The streets and stations in the Czech game are those of the capital city Prague. From START(EM) on they are:
KLIMENTSKÁ ULICE - REVOLUCNÍ ULICE -dan z príjmu zaplatte - CESKÉ DRÁHY WILSONOVO NÁDRAZÍ - PANSKA ULICE - INDRIŠSKÁ ULICE - VINOHRADSKÁ ULICE - ve vezení/jenom na návšteve - RAŠÍNOVO NÁBREZÍ - energetické závody - MASARYKOVO NÁBREZÍ - SMETANOVO NÁBREZÍ - CESKÉ DRÁHY SMÍCHOVSKÉ NÁDRAZÍ - NÁRODNÍ TRÍDA - JUNGMANNOVA ULICE - VODICKOVA ULICE - bezplatné parkování - RYTÍRSKÁ ULICE - OVOCNY TRH - NA PRÍKOPE - CESKÉ DRÁHY NÁDRAZÍ HOLEŠOVICE - PARÍZSKÁ ULICE - CELETNÁ ULICE - vodárny - NÁMESTÍ REPUBLIKY - jdi do vezení - MALOSTRANSKÉ NÁMESTÍ - KAMPA - KARLOVA ULICE - CESKÉ DRÁHY MASARYKOVO NÁDRAZÍ - STAROMESTSKÉ NÁMESTÍ - jednorázová dan zaplatte and VÁCLAVSKÉ NÁMESTÍ.
Edition: CORRUPT MONOPOLY
A Peter Sabach, cultural-psycologist in Prague, designed this new variant on Monopoly, together with his friend printer-publisher Ladislav Horacek. It came on the market in a circulation of 75,000 for the paltry sum of US$ 1.50!
All about this game can in fact be said in but one sentence: "The winner
is a master in surviving in a socialist society. He controls lying and cheating,
buttering up and lickspittling to perfection."
ARE YOU, READER OF THIS STORY, BY ANY CHANCE THE LUCKY OWNER OF SUCH A SET? If so, please contact me!
Edition: Dostihy a Sazky, without ref.
This game is in a box with grip, lid and box makes one whole. In there
is a white plastic insert with 10 holes, upon which are the 4 loose parts of the
game board. The board is to be put together like a jigsaw-puzzle. From
START on (where you receive 1200 Korún) the division corresponds precisely to
that of the well-known Monopoly gameboard, viz. 2 properties with inbetween a
FINANCE field. Next a "Veterinary tax"-field and after the "Trenér
1" comes the red brown stable,
consisting of 3 horses Lady Anne, Pasek and Koran. Instead of in
Jail you than land on the halting place Distance. At the end of the
second side you'll land on … indeed, a Parking. It is not clear what
has to be done on the field "Go to Jail", because the space is not
illustrated. Finally the 2 most expensive horses are of the purple
stable Narcius and Napoli.
The two-sided with the same horse-design printed banknotes are in the denominations of Korún 20 - 100 - 200 - 400 -1000 - 2000 and 10.000. There is but one (blue)die. There are 6 colored plastic pawns as tokens.
The price of this set amounted to CK 270.- (= US$ 9.-).
without ref. no.
There are illustrations of some landmarks of the city of Prague on the
lid as well as on the centrefield of the gameboard. And that is comprehensible
because the properties are also streets and grounds of Prague.
Although all streets of the fourth side also occur in the Parker Brothers game
they are situated on different places; except the most expensive street Václavské
Námestí, which is now next to START as well. It is striking that there are
no salesprices mentioned on the board spaces. The (dull) colors of the groups
deviate, but also here are 2 groups on each side of the game board. The 4 stations
are now successively coach, tramline, underground and ferryboat.
There is a jail as well, the bars in the wall are visible, but there is no
rascal "Jake the Jailbird"! A little finger in the fourth corner shows
the way to jail. On the third corner is a blue
sign with a white P.
There are but 4 colored, plastic tokens like walking figures on a
base. The 15 houses are 2-store-dwellings-with-roof-and-chimney on a
base, resp. 3x blue green, 4x yellow,
4x blue and 4x red.
It will not be too easy to build hotels because there are only 3 large hotels
available, resp. colored blue, yellow
and blue green.
The back of the gameboard is red
as the plastic insert of the innerbox is. Diagonal the green
gameboard is the word MONOPOLY in a red bar.
The plastic insert (the "bankers tray") has 7 trays for the banknotes,
3 for the cards and 2 for the houses and hotels.
In this new box is one red plastic tray
with 7 slots for the banknotes, 10 slots for the property deeds and 4 trays for
the other equipment. The board is folded in four like in the so called
"small box". The back side is red
and the play side is blue green. The word Monopoly is in a
black frame diagonal the board. The colors of various streets
differ from the set of the long box of 1993: de 1st street is brown,
the 3rd street is lighter purple, while
those of the 7th street are darker green.
The price of this set amounted to US$ 23.- in May 1999.