Number of versions: 1
Edition: September 15, 1999
There are most probably no Parker Brothers
Monopoly games with streets from Bangladesh
cities, because this former English colony remained gravitated towards England
for a long period and therefore used also
Waddingtons games with streets of London.
Edition: The Original MONOPOLY
Publisher: Darby - 1998?
Dimensions of the box: 25.8 x 50.7 cm
It is not surprising that people in poor countries easily copy games and the
quality is not that high neither. But I have hardly met a more serious and
especially careless plagiarism of this game!
|Shouldn't I have been in possession of the inland Standard |
box, without ref.nr.) of
the neighbour country India I would have thought
this game to
be issued by 'United' toys as well,
because the whole bottom
side of the box (the black/white
picture as well as the text with on
the logo of 'United' toys) is copied!
|Th lid indeed shows the red -
white - red bars so characteristic for
the Waddingtons editions, |
but for the rest it's a sloppy hotchpotch of
presentations from different periodes and different
- The «-mark after the word MONOPOLY is visably "wiped out"
with a felt-tip.
- On top of MONOPOLY it says The Original, an additon that is
only used, as far as known, by the Greec/Egyptian publisher Nilco!
- It isn't Rich Uncle Pennybags who comes out the middle O but a
jumping horse, the manufacturer's logo.
- The picture of a gameboard shown on the lid only appeared on the sets
made in America and France in the sixties.
- The "collection of attributes" deviates considerably from
the offical one because it shows but one house (instead of 2), there is
but 1 token (a handdrawn blue car)
instead of a car and a dog and the property deeds show the prices in Rs
(=Rupies), whereas they are in pounds in the game itself.
- Original of the manufacturer is the added blue
ellipse with the text "A recreational Game".
|The thin banknotes with "engines-pattern-with-Uncle Pennybags"
on the back are a bad copy of the earlier mentioned Indian edition as well,
because the colors slightly differ. However, they must be a copy of that set
because even here negligently they copied the remark "Copyright Parker
Brothers" under the number in the circle!|
|The white property deeds with red
back are exactly the same (dim. 65 x 77 mm) as those of the Indian set.|
|The numbered Chance- and Comminity Chest cards are indeed
also yellow and dark
pink, but printed on grey
carton instead of through and through.|
Not copied or characteristic for this set are:
|The gameboard is printed a too large a soft carton with dark
|The tokens are 6 rather angular, identical, plastic cars in
|There is 1 dark red and 1 yellow
die with black pips.|
|The high, plastic houses are green and
the hotels dark red. They do have
|The insert of the innerbox is folded in such a way that there are 7
holes in the middle to be used as "bankers tray".|
An extreme poor but interesting set for a collector!