Number of versions: 6
Edition: August 26, 2007
After the very roaring period between 1945 till 1991 with many infightings the
Croatian government finally declared independence from Yugoslavia on June 25,
1991. The Croatian Parliament cut all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
on October 8, 1991.
As from 1994 the Parker Brothers' Monopoly game is available in Croatia.
The streets and stations are those of the capital city Zagreb.
Presumably the first Monopoly-like games of inland make were introduced some 10
years earlier, meaning they came but 50 years after the American invention of
From Kreni on the properties are:
Jeretova ulica - Zagrebacka
ulica - Zagrebacki Glavni Kolodvor - Decumanus
- Duga ulica - Zupanijska
ulica - U Zatvoru/U Posjetu - Ulica
J.P.Kamova - Elektra - Obala
Lazareta - Maksimirska ulica - Rijecki
Zeljeznicki Kolodvor - Ulica S. Radica -
Istarska ulica - Kapucinska
ulica - Besplatno Parkiranje - Zametska
ulica - Kalelarga - Trg
Puckih Kapetana - Osjecki Glavni Kolodvor - Forum
- Trg Kralja
Tomislava - Vodovod - Zrinska
ulica - Idite u Zarvor - Trg Bana
Jelacica - Korzo - Prokurativa
- Zeljeznicka Stanica Slavonski Brod - Stradun
Publisher: Biserka - Zagreb - ±1985
Dimensions of the board: 25.7 x 25.7 cm
Although this set was emitted in the age that Croatia was still one of the
federal states of Great Yugoslavia (1945-1991), I do consider it as a Croatian game
because it was made in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.
The instructions are in 3 languages, viz.: Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian.
However, for the rest the game in only in Croatian.
At the sight of this set immediately a few things on the set do attract attention:
- The game is called Monopolly with double L, while the rules say Monopoli.
- It looks like the Parker Brothers version as it was manufactured in the
sixties in France, i.e. with the game board on the lid in a green
and blue square with a red
bar passing through.
But there is nothing that indicates the game was made
- There are no colorbars on the properties; the whole space is colored.
- The word Monopoly on the green
midfield goes parallel to the 3rd side.
The game board is of soft cardboard and the division is
according to the well-known pattern but the colors of the streets differ.
The properties are streets named after European cities and mountains.
From Start on the properties are:
Apeninski Put - Balkanski
Put - Juzna Zeljeznicka Stanica - Atlanska
Obala - Kelnska ulica - Briselska
ulica - Zatvor (Jail) - Atenska
ulica - Elektra - Madridski Bulevar -
Pariski Trg - Zapadna
Zeljeznicka Stanica - Vecijanska ulica -
Milanski Bulevar - Rimski
Trg - Parkiraliste
besplatno - Trscanska ulica - Cirski
Bulevar - Londonski Trg -
Sjeverna Zeljeznicka Stanica - Minhenska
ulica - Hamburski
Vodovod - Berlinski
Trg - U Zatvor - Varsavska
ulica - Praski Bulevar - Becki
Trg - Istocna Zeljeznicka Stanica
- Azurna Obala and Zenevski
Over Start you collect 20,000 Dinar.
The Sansa cards stack is next to the Start corner. The spaces are indicated by
the opened blue treasure chest, while the
Iznenadenja (Surpise) cards are indicated by the ?.
The banknotes are of plain, white
paper with a neutral, colored print of its denomination.
There are 6 plastic pawns as tokens. The green
houses and red hotels are of dull
plastic and do have overhanging roofs (without chimney).
There is one red
and one blue die.
This set was bought in December 1989.
Art. 20760 (1)
Publisher: Biserka - Zagreb - beyond 1991
Dimensions of the board: 26 x 26 cm
This version is obviously the modern issue of Monopolly after the separation of
Croatia from Great Yugoslavia. It is designed by "Signal - TISAK Kastmüller"
and so the glossy box is very colorfull, with a picture of the board surrounded
by floating attributes, like lamp bulb, house and hotel and 3 tokens.
The Rules, which are printed on the bottom of the box, are now only in Croatian.
Another copy of this version also has a German Rules pamflet showing the mention "Copyright 1936, 1946, 1961, 1981 by Parker
Brothers Inc. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Alleinhersteller für Österreich:
Piatnik Wien. Ges. gesch."
However, I believe it to be very unlikely Piatnik made this Croatian game for
Biserka. It is even more likely these German Rules not belonging to this set!
The division of the soft, grey game
board is almost identical to that of Monopolly but of a much more modern
design. A few exceptions are:
|The colorbar of a street is halfway the space. The colors of the
streets differ from the earlier issue. |
|On the midfield the space for Iznenadenja shows a ?
and in the Sansa space a money-bag with $-sign.|
|Thenames of a number of spaces slightly differ. |
From Start onwards all properties are:
Apeninski Put - Balkanski
Put - Juzna Stanica - Atlanska Obala -
Kelnska ulica - Briselska
ulica - Zatvor - Atenska
ulica - Elektra - Madridska
avenija - Pariski
Trg - Zapadna Stanica - Vecijanska
ulica - Milanski avenija - Rimski
Trg - Parkiraliste
besplatno - Trscanska ulica - Cirska
avenija - Londonski Trg -
Sjeverna Stanica - Minhenska ulica -
Hamburska avenija -
Vodovod - Berlinski Trg - U Zatvor -
Varsavska ulica - Praska
avenija - Becki
Trg - Istocna Stanica
- Azurna Obala and Zenevski
In the innerbox is a "bankers tray" of transparent plastic
with 9 holes for the attributes.
Strangely enough the property deeds (55x65 mm) are still printed on the
same old, solid paper with grey
back as before.
Vreemd genoeg zijn de eigendomsbewijzen (55x65 mm) nog op hetzelfde oude, stevige
papier met grijze rug gedrukt als
The money consist again of (more modern) banknotes (45x86 mm) with only 4
denominations, viz.: blue = 100, green
= 1000, brown = 10,000 and red
= 50,000 Kuna. Depending on the number of players each player receives more or
less initial capital.
The hollow, plastic houses and hotels,
but the 6 tokens (pawns) as well are so identical to those of the old
game that it seems, however, there still was a large stock of them.
Both dice are black and have white pips.
This set was purchased in July 1993.
Art. 20760 (2)
Publisherr: Biserka d.d. - Zagreb - ±1994
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 26 cm
Very remarkable and unexpected. This version of Art.20760 has a entirely new
city map with streets of the capital city Zagreb. It seems that Parker
Brothers have started in the early nineties laying contacts in Croatia,
considering Biserka began to publish under the same article number a much more
on the Parker Brothers design resembling game board.
It was also designed by another company because on the rim of the lid stands "Podion Design Studio - Tisak
From Start onwards all spaces are:
Zagrebacka ulica - Sansa - Varazdinska
ulica - Porez 20000 - Juzna Stanica - Istarska
ulica - Iznenadenje - Karlovacka
ulica - Petrinjska ulica -
Prolaz/Zatvor - Senjska ulica - Elektra - Rijecka
ulica - Osjecka ulica - Zapadna
Stanica - Zadarska ulica - Sansa
- Splitska ulica - Sibenska
ulica - Parkiraliste besplatno - Slavonska
avenija - Iznenadenje - Dubrovacka
avenija - Avenija Grada Vukovara
- Sjeverna Stanica - Trg
Hrvatskih Velikana - Trg
Subica Zrinskog - Vodovod - Trg
Stjepana Radica - U zatvor - Trg
Kralja Petra Kresimira IV - Trg Kralja
Zvonimira - Sansa - Trg Marka
Marulica - Istocna Stanica - Iznenadenje - Trg
Marina Drzica - Porez na Luksus 10000 and Trg
Bana Josipa Jelacica.
In the innerbox is a banker's tray of transparent plastic
again, having 9 holes for the attributes. The bottom is unwritten. This time the
Rules have been printed on the inside of the lid.
Other features of this issue are:
|The word Monopoly on the soft board's midfield is not in red,
but in a mahogany color, parallel to side 1
of the game board.|
|The names on the spaces are always mentioned twice.|
|While in the Parker Bros. design the blue
case is in the Community Chest space, this case is in the Sansa spaces
in this edition.|
|The locomotives on the stations are certainly not the stylised
models of Parker Bros., but are also not entirely identical to that from the
|The rascal in the prison is a strange male behind 3 tralies, which
is drawing his hair.|
|The lamp on the Elektra space is an old fashioned bulb.|
|On the Free Parking corner is a large P-sign.|
|On Vodovod (water works) is a modern,
|On the "Go to Jail" corner is a silhouette of a policeman.|
|On the "Porez na Luksuz" space is a gold ring with
diamont, resembling rather well the Parker Bros. version.|
|The money now also consist of but 4, one sided printed banknotes (45x85 mm)
slightly better resembling those of Parker Bros..|
|The property deeds are unchanged those with the grey
back from the previous issue.|
|The Iznenadenja- and Sansa
(45x78 mm) have been slightly embellished.|
|The 6 tokens are those plastic pawns again.|
|The equally long, but less high houses
are, like the hotels hollow and made of
plastic. They both have overhanging roofs.|
|Both dice are black and have white pips.|
This edition was bought in August 1998 in Split-Croatia at a price of Kn
125,- (€ 19,-) .
Standard, ref. 0695HR0794
Publisher: Parker/Tonka Corp./MAGMA p.o. - Zagreb - 1994
Dimensions of the board: 26 x 51 cm
This is an original Parker Bros. set "Proizvedeno u Republici Irskoj"
(made in Ireland),
so with on the cover the 4th side of the Croatian game board in
perspective with "all sorts of attributes" stacked on top. The dice
show a 3 and 6.
The bottom of the box
shows a color picture of "the laughing family" playing on a game board
of unkown origine.
The solid game board has a red
back and a lightgreen playing side.
The innerbox has an insert of red
plastic with 12 holes for the attributes.
The banknotes supplied with this set are of "class B", art.nr.1006951002,
with the mention "Monopoly - Monopol - Monopoli", however without
"1992 Tonka Corp.".
The 7 denominations are resp.: 20 - 50
- 100 - 500
- 1,000 - 2,000
en 10,000. Landing on Kreni you receive 4000 Kn.
The Sansa cards are next to Kreni again and the concerning spaces are
again recognizable by the ?. The opened blue
trunk again indicates "Community Chest" if that is at least what the Croatian
Drzavna Blagajna stands for.
There are 10 pewter tokens "Made in China". The plastic hotels
are red, the houses green.
Only the houses do have a chimney on the roof.
The price of this set amounted to Kn 149.- (€ 22,70) in October 1996.
Standard, ref. 14535266
Publisher: Parker /Tonka Corp./MAGMA d.d.- 1996
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 40.3 x 5.3 cm
of the board:
25.2 x 25.2 cm
In the second half of the nineties Parker/Tonka/Hasbro has with great energy
introduced this uniform edition on the market, showing the last part of the 4th
side of the game board. The white dice show a 3 and 5.
In this "standard" box is of course the red
plastic "bankers tray" with holes for the 7 banknotes and property
deeds still present with the banker.
The game board is folded in four and fits, when stored,
precisely on the bankers tray. The back of the board is as usual red,
the playside is blue green. This
edition also shows a picture of "the laughing family" at the bottom of
the box. However it is an other family.
On the game board are the Sansa cards with nice red
back, as usual near the Start corner, while the Drzavna Blagajna cards
with their nice blue back are near
the Free Parking corner.
The banknotes are of the one side printed new model, i.e. with
a black Monopoly banner and Uncle Pennybags in the upper part of the circle and,
almost invisible, the remark "1996 Tonka Corporation". The currency is
Kn and the denominations are resp.: 20
- 100 - 200
- 400 - 1.000
- 2.000 -
5.000 and 10.000.
The 10 tokens are of light metal and are the well-known: hat -
shoe - car - boat - dog - wheelbarrow - rider-on-a-horse - thimble - iron and
and hotels are of not transparant plastic and have all an overhanging roof as well as an
centrally placed chimney.
Both dice are white with black pips.
Star Wars, Collector's Edition, ref. 40786102
Publisher: Waddington/Hasbro Inc. - 1997
Dimensions of the board: 26.8 x 40.3 x 5.3 cm
This version of Star Wars has the same ref. number as the American one, but
because it comes from the Irish works it has the new standard length and
width dimensions of all Hasbro games, as a result of which it is almost 11 cm
shorter. Also striking is the fact that this set does not has Croatian
instructions but only (not luxury) English of Waddington.
Although the game is of course the same there are however a number of great
diffences in execution between the American and this English version. So are the
colors of the fields of Dagobah and Hoth resp. dark
purple and light blue on the
American board and mahogany and dark
blue on the English board. The 8 pewter tokens come from the
same manufacturer which appears from stamp in the base "©1996 LFL".
Each token is a well-known character from Star Wars. The Rebel Alliance
consists of Luke Skywalker, Princes Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and R2-D2. The
fighters for the Galactic Empire are Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the
Stormtrooper. The vehicles used by the Rebels are light
grey X-wing Fighsters and Corellian Freighters and those of
the Imperials are the dark grey
and Star Destroyers.
Differences and similarities between the standard Monopoly-set and Star Wars in Parker
Brothers (Collector's Limited) edition and Waddingtons (Collector's) edition are:
||S (Parker Bros)
|Star Wars (Waddington) Collector's
||board folded once
||board folded twice
|up to 10 tokens (hat, car etc.)
||8 tokens: 5 Rebels, 3 Imperials
|streets in cities
||space-locations; dimensions of the cards with white edges:
67 x 77 mm
|space-locations; dimensions of the cards with black edges:
56 x 87 mm
|Income Tax and Luxury Tax
|currency = Kuna's
||currency = Imperial Credits, dim.of the notes = 53 x 100 mm (1996
Hasbro Inc/Lucasfilm Ltd)
||currency = Imperial Credits, dim. of the notes = 47 x 92 mm (1997
Lucasfilm Ltd/Hasbro Inc)
||5 brass coins of 1000 credits each
|green houses + red
||2 sets of space vehicles
|Chance and Comm.Chest cards
||Imperial and Rebel cards; dimensions 45 x 76 mm
||Imperial en Rebel cards;dimensions. 56 x 87 mm
The price of this set amounted to Kn 400.- (€ 59,-) in June 1998.