-evident that it is compared with the "world-famous" game:


There are 8 groups of properties, the colors of which however differ from the Parker Bros./Hasbro issues.

Jail is Calabozo (Cell) on the game board, however the cards say cárcel. It shows an unshaved rascal, properly bearing a tie, behind 11 bars. 
He is sent from the 4th corner. The 3rd corner is Descanso (Rest).

One side of the propery deeds (54x71 mm) show the prices to be paid for a visit, while the back side show the mortgage value.

The purchase prices of the properties start with US$ 60 (x1000) and increase to 400 (x1000), while the stations cost 200 (x1000) and you receive 200 (x1000) over Salida.

Two kinds of cards (50x70 mm) are called Suerte (Luck) and Sorpresa (Surprise) and are both situated along the 4th side of the game board.

There are 6 banknotes, issued by the Trust Bank and provided with pictures of artists as they occurred on the German banknotes of the period 1958-1990 (what can the reason for this be?), viz. 1.000 - 5.000 - 10.000 - 50.000 - 100.000 and 500.000. The currency is US Dólar.  

The 6 colored, plastic tokens look like clowns caps.

Both dice are white with black pips.


The name of the game isn't mentioned on the soft game board's midfield.

The design of the spaces (long and narrow and the field's color in half a circle on top) and the corner fields (large rectangulars) as wel as the distribution over the board is obviously different.. Side 1 and 3 have 10 spaces each, side 2 has 11 situated around the businessman-behind his-computer while side 4 only has 9.

Instead of 4 stations are 3 viñedos (vineyards) and 1 Pozo petrolero (oilwell), of which only 2 are exactly in the mid of the side.

On the Electric Company space is Parque de la Ciudad (Amusement park, see and instead of Water Works is Ital Park (Funfair, doesn't exsist any more)

The plastic houses with chimney are white, while the green hotels are 2 floors high buildings.

The properties in Trust Financiero are from Salida on always:
San Telmo - La Boca - Viñedos Salteños - Zona de Flores - Zona de Plaza de Mayo - Zona de Plaza San Martín - Calabozo - Parque Patricios - Parque Lezama - Parque Chacabuco - Pozo petrolero Comodoro Rivadavia - Avenida Corrientes - Calle Esmeralda - Calle Florida - Descanso - Villa del Parque - Caballito - Villa Devoto - Viñedos Mendocinos - Avenida Las Heras - Avenida Córdoba - Avenida Santa Fe - Marche al calabozo - Botánico - Palermo - Barrancas de Belgrano - Viñedos Sanjuaninos - Avenida Quintana and Avenida Libertador.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 22.- (€ 6.60) July 2002.


Monopoly made in Argentine -±1985.Edition: Standard, No 90101
Publisher: Parker Bros./antex andina s.a. - ±1985
Dimensions of the box: 23.5 x 31.2 x 5.5 cm
The game:
On the one side this obviously is a Parker Brothers issue, however, the poor finish shows that it is of "inland manufacture".
It is not only because of Rich Uncle Pennybags presence but also the streets are those of the American version, so those of Atlantic City (see chapter USA), translated into Spanish. It is remarkable that there is no mention what so ever of patents underneath the red bar in the centre of the game board.
The game is of soft cardboard folded twice, reason why it is somewhat "comfortable" in the box. Its back has a pattern of the name antex® printed. Folded it has the play side outwards. 
The streets have the regular color bars, however in the strange order: green - red - dark blue - light brown - light blue - yellow - dark green and lila

The property deeds (65x90 mm) with rounded corners have a red back.
The Arca Comunal (Community Chest) spaces show a red treasure chest.
The green Suerte(Luck)- and yellow Arca Comunal cards have the same sizes (45x76 mm) and funny illustrations as of the American version. The money consists of Monopoly banknotes with low denominations 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500 as it corresponds with the low values of the properties. The currency is dollar. Over Salida you receive $ 200. The white banknotes with color printing are made of strange feeling glossy paper. The backside has a light blue dots pattern.
The 8 tokens are but tiny, colored discs of diameter 14 mm. The plastic houses are red, while it are the hotels who are green. Both white dices are very small (sides of 10 mm).

The price of this set amounted to ARS 2900 (€ 25.-) February 1997.


Small box  Estanciero of ±2000.Edition: Estanciero - small box, Código 137
              Un juego con tradición (A game with tradition
Publisher: Lugano Toys S.R.L. - ± 2000
Dimensions of the box: 21.5 x 30.8 cm
The game:         
An Estanciero is a rancher, who in this game has to try to collect as many provinces as possible. Hence the frequently present logo of that rancher.

The presentation of this game is simple. The lid of the white box shows the name of the game in a blue grey field with there under the logo of a rancher. The bottom of the box is unprinted.

The soft game board with rounded corners is folded into 3 parts and measures  29.5 x 46 cm unfolded. The back parts show a green pattern of the Lugano Toys logo. The 42 spaces are divided into zonas (parts of provinces), campos (agricultural enterprises), ferrocarriles (railway companies),  Compañías (works) as well as the cards Suerte (Luck) and Destino (Destination). 

From Salida (not being the first corner) on they are resp.:
Provincia Formosa: Zona Sur - Zona Centro - Zona Norte
Impuesto a los réditos, pague 5000 (Income tax, pay 5000)
Provincia Río Negro: Zona Sur - Zona Norte
Premio Ganadero, cobre 2500 (First price for best pedegree cattle, receive 2500)
Compañía petrolera (Oilcompany)
Provincia Salta: Zona Sur - Destino - Zona Centro - Ferrocarril General Belgrano - Comisaría (Police station) - Zona Norte
Provincia Mendoza: Zona Sur - Ferrocarril General S.Martín - Zona Centro - Zona Norte
Ferrocarril General B.Mitre
Provincia Santa Fe: Zona Sur - Zona Centro - Destino - Zona Norte
Ferrocarril General Urquiza
Provincia Tucumán: Zona Sur - Zona Norte
Estacionamento libre (Free parking)
Provincia Córdoba:
Zona Sur - Zona Centro - Ingenio (Sugar works) - Marche preso (Go to Jail) - Zona Norte
Provincia Bs.Aires
: Zona Sur - Destino - Zona Centro - Zona Norte
Impuesto a las Ventas (Purchase tax)

So it is clear this really is a Monopoly-like game with 8 groups of "streets", however the distribution of properties and other spaces is considerably upset: 

There are 4 stations indeed, however they are divided over the first 3 sides. 

The 2 groups of 2 properties are to be found on the 1st and 3rd side. 

While the Hasbro Monopoly game has 3x a Chance and 3x a Community Chest space on the board this game has but 3 Destino and only 2 Suerte spaces. 

One can "rest" on the 3rd corner, however you can Park Free again somewhat further on.

Instead of utilities Electric Company and Water Works here 3 companies Compañía petrolera, Bodega and Ingenio build 1 group.

Some texts of Suerte- and Destino cards read:  

  1. Haga un paseo hasta la Bodega. Si pasa por la Salida cobre 5000. (Make a trip to Bodega. If you pass Start you receive 5000)

  2. Sus propiedades tienen que ser reparadas. Pague al Banco 500 por cada chacra y 2500 por cada estancia. (Your properties must be repaired. Pay your Bank 500 for each farm and 2500 for each ranch)

  3. Error en los cálculos del Banco. Cobre 4000. (The Bank has made an error in your favour. You receive 4000)

  4. Gastos de Sanatorio. Pague 2000. (Sanatorium expenses. Pay 2000)

Both property cards and Suerte- and Destino cards are not well punched out and must be loosened as yet. The small Estanciero-banknotes (52x88 mm) look very carefully edited. They are one sided printed on color paper and show  except for the name Lugano Toys the rancher as well. The 8 denominations are: 10 (white) - 50 - 100 - 200 - 500 - 1000 (white) - 2000 and 5000. It is strange there is no reference to a currency.
The green farms and blue ranches are but tiny, round, plastic chips in a diameter of 12 mm.
The 6 tokens are colored, hollow pawns. Both large dice (with15 mm sides) are ivory colored and have black pips. 
The Rules are printed on the inside of the lid.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 20.- (€ 6.-) July 2002.


Standard edition of Estanciero from ± 2000.Edition: Estanciero - large box, Código 138
              Un juego con tradición (A game with tradition)
Publisher: Lugano Toys S.R.L. - ± 2000
Dimensions of the box: 27.6 x 45.0 cm
The game: 
This version of the proper Argentine Monopoly with 12 spaces between  corners on the long sides and 7 spaces on the short sides is exactly according to the smaller edition Código 137 except for 3 differences. 
However, these 3 differences are very striking:

  1. The large game board of solid cardboard  (43.3x67.7 cm) consists of 3  parts of a jigsaw-puzzle.

  2. The insert of the innerbox is of red cardboard and folded in such a way  that the trays serve for the accessories, whereas the rise is ment 
    for the banker's banknotes
    . A player with some experience however will  wonder how the stacks will remain neatly together.

  3. Although made of the same tiny, round, plastic chips of 12 mm diameter farms are blue now and ranches red. (This makes believe that 
    these chips are randomly distributed in various colors over the games.)

The price of this set amounted to ARS 40.- (€ 12.-) July 2002.


Long, little box without picture, Art.No.6310.Edition: TRUST Financiero - long little box, Art.N° 6310 (1)
              El juego de inversiones inmobiliarias 
              (The game of investments)
Publisher: Ruibal SRL. - ± 2000
Dimensions of the box: 21.1 x 36.0 cm
The game:
Despite he considerably changes the design of a game, Ruibal still applies the same article number. This issue is much more modern and colorful than the one of ±1980. A pitty the solid board is made so small (43.7x35 cm).

Underneath the name in tall red characters (by incident or does it have to look like the red Monopoly bar?) on the white lid of the little box is a simple but colorful sketch of houses and appartment buildings being the real estate that is at stake in this game. If you count you will rapidly discover the 40 spaces are now equally distributed over the sides. The illustrations on these spaces are much smoother even abstract. The Jail is only marked by 3 rods with 2 hands, the Descanso (Rest) corner shows a few flags (on a golf-link?).

The names and colors of the property deeds are the same indeed, however often somewhat differently written.  From Salida onwards they are now called:
San Telmo - La Boca - Viñedos de Salta - Plaza Flores - Plaza de Mayo - Plaza San Martín - Calabozo - Parque Patricios - Parque Lezama - Parque Chacabuco - Avenida Corrientes - Calle Esmeralda - Calle Florida - Descanso - Villa del Parque - Pozo petrolero - Caballito - Villa Devoto - Avenida Las Heras - Avenida Córdoba - Viñedos de Mendoza - Avenida Santa Fe - Marche preso - Jardín Botánico - Palermo - Barrancas de Belgrano - Viñedos de San Juan - Avenida Quintana and Avenida Libertador.

The spaces "Pozo Petrolero" and "Viñedos de Mendoza" are resp. moved 5 and 3 places forward.
For the rest the banknotes, cards, tokens and dice are still exactly the same as those of the much older issue.
The bottom of the box is un-printed.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 34.- (€ 10.20) July 2002.


TRUST, long, little box with picture - 2000.Edition: TRUST Financiero - long little box, Art.N° 6310 (2)
              El juego de inversiones inmobiliarias 
              (The game of investments)
Publisher: Ruibal SRL. - ± 2000
Dimensions of the box: 21.1 x 36.0 cm
The game:
This issue is exactly the same as the one before with only one difference:

The bottom of the box now shows a short text and a black/white picture of the game. This picture suggests the high hotels to be white, what is not the case.

The price of this set amounted to 2002 ARS 20.- (€ 6.-) July 2002.


Long little box 00818 from 2000.Edition: Standard - long little box (1)
              Atlantic City - Spanish, Art.N° 00818

Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro/The Toy Comp. S.R.L. - 2000
Dimensions of the box: 21.7 x 41.5 cm
The game:
The lid of this long little box shows Mr.Monopoly out the middle O of Monopoly in the red bar. Because Rich Uncle Pennybags was not renamed into Mr.Monopoly (with red bow tie) until 2000 this issue must date from that year as well.
Although this edition has been manufactured in Argentina it still is the Spanish language issue of the American version, i.e. with the streets from Atlantic City. Of this both most expensive streets next to Salida are shown on the lid underneath the red bar. On the lid and all its rims show the blue and white logo of Parker Brothers, but in addition there is a green and red Hasbro promotion sign indicating the changeover from Parker to Hasbro.
The bottom of the box show a color picture of a game board (with blue back) and all accessories. Unfortunately this picture was made of an American edition (entire English text) with a.o.things black locomotives and blue treasure chest. Neither the banknotes and cards shown belong to this edition.
The game board of this set has a black back and its playside is folded outwards. The properties are still low prised, reason why you receive but $ 200 over Salida. The property deeds (58x89 mm) with rounded corners have a blue back.
The funny illustrated orange colored Suerte (Luck) and yellow colored Arca Comunal (Community Chest) cards are rather small (45x77 mm). 
The money consists of one sided printed Monopoly banknotes in low denominations 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500. Here again the $-sign is used on the game board as well as on the property deeds and in the Rules.
The 10 metal tokens are the very well-known: boat - car - hoat - dog - iron - rider-on-horse - wheel-barrow - canon - thimble and shoe. However it says on the bottom of the box that there are only 8 tokens supplied.
The green houses and red hotels are made of transparant plastic. They have a chimney in the centre of the roof.
Both dice are white with black pips. The Rules are printed red on white paper.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 40.- (€ 12.-) July 2002.


Anniversary edition of 2000.Edition: Monopoly-Edición-Aniversario, Art.N° 00819
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro/The Toy Comp. S.R.L. - 2000
Dimensions of the box: 25.2 x 48.3 cm
The game:
This is again a Spanish language issue of the American version, i.e. with the streets of Atlantic City.
The same design is used for this anniversary edition as of the Deluxe editions of many other countries in the same period: 

Along the lower side of the colorful lid is a part of the 3rd side of the game board with the (green) locomotive in the centre. In 
contrast to the Deluxe versions of other countries there are no gold colored tokens shown on the streets.

Right on top of the locomotive are 2 white dice showing 1 and 4  upwards.

On top of the dice is the red Monopoly-bar-with-shadow and Mr.Monopoly out the central O.

And on top of that is finally a gold colored bow stating this is an anniversary issue.

However, in contrast to Deluxe editions this box is not so high as to contain a banker's carousel card holder.
The bottom side of the box shows a nice color picture of the board and the accessories, however without tokens. Because this is an anniversary edition a "moneybag" has been added to the metal tokens.
The property deeds, Suerte and Arca Comunal cards, banknotes, houses and hotels, dice and Rules are exactly the same as those of the standard edition Art.N° 00818.

This edition is also exported to Chile and Peru.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 46.- (€ 13.80) July 2002.

Junior 441, made in Argentinia.Edition: Monopoly Junior, Art.Nº 441 (1)
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Tonka/Hasbro Argentina S.A. - ±2000
Dimensions of the box: 30.3 x 30.3 cm
The game:
The finish of this Junior game is according to the American design, i.e. a somewhat oblong game board in a square box. It also bears the "typical" American ref.number 441. However it is Fabricado en Argentina indeed.

On the long sides are 10 spaces and so there remain only 6 for the short sides. Moreover the sizes of the spaces vary. The backside of the 1x folded game board is red. The bottom of the box shows a color picture of the board with all accessories.
In the innerbox is a cardboard insert showing the Rules in red.

Join Rich Uncle Pennybags and his nieces and nephews for a thrill-filled day at the "street of amusements", the Roller Coaster, the Magic Show, the Water Slide, the Video Arcade and more.  
Four children can play at the same time, because there are 4 simple pawns (instead of cars as the picture on the bottom suggests), respectively yellow, red, blue and green. The Casitas de Venta (ticket booths) that have to be distributed amongst the players have the same 4 colors. They look very much like the well-known houses and even have a chimney. The moment you own 2 entretenimientos (attractions) of the same color one have to pay double the amount shown on the space.
There are 6 Suerte spaces where cards can be drawn with instructions like  Dirigirse al tobogan de agua (Go to the Water Chute) and Paga $3 para tomar el tren para ir al toilette (Pay $3 to take the train to the Rest Room). The dimensions of these tickets are 45x78 mm. 
The money consists of 5 one side printed notes (51x83 mm) with Uncle Pennybags in various situations the centrefield.  The denominations are resp.: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 and 5 $.
The die is white with black pips.

This edition is also exported to Chile and Peru.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 28.50 (€ 8.55) July 2002.

Card game of 2000.Edition: Monopoly Express, Art.N° 9035
              Juego de Cartas (Card game)
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Tonka/Hasbro Argentina S.A. - 2000
Dimensions of the box: 19.0 x 27.2 cm
The game:
Strang enough there are no Rules supplied with this game, made in Argentina. On the other hand it is manifest it is a happy families game, because the aim is to make monopolies of one of the famous streets plus 1 or 2 adjacent other fields like Suerte, Arca Comunal, Obras de aguas corrientes or Compañía de Electricidad. All 4 stations also make a monopoly, as well as the the 4 corners. The game is again the Spanish language version of the American town Atlantic City.
A colored bar along the edge of the little game board (26x26 cm) indicates which 4 spaces belongs to a monopoly.

The Rules of the corresponding American  Express Monopoly Card Game, No.40155 from 1994 tell us:
"At the start of the game for a maximum of 4 players each one gets 4 cards; the remainder is placed in the center of the game board (on the Pozo space). The one who is on turn draw as many cards as necessary to bring his hand up to a total of 5. Next he/she plays one card to the space of the matching property group on the board. The one who adds the fourth card to 1 color makes monopoly and put these cards face down in front of him/her.
There is no money, nor houses and hotels, but the monopolies do have a value in points, increasing from 1 to 8. At the end of each round each player's number of points are counted. The first player to reach 50 points, or have the highest score after the final round has been completed, is the winner  ."

This edition is also exported to Chile and Peru.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 12.- (€ 3.60) July 2002.


Estanciero - Mercosur, ±2001.Edition: Estanciero - Mercosur - Código 8001390         
            Un juego con tradición (A game with tradition)
            Um jogo com tradição
Publisher: Lugano Toys S.R.L. - ± 2001
Dimensions of the box: 30.5 x 49.0 x 5.6 cm
The game: 
This probably is the first bilingual edition of
Estanciero, namely next to Spanish Portugese as well, suspected for sale in the Argentina surrounding countries, as they occur on the board, ie Uruguay - Paraguay - Bolivia - Chile and Brazil. 
The breakdown of the fields varies by country and is very divers, including agricultural and live-stock farms, factories, tourism, hotels, mining and automotive industry.

Salida/Saída first corner, without number) the fields are resp.:

: Colonia Suiza/Tambo (1) - Salto/Elaboradora citricos (2)(Citrus grower) - Punta del Este/Cadena de hoteles (3)(Chain of hotels) - Impuestos/Impostos, pague 5000 (4)(Income tax, pay 5000) - Montevideo/Banco de inversión (5)
Paraguay: Concepción/Algodonales (6)(Katoen) - Intere$e$/Juro$, cobre 2500 (7)(Interests, you receive 2500) - Cdad.del Este/Parque Industrial (8) - Villarica/Aceitera de soja (9)(Soybean oil factory) - Destino (10) - Fortín Corrales/Campos Ganaderos (11) (Livestock farms) - Encarnación/Ruinas Jesuíticas (12)(Jesuit ruins)
Vacaciones/Férias (13)
Bolivia: Chapare/Bananales (14)(Bananas) - Suerte (15) - Oruro/Minas de estaño (16)(Tin mines) - Beni/Campos para agricultura (17)(For agricultural areas) - Lago Titicaca/Ruinas Incaicas (18) (Inca ruins) - Sta.Cruz de la Sierra/Cia. exportado de gas(19)(Gasexport companies)
Chile: Puerto Montt/Compañia pesquera (20)(Fishing companies)
Board in 3 parts.Fin de semana/Fim de semana (21)
Viña del Mar/Compañia de turismo (22)(
Tourist companies) - Concepción/Empresa forestal (23) (Forestry company) - Curicó/ Exportadora de frutas (24)(Fruit exporter) - Destino (25)
: Bariloche/Pistas de sky (27) - Libre estacionamiento (28)(Free parking) - Santa Fe/ Campos para agricultura y ganaderia (29)(areas for agriculture and livestock) - Buenos Aires/Centro comercial (30) - Santa Cruz/Compañia petrolera (31) - Córdoba/Compañia Alimenticia y agroindustrial (32)(Food and agro-industrial enterprises)
: Amazonia/Explotación maderera (33)(Timber harvest)
Viaje/Viagem (34)(
Minas Gerais/mineria del hierro (35)(Iron mines) - Suerte (36) - Rio de Janeiro/Cadena de hoteles (37)(Hotel chains) -
Destino (38) - Belo Horizonte/Industria automotriz (39) (Automotive industry) - San Pablo/Industria siderúrca (40)(Iron and steel industry) and Impuestos (41)(Taxes).

Like the Cod.137 edition the innerbox has been filled with an insert of thin cardboard folded such a way that a raised centerpiece has been created for the banknotes of the banker and a tray on each side for the attibutes, as tokens, dice and little discs of the farms and ranches.       

The property deeds as well as
the Suerte- and Destino-cards are not fully punched out, so they still should be unplugged. The large Estanciero-banknotes (65x155 mm) look very smart. They are two sided printed in color on white paper and show except for the name Lugano Toys of course also the rancher. 
The 8 denominations are:
10 - 50 - 100 - 200 - 500 - 1000 - 2000 and 5000. Strangely enough no indication is given about the currency.
yellow Chacras (houses) and blue (ranches) are but  round, plastic discs with a diam. of 12 mm .
The 6 tokens are colored plastic, hollow pawns.
Both big dice (with sides of 15 mm) are ivory and have black pips. 
Thee Rules are no longer printed on the inside of the lid, but added to the game as a loose sheet, one side printed in Spanish in black, the other side in Portuguese in red

The price of this game was in March 2003 ARS 45.- (€ 13.45).  


The first real Argentine edition.Edition: Edición-Argentina, Art.N° 0820
Publisher:Hasbro/Tonka/The Toy Comp. S.R.L. - 2001
Dimensions of the box: 25.2 x 48.3 x 4.2 cm
The game:
Oddly enough this is the first entire Argentine edition from Hasbro according to the USAOPOLY design (see at USA), i.a. without the red Monoply bar on the centre field of the game board, but a black one instead with in that "Edición Argentina" and an illustration on top. The lid shows the "yellow sticker with red Monopoly bar with Mr.Monopoly", to proof this is a Hasbro authorized edition. The lower part shows the Salida space together with the 4 last spaces of the 4th side. The bottom side of the box shows as usual with USAOPOLY design a color picture of the game board with all its accessories. However it suggests the board's back side to be red.
The properties in this edition are not streets from the capital city, but landmarks from all over the country.

The properties of Edición Argentina are from Salida onwards.:

Ushuaia (worlds most southern city, on Land of Fire) - Glaciar Perito Moreno (impressive glacier in the south part of the ) - Ferrocarril Roca - Península de Valdez (peninsula in Patagonia, where whales can be seen) - Esquel (winter  sports resort in Patagonia) - Lago Nahuel Huapi (splendid lake in the lake area of Patagonia) - Cárcel/Sólo Visitas - Cerro Tronador (mountain in the south part of the Andes, 3556 m) - Energía Eléctrica - San Martín de los Andes (capital of the ecotourisme in Patagonia) - Valle de las Leñas (mundane ski area) - Ferrocarril Mitre - Puente del Inca ("incabridge", remarkable rocks formation in the Andes) - Aconcagua (highest mountain of entire America, 6958 m) - Cosquín (well-known for its yearly national folklore festival) - Libre Estacionamiento - Villa Carlos Paz (scenic village in the Córdoba mountains) - Termas de Río Hondo (hot water springs) - Valle de la Luna ("moonvalley", remarkable landscape in the Andes reminding of the moon) - Ferrocarril Belgrano - Tren de las Nubes(special train in the Salta mountains) - Quebrada de Humahuaca (picturesque Andes crevice in N-Argentina) - Aguas Corrientes (running water) - Cataratas del Iguazú (world famous waterfalls at the Brazilian border) - Vaya a la cárcel - Gualeguaychú (renowned for its carnivals) - Rosario (2nd city in Argentina, 1 million inhabitants) - Mar del Plata (mundane seaside resort) - Ferrocarril San Martín - La Boca (touristic Italian district of  Buenos Aires) and Obelisco ("Argentina's navel", is in Buenos Aires). 

Features of this Parker Brothers/Hasbro issue manufactured in Argentina:

The colorbars of the properties fully differ from the "official" issues in other countries.

The Parker-locomotives are not black but successively light blue - red - green and light brown.

Behind the Jail's bars is  ..... Mr.Monopoly.

The red car on Free Parking has a yellow rear window and grey tyres.

The usually blue treasure chest is red now and the money bags are green.

In folded state the dark blue back of the solid board is turned outwards. The values of the properties have raised by a factor 10 with regard to 1985 and so you receive $ 2000 over Salida.
The orange colored Suerte (Luck) and the yellow colored Casa de la Moneda (the Mint) cards are still very small. 
The beautiful many colored banknotes (52x115 mm) with portraits of statesmen and generals look very much the present-days official banknotes but the pictures do not correspond to the denominations. In addition the back sides are unprinted. The space where the official banknotes show "Banco Central de la República Argentina" the notes of this game says "Monopoly edición Argentina". The 7 denominations in Pesos are resp. 10 - 20 - 50 -100 - 500 - 1000 and 5000. The prices of the properties on the board are specified by a $-sign.
The 9 metal tokens are those so well-known : boat - car - hat - dog - iron - rider-on-horse - wheel-barrow - canon and shoe. The bottom of the box says only 8 tokens will go with the game inclusive the locomotive. However, it isn't present.
The green houses and red hotels are made of translucent plastic. They have a chimney situated in the mid of the roof.
Both dice are white with black pips. The Rules are printed in red on white paper.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 36.90 (€ 11.10) July 2002.


Long little box 00818 of 2001.Editon: Standard - long little box (2)
              Atlantic City - Spanish, Art.N° 00818

Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro/The Toy Comp. S.R.L. - 2001
Dimensions of the box: 21.7 x 41.5 cm
The game:
The most striking differences between this issue and the earlier mentioned one under the same Art.N° are:

Both on the lid as on all 4 rims the Parker Brothers logo has een replaced by the Hasbro logo. 

On the lower right corner of the lid is a special mention saying "Original Monopoly with metal tokens", which remark is most 
probably ment for Chile and Peru, because these tokens came already with earlier issues.

Other differences are:

Although the color picture on the bottom of the box now do show the right Argentine Spanish game it unfortunately shows a 
back. In reality the board's back is dark blue

The banknotes shown are the right ones, however the set goes with 10 tokens instead of but 8 as the picture shows.

The Rules are printed in blue on white paper.

For the rest this edition is exactly the same as the earlier issue.

This edition is also exported to Chile and Peru.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 40.- (€ 12.-) July 2002.


Infantil instead of Junior, ref.441.Edition: Monopoly Infantil, Art.Nº 441 (2)
(Children's Monopoly)
Publisher: Hasbro Arg. S.A./The Toy Comp.S.R.L. - 2001
Dimensions of the box: 30.3 x 30.3 cm
The game:
The great difference between this edition and the somewhat older version under the same Art.N°441 is the translation of Junior into Infantil.

Although it doesn't like very obvious there are still some small differences, viz.:

The board's back is dark blue.

Also here the tokens are no cars but simple pawns-with-big-base.

The ticket booths are now small, plastic houses with chimney.

The one die only measures10x10x10 mm.

Of course the Rules are the same. 

This edition is manufactured in Argentina and is also exported to Chile and Peru.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 28.50 (€ 8.55) July 2002.



International edition of TRUST of 2001.Edition: TRUST Internacional, Art. 7030
              Compra & Venta de Propiedades (Buy and sale of real estate)
Publisher: Ruibal SRL. - ± 2001
Dimensions of the box: 24.5 x 46.0 x 6.0 cm
The game:
The (unnecessarilly) large box for this international edition suggests a 
luxury finish. Although the game board is somewhat larger than those of the "long little white boxes", because of which it is earsier to play on, the presentation is still a bit poor. 
Instead of landmarks from all over the country this version of Trust now has landmarks from all over North-, Middle- and South America.
On the game board with black back the cities of the countries are well state by their national flags.

From Salida on they are resp.:

Side 1:
Chile: Valparaíso (picturesque port) - Viña del Mar (mundane seaside resort)
LAN CHILE líneas aéreas
: Guantánamo - Camagüey - La Habana
Side 2:
Brasil: Porto Alegre - Centro Americana Agencia de Viajes (travel agency) - Rio de Janeiro - Florianópolis
PLUNA líneas aéreas (Uruguayan air line)
: Jalisco - Guadalajara - Acapulco
Side 3:
Venezuela: Caracas - Isla Margarita - Aruba (so this Dutch island is confiscated herewith)
VARIG líneas aéreas(Brazilian air line)
Estados Unidos
(United States): La Florida - Orlando - Miami
Marche preso
Side 4:
Argentina: Villa Carlos Paz (picturesque village in the mointains of) - Mar del Plata (mundane seaside resort
Bariloche (winter sports resort in the Andes)
: San Ignacio - Punta del Este.

In Cárcel is again a man in spruce suit and with red tie, this time behind 8 bars. He has been sent here by 2 policemen-with-cudgel on the Marche Preso corner. 
The Descanso corner shows a golf player, apparently the symbol for "rest".
The bottom of the box shows a short text as well as a black/white picture of the game with all its parts.

The Suerte cards (50x70 mm) have a light blue back with a dark blue ?, while the Sorpresa cards have a beige back showing a red parcel-with-ribbon. All other game parts like the money, tokens, dice, houses and hotels are exactly the same as those of the earlier mentioned editions.

The promotion price of this set was in a supermarket ARS 27.95 (€ 8.40) July 2002.


Deudra Eterna of 2001.Edition: Deuda Eterna (Eternal (foreign) debt), Art. 7400
              ¿Quién es capaz de vencer al FMI?
               (Who will be able to defeat the IMF?)
Publisher: Ruibal SRL - ± 2001
Dimensions of the box: 24.5 x 46.1 x 6.0 cm
The game:
This game of inland manufacture is a parody on the hard economic situation of the country. Really a very interesting variant of Prof.Ralph Anspach's Anti-Monopoly (see a.o. at Peru!)
The Rules describe the aim to be: 
"To utilize the raw materials of Latin-America by industrilizing and to export to 
the large markets in the North. Therefore players have to become entrepreneurs who have to solve the problems caused by the game. The capital with all it stands for is provided by the IMF, inclusive all its consequences: imposing conditions, devaluations, etc. The aim is to overcome the problems and not making use of the IMF."

The game board is divided in a north and south part (see both black spaces on the boards fold). In the north are a dozen industries of the higher developed countries as well as the IMF who administers the capital. In the south is Latin-America with its raw materials exporting products without 
added value like iron, copper, corn, cattle, etc.

Because this game rather differs from the Parker/Hasbro Monopoly I hereunder give an enumeration of the play parts of this game:

18 (plastic) stock gold bars  with number R-18K.

a number of note sheets.

12 property deeds with blue back and 3 $-signs. It strikes that there is no talk of mortgage. Each property has 2 columns with rent prices for resp. buildings with national or international industries.

21 green (Solidarity) cards with on their back sides "2 hands together".

17 red brown Condiciones (Conditions) cards with on their back sides a kind of Mr.Monopoly having dollar signs in his eyes.

36 red houses for national industries.

36 somewhat larger blue houses for the big multinational industries.

1 yellow plastic piece (35x60 mm) that have to serve as Barrera Proteccionista (Protectionism Barrier).

The simple banknotes one-sided printed on white paper. The currency is U$S, the Argentine notation for American dollar. The 5  denominations are resp.: 50 - 100 - 500 - 1000 and 5000.

4 dice (with sides of 14 mm)  ivory colored with black pips.

As usual with Ruibal all cards and even the banknotes are in sheats in the box. So they have to be separated before use.

This game can be played by 3 to 6 players of which one can also be banker, who in this case is the IMF manager. At the start of the game each player receive 3 (stock) gold bars and in order to know how much money everybody have to receive he thows a die and gets $1,000 for each point thrown.  
Startingpoint is the black space Latinoamérica. Each property card applies for both areas.
When a player lands on one of the southern spaces he can choose between 2 possibilities:

  1. He may receive from the IMF the raw material's value indicated on the space, or

  2. He pays the IMF that amount and processes the raw material.

In the northern part are the multinationals who make products starting from the basis products from Latin-America. For example: Candies made from sugar:

Raw material

Final product  

Color of the space


Instant coffe 







Sky blue




Crude oil 



Each time a player lands on a space of the North the IMF has to pay him the amount mentioned at the field's foot. This situation changes as the Latin-American players built multinational industries in the North. 

The National Industries:

  1. The owner of a raw material property can start producing by investing in "National Industry" buildings. The price is given on the property deeds (f.e. for Azúcar $150 for the first industry). 

  2. The moment the owner of a national industry lands on the corresponding field of the North he has nothing to pay "taking the view that he who has sugar shouldn't buy candies abroad". 

  3. Each moment a player lands on a national industry that belongs to someone else he must pay the owner the amount given on the space (f.e. for Azúcar $100). 

The Multinational Industries:

  1. The player that owns a national industry (f.e. Azúcar) can extend his industry in the North as a (so: Caramelo). For that he has to pay the IMF the price of the first multinational (= $300) shown on the corresponding property card (Azúcar) he already possesses. 

  2. As from this moment the owner receives from the IMF the amount mentioned on the board (in this case $200) each time he lands on the field Caramelo. 

  3. However, in case another player lands on a space with established multinationals he shouldn't pay the IMF but the owner of the industry the amount given on the field.

Three industries may be built on each property but always the national industry first before the multinational industry is on turn. 
The owner of industries receives from other players double or treble the amount shown on the concerning space depending on 2 or 3 industries being on the property. 
The owner also receives double or treble from the IMF if he lands on his own multinational. The 3 stock gold bars each player has cannot be exchanged for a fixed amount. They can be used to do payments in case:

  1. player lands on a multinational or on a space still available in the North.

  2. player lands on the FMI field, where he has to pay the rent of this turn.

However, the gold stocks cannot be used:

  1. in case of flight of capital, coup d'états or to discontinue the Protectionism Barrier. 

  2. to pay off the capital amount of a debt (only the rent may be paid with it).

  3. to obtain a monopoly. 

  4. to pay the costs related to the condition of a "Condiciones" card. 

Crude oil doesn't built a chain with other products.
An industrial production chain arises when a player possesses all raw materials belonging to the deeds of one color. 
In contrast to the so well-known property trading game each player landing on one of the built spaces of a chain must pay the total amount corresponding to the number of buildings on these southern spaces. 

Players have to decide if they accept the "monopoly principle" before starting the game. This means a player can buy the properties (with everything built on) from another player, even if the latter don't like it. The IMF agrees to this but a tax of $ 2,000 have immediately to be paid. A monopoly can only be raised in the South and above that monopolies can change owner again and again.

The debts:
In order to realize all purchases and payments of monopolies players can contract loans with the IMF. The amount of a loan is $ 1,000 at the minimum. 
The interest is 10% per year (which corresponds with one full tour of the game board), player has to pay when he passes the FMI-field. A player who wants to pay the interest of his debt can use a spare gold bar for this purpose. 
The one who is the IMF notes down each player's debt in the noteblock added. 

The devaluations:
When a player has built up a debt of $ 10,000 he must go to the FMI-field to re-negociate his debt. He must pay the interest of the turn and the IMF will devalue the currency. 
Because of the devaluation players currency is worth less. Devaluation means the player from now on has to play with 3 dice, which means he moves much faster so he has to pay more frequent. 
In case player succeed in reducing his debt in a next turn down under $ 10,000 he strengthens his currency and so he is allowed to play with 2 dice again. The IMF will cause a second devaluation the moment a player's debt reaches $ 20,000. He calls the player in crisis again to negociate about his debt. He/she has to settle the concerning interest and play with 4 dice from that moment on. 
The highest debt one can run up is $ 30,000. When a player reaches this amount he/she won't get a loan anymore and the economic embargo begins for him/her. 

The economic embargo:
When a player has a debt of $ 30,000, but still has some cash he may continue playing. However, when he lands on a space where he has to pay the IMF or another player and his money is not sufficient  the economic embargo begins for him.
In order to obtain the necessary money the player under embargo places a (whole) property, with or without buildings, at IMF's disposal. The IMF put this property up for auction amongst the other players, at which a bid may not be under 50% of the investment. 
The player with the highest bid continues with this property and hands the money over to the previous owner. In case no bid is done the property goes to the IMF who pays 50% of the investment. The player under embargo must continue paying interest with each turn as well as throwing 4 dice, until his debt has fallen under 
$ 20,000. 
The moment the player in troubles has no properties anymore he finally has to hand the rest of his money over and he will be declared bankrupt. 

Treaty between players
The players begin alone but they can unite in course of the play in order to devellop a strategy against the IMF. To enter  such a treaty a player must land on the field Latinoamérica after which all players are entitled to enter into any kind of treaty.
The moment a player lands on Latinoamérica he may invite other players to play together or with three. The other players on their turn can unite as well. It is forbidden to build industrial chains to share its benefits with 2 or 3 players if no pairs or trios have been formed in advance.
Those who decide to continue to play together or with 3 have to stay on the Latinoamérica space and continue to play from there on, however eachone have to pay off the interest of his debts to the IMF. 

Pairs and trios:
If 2 or 3 players form a pair or a trio their money, reserves and industries are combined to one community, however, each of them has to continue with his own token and debts. In case the pair or trio build 1 or more industrial chains they get the revenues.
Eachone must pay the interest of his own debts, however, the money now comes from the same pool and since their properties are together the pair or trio now decides together whether paying will be done with cash or reserve gold, like they have to decide together whether who takes a new debt, taking into account the limits valid for the devaluations and the limit to pass into embargo.
The members of the pair or trio throw the same way as any player with 3 or 4 dice in correspondance with the devaluations. As soon as one of them has built up a debt of over $30,000 he may continue playing without the need to put a property up for auction, however, he is not allowed to make new debts. Auctions begin the moment all members of a pair or trio have reached the embargo limit. 

End of the play:
At tie
In case a player alone or a pair or trio succeeds in possessing more than half of Latin-America, viz. at least 7 grounds each built with at least 2 national industries and 2 multinationals in the North he equals the IMF for economic strength and so he can retire in full credit to enjoy his luck without the need to take outstanding debts into account . 
The winning businessman:
In case a player alone or a pair or trio succeeds in industrializing all 12 grounds of the South and at least 1 multinational on each ground in the North he so shows his capability as entrepreneur. The IMF did not succeed in bleeding him dry and so he deserves applause of all players. 
The winning KO. (Knock Out?):
In case a player alone or a pair or trio possess all 12 grounds of the South with 3 national industries each as well as the 3 corresponding multinationals he is considered to be the "Great Champion" who is allowed to turn the IMF his back. 

It is also possible the players, alone or united go bankrupt or the IMF seize all their properties and so everybody loses

The price of this set amounted to ARS 35.49 (€ 10.80) July 2002.


Deluxe version of Estanciero.Edition: Estanciero, Art.N° 9554
              El  tradicional juego Argentino (The traditional Argentine game)
Publisher: ToyCo - ± 2000
Dimensions of the box: 27.0 x 40.5 x 6.8 cm
The game:
This luxury edition of inland manufacture is obviously from another maker and apparently the same who also manufacture the games for Parker/Hasbro (see further). The nice, red lid now shows a picture of the rancher even a portrait of the man, as it also appears on the banknotes.

Like with the Parker/Hasbro Monopoly game of any country the spaces remain the same, despite the design. However, the distribution over the board differs with this nice edition from the earlier described games. On the 6-sided double folded game board of solid cardboard the numbered spaces are divided equally such  that they "do not go around the corner". The Destino field is green and is again situated next to Salida. The Suerte field is yellow brown.
The dark background of the play side have pictures on the corners showing scenes as they may occur on a rancher's estate:

  1. the estanciero

  2. a big threshing-machine in a grain field

  3. a rearing horse

  4. a milking woman farmer

On the special spaces in this issue are pictures of:

a heavy, red brown steam engine on each of the 4 stations.  

an oil pump on space 8 of Compañía petrolera .

grape bunches on field 16 of Bodega.

a sugar mountain with a worker in a cane sugar plantation on field 31 of Ingenio.

The bottom of the box shows a nice color picture of the board, the banknotes and the other accessories. Maybe influenced by Parker/Hasbro?
The property deeds (58x90 mm) have rounded corners. The mortgage side is red. The little Estanciero banknotes (48x88 mm) are even smaller than those of other editions and give the impression they are copies of official banknotes. However all notes have the same portrait. Except for the name ToyCo the notes also mention being issued by "Banco Estanciero Central". The 8 denominations without currency are resp. 10 - 50 - 100 - 200 - 500 - 1000 - 2000 and 5000
The farms and ranches now are green houses and red hotels of hollow plastic, like they are supplied with "Edición Argentina" from Hasbro. It is a pitty the tokens supplied with this game are not somewhat nicer than those 6 plastic pawns on a base. Both dice (with sides of 15 mm) are white with black pips. The Rules are printed in red on white paper.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 35.90 (€ 10.80) July 2002.


Winning Moves' card game - 2002.Edition: Monopoly - Juego de Cartas, Art.N° 3023      
Publisher: Hasbro/Winning Moves/ToyCo - 2002
Dimensions of the box: 21.2 x 25.4 cm
The game:
The Monopoly card games issued  since 2000 are designed by Winning Moves and differ from the elder Happy Families.

This edition has 60 cards in total, of which:

28 property cards

14 house cards ( 5x1. - 4x2. - 3x3. and 2x4.)

  2 hotel cards

16 bonus cards

For the rest are but 4 Monopoly banknotes in the denominations: 50 - 100 - 500 and 1000 $. There is no (little) game board, however there are richly illustrated Rules:

The cards:

Also with this edition 8 color groups of 2 or 3 cards have to be made with the property deeds. The value of a complete group is given on the cards. So applies for Avenida Carolina del Norte: Valor del Set $350.

The value of a group is increased with house cards. One card always counts for a whole groups. There are1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th house cards that must of course be purchased in this order. The card of our example shows the additional value per house to be: cada casa suma $350 más

Finally a hotel card can be added. Its value is for all groups $500.

De bonus cards are those of the tokens (6), Salida (Start) (4), Mr. Monopoly (4) and Cartas Suerte (2).

The value of your token is identical to the sum of all complete groups in your hand.

The Salida cards are worth $200.

Only the player possessing most of the Mr.Monopoly card at the end of the game gets $1,000, the other cards do not have any further value.

Both Cartas Suerte can be used as Joker. They can replace other cards. However ... watch out ...., this only applies to the first player to lay down his cards. The other owner of a Joker loses all he has in hand.

At the beginning of the match each player gets 10 cards he keeps in his hand. An 11th card is led open on the table in front of him. This is his first exchange card. In the course of the game it will be joined by the unused cards from the take away stack. Each player can ask another if he/she likes to exchange a number of cards from his stack for an equal number of his own exchange stack. Both take these cards in hand and put an equal number back on their stack in order to keep only 10 in hand.

The aim of the game is to become the first to have changed his cards into complete groups with the right house and hotel cards and proper bonus cards in such a way that he/she has the highest possible value in hand. Next the game is repeated till one player becomes the first to reach a total amount of $ 10,000.

There are minor differences in the Rules for more or less than 4 players.

This edition was also exported to Chile and Peru.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 12.- (€ 3.60) July 2002.



Card game ref. 3032.Edition: Monopoly - Juego de Cartas, Art.N° 3032                                           
              Edicion de Lujo (Deluxe edition)
             Una ágil y dinámica manera de jugar Monopoly
(A flexible and dynamic way of playing Monopoly.) 
Publisher: Hasbro/Winning Moves/ToyCo - ±2002
Dimensions of the box: 13.8 x 23.6 x 8.0 cm
The gamel:
Except for the fact that this Deluxe edition is smaller but in a higher box there are a few more differences compared with Art.N° 3023:

Except for the paper money there is a bar of gold, worth  $ 5,000, per player.

4 holders of red plastic, for the banknotes and cards of the players.

To store the banknotes and cards in the box there is an additional handy holder of white plastic precisely fitting in the 
red holder.

The price op this game was in March 2003 ARS 17.90 (€ 5,40).



Card game Tuberias Rotas.Edition: Monopoly - Juegos de Cartas, Art.N° 3022                                               
              Libre Estacionamiento
(Free Parking) -  Tuberias Rotas (Leaking pipes)
Publisher: Hasbro/Winning Moves/ToyCo - ±2002
Dimensions of the box: 13.8 x 23.6 x 8.0 cm
The game:
In this box with the clear red Monopoly bar, a game is smuggled into the world of Monoply, that has nothing to do with it: Tuberias Rotas (Broken pipes). As repairman of the pipes Mr. Monopoly is put into action, who for this purpose had exchchanged his cane for a wrench this time.
This game of the Leaking Pipes consists of:

88 cards that have to be distributed amongst the players.

8 circular, cardboard discs showing the image of a wrench and 
Mr. Monopoly. Each player will get 2 of these discs.

The point of this game is to construct as soon as possible a leakfree pipe.

Parking cards in feet, serving as tokens.On the back of a 50 cm long Rules paper is explained how to to play  "Free Parking".

It is to collect points. The first player to collect 200 points is the winner. So in fact this game as well is may not considered to be an Monopoly game, because it is not about money.

In this game are:

64 playing cards, with which points have to be earned. However, there are cards that oppose, 
like: 2x Dejenme tranquilo (Leave me alone) - 3x Tiempo Agotado (Time-out) -
2x Libre Estacionamiento en 2x Oficial Jones (the policeman).

4x Parking meter cards and 4 red, plastic feet, that altohether make the tokens.

32 "second chance" cards.

The price of this game amounted to ARS 17,50 (€ 5,25) in March 2003 .


Estanciero card game, ref.3036.Edition: Estanciero - Juego de Cartas, Art. N° 3036      
Publisher: ToyCo - Buenos Aires -  ±2002
Dimensions of the box: 21.2 x 25.3 x 4.1 cm cm
The game:
Chacra, cards from Atr.Nr. 3036.The presentation of this first Estanciero looks very nice, but there must have 
been looked at the one from Winning Moves, see the game with Art.
N° 3023.
Thus this game also has 60 playing cards, of which:

28 property cards

14 Chacra cards ( 5x1. - 4x2. - 3x3. en 2x4.)

  2 Estancia cards

16 "bonus" cards

Furthermore there are only 4 Estanciero banknotes, printed in black on colored paper
in the denominations: 50 - 100 - 500 and 1000 $. these little banknotes (dim.48x88 mm) are also of the "Series 2002"as we already 
met them in the Standard edition with Art.N° 9554.
There is no little game board, but a comprehensive illustrated, 4 page sheet of Rules.
These correspond fully to those of the earlier mentioned game, where it should be noted that all 
property and other cards are of much nicer quality than those of Winning Moves. 

On the bottom of the little box are nice images of banknotes and a number of cards as well as the
salient text to promote a card game based on Monopoly:

                                                       La nueva versión del más popular de los entretenimientos de la familia  
                                                       (The new version of the most popular family entertainment.)

Of course this edition was "Fabricado en Argentina".


Lid + bottom+ gameboard of 9557.Edition: Estanciero - 60 Aniversario - 1942-2002, Art.N° 9557               
Publisher: ToyCo - Buenos Aires - 2002
Dimensions of the box: 25.3 x 42.0 x 5.2 cm
Het spel:
Compare the  Arg. 60 years edition with the European one. From this anniversary editiona few interesting things can be learned, like:

The Estanciero started in 1942, so 7 years after the official introduction of 
Monopoly. However it will probably not say ToyCo to be the publisher from that year on?!

There is a close cooperation between ToyCo and Parker/Hasbro, in view of for example 
the image of the diamond on the empty board with the 5 "glittering stars", the 60 that is
under the name with unther that the ribbon with the years.

On all sides of the lid both companies are shown with a diamond and the ribbon with the
text "Limited edition" in the image.

The little game board of this anniversary edition is smaller (38.5x38.8 cm) than that of the standard edition (50.5x50.5 cm),but somewhat more colorful.The distribution of the properties over the 6 sides is exactly the same as in the game with Art.N° 9554 and again strikingly numbered from 1 through 41.

The bottom of the box shows again a nice color picture of the board with the banknotes and all other accessories.
Although the spaces of the properties are small their property deeds are the same size as those of the earlier publication, so 58x90 mm and with rounded corners. The mortgage side is
The Estanciero-banknotes (48x88 mm) are those again publised by the "Banco Estanciero Central", "Series: 2002". 
The Chacras (homes) and Estancias (ranches) are li
ght green houses and red hotels of hollow plastic.
The 6 plastic tokens are the earlier mentioned simple pawns with large base again.
Both dice (with sides of 15 mm) are white with black pips.
The Rules are printed in black on white paper.

The price of this set was in March 2003 ARS 29,90 (€ 9,-).


Billonario, Art.Nr. 9561.Edition: Billonario (Billionaire) - Art.N° 9561
             El juego que te hace realmente rico. (This game really makes you rich.)

Publisher: ToyCo S.R.L. - Buenos Aires - ± 2002
Dimensions of the box: 19.2 x 27.8 x 3.8 cm
The game:
Perhaps this game should not be considered to be a Monopoly-like game, but because it is about acquiring "properties" and thus making money, I still included it in the Monopoly Lexicon.

There are 8 groups of 8 cards each with a same value, namely:

Petróleo                                          $ 200.000.000.-

Oro (Gold)                                        $ 180.000.000.-

Transporte Maritimo (Shipping)     $ 160.000.000.-

Propiedades (Properties)               $ 140.000.000.-

Diamantes                                     $ 120.000.000.-

Cine                                                $ 100.000.000.-

Comunicaciones                           $   90.000.000.-

Computadoras                              $   80.000.000.-

There are also two special cards, namely: the Tax Officer, presented as "grabber" and the Billionaire, a wealthy man with a big grin on his face.
The Tax Officer represents a deduction of $ 40.000.000at the end of the game, while the Billionaire may be used as a groups' 8th card, or dubling the value of an entire group either at the end of the game as a reward of $ 40.000.000.   

The Rules are on the raised middle on the insert of the box.
On the bottom of the box is a picture of the happy family playing this game (to the idea of Parker/Hasbro 1996.)

At the start of the game all cards are distributed to the participants. If less than 8 players participate, just as many cardgroups have to be distributed so:  5 players 5 card groups, starting with the most expensive. Each player examines his cards and decide for which group he/she intitially will go. This may change in the course of the game, depending on the offer.
Once the banker has called "The market is open" the players start to negociating. To this purpose they put their unwanted cards face down in front of them (of course the Tax Officer will always be among them!). All players can now have their unwanted cards exchanged for as many unseen cards of another, hoping to get the missing cards as soon as possible for their own group(s). The player who first has gathered a group of 8 equal cards reports this and the banker will pay him the value of that group in banknotes 
The cards are collected, shuffled and distributed for the next round
The first one who has gathered $ is the winner. (To shorten the game a lower target amount can be agreed upon in advance.)


Ganadero, Art.903-±2005.Edition: Los negosios del gran GANADERO- Art. 903 (Negotiation of the cattle-farm owner.)
              El clasico juego de compra venta de propiedades (The classic game of buying and selling properties.)
              Hacete millonario y divertite donde quierras (Become millionaire and have fun everywhere.)
Publisher: Top Toys - ± 2005
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 31x 7 cm
The game:
Although not announced as such this is clearly a travel edition, because the board that is stuck in a
brown plastic box is only 19.5 x 19.5 cm. In the centre of the little board is a picture, as a background image, of a ranche surrounded by corn fields. Over this is a rotary disc to serve as a die. Next to the little board are two lockable small boxes for the small (25x50 mm) cards, property deeds, banknotes 5 tiny little tokens, the 32 green Chacras (homes) and 16 red Estancia (ranches).
On the overbox both "subtitels" are mentioned as well as a very simplified presentation of a "rich ranger having fun".

There are only 9 spaces perside of the boardand the properties are Argentine provinces.

The properties are from Salida onwards:

- Suerte - Corrientes - Entre Rios - Estacion de Servicio Santa Fe - San Juan - Paga impuesto 10% - San Luis - Penitenciaria - Seguros Argentina - Santiago del Estero - Tucuman - Destino - Chubut - Santa Cruz - Bodegas Mendoza - Tierra del Fuego - Vacaciones - Suerte - Jujuy - Estacion de Servicio Rio Negro - Salta - Soja La Pampa - Destino - Catamarca - La Rioja - A la Penitenciaria - Suerte - Chaco - Estacion de Servicio C.A. BS. AS. - Formosa - Destino - Buenos Aires and Cordoba.

The 5 tiny little tokens are: stirrup - butterfly - Baco - little whip and horse.
The Rules are on the bottum of the box.

The price of this game was in augustus 2006 ARS 27.90 (€9.-)



de Millonario a Mendigo-±2009Edition: de Millonario a Mendigo Art.N° 9677 (From Miljonair to Beggar)
             Para Ganar hay que Gastar .... (To win you have to spend)

Publisherr: ToyCo S.R.L. - Buenos Aires - ± 2009
Dimensions of the box: 25.2 x 42.0 x 5.1 cm
The game:
Also this game has few similarities with Monopoly and is perhaps more comparable with Anti-Monopoly?
The object of this game is to get rid of your one million as quickly as possible and that seems not so easy.
On the lid the world of a Millionaire is symbolized by skyscrapers, a casino, a $-stamp, a limo with a blonde and fluttering U.S. dollars, while that of the Beggar of course with the money box, with an albeit large but empty house, where two large signs pointing to "no money" and "poverty", where a dog fights with a cat.
ToyCo's relationship with Parker / Hasbro also shows in this game again, because Mr. Millionaire is very similar to Mr. Monopoly (hat and the "straight stick", see the World Editions from 2008.)
Furthermore, there is once again the picture of the happy family on the bottom of the box (to the idea of Parker / Hasbro in 1996.)  

four players
can join the game.They each have their own starting point viz. the corner to the right of him / her. At that point t
he player must also put his token (the champaign bottle in the same color) and house at the start of the game.
It is played with:

4 small banknotes (50x87 mm) in denominaties of 5.000 - 10.000 - 50.000 and 100.000.

3 kinds of international shares (white biljetjes of 50x87 mm), namely:  3 x 10 pieces of the Cia. Eléctrica Relámpo (Electric Comp. "Thunderbolt"), 3 x 10 pieces of the Cia. Petrolera Torrente Seco (Oil Comp. "Dry Source") and 3 x 10 pieces of the Cia. Aceros Grandote (Steel works "Enormous").

If it's your turn move your bottle the number of the dice eyes and meet the instruction on the field where you arrive and:

If you have thown double 6 you have to pay the bank immediately 100,000 and you may throw again.

If you arrive on an occupied square, you must pay 10,000 for damage to the opponent.

Every time you come across the white field Loteria you have to put 5,000 on the silver plate (= a space on top the field).

How can you spend your money?

By investing in real estate investments.
If you op land on 1 of 6blue "hotel fields" you can decide to pay the price to the bank for the hotel shown on that field and put your (only) hotel on that space. The lease to pay for the hotel is mentioned on the field.

On the Lotery-space.
If you land on the Loteria space you get all the money collected on the silver scale.

On the corner spaces: Fair Game (Bolsa de Valores = Equity Market), Racen (Hipodromo = race track), Casino and gambling with dice (Timba de Dados = Victems of the dice).

If the barrel swivel (symbolising the Fair) indicates that your shares lower than the same applies to all shares. You have to pay the bank10.000.

Conversely: if it is indicated that certain stocks rise then all owners of such shares get 10.000 from the bank.

The barrel swivel also has a blue space with a $-sign. If that is listed first each player will receive for each of his shares 10.000 "extra dividend" from the bank. You can go public at any time, hoping your opponents can make money. 

If you are going to participate in the Races all players have to do so. You choose one of the 4 horses shown on the dial, with horse 1 most likely to win and horse 4 the lowest.The player after you will then get the next horse on the dial, etc. Next each player indicates to the bank for which amount between 5.000 through 50.000 he/she will bet. With one turn of the dial is decided who the winner decided is.
The proceeds are as follows for the winning horse: Horse #1: 2x the bet- Horse #2 3x the bet - 4x the bet - Horse #5x the bet.

In the Casino. Here you play on 2 devices:

The slotmachine: You pay 20.000 and can run the slots 1 time. Yield: 1 pair of any kind: 50.000 - 1 trio of sny kind: 150.000 and a trio of thr  $-sign yields 250.000.

The Roulette: Choose from the following 3 bets, pay the bank and give a cranck on the wheel: 

Pay 5.000 and choose a single number                                Then you can earn 150.000

Pay 20.000 and choose a doden (1-12 / 13-24 / 25-36)     Then you can earn 100.000

Pay 50.000 and choose red or black                                    Then you can earn 80.000

Gamble with the dice: If it is your turn you may throw the dice as many times as you like. Add all items together and multiply by 5,000. This amount the bank will pay you.
However if you throw a one in a throw you should stop but still will receive 100,000. In case you thow double-1 then you should stop as well but receive 300,000.

If you play the above Rules then you are the winner if the first one who cannot pay his debts!

The price of this edition was ARS 100 (€ 20,-). in april 2010.


Hasbro edition of Argentine landmarks, 2009.Edition: Monopoly-Argentina - Edicion de coleccion, Art.N° 0830
              El emocionante juego de negociar propiedades 
              (The exciting game of trading properties)
Publisher: Hasbro Int.Inc./Parker/The Toy Comp. S.R.L. - 2009
Dimensions of the box: 27.0 x 40.3 x 6.6 cm
The game:
Although the Editión-Argentina with Art.NN° 0820 was a slightly "camouflaged" Hasbro edition (without the red Monopoly bar), this edition of 8 years later clearly has all Hasbro features, like:

The red Monopoly bar, both on the lid as sloping over the board's midfield, with Mr. Monoply with 
M instead of a red bow tie and a new cane on top the middle O instead of coming out of it.

This red bar also, but a bit smaller, on all rims of the lid as well as on all rims of the innerbox.

The correct color bars on the right positions on the board.

The uniform global presentation of the box: sizes, the white band on the lower part of the lid with 
the "green-family-patch" adjacent to the "age field" and "number of players" field.

The richly illustrated bottom of the box, where at least will be shown: the red bar, an image of 
the board with a number of attributes, a text field in a black frame, a little bar showing the address of the site and 1x an image of the new Mr. Monopoly.
(There is however (yet) missing the statement of cooperation with EA.)
It is striking that on this issue the Parker logo is still appearing frequently.

The properties are now again toerist attractions of which there are so many in this country. That is why it is so pity so many of them are the same as in the game from 2001, although the fields on the board now have pictures. The illustration on the board's midfield is the same as on the lid and is a composition of the images from a.o. Cabildo de Buenos Aires - Casa Historica de Tucuman - Aconcagua - Obelisco de Buenos Aires - Calle Caminito - Cerro 7 colores - Pingüinera Punta Tombo and Glaciar Perito Moreno.
The solid game bord with black back is folded twice and in such a way that the playfield is on the outside.

The properties are from Salida onwards:

Plaza de los Dinosaurios - Arca Comunal - Valle de la Luna - Impuesto sobre ingresos - Ferrocarril General MitreCabildo de Buenos Aires - Fortuna - Casa Historica de Tucuman - Monumento a la Bandera - Carcel - Puente del Inca - Compañia de Electricidad - Aconcagua - Cristo redentor (Mendoza) - Ferrocarril General Belgrano - Obelisco de Buenos Aires - Arca Comunal - Cale Caminito - Plaza de Mayo - Parada libre - Basilica de Lujan - Fortuna - Villa Carlos Paz - Mar del Plata - Ferrocarril General - Cerro 7 colores - Cataratas de Iguazu - Compañia de aguas Corrientes - Tren de las Nubes - Vayase a la Carcel - Pingüinera Punta Tombo - Faro del Fin del Mundo - Arca Comunal - Peninsula Valdez - Ferrocarril General RocaFortuna - Glaciar Perito Moreno - Impuesto sobre posesiones de de jujo and Hotel Llao-Llao.

In the innerbox is a formed, blue insert of soft cardboard with 1 tray for all attributes.

The front side of the property deeds (sizes: 60x90 mm) is white, while their back is light blue and also show a.o. the mortgage value.

The Arca Comunal and Fortuna cards are also 60x90 mm and are richely illustrated with nice images of  Mr.Monopoly and his new cane!

The little banknotes do have the design of the original Parker notes (with 2x a small rectangle in which the value is repeated, 1x a rectangle with a house and 1x with a locomotive), but they are inly 49x87 mm. The values of the 7 notes of the "Banco Monopoly" are resp.: 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 en 500.

The hollow, plastic houses with chimney are red, the hotels blue. They are still attached to the casting rods.

The 8 metal tokens are glossy and are therefore clearly not from the usual supplier. They are: car - iron - wheelbarrow - hat - boat - dog - rider-on-rearing-horse and canon.

Both dice are white with black pips.

The price of this set amounted to ARS 129,- (€ 26,-)  April 2010.


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