Australia

 

 

Map of Australia.Initially only Monopoly sets with the London gameboard were issued in Australia. It was not until 1985 that the games with street names from the capital cities of the 8 Australian States and Territories were issued, while the London edition remained obtainable. The color bars on the properties of the first 4 cities of the early issues differ considerably from those of the later versions:

In 1985 the properties from Go onwards are:

Darwin: Todd Street - Smith Street

Hobart: Salamanca Place - Davey Street - Macquarie Street

Perth: William Street - Barrack Street - Hay Street

Adelaide: North Terrace - Victoria Square - Rundle Mall

Brisbane: Stanley Street - Petries Bight - Wickham Terrace

Melbourne: Collins Street - Elizabeth Street - Bourke Street

Sydney: Castlereagh Street - George Street - Pitt Street

Canberra: Flinders Way - Kings Avenue

The railway stations are in order: Perth Station - Adelaide Station - Flinders Street Station and Sydney Station. 
Electric Company
is Australia Post and Water Works is Telecom Australia.

Since 1996 the color bars of the properties are from Go onwards: 
Darwin
- Hobart - Perth - Adelaide - Brisbane - Melbourne - Sydney and Canberra.

 

 

London board  with defects, ±1936.Edition: London edition - "Mini box" - black   
              Trade Mark - Pat.app.for  No.3796-36
Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington - London and Leeds - ±1936
Dimensions of the box: 16.2 x 19.5 x 3.2 cm
       of the game board: 49 x 49 cm
The game: 
This edition is from the collection of Harold Lee - UK.

Because this may be one of the very earliest issues of the London edition, made by John Sands for Australia, it is worth to mention it. Harold, being a specialist in printing anomalies found some in this board, viz.:

Trafalgar square with defects.

Trafalgar Square as well as Leicester Square have extra stroke bottom right in U;
squeak in Q rest only outside the circle.

 

Kings Cross with defects.

King Cross has no apostrophe between G and S, later versions seem to acquire this apostrophe and
the G has a small horizontal innerline like middle of e; this seems to have disappeared in later editions.

 


 

Other features of this edition are:

Lid: The lid shows the black/red "locomotive illustration" as it is on the Great Britain editions. 

Game board: It's back is black with the "locomotive illustration" on one of the sections. The fold is parallel to the 2nd side. Its weight is 650 g (remarkably heavy).
The board label has full stop and comma after Waddington LTD., and John Sands Pty.Ltd.

The rent on Piccadilly: Is £ 22.- at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets. (This error was made in 1935 in the USA already and was copied over the years in all countries until about 1980. From then on it became as it ought to be, £ 24.)

Loc: The "back driving" engine is according to the Waddington design, so green colored.

Community Chest field of the game board: Only shows the small "C in circle".

Chance cards are orange/pink (90x52 mm), the Community Chest cards are yellow.

Tokens: The well-known metal tokens car - hat - thimble - boat - shoe and iron.

Banknotes: The circle on the banknotes show the mention "Pat.app.for” under the large figure. The 7 banknotes are all made of colored paper with black print. The denominations are resp.:  £1 - £ 5 - £10 (white) - £20 - £50 - £100 and £500 (on white).   

The houses are green while the hotels are dark maroon, made of  dull wood.

Dice: White with black pips. 

End of Rules.Rules: Printed in black on a 14.2 cm wide sheet, folded. It asks to "Please enclose 2d. stamp." 
It does not mention John Sands, but it says: "Extra "money"obtainable from all leading stores at 1/6 per set."

 

 

Mini box (1) black, from 1938.Edition: London edition - "Mini box" - black   
              Trade Mark - Pat.app.for  No.3796-36
Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington - London and Leeds - ±1936
Dimensions of the box: 16.2 x 19.5 x 3.2 cm
       of the game board: 49 x 49 cm
The game: 
Ian Steventon from Sydney is the proud owner of this edition.

The lid and one side of the game board's back has the red illustration with "2 black locomotives, 2 houses and the £-sign through the middle O of the word Monopoly, with Mr.Monopoly's "precursor" on top". 

Features of this edition are:

Lid: The lid shows the black/red "locomotive illustration".

Game board: It's back is black with the "locomotive illustration" on one of the sections. The fold is parallel to the 1st side.  

The rent on Piccadilly: Is £ 22.- at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets. 

Loc: The "back driving" engine is according to the Waddington design, so green colored.

Super Tax and Income Tax field: Only shows a small, rhomb-shaped square, which is typical for the Waddington design.

Community Chest field of the game board: Only shows the small, rhomb-shaped square.

Chance cards are orange/pink through, the Community Chest cards are yellow.

Tokens: The well-known metal tokens car - hat - thimble - boat - shoe and iron.

Banknotes: The circle on the banknotes show the mention "Pat.app.for” under the large figure. The 7 banknotes are all made of colored paper with black print. The denominations are resp.:  £1 - £ 5 - £10 (white) - £20 - £50 - £100 and £500 (on white).   

The green houses and red hotels are made of  dull wood.

Dice: Red with black pips. 

Rules: Printed in blue on a 12.7 cm wide sheet. It asks to "Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope." 
These Rules are from the fifties so they do not belong to this early edition!

 


1936 long black box.Edition: London edition - long box, black     
             
Trade Mark - Pat.app. for Nº 3796-36
Publisher: John Sands Pty.Ltd./John Waddington Ltd. - London and Leeds - ±1936
Dimensions of the box: 26.6 x 50.8 x 4.5 cm
The game:
I was pointed to this set by Philippa from Sydney - Australia, who found it "during a family clean up".

Like Waddington in England John Sands has made a black box version of the London set, next to the "Deluxe Gold edition", in Australia as well. It is an exact copy, except for some minor details as color differences.

The somewhat high box has a black lid with the red illustration with “2 black engines, 2 houses and the £-sign through the middle O, with the “precursor of Uncle Pennybags” on top. This set also says “Pat. App. For No. 3796-36” meaning that the patent was not yet granted.
The innerbox contains 2 black inserts with an
orange tray  in between. In this are some smaller holders to store the attributes. The larger black insert has a sticker with the useful text "This platform may be used as a lid for the centre section containing money, tokens, etc.". The bottom of this  innerbox is untreated.
The
striking heavy game board weighs 620 g
The
banknotes are printed in black on colored paper (except for the 500 note) in the 7 denominations of resp.:  £ 1  - 5 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500.
The
entirely pink Chance- and yellow Community Chest-cards have the strange size of 47 x 90 mm. They have no rounded corners  nor are they numbered.
With the properties the rent of the last (unimproved) street is always somewhat higher than the others, except for the yellow streets. There the rent on Piccadilly is the same as on the other streets,
£ 22.-. 
The 6 metal
tokens are the well-known thimble - car - shoe - boat - iron and hat.
The houses and hotels are of glossy wood.  
The
dice present in this set are rather small and made of untreated wood, with red pips. 

 

 

Australian Deluxe Gold edition ±1936.Edition: London Deluxe Gold edition 
             
Trade Mark - Pat.app. for Nº 3796-36
Publisher: John Sands Pty.Ltd./John Waddington Ltd. - ±1936
Dimensions of the box: 26.5 x 51.2 x 4.0 cm
The game:
This nice set is from the collection of
Clifford Bolling - USA. See for many details his page: http://monopoly.cdbpdx.com/AUS_GE.

Typical Aussi presentation of Park Lane card - 1936.
Since it is unusual a Gold edition to have a sticker with manufacturers name on its lid that name has to be found on the Rules paper that goes with the set. Unfortunately the Rules of this set are missing! But ... there is another phenomenon which confirms the manutacturer to be the Australian company John Sands:


Harold Lee
- UK, specialist in printing techniques, knows from experience and comparing that
only the early Aussi sets (made by John Sands) have the normally black border lines in Old Kent , Whitechapel, Mayfair and Park Lane that should stop just as the colored block starts and then change to the same color. This is the case with this set.


This edition is indeed a copy of the English one, designed and manufactured by Waddington Ltd., with deviations in details but strong similarities in important matters.


Similarities
compared to the UK Super Gold Set of 1936 are:

The innerbox is divided in the same 10 trays plus 2 larger filling pieces, all covered with the same gold paper, each tray having a small red ribbon to get easily the cards out.

A striking match is the weight of the board. The heavy gameboard of this variant weighs 673 g, so almost exactly as heavy as the UK board with a weight of  696 g and about twice as heavy as the modern boards of 352 g.

Of course the rent of all 3 yellow streets is the same for the unbuilt property, namely £ 22.-.

Although this set has only 4 of them, the metal tokens are the same, viz: bath tub - old-fashioned car - Elephant and candle stick. The others are most  probably the same as in the UK edition, namely: trophy with purple glass - tram car and oil lamp with green glass. 
Harold Lee also has a gold set which confirms the tokens are identical to the UK gold edition and does include all 7 tokens.

The houses and hotels of this set are different: at least the hotels do not show the gold print Grand Hotel and both are hollow. However they are made of  a smooth heavy plastic, bakelite probably. They are slightly larger than the later plastic houses and hotels. The hotels weigh 4.15 g each, the houses 1.94 g each.
Harold's set has the colours transposed, so the smaller houses are red and the larger hotels are green 


The
dice going with this set are not the originals, because they are "a bit puny for such a deluxe game..." as Clifford calls it. Indeed they are those small Chinese dice (10 mm) where a big red dot is for one, never applied by Waddington nor Parker Brothers. Although .... they are more often seen in Australian editions in the coarse of years.

Harold's set has the large red translucent dice identical to UK gold edition so confirms the above small dice do not belong to this gold set.

 

 

The War-Time Production edition.Edition: London edition - "Mini box" - red - War-Time Production
              Trade Mark - Pat.app.for  No.3796-36 
Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington - London and Leeds - ±1943/1947
Dimensions of the box: 16.2 x 19.5 x 3.2 cm
The game:
This set is owned by  Jimmy Reus from Holland.

It resembles the "Mini box" (1)-black a lot, however at closer investigation the attributes are much more sober. On the inside of the lid is a small sticker saying:

   WAR-TIME PRODUCTION
The manufacturers regret that owing to 
restrictions in the manpower and
materials they have no alternative than 
to ask you to accept this production as
a justifiable standard of war-time crafts-
manship.

Features of this edition are (it is not sure the game board shown on the picture belongs to this War-Time Production set)

The lid shows the black/red "locomotive illustration" as of the editions in Great Britain. The rims of the lid are red now.

The rent on Piccadilly is £ 22.- at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets.

The pink Chance- and hard blue Community Chest cards are smaller (40x76 mm) and very poor.

The 6 tokens are wood turned pawns.

The banknotes are printed on somewhat cheaper paper and the colors are dull. The 7 denominations are resp. £1 - £ 5(on white) - £10 (on white) - £20 - £50 - £ 100 (on white) and £ 500. 

The green houses and red hotels are made of smooth wood. However the houses have almost the same length as the hotels and besides they are unequal in length

The dice are brown with white pips.

Rules: At the end is said the manufacturers are willing to answer your questions and therefor ask to "Please enclose 2d. stamp."  

 

 

War Time edition in blue grey mini-box.Edition: London Edition - "Mini box" - blue grey -  War Time Production   
              Trade Mark - Pat.app.for  No.3796-36 

Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington-Leeds - ±1943/1947
Dimensions of the box: 16.2 x 19.5 x 3.2 cm
The game:
This War-Time edition was offered April 2002 on ebay.  It is a version corresponding very much to the England issue of that era, because:

It also contains the very special spinner supplied as a substitute for both dice. In this case the red/white disc has been 
mounted on a white support with black text, while that of the English edition is black with white text. The maker apologizes 
with the following text on the support: "Owing to the difficulty of obtaining dice it has been necessary to include this substitute".

Like in the English edition the tokens are flat cardboard figures on wooden base. However, in this case these 6 tokens are 
rectangular little  cardboards
with a picture, while the English issue has shaped figures. They are: shoe - telephone - iron - hat -
house and lamp.

The blue grey paper used for the box and the board's back was of course also caused by shortage of material availability.
It has to be mentioned about the game board  the color bars of the first 3 streets after Jail to be very light pink. That applies for the property deeds as well. The Chance cards are pink through, the Community Chest cards blue green.
The 7 bankbanknotes are printed in black on colored paper, except for the 5 and 100 that are printed in red on white paper. The denominations are resp.:  £1 - £ 5 - £10 - £20 - £50 - £ 100 and £ 500. 

This set was offered for AU$ 180.- (US$ 95.70) but wasn't sold.

 

 

Brown War-Time Mini-box.Edition: London Edition - "Mini box" - brown -  War-Time Production  
              Trade Mark - Pat.app.for  No.3796-36 

Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington-Leeds - ±1943/1947
Dimensions of the box: 16.2 x 19.5 x 3.2 cm
The game:
This set is from the collection of Clifford Bolling - USA. See for many details his page: http://monopoly.cdbpdx.com/AUS_WWII/.

War-Time paper.

Except for the different colored paper used for the box, this edition is identical in all aspects with the blue grey edition. 

The property deeds of the Old Kent , Whitechapel, Mayfair and Park Lane have the same interrupted border lines as shown with the Deluxe Gold edition of 1936 and so it confirms this to be typical for the by John Sands made editions.

< This is the little paper of his set telling what "war-time production" implies.


The end of the Rules of this edition states: "Questions on Monopoly will be answered gladly by the manufacturers. Please enclose 2d.stamp."

 

 

War-Time Long Box.Edition: London Edition - long box  - brown -  War-Time Production    
              Trade Mark - Pat.app.for  No.3796-36 

Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington-Leeds - ±1943/1947
Dimensions of the box: 27.0 x 51.4 x 4.8 cm
The game:
This set is from the collection of Clifford Bolling - USA. 
See for many details his page: http://monopoly.cdbpdx.com/AUS_WWIILB/
An interesting note, all Australian War-Time editions have the same Pat.app.for  No.3796-36 on the box, while the British versions had already the patent no. 453689.

It is very interesting to see John Sands even made a simple version of the long box editions like the above mentioned "long-box-black" and "Deluxe Gold edition". The innerbox is also divided into a "banker's section" plus 2 filling pieces. However the materials used are much poorer, like the same brown paper for the box as from the "Mini box" (3b) , grey and blue green paper for the filling pieces and the board's back side. However, the green banker's tray has a lid.
The Chance cards are pink and the Community Chest cards are grey blue.
The 7 banknotes are printed in black on slightly colored paper (except for the red 5 and 500 notes). The denominations are: 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500.
The houses and hotels are of wood.

The end of the Rules of this edition states: "Questions on Monopoly will be answered gladly by the manufacturers. Please enclose 2d.stamp."

 

Australian self-made London game board.Edition: (Post) War Australian self-made London edition 
Maker: unknown - ±1945                                   
Dimensions of the board: ± 53 x 53 cm
The game:
This handmade set is from the collection of Clifford Bolling - USA. See for many details his page: http://monopoly.cdbpdx.com/AUS_HM/

Unfortunately the maker of this handmade London edition is unknown so we have to find indications to estimate its age. These are a.o.:
Self-made Piccadilly property deed.
 1. The need to copy a standard game rather then to buy one is particularly in a period of scarcity 
      like in W.W. II (1940-1945) or directly after it.
 2. All stations on this aged game board are from L.N.E.R., which means the maker has copied a 
      London board of before 1948, because that  year the London North Eastern Railways 
      (L.N.E.R.)
were nationalised and from then on were called British Railways.
  3. Scarcity of paint material (except for red!) may be concluded from the fact the enigines on the 
      stations, the lamp and water tap are uncolored, while all colorbars on both the board and 
      property cards were cut out from colored paper and glued on
.
  4.
The applied rubber handstamp for the banknotes looks familiar to me, because I myself 
       used to play with such a stamp, just after W.W. II.

      Because of all this I date this set to be made round 1945.

<< The rent on Piccadilly is £ 22.- at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets. 
Charms.
Very special are the 5 tokens (of plastic or ivory?), because they must come from a bracelet. This betrays the maker knew the story of the so-called inventor Charles B.Darrow who would have used charms of his wife's bracelet. And he succeeded in finding 3 of them to correspond the usual tokens: dog - horse and elephant. The (red) cat and lion are different.
The back of the solid game board is black, while the corner tips are provided with a red triangle piece of the same tape as used to make a whole of the 2 game board parts.
The Chance and Community Chest cards are hand-written on grey-beige and purple card stock.
The 7 banknotes are made of colored card stock and the stamped denominations are 1 (white)- 5 - 10 (white) - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500.
The houses and hotels are of wood.

 

 

Australian Stock Exchange edition.Edition: Stock Exchange, without ref. nr.
Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd. under licence - ±1950
Dimensions of the box: 20 x 20 cm
The game: 
An interesting old set from the collection of Tony Fatseas - Australia.
Because the one-sided printed Rules says at the very end "Manufactured in Australia by John Sands Pty. Ltd. under licence",  without any reference to Waddington or a year of issue I assume this set to be of about 1950. It is even to be doubted the licence for this issue came from Waddington. The era is confirmed by the poor quality of the box and the paper used for the Rules. I wonder if there was ever issued a later edition, because I know only one American issue of 1992, with ref. # 7500.

Stock Exchange is a supplement to Monopoly. It allows players to buy and trade stocks in addition to real estate. Players attempt to build a portfolio of stock which will pay them dividends and give more monetary clout during the game.

The Rules say:

Place green slip "Stock Exchange" on the space on your board now designated "Free Parking".

Insert the yellow and salmon cards in your packs of "Chance and Community Chest" cards, and proceed with the game in accordance with "Monopoly" rules.

When a player lands on Stock Exchange, he has the option of buying from the Bank one Share of Stock in any Company he prefers, at the Par Value Price, printed on the Stock Certificates. If a player wishes to buy, he pays the Bank for the Stock and receives a Stock Certificate.

Stock can be mortgaged at one-half the Par Value Price, or can be sold to any Player as a private transaction for any amount that the owner can get.

Dividends are payable by the Bank to All Stock Holders upon any token landing on Stock Exchange, in accordance with the list printed on the Certificates held by the owner.

It is an advantage to own the entire block of Stock of a Company so the Dividends increase considerably with the amount owned in any Company.

 


Post war red box with first time  logo.Edition: London edition - "Mini box" - red - post war 
              Trade Mark - Pat.app.for  No.3796-36 
Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington Ltd.-Leeds
- ±1950
Dimensions of the box: 15.2 x 18.2 x 2.9 cm
The game:
This set is owned by Harold Lee - UK. 

First time JS logo, ±1950.This is the first time John Sands applies a logo, being an hourglass with his initials inside the instrument.

We found three reasons the year of publication of this red box edition to be estimated in ±1950:

1. New sizes: the Mini box is 10 mm smaller and shorter than those made 
      during W.W. II. 
 2. The John Sands logo with initials inside the instrument.
                                                                        3.  New label: The label is printed directly onto the cover by litho.

Features of this edition are:Red game board, belonging to Harold Lee's red mini box.

The lid shows the black "locomotive illustration" in a red square. 

The game board is light red and weighs 425 g.

The rent on Piccadilly is £ 22.- at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets.

The pink Chance- and pale blue Community Chest cards are smaller (40-50 mm height x76 mm width) and of rigid card.

The 5 tokens are different colored 2-3 mm thick 18 mm diam. plastic discs.

The banknotes are printed in color on off white paper. The 7 denominations are resp. 1(on grey green) - 5 -10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500.

The houses (!) and hotels (!) are made of smooth wood. However the houses have almost the same length as the hotels.

The dice are bluish purple with uncolored pips.

The Rules are printed in black on a 12.7 cm wide sheet, saying: "Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope."

The box has 20/6 priced in pencil on the front being probably the original selling price?

 

Edition: London edition - " Mini box" - whit
              Pat. app.for  No.3796-36
Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington - London/Leeds - ±1955
Dimensions of the box: 15.2 x 18.2 x 2.9 cm
       of the game board: 49 x 49 cm
The game: 
This version of the mini-box-with-separate-board is property of Kieron Jarvis from Australia. 
This white Mini box has a strange match with Harold Lee's red box above in that both editions have red houses and green hotels in irregular sizes in addition.

Other features of this edition are: 

Board: The back of the game board is a sort of royal blue, but with a different label than on the lid of one of its parts. This picture corresponds to the one on the green box , however on a mid-blue background. The fold is perpendicular to the 1st side.  
The rent on Piccadilly: Is £ 22.- at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets.
Locomotives on the station spaces: The "back driving" engine is according to the Waddington design, however uncolored.
Super Tax field: Only shows a small, rhomb-shaped square, which is typical for the Waddington design.
Community Chest space on the board: Shows the blue Parker Brothers' treasure chest.
The pink Chance- and hard blue Community Chest cards are of rigid card stock. 
The 6 tokens are wood turned pawns.
Banknotes: The circle on the banknotes show the mention"Pat.app.for” under the large figure. The 7 banknotes are printed in various colors on colored paper. They are in following denominations: £1 (black on green) - £ 5 (black on tan) - £10 (red on tan ) - £20 (black on dark pink) - £50 (green on light pink) - £100 (red on white) and £500 (black on blue).   
The 32 houses (!) and 12 hotels (!) are of wood. The houses all vary slightly in size and on many one side is taller than the other.
Dice: In this set they are of punched metal folded into shape, but they most probably were not supplied with the set.  

 

 

Red Mini Box from ±1960. Edition: London edition - " Mini box" - red   
             Trade Mark - Pat. app.for  No.3796-36
Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington - Leeds - 1957
Dimensions of the box: 15.2 x 18.2 x 2.9 cm
       of the game board: 49 x 49 cm
The game: 
John Sands' logo, ±1960.
This set is owned by Tony Fatseas from Merrylands - NSW. He bought the set from an antique store.


Because of the following facts this edition has to be dated around 1960:

The ancient looking illustration of the lid shows however the new John Sands hourglass logo with his initials outside the instrument.
The new sizes: this Mini box is now 10 mm smaller and shorter than those made during W.W. II. 
The label is printed directly onto the cover by litho.
The Rules printed in blue on a sheet of 12.7 cm width.
Please enclosed a stamped addressed envelope.

But it is hard to understand why:

Such an out of date design of a precursor of Rich Uncle Pennybags is applied on the lid.
The Parker Brothers' design with funny sketches of the American Uncle Pennybags was used for the Chance and Community Chest cards. 

The sole reason I can imagine these "Parker design cards" were applied is because (world-wide) the "patentless era" or "transition era" set in. This is why the influence of Waddington in all Commonwealth and European countries decreased, while that of Parker Brothers increased and licensees changed.

Other features of this edition are: 

Game board: It's back is white and both parts are connected with clearly visible red tape. The fold is parallel to the 1st side.  
The rent on Piccadilly is £ 22.- at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets. 
Engines on the station spaces: The "back driving" engine is according to the Waddington design, however, uncolored.

Super Tax field: Only shows a small, rhomb-shaped square, which is typical for the Waddington design.

Community Chest field on the game board: Only shows the small, rhomb-shaped square.

The houses and hotels are made of dull wood.
The dice are both dark blue with white pips. 
Rules: At the end it says the makers are willing to reply to your questions, but "Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope". 

 


Long WHITE box with board inside.Edition: London edition - long box - white 
              Trade Mark - Pat. app.for  No.3796-36
Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington - Leeds  - 1957
Dimensions of the box: ± 25 x 51 cm
The game:
I happened to meet this long box, a more luxury version of the "mini box with separate board", at the auction site ebay. It is interesting because of the fact the label on the lid is the same, incl. the J.S. logo as of the Mini Box before this and the Rules are printed in blue.
The oblong game board can now be stored inside the box.

In the innerbox is a grey blue and white insert as well as a tray for the houses, hotels and tokens. There are 6 metal tokens, among which the well-known boat, a running-horse-with-rider and the iron and furthermore the unknown ring, trompet player and archer?
The banknotes are the well-known Monopoly notes with "pat.app.for no.3796-36" in the circle. They are printed in black on colored paper in  denominations: 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500.

A few differences compared to the mini-box are:

The Chance cards are pink, the Community Chest cards blue. They both are illustrated with the Parker Brothers' images. 
The colors of the card stock applied are the usual for over many years, however the uncommon illustrations are commented on already with the Mini Box before this.
Both dice are of light brown plastic. Probably not the original ones.
 

 

Green Mini box from ±1961.Edition: London edition - "Mini box" - green     
              Trade Mark - Pat.app.for  No.3796-36
Publisher: John Sands Pty. Ltd./John Waddington - Leeds - ±1961
Dimensions of the box: 15.2 x 18.2 x 2.9 cm
The game: 
My attention was drawn to this Australian issue with green "Mini box" by Aaron Waddington, a descendant off the well-known forefather John from Great Britain.
JS logo on green box.       

          This edition is another example of the "transition period". 

 

Features of this edition are: 

Lid: On the green lid is a red "locomotive illustration" within a black diamond overlaying a white star. There under is the JS hourglass with initials outside the instrument

Game board: It's back is red with the "locomotive illustration" on one of the sections. The fold is perpendicular to the 1st side.

The rent on Piccadilly: Is £ 22.- at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets.

Loc: The "back driving" engine is according to the Waddington design, however uncolored.

Super Tax field: Only shows a small, rhomb-shaped square of Waddington.

Community Chest field of the game board: Shows the blue treasure chest of Parker Brothers.

Chance cards are orange/pink through, the Community Chest cards are yellow.

Tokens:  6 colored pawns of plastic

Banknotes: The 7 banknotes in this edition are resp.: £1 - £5 - £10 (white) - £20 - £50 - £100 and £500.  

The houses and hotels are made of dull wood.

Dice: are bluish purple with uncolored pips.

Rules: Mention "Please enclose 2d. stamp." Rules with this statement are not of this era, so they were not originally supplied with this set or they came from an old stock perhaps.

 

 

Innerbox with 2 illustrated cardboard inserts, ±1961.Edition: London edition - long box    
              Trade Mark - Pat. app.for  No.3796-36 
Publisher: John Sands Pty.Ltd./John Waddington Ltd. - London and Leeds - ±1961
Dimensions of the box: 25.5 x 51 cm
The gamel: 
I was pointed to this edition by Linda from Melbourne.

This edition of the "transistion period" moved a bit further to the Parker design, shown a.o. by the change of color of the blue Community Chest cards into yellow. Remark that the engines on the station spaces are still the uncolored Waddington ones.

Features of this edition are:

Green lid with diamond image, ±1961.
Lid
: On the green lid is a red "locomotive illustration" within a black diamond overlaying a white star. 
There under is the JS hourglass with initials outside the instrument. 

In the innerbox are 2 large cardboard inserts with colorful images. The left piece shows "Uncle Pennybags" sitting on a high 
stack of banknotes with his top hat on and enjoying a cigar. The right piece shows "Uncle Pennybags" without top hat nor cigar, 
like a convict, sitting on but a tiny stack of banknotes.
Red back of the board, ±1961.

Game board: Its back is red with the "locomotive illustration" within a black diamond overlaying 
a white star on one of the sections.
 
The rent on Piccadilly is £ 22.- at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets.
Go corner.  Locomotives on the station spaces: The "back driving" engine is according to the Waddington design, however uncolored.

  Super Tax
field: Only shows a small, rhomb-shaped square of Waddington.

  Community Chest
space on the board: Shows the blue Parker Brothers' treasure chest.

CC and Chance card.  Chance cards (77 x 49 mm) are pale dull pink through, the Community Chest cards are yellow
  However, this edition has also seen with blue Community Chest cards

Banknotes.

  Banknotes
: Printed black on colored paper the 7 banknotes are resp.: 
  £1
- £5 - £10 (on white) - £20 (on off white) - £50£100 (on off white) and £500.



Tokens, hous, hotel and dice.  Tokens:  6 colored pawns of plastic

  The
houses and hotels are hollowed out plastic with roof tiles and chimney.

  The dice (14 mm) are dark purple blue with uncolored pips and rounded corners. However, this edition has also been  seen with 
  the small Chinese
 dice (10 mm) where a big red dot is for one.
Rules: printed in blue on a sheet of 12.7 cm width. The money section of these Rules show the distribution to be 2x £500 per player instead of 1x£500.
At the end it says the makers are willing to reply to your questions, but "Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope".  

 

 

Edward Dunlop's small box edition - ±1961.Edition: Monopoly - London edition - "Mini box" with separate board
               Registered Trade Mark

Publisher: Parker Bros.Inc./Edwards Dunlop and Co. Ltd. - ±1961
Dimensions of the box: 15 x 18 x 3 cm
The game:
This very special edition is from the collection of Harold Lee - UK.

For some reason Parker Brothers ordered in this "transistion period" this new company Edwards Dunlop to make a different design of the London Monopoly compared to the one of John Sands who still was a licencee of Waddington! It could also be perhaps, as a result of some financial disagreement, John Sands had indicated they no longer wished to produce monopoly sets after their licence ended.
Basically the games are the same and strange enough both companies soon ceased from making any more Monopoly editions for Parker Brothers! (Edward Dunlop some time around 1966.)

See the structure in the yellow.    Remarkable differences are:

the large black characters used for the word Monopoly never used before.

the boards' back is red with the illustration of the lid printed on in a criss-cross pattern.

the Waddingtons "engines illustration" on top the word Monopoly (on the lid, center of board and top of the Rules) has 
been replaced by the Parker "houses illustration, with 2 men, one chasing the other" as already applied by Charles 
B. Darrow on his white boxes from 1935.

the small picture of the board in a narrow red Monopoly bar shown on the lid. This obviously is the precursor of the larger 
version soon applied on the long white boxes.

Houses illustration of Edwards Dunlop's edition.Other details of this edition, differing from the John Sands edition are:

Underneath the red bar on the lid is the Edward Dunlop logo in solid characters.

There are two blank spare cards for the property deeds.

The Community Chest cards are blue.

The green color of the houses is much lighter.

 

As Phil Orbanes was with Hasbro - Australia in March 2010 he learned Edwards Dunlop was actually the parent company of John Sands Ltd.!
Dunlop sold off John Sands (which was a major printer in Australia). 
Apparently, that was the spark that  landed the game at
Toltoys.

 

Edwards Dunlop's long box, ±1961. Edition: Monopoly - London edition - long box
               Registered Trade Mark

Publisher: Parker Bros. Inc./Edwards Dunlop and Co. Ltd. - ±1961
Dimensions of the box: 25 x 50 cm
The game:
This again is a set from the collection of Harold Lee - UK.

Grain pattern of the board's back. It is exactly the same edition, as far as the accessories are concerned, as the one described before, except for the fact that the long board fits inside the box
The game board of this long box has a red back as well but its surface has a grainy structure

 

 

Note from Harold Lee, August, 2011:

The ED ( Edward Dunlop ) editions as far as I know limit to 4, a small and long box both pre decimal ( decimalisation was introduced in the UK in 1966), and the other two editions are post decimal, again in small and long box. None of them are all that scarce but the pre-decimal long box seems less common as i have only seen about three or four so far. The pre- decimal small box is also not that common, only seen about 5 offered so far, no doubt many more will surface over time.

 

 

Edward Dunlops white box, ±1965.Edition: Monopoly - London edition - white box
               Registered Trade Mark
               Parker Brothers Real Estate Trading Game Equipment

Publisher: Parker Bros.Inc./Edwards Dunlop & Co. Ltd. - ±1965
Dimensions of the box: 25 x 50 cm
The game:
A compilation of 3 pictures.
Even this poor quality edition belongs to Harold Lee's collection, but I suppose everybody will understand why?

This is again an interesting specimen of the 3rd and most probably the last Monopoly edition made by Edwards Dunlop that was even soon followed by Toltoys' version.


Features of this edition are: 

This is the first Australian long, white box with the same design as of the editions of European and other countries 
with the new and more colorful appearance. The Waddingtons "locomotive illustration" on the lid has been replaced 
by the "board in a green in a blue square with red Monopoly bar" with Rich Uncle Pennybag's logo in a red square 
between 2 blue Parker engines there under. 

This also is the first time the Parker whirl logo appearing on an Australian edition.

Although the board still has the London streets it is clearly a "transition" version of the Waddington design to 
that of Parker Brothers, shown by the UK engines going backwards but now without the green color while on the 
other hand Parker's
blue treasure chest now stands for the Community Chest cards. 

On the Income Tax space one can choose to PAY10% or $200.

The Chance cards are pale dull pink through, the Community Chest cards are yellow.  Both are illustrated with 
the funny Parker images.

The banknotes are printed in color on white paper. The denominations are: 1 (black on white) - 5 - 10 - 20
50 - 100 and 500.

The translucent plastic houses and hotels have the same size and are hollow. They have a chimney and the roofs 
are tiled.

The 10 tokens are in grey plastic.

The Rules say: "Questions on this game will be answered gladly if correct postage is enclosed."

Both dice (14 mm) are white with black pips.

 

 

 


 

Standard London edition of the 60's and 70's.Edition: Standard - London,  white box
              Toltoys Real Estate Trading Game Equipment
Publisher: Parker Bros./Toltoys - 1965/1970
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 51 cm
The game:
The Toltoys company also temporarely made the Monopoly games for Parker Brothers, starting with the last version of Edwards Dunlop.

The solid game board's back is light blue. The word Monopoly is in closed black characters on the board's midfield and is parallel to side 1. On top is in large blue characters publishers' name Toltoys.
The innerbox contains, except for a dark green, plastic insert with 7 trays for the banknotes a red cardboard insert showing the word Monopoly (in white characters) and some of the tokens. The 10 metal tokens are resp.: shoe - canon - hat - rider-on-horse - wheelbarrow - boat - car - iron - thimble and dog. The light blue Chance- and pink Community Chest-cards have a repeating pattern of "engines and Uncle Pennybags" on their back.
The green houses and red hotels are of plastic.
Both dice are white with remarkable large figures.
Later variant of the Toltoys version.

This set was sold on ebay for AU$ 34.- May 2002.

This set of somewhat later date ( ±1970) shows the Parker whirl in the blue square of the lid.
It was sold on ebay for AU$ 15.50 on  March 2010.

 

 

First Australian Edition of 1982.Edition: Limited Australian edition - large box  
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Gen. Mills Creative Prods.Ltd. - Alexandria - N.S.W. - 1982
Dimensions of the box: 34.5 x 50 x 3.8 cm
The game:
It is very well possible the Australian edition was finally launched in 1982 after Parker Brothers' "period of re-orientation". To make it specially interesting it was made a numbered "Limited edition". However the circulation wasn't that limited because Ian Rattray from the UK reports he owns nr. 2826 while Matthew Horton, also from the UK owns a set bearing nr. 14551.
In this issue a numbered booklet was added with a red picture of Australia on its cover. In this booklet the history of all properties has been described. So it says about the Perth Station:

"The foundationstone for the erection of the Perth Railway Station was laid by lady Robinson, wife of the then Governor, Sir W.C.F. Robinson on May 10, 1880. The contract to erect the building then referred to as The  Metropolitan Railway Station was given to Mr. Thomas Smith, a builder of Hay Street Perth. 
Whilst the actual opening date is not known it has been established from an article in the contemporary newspaper "Inquiror" that the building was nearing completion on December 8, 1880. The Fremantle-Guildford Railway on which Perth Station is situated was opened for trafic on March 1, 1881. 
The original building was demolished and a portion of existing building was built between 1892 and 1897. The west and east wing were added later in 1897." 

The fact the word Monopoly is in black closed characters and without a frame on the game board's midfield parallel to the first side means this is a 1982 issue.

Other features of this issue are:

The innerbox has a yellow cardboard insert with a white carousel next to it for the banker's cards. The other part contains a white plastic banker's tray with a.o. 7 trays for the banknotes.
The light blue back of the game board shows Parker Brothers in large white characters.
The whole rim of the lid is red
The bottom shows 4 black/white pictures as well as a short text in a white field. This field is in the upper left corner.
The back of the Chance and Community Chest cards show the "engine-Uncle Pennybags-engine" pattern in resp. pink and light blue.
The banknotes are similar to those of the 1985 editions.
The white dice with large black figures seem to be typical for the Australian issues of this era.

 

 

Standard Austtalian London Edition of 1985.Edition: Standard - London edition, bar code nr. 200306
Publisher: Parker Bros./Toltoys (Aust.) Pty.Ltd. - Alexandria - 1985
Dimensions of the box: 25.8 x 50.8 cm
The game:
This long box has since 1985 the same design as in many other 
countries, i.e. the colorful lid shows the red "Monopoly-bar with Uncle Pennybags" on top of the fourth side of the game board, including the dice showing always the figures 3 and 5. 

The streets and stations are those of the English "Waddingtons board", however Parker Brothers' influence becomes more important, what is shown by:

the Waddingtons engines are not colored green.

the Community Chest fields show the blue treasure chest of Parker Brothers.

the Super Tax (instead of Luxury Tax) field however does not have the gold ring of Parker Brothers.

the pink Chance- and blue Community Chest cards have the recurring "loco-Uncle Pennybags-loco" -pattern on the back, 
caracteristic for Parker Brothers.

the white tyres of the car on Free Parking point to the Parker Brothers influence.

The back side of the solid gameboard is light blue, printed in white with the Parker swirl and in huge characters Parker Brothers. The inner box has a dark blue plastic insert with 14 wholes in all for the banknotes and equipment.

The 10 metal tokens are the usual: car - boat - wheelbarrow - thimble - shoe - hat - dog - cannon - iron and rider-on-horse.
The green houses (with roof tiles) of plastic have but a tiny excentric chimney; the hotels of red plastic have a more sound chimney in the middle of the roof with tiles.
The banknotes (with legend "Copyright 1935 by Parker Brothers Inc.") are printed on white paper in the denominations: 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500. It is remarkable all numbers having a white line in mid-color. Both dice are white with black pips. 
The Rules are completed with an illustrated statement of "The most frequent asked Questions" and "Monopoly Facts".
On the bottom side of the box is a black/white picture of the board with all its attributes.

The rim of the box says the set is "Packaged in Australia" but on the board it says "Made in Australia".

 

 

Australian Edition in luxury version.Edition: Australian edition,.bar code nr. 203321
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Gen. Mills Creative Prods.Ltd. - Alexandria - N.S.W. - 1985
Dimensions of the box: 34.5 x 50 x 3.8 cm
The game:
This clumsy large box of the Australian edition was published in 1985, so exactly 50 years after the official start of this game by Parker Brothers.

Although the gameboard has the regular dimensions those of the box deviate because it not only contains a cardboard insert with the "13 Questions That People Ask About Monopoly Rules", but also a carousel for the property cards of the banker. Next to that is a white plastic insert with 10 trays for banknotes and attributes.

Also in this Australian edition of Parker Brothers the "Luxury Tax"-space, that is Sales Tax now, has no gold-ring-with-diamond, being so typical for the Parker Brothers' versions. The railway stations do not show the black locomotive but the logos of the concerning Australian railway companies. The midfield shows Monopoly in closed black characters in a black frame. The back of the board is exactly equal to that of the London edition of the same year, so light blue, with the Parker swirl and Parker Brothers in huges white characters.
The rent on Bourke Street is still $ 22.- (instead of $ 24.-) at the unimproved ground, like for both other yellow streets.

The 11 metal tokens are the well-known figures completed with a Koala Bear. The back of the Chance- and Community Chest cards (of course not the texts), the houses and hotels, the dice and even the banknotes are exactly the same as those of the London edition of this year.
The bottom of the box is divided into four for large black/white pictures of: the tokens with the Koala Bear - the carousel for the property deeds - 2 full sets of money and the bankers tray.'There is a white textfield in the centre.

Also this issue was made in Australia.

The price of this set amounted to AU$ 25.95 (€ 16,48) end of 1985.

 

 

Australian Lim.Ed. 20034 - 1990.Edition: Limited Australian edition, No. 20034 (1) 
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Tonka -1990    
Dimensions of the box: 25.5 x 51 cm
The game:  
This sets immediately attracts attention because of its yellow lid and the green heading Australian edition. (Yellow should be 
gold because Australia's colors are green and gold.)

Five years after the first "Limited edition" there is already a new one. This Limited edition, in a long box, will have been about 10,000 copies because the green/yellow  sticker on Tony Fatseas' game board shows the number 07288.
The game board's back is light blue and sloping over it's centre field is Monopoly in closed, black characters in a black frame. In the innerbox is a dark blue, plastic insertwith 2x 7 holes for the banknotes and attributes. On the bottom of the box is a large black/white picture of the game board, surrounded by banknotes and property deeds.
The mortgage value of "Australian Post" is as it ought to be $75.- so half the purchase price. (This appeared to went wrong a few times in 1996.)
The Chance- and Community Chest cards are also in the colors green and yellow. The banknotes (with legend "Copyright 1935 by Parker Brothers Inc.") are printed on white paper in the denominations: 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500. All numbers have a white line in mid-color.
The tokens are 11 in number and of course include the Koala Bear.
The green houses and red hotels are of plastic and have a chimney as well as an overhanging roof. 
Both dice are white with black pips

This set was made in Australia.

 

 

Edition: Junior - English, ref. 44024Junior edition of Waddington made.
Publisher: Waddingtons/Tonka - 1991
Dimensions of the box: 26.0 x 50.3 cm
The game:
Taking this long box at hand 2 things attract attention:

The edges of the lid are (4 mm) higher than those of the inner box. Production error?

With the Waddingtons issues is no talk of "Monopoly-in-a-red-bar" but of "Monopoly-in-a-white-bar".

Also in this Monopoly-for-kids game the aim is to collect as much money as possible. At the moment one of the players runs out of money the other players must count up their money to see who has won the game.
The game board is square with 8 fields on each side. Its back is red and so is the innerbox. The game board in folded vertically. On the bottom of the box is a color picture of the board and all attributes. 

Four children can play at the same time, because there are 4 cars, respectively yellow, red, blue and green. The ticket booths are to be distributed amongst the players with the same color of car.  They look very much like the well-known houses and even have an excentric placed chimney, however, the roofs are plain.
The game is called A thrill-filled day at the Amusement Park and will be over in about 20 to 30 minutes. Uncle Pennybags brings you to the Roller Coaster, Magic Show, Water Chute, the Video Arcade and more. In the coarse of the game ticket booths can be bought to place on an Amusement so that it becomes your property. If you also own the other Amusement of the same color, one has to pay double the amount shown on the space. There are 6 Chance spaces where cards can be drawn with instructions like "Go to the Water Chute" and "Pay 3.- to take the tram to the cafe"). The dimensions of these tickets are: 57 x 88 mm.
The money consists of 5 one side printed notes (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 and 5) with Uncle Pennybags in various situations the centrefield. The lower right corner of the notes says "©1991 Parker Brothers".
The die is red with white pips.

The game was manufactured in Great Britain, however, bought in Australia.

 

 

Australian make of American Junior Ed.Edition: Junior - English ref. 441
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Kenner Parker Australia Ltd. - 1992
Dimensions of the box: 32.8 x 38.0 x 4.0 cm
The game:
The execution of this Junior edition is to the American design, i.a. a somewhat oblong game board in a square box.
There are 10 spaces on the long sides and therefor only 6 on the short ones. Besides the Chance spaces are rather narrow. The board's back is blue, with Parker Brothers in large white characters on one part.
In this American version the red Monopoly bar is clearly present again. The is no plastic tray, only a cardboard insert with the Rules.

The dimensions of the considerably smaller Chance cards, who are still together as a sheet, are 45 x 76 mm.
The ticket booths are more like hotels now, with a central chimney on a tiled roof.
The money consists of 5 one side printed notes (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 and 5) with Uncle Pennybags in various situations the centrefield. The lower right corner of the notes says "©1990 Parker Brothers".
The die is white with black pips.

The game was manufactured in New Zealand.

The price of this set amounted to AU$ 30.- (€ 17.-) July 2001 in Brisbane .

 

 

Long box of 1996.Edition: Standard - Australian edition, No. 20034 (2)
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro Austr. Ltd. - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 25.5 x 51 cm
The game:
Between the red Monopoly bar and the notation "Australian edition" on the midfield of the game board it says "© 1935, 1996 Hasbro International Inc. A". The board's back is blue again, however without the mention of Parker Brothers as with the set of 1985. In the inner box is but a small plastic insert with holes for 7 banknotes. The rest is filled up with a  blue cardboard insert on which again the most frequently asked questions are mentioned. This insert shows the number "0009-B". This means it is the same insert as the one used in this period for the "Standard editions, ref. no. 0009" in America as well.
On the bottom of the box is a large black/white picture of the game board, surrounded by banknotes and property deeds.

Highly remarkable is the fact that the mortgage value of "Australian Post" is the same as it's purchase price, so $ 150.-.  
The rent on Bourke Street for unbuilt property is $ 24.- now.
The back side of the white Chance- and Community Chest cards resp. show a red ? and blue treasure chest within a frame.
The banknotes got a more modern look and are printed on colored paper. There is no mention whatsoever of copyright and on top of the large number in the circle of the note is " Monopoly® brand". The colors of the various denominations are resp.: 1(wit) - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500.
The houses are dark green, the hotels dark red, they don't have roof tiles and the chimney is in the middle of the roof. The 11th token is of coarse the Koala Bear again.
The dice are black with white pips.

On the rim of the lid it says "Made in USA" and distributed in Australia by Hasbro - Australia Ltd. 

The price of this set amounted to AU$ 35.- (€19.80) April 1999.

 

 

Australian Limited Edition - 20034 (2a).Edition: Standard - Australian edition, No. 20034 (2a)
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro Austr. Ltd. - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 25.5 x 51 cm
The game:
Nicole Cat from Australia discovered in her next shown long box edition the mortgage value of to be the same as it's purchase price, so $ 150.-. This is also the case with the other edition of 1996, however not with earlier nor later versions of the Australian edition. This error remained therefore limited to this year only.

Important differences compared with variant (2) are however:

The backside of the game is red.

The fold of the board runs parallel to the first side.

Inside the innerbox is a white, plastic insert in one piece with 12 holes for the 7 banknotes and attributes.

The banknotes are color printed on white paper and are resp.: 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500.

The Rules are printed on orange paper.

 

 

London Edition 1996.Edition: Standard - London edition, without ref.nr.
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro Int. Inc. - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 25.8 x 50.8 cm
The game:
It is remarkable this London-edition is also manufactured in America.

Differences between the London-gameboard of 1985 and this edition are:

Now it is the red Monopoly bar that is in diagonal over the centre field of the board.

Under that is only "© 1935, 1996 Hasbro International Inc. UZ". (See the similarity with the Australian edition made 
in America)

The Waddington locomotives are now in green as well.

Similarities to the Australian edition (2) of 1996 are:

The banknotes are the same.

The plastic tray insert as well as the cardboard insert are the same.

The price of this set amounted to AU$ 35.- (€ 19.84) August 1999.

 

 

Deluxe London edition, ref.14549.Edition: Monopoly Deluxe - London edition, ref. 14549
Publisher: Parker Bros./Hasbro Inc. - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 25.7 x 51.0 x 7.8 cm
The game:
This is the first Deluxe version of Australian editions and at the same time a very beautiful issue. The colorful box shines towards you and Uncle Pennybags is now in color as well. … and do you see the red bow tie he is wearing? 
The bottom of the box shows a nice color picture of the gameboard and its accessories. The Waddington-engines are green again.

Similarities and differences between this game and the Dutch version:

Australia

The Netherlands

long box

Hasbro-standard box

too soft cardboard box

too soft cardboard box

board is only folded once

board is folded twice

3rd side of the board on the lid

3rd side of the board on the lid

back of the board is black with silver print with dice

back of the board is blue with silver print without dice

2 soft blue plastic trays for the banker

1 solid and 1 soft blue plastic tray for the banker

dark blue carousel with sticker for title deed cards

no carousel

banknotes same as of Standard edition

banknotes same as of Standard edition

Chance- and Comm.Chest cards same as of Standard edition

Kans- and Algemeen Fonds cards same as of the Standard edition

11 "gold" tokens, amongst which engine

10 "gold" tokens

wooden houses and hotels without roof edge, but hotels with gold print

wooden houses and hotels with roof edge

white dice

red dice

The price amounted to AU$ 70.- (€ 39.70) August 1999 .

 

American Hand-Held Monopoly Game.Edition: Monopoly Game Electronic Hand-Held, ref. 40762
Publisher: Parker Brothers - 1998
Dimensions of the instrument: 10 x 20 cm
The game:
This game of American origine is also available in Australia. It is of course a version of Monopoly for the avid computer-freak.
Through advanced voice technology, players get to hear more than 400 words, sound effects and music. There are five Monopoly game opponents to choose from, each with their own personality and playing style. Of course the game can be played on various levels of difficulty.

The price of this game amounted to AU$ 80.- (€ 45.35) August 1999.


 

Tokens, houses and hotels are of chocolate. Edition: Monopoly - Milk Chocolate Game edition
Publisher: Bonbon Buddies - UK/Hasbro Inc. -1998/99
Dimensions of the box: 15 x 30 x 4.5 cm
The game:
This is an interesting and edible variant of Monopoly, merely sold in the period before X-mas and manufactured by the English company "Bonbon Buddies".
This edition can definately not been played with because on the small board of 30 x 30 cm are but  4 x 2 streets of London, who are on the wrong sides for that matter, namely:

red: Trafalgar Square and Fleet Street
yellow: Leicester Square and Piccadilly
green: Regent Street and Bond Street
dark blue: Park Lane and Mayfair.

Of the stations are but Fenchurch Street Station and Marylebone Station. 
There are also the Electric Company and Water Works. Unfortunately the 5 banknotes (dim. 9 x 4 cm), 10 Chance- and 10 Community Chest cards cannot been eaten.
There are 6 (flat) chocolate tokens as well as 16 green houses and 8 red hotels as edible sweets.
After you've built 2 houses on your property you are allowed to build already such a delicious hotel on.

This English edition was also sold in Holland,  whereas the French version with streets from Paris was sold in France and Belgium.

The price of this set amounted to £ 5.- (€ 8.60) December 1999.

 

 

New, short standard box of 1999.Edition: Standard - Australian edition, No. 20034 (4)
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro Australia Ltd. - 1999
Dimensions of the box: 26.9 x 40.2 x 5.3 cm
The game:
This edition is a sample of the "new look" according to the new standard since 1996 of all of Hasbro's games boxes. The nice yellow with green box shows the red bar and a part of the fourth side of the board in color. So herewith the long box we called Standard so far disappears.
Half of this new box (with ref.14535 in Europe and 00009 in the USA  and New Zealand) contains a yellow cardboard insert and a small white plastic tray with newly shaped slots for the banknotes and title cards of the banker. This insert is is exactly the same as of the American boxes, but differs completely from the European. The bottom shows a color picture of the gameboard with all its attributes like it was just left by the players.

The board is folded in four, it's back is light blue, the play side light green
The nice yellow Chance cards (dim. 45x77 mm) and orange Community Chest cards are illustrated with those nice pictures of Mr. Monopoly, as Rich Uncle Pennybags is called since 2000. The banknotes, green houses and red hotels and dice are those of the 1996 issue.
There are 12 tokens now because except for the additional (Australian) Koala Bear now also the (American) new moneybag has been added. 

This set is also made in  the U.S.A..

The price of this set amounted to AU$ 33.- (€ 18.71) June 2001  in Mackay.

 

 

Chocolate game od Dutch manufacture, 2007.Edition: Chocolate Monopoly, Art.nr. ?????
              "The famous and most delicious party game!"    
Publisher: Parker/Hasbro - Gamesformotion - mid 2007
Dimensions of the box: 21,2 x 21,2 x 3,6 cm
of the little game board: 4,01 x 41,0 cm
The game:
The Dutch publisher of this delicious game went about this on a much larger and more serious scale than the earlier mentioned English publisher. His edition is available in many European countries and abroad.

The design of this box is that of the Standard edition of 2001, so with the mahogany colored borders.

This indeed is a version not often seen! Emphasis is more on the deliciousness than on the game, because simply all essential parts are missing to make it a real game for monopolists, like: the tokens and money, property deeds, the Chance and Community Chest cards and finally the houses and hotels. 
However, there is a real Monopoly game board with a limited number of streets. In Australia the UK edition is distrubuted, so with the streets of London.
There is only 1 dial and those delicious chocolates are of Belgian make (guarantee for quality). The player appoints with the dial on which street a chocolate of the same color have to be placed. When all chocolates are on all streets of 1 color (or on all stations) they will be for the next player to dial this color. 
When a player dials a question mark a chocolate must be put in the pool. And now the widely known house rule comes into force saying that the one who lands on Free Parking will get the whole content of the pool.
Winner is he/she who finally collected most of the chocolates. And as if this is not yet sufficient he/she may also have those chocolates still being in the pool.
These "complicated" Rules are in 7 points on the bottom side of the box.

To me this is a funny way to "distribute" chocolates in a party.

The recommended sales price of these games is € 9,95.

 

 

Version: Monopoly Malta - Country Edition, Art.Nr. 41375 
Publisher: Hasbro/Winning Moves/gamebox Ltd. - dec.2008
Dimensions of the box:  27.0 x 40.2 x 5.0 cm
The game:
Because there is a huge Maltese community in Australia - more than 140,000 people - it was decided to get this edition on sale in Australia as well, reason to publish it also in this chapter. 
Malta’s most popular pop tenor Ludwig Galea's trip through Australia for a series of 5 concerts for the Maltese Australian February and March 2009, was also availed on of launching this game.




This is the first Monopoly edition ever published on Malta. It has the special mention "Country Edition", however in the centre of the game board only. 
The Maltese people got the opportunity to choose the best out of three pictures for the box cover. 
It was Rene Rossignaud who was commissioned by gamebox ltd to take all the photography of the Maltese Islands for a selection to be featured.
The three final options (from the selection of photos) for the front cover were shortlisted by a panel of judges and consisted of: Valletta waterfront on lid?

 

Valletta Waterfront (by night) 
This image was shortlisted due to the historical value of the waterfront together with a modern touch, as well as the fact that a very large 
portion of  tourists land at the waterfront through cruise liners. The waterfront is also part of Malta’s historical capital city whilst showing 
the sea as part of Malta’s assets.

L-Imnajdra Temples on lid?L-Imnajdra Temples
They one of the oldest structures in the world, older than the Pyramids and Stonehenge. In 1992, L-Mnajdra, together with Hagar Qim, 
Ta’Hagrat, Ta’Skorba and Tarxien Temples were declared by UNESCO as world heritage sites joining Ggantija in Malta’s prestigious 
list which was listed in 1980. L-Imnajdra therefore presents an impeccable representation of the Maltese historical value.


The Malta Cross on a flag 
Malta Cross on sail on lid? Again, the Maltese Cross was chosen due to it’s historical value to Malta. Inherited by the Maltese in the 15th Century from the Sovereign 
Military Order of Malta also known as the Knights of St.John, the cross represents Loyalty, Piety, Frankness, Bravery, Glory and Honour, 
Contempt of Death, Helpfulness towards the poor and sick and Respect for the church; a symbol which the Maltese ancestors have earned 
during the Great Siege in 1565.

Sabrina Mulligan, Director of gamebox Ltd., reports: "The result was overwhelming, over with 80% of votes in favor of L-Imnajdra Temples. The public has spoken! This front cover will be there for the next 25 years, by when the producers will have the opportunity to change this image, should circumstances be different then."
Michel Matschoss, Managing Director of Winning Moves - D remarks: "Monopoly Malta is surely one of our most exciting projects this season." 

Malta edition, Art.Nr. 41375The back side of the box tells following story:

"Monopoly now finds its home in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea with the idyllic Malthese Islands. Malta is one of the 27 European Union member states, having joined in 2004 and adopting the Euro in 2008. You can now enjoy playing the classic game buying and selling the Maltese and Gozitan Localities that give the Maltese Islands their unique and positively mythic character. The genuine friendliness the Maltese are known for welcomes you to a country with exquisite historical wealth dating back 7000 years, blended with a modern lifestyle, superbly sunny weather, expansive beaches and a thriving nightlife. The narrow meandering streets of their towns and villages are crowded with Renaissance cathedrals and Baroque palaces and as the countryside is dotted with the oldest known human structures in the world, including UNESCO World Heritage sites and grand palaces, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum. The long relationship between the Islanders and the various nationalities that have occupied Malta over the centuries has created a marriage of styles and traditions, giving the Islands a facinating eclectic culture."

The first Winning Moves city games were issued in Great Britain, later followed by many other countries.
They are all socalled "Authorized Opoly Games", i.a. they are issued under the approval of and in cooperation with Hasbro. 
The prices of the streets and other properties are always the same as those of the standard Hasbro editions.

All editions are made according to the same pattern an the features of this edition are:

The colorfull lid shows under the Monopoly bar an impressive picture of L-Imnajdra Temples, with in perspective mid-under the first and last spaces at the left and the right of IBDA 

In the lower right corner are 6 of 10 standard tokens shown, i.e. car - boat - thimble - canon - wheelbarrow and rider-on-horse. The other tokens of the set are dog - hat - shoe and iron.

Mr. Monopoly (who was Rich Uncle Pennybags until 2000) with his red bow tie is in the middle O of Monopoly in the red bar.

The back of the solid game board is red.

The Banker's tray is a square tray of red plastic on top of which the double folded game board is placed. 

A second, slightly higher tray of green plastic has 7 slots to store the banknotes during the play.

The back side of the Is-Senduq (Community Chest) cards is blue and show the treasure chest; the Ix-Xorti (Chance) cards have a red back with a red question mark. 
Both the instructions on the cards as well as the text on the spaces for these cards are bilingual (Maltese and English).

The property cards are in Maltese only but that will bring no troubles because it are only the figures that count.

The money consists of banknotes of 7 neutral Monopoly notes, packed in a set of "generic money" with ref.nr. 100645350021.
For this edition the currency of the notes is Euro ().

The set is supplied with a socalled property pouch. According to Winning Moves it is to store the houses and hotels. 
However, I think the small, transparant case, also going with the set is better suitable to store them.

The well finished, hollow green plastic houses and red plastic hotels have overhanging roofs and a chimney.

The dice are white and have black pips.

There are 2 Rules booklets of 15 pages, one for each language. In the English version page 14 serves as a quick translated reference tool for the property deeds, while it is unused in the Maltese version. The back side of both booklets show all properties in a row and the name of the publisher in large characters.

A few of the Ix-Xorti and Is-Senduq cards say:

Xtrajt rigal tat-tieġ lill-kuġina. Ħalles €20. =  Buy your cousin's wedding gift. Pay €20.

Mur In-Nadur. Jekk Tgħaddi minn fuq "IBDA" ħu €200. = Advance to 'In-Nadur'. If you pass "Go" collect €200.

Tat-taxxa jagħtuk lura €50 bħala benefattur tal-YMCA. = Receive a tax refund of €50 as a YMCA benefactor.

Ħallas €100 biex terfa' L-vara Tal-Festa. = Pay €100 to carry the 'Festa' statue.


The properties of this Malta edition are from IBDA/Go onwards:

L-Imsida - Is-Senduq/Community Chest - Ħaż-żabbar - IL-Port Tal-Imġarr - Marsaskala - Ix-Xorti/Chance - Ħal Qormi - Marsaxlokk - Il-Ħabbs/In Jail - Il-Mosta - Tad-Dawl/Electric Company - Birkirkala - In-Naxxar - Ix-Xatt Tal-Belt - Victoria - Is-Senduq/Community Chest - Ħaż-żebbuġ - IL-Birgu - Free Parking/Tipparkja B'xejn - IL-Mellieħa - Ix-Xorti/Chance - Ħal Għargħur - In-Nadur - Ix-Xatt Tal-Kottonera - San Ġiljan - Tas-Sliema - Tal-Ilma/Water Works - Ħal Balzan - Go to Jail/Mur-IL-Ħabs - Portomaso - Tigné - Is-Senduq/Community Chest - IL-Wardija - IL-Port IL-Kbir - Ix-Xorti/Chance - Valletta and L-Imdina.  

The first edition of 5,000 copies published in December 2008 was immediately sold out so time for a new order!

 

 

SELF - MADE GAMES

For more information see Kade Hansson's website in Tasmania:
http://kasoft.freeyellow.com/Central/PlayK/Monopoly/Variants.html

 

 

Edition: Port Sorell - Tasmania
Maker: Kade Hansson - 1990
Dimensions of the board: 49 x 49.5 cm
The game:
Port Sorell, with a population of about 1500, is the oldest town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, and is located just east from Devenport at the mouth of the Rubicon River. This town was named after Govenor Sorell.

Kade lived in that town at that time and still has his main office there. Of course he has choosen a number of well-known streets of the town, but since they are unknown to most of the readers I will not name them here (those who are interested can find a complete list in Kade's website). Instead of railway stations, who aren't in Port Sorell, he choose 4 locally well known shops! And the utilities are 2 service stations here.
Again because there is no jail the rascals have to stay in the Police Station. Therefore "Go to Jail" became "Go To The Polic".
The Chance- and Community Chest cards are also adapted and read f.e.:

Advance to Darling Street (= Illinois Ave in the Atlantic-City-Ed. and Trafalgar Square in the London-Ed.)

Take a walk on the Boulevard. Advance token to Shearwater Boulevard (= Boardwalk in the Atlantic-City-Ed. and Mayfair in the London-Ed.)

These cards are on spaces close to the squares "Police Station" and "Go to the Police Station".

 

 

Edition: Sandy Bay - Tasmania
Maker: Kade Hansson - 1998
Dimensions of the board: temporary only as computer version
The game:
Hobart, along with its satellite suburbs and towns, is the most densely populated region of Tasmania, being home to 150,000 people. Sandy Bay is a southern suburb adjoining the city centre, and has Australia's first legal casino, Wrest Point, and is home to one of Australia's oldest sandstone universities, The University Of Tasmania.

This Sandy Bay edition was designed to compliment Port Sorell edition, because it doesn't seem appropriate now that he, Kade, lives mainly in this town. However, so far it does not exist physically. But it still is in the planning to print a board, using photos of the relevant streets! All the street names are listed in his website. Instead of railway stations Kade has choosen for the 4 Takeaway Shops: Mykonos Takeaway - Mono's Pizza House - McDonald's Sandy Bay and KFC Sandy Bay. The utilities are here 2 Nightclubs: Club Surreal and Regine's Night Club.

Interesting is that Kade uses the typical Australian word Gaol for Jail, as on the relevant Chance- and Community Chest cards: Go directly to Gaol. Do not pass "go", do not collect $200.


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