Number of versions: 1
Edition: April 2, 2004
Up till mid 2003 Parker Brothers/Hasbro haven't
published their official Monopoly editions in this country.
However, the interest for monopoly-like games exsist, what is proven by the only
one and nameless edition I'm able to describe hereunder.
Nameless Monopoly-like Game
Publisher: Unknown inland manufacture - before1945
Dimensions of the box: ▒ 25 x 25 cm
Steve Amato - New York is the proud owner of this very special
So far this is the first monopoly-like game I've ever seen without any name. Since
there are no Rules in this set it is only from the names of the properties
on the game board to follow this to be a Bulgarian issue. There are some letters used in
this game that are no longer used in the Bulgarian alphabet. The Bulgarian alphabet was changed in 1945. So, one would assume that this game must have been made before 1945.
Although this set
looks very likely to be a self-made edition I have the feeling this to be a hand
made commercial edition produced in a relative small quantity.
It is obvious the publishers have scrupulous looked at
the official Parker issues, what is proven by the fact that the board's
classification corresponds completely. Only the design differs, like:
No scoundrel behind the Jail's bars.
A strang sign on the Free Parking corner.
Only a black arrow on the Go-to-Jail
corner, precisely the same one as on Go.
Very simple locomotives on the Station
The colors of the property-groups.
The prices of the properties are 20 times
the prices of the American version: Boardwalk $400 <> Car Osvoboditel
Boulevard 8000 Leva.
The property names on the game board are
in order they can
be read from all sides. This was also the case in the earlier
days of most of the
European editions. The game board with
white back is made up of 4 squares of solid cardboard ugly made together
fits in a wooden box. There are 16 light purple
kind of Chance cards and
of Community Chest cards. See the pictures alongside. (Who can give
me the translation of the instructions given on these cards?)
money consists of neutral banknotes in 8 denominations: 10
- 20 - 100
200 - 400
- 2,000 and 10,000
Leva. Over Start a player receives
The dark green houses and red
hotels are made of dull wood.
One of the dice in this set is black and the other one white, but there
there are the original ones.
The properties are streets of the capital Sofija and are from Start
Csar Simeon Street
- Saint Botev Boulevard - Poduini
Gara - Macedonia Boulevard - Solunska Street
- Alabin Street - Jail - Maria Luisa
Street - Electric Company - Exarch Joseph Street
- Serdika Street - Sofia Gara - K. Stoilev
Boulevard - Dunav Street - Moskovska Street
- Free Parking ? - September 6th Street
- Patriarh Eftimij Street - Csar
- Simeonovo Gara - Pirotska
Street - Dragoman
Boulevard - Water Works - Clemintina Street
- Graf Ignatiev Street - Slavyanska Street
- Ferdinand Boulevard - Perlovets Gara
- S.G. Rakovski Street and Csar
The wooden box serves as a banker's tray since in has 8 spaces for 8