Number of versions: 2
Edition: December 26, 2006
As far as I know Parker Brothers only issues
the Spanish version of Atlantic City in Costa Rica.
The inland made game I can show here is most probably more often issued. The
properties of this edition are all Costa Rican cities as can be seen from the
Gran Banco, model # 99
Publisher: Fotorama de Centroamerica S.A. - 1950?
Dimensions of the box: 49 x 25 x 3.5 cm
This set is owned by Steve Amato - N.Y.C.
Since there is no date to be found on the set I guess from its design and
presentation it to be from about 1950.
The properties are 22 cities of Costa Rica. Their spaces on the
game board are
illustrated with some picture, probably typical for the city concerned.
The properties are from Salida onwards:
Talamanca - Sorpresa (surpise)
- Isla Del Coco
- Impuesto de utilidades (Utility Tax) - Aerovias del Pacifico
- Cañas - Loteria (lottery)
- Nicoya - Liberia
- Carcel (Jail), Siquirres
- Compañia de luz - Turrialba - Limón
Cariari - Esparta - Sorpresa
- Golfito - Puntarenas
Libre (Free Parking) - San Antonio De Belen
- Loteria - Sta. Barbara
-Heredia -AVE -San Ramon
- Grecia -
Servicios de agua -Alajuela
- A-la-carcel (to
jail) - Orosi - Tres Rios
- Sorpresa - Cartago
- LACSA - Loteria - Escazu
- Impuestos de aduana (Customs Tax)
The board is of thin cardboard. The back side shows a black
and grey square pattern.
The Rules are printed on the back of the box, because of which they are
always with the set and cannot get lost.
There are 16 Sorpresa and 16 Loteria
The only 4 tokens are small discs in red,
green, blue and
The money is of very thin white paper printed in color. The 6
denominations are: 5 - 10
- 20 - 50
- 100 and 500
The houses, having roof edges, stand for
carretas (carts) - caballos (horses)
and toros (bulls), while the hotels,
without roof edges, stand for haciendas.
This edition is "Impreso en Costa Rica, por FOTORAMA CENTROAMERICA S.A." (made in Costa Rica)
Spanish edition, ref.8009
Publisher: Parker Brothers, Inc. - Beverly - 1985
Dimensions of the box: 49 x 49 cm
This set is being issued by Parker Brothers in all North-, Middle- and South
American countries where Spanish is spoken, so in Costa Rica as well.
It concerns the well-known American standard edition in the white box with the
streets of Atlantic City, but now in Spanish.
(!Adelante!) on the properties are:
Avenida Mediterráneo - Avenida
Báltica - Ferrocarril Reading - Avenida Oriental
Vermont - Avenida Connecticut -
De visita no mas - Plaza San Carlos - Compañía
de Electricidad - Avenida de los Estados -
Avenida Virginia - Ferrocarril
de Pensilvania - Plaza Santiago - Avenida Tennessee -
Avenida Nueva York - Parada libre - Avenida Kentucky - Avenida
Indiana - Avenida Illinóis - Ferrocarril
B. & O. - Avenida Atlántico - Avenida
Ventnor - Obras de agua potable - Jardines
Marvin - !Vayase a la Cárcel! - Avenida
Pacífico - Avenida Carolina del Norte
- Avenida Pensilvania - Ferrocarril Short
Line - Plaza del Parque and Paseo
The back of the solid gameboard is blue.
The word Monopoly goes in closed characters in a black frame with Uncle
Pennybags from the middle O in diagonal over the board. The innerbox
contains except for a small plastic insert with 7 holes for the banknotes also a
filling up piece of blue cardboard on which
the "13 frequently asked questions" are printed in Spanish.
The game is entirely in Spanish but the money is in dollars. It are the
well-known banknotes with the mention "Copyright
1935 by Parker Brothers Inc." in the centre circle. The Casualidad (Chance) cards are red and the Arca Comunal
(Community Chest) cards are yellow, both illustrated
with funny pictures of Rich Uncle Pennybags identical to those of the original
There are 10 metal tokens "made in Hong Kong", viz.: car
- hat - thimble - dog - ship - iron - canon - rider-on-horse - shoe and wheelbarrow.
The dark green houses and red
hotels with overhanging roofs are made of plastic and do have a centrally
Both dice are white with black pips.
The price amounted to Pes 3747.50 in 1993.