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Number of versions: 8

Edition: September 25,  2001

The original Monopoly-like games of Denmark (Matador) where of inland manufacture and had different streets from the capital Copenhagen to the later issues of Parker Brothers and Hasbro. Besides it is interesting there are 2 different versions, viz.:

(1): Editions since 1961/68:

Start (Modtag Kr.20.000 hver gang du passerer.) - Boulevarden - Statskassen - Jomfru Ane gade - Indkomstskat - Århus Hovedbanegård - Sct. Clemens stræde - Chancen - Guldsmede gade - Mejl gade - I Duurste straat is Rådhuspladsen. fængsel/På besøg - Store Torv - Elværkerne - Marselis boulevard - Dalgas avenueFredericia Banegård - Danmarksgade - Statskassen - Lillebælts alle - Vejlevej - Gratis parkering - Filosofgangen - Chancen - Mageløs - Hunderupvej - Odense Banegård - Købmagergade - Nørregade - Vandforsyningen - Fiolstræde - Gå i fængsel - Gl. Strand - Gråbrødre torv - Statskassen - Vesterbrogade - Københavns Hovedb - Chancen - Strøget - Særlig Indkomstskat and Rådhuspladsen.

(2): Editions since 1995:

(Modtag 4.000 Kr. i løn når du passerer) - Finsensvej - Kommunekassen - Peter Bangs vej - Indkomstskat - Nørreport station - Jagtvej - Chancen - Falkonér Allé - Godthåbsvej - I fængsel/På besøg - Strandboulevarden - Elværket - Classengade - Østbane gade - Østerport Station - H.C. Ørstedsvej - Kommunekassen - Rosenørns allé - Åboulevard - Gratis parkering - Holmens kanal - Chancen - Børsgade - Torvegade - Vesterport Station - Studiestræde - Krystalgade - Vandværket - Fiolstræde - Gå i fængsel - Langelinie - Amaliegade - Kommunekassen - Højbro plads - Hovedbanegården - Chancen - Gammel Torv - Ekstraskat Betal and Nytorv.

Danish Monopoly from P.B. of 1968.Edition: Standard, ref. 541012 D      
Publisher: Palet Miro - ±1968 
                  Licence Parker Brothers U.S.A.      
Dimensions of the box:26 x 51 cm
The game:
Comparing this edition with the corresponding French variant it is obvious that in both cases the company Miro is mentioned, reason to assume a cooperation between this French manufacturer (?) and the Danish publisher (?) Palet.  Also striking is the French word for licence on the lid.

Like the issues of this era in other European countries and America the lid of the white box  shows the "game board in a green in blue square with red Monopoly bar" and under that the logo of, still drawn, Rich Uncle Pennybags in a red square between 2 blue (Parker) engines. The red space shows the number 77314. The blue square shows the logo's of both companies palet and Miro with the socalled "Parker-spiral".

The solid game board's back is lightblue. The word MONOPOLY on the midfield of the board is in closed, black characters and is parallel side 1. The properties are according to variant (1), so the one that has the stations of the cities: Århus - Fredericia - Odense and København.
In the inner box is, except for a red, plastic insert with 7 holes for the banknotes also a cardboard stuffing with the word MONOPOLY (in white characters), also showing the tokens of this set. The bottom side of the box is unprinted.
The 7 banknotes mention "pat.app. for n° 3796-36" and are resp.: 100 kr. - 500 kr. - 1.000 kr. - 2.000 kr. - 5.000 kr. - 10.000 kr. and 50.000 kr.
The lightblue Chancen and pink Statskassen cards (which will be called different in later years) show a repeating pattern of "lokomotives and Uncle Pennybags".
The 6 tokens are colored, plastic pawns. The green houses and red hotels are made of plastic.
Both dice are blue with white pips.

This edition is "printed in France" .


The winner pull the strings!Edition: MATADOR De Luxe, ref.38091/239
Publisher: Brio Scanditoy A/S - 1982 or earlier?
Dimensions of the box: 22.8 x 43.7 cm
The game:
This game differs in all respects from the official Parker Brothers version. However, there is the impression it is manufactured under license of Parker Brothers, because it was mentioned in their statement  "Monopoly International Editions" of 1986, whereas the Danish Rules report  "© 1936 BRIO Scanditoy, Danmark".

The lid of the box shows in large characters MATADOR in a red bar. A hand draws 4 threads connected to a boat, hotel, factory and a apartment building.
The gameboard is of solid cardboard  and all 40 spaces are in a circle. It's back is green and provided with a pattern of the word JOKER. The streets are again of Copenhagen, but they entirely differ. The stations became shipping lines and there is no problem at all in making advertising for Coca Cola and Tuborg beer! The streets are now resp.: 

Rødovrevej - Hvidovrevej - Roskildevej - Valby Langgade - Allégade - Fredriksberg Alle - Bülowsvej - Gl. Kongevej - Bernstorffsvej - Hellerupvej - Strandvej - Trianglen - Østerbrogade - Grønningen - Bredgade - Kgs. Nytorv - Østergade - Amagertorv - Vimmelskaftet - Nygade - Fredriksberggade and Rådhuspladsen.

There are only "Prøv lykken" Chance cards with orange back. However, there is a Jail and "free parking" (in the Bank of Denmark!). The money is unrecognizable and shows the overprint JOKER. The 6 denominations are resp.: 50 - 100 - 500 - 1000 - 2000 and 5000 kronor.
The  tokens are 6 small cars of simple plastic. The green, plastic houses have a shed annex, whereas the chimney goes along the house. The red hotels are apartment buildings!
Both dice are black with gold pips.
The rim of the lid says "For 10 to 100 years".

The price of this set amounted to Dk 138,- (= € 18,63) in November 1990.


Matador: Round gameboard!Edition: Matador standard, ref.38091/240 (1)
Publisher: Brio Scanditoy A/S - 1982 or earlier?
Dimensions of the box: 22.8 x 43.7 cm
The game:
There are only 3 differences with the De Luxe edition of this game, viz.:

  1. The soft gameboard with unprinted blank back.
  2. The insert in the innerbox is of white plastic with 10 holes for the attributes instead of a cardboard stuffing.
  3. The dice are blue with white pips.

Like in the De Luxe version the lid shows under M of MATADOR in black characters "Fremstillet for BRIO SCANDITOY A/S".

The price of this set amounted to  Dkr 90,- (= € 12,27) in November 1991.


The Rules at the bottom of Matador.Edition: MATADOR standard, ref.38091/239 (2)
Publisher: Brio Scanditoy A/S - 1982 or earlier?
Dimensions of the box: 22.8 x 43.7 cm
The game:
This version is in fact exactly equal to version (1), however it is remarkable that the Rules are printed on the bottom side of the box. Furthermore are still 3 small differences, viz.:

  1. The innerbox has for over 2/3 a cardboard insert into which the number 240 is perforated.
  2. The dice are white with black pips.
  3. The lid shows under M of MATADOR in white characters "Made in Denmark by BRIO SCANDITOY".



Edition: European Edition - DANISH
European edition of 1991. Publisher: Parker/Tonka/Hasbro - 1991
Dimensions of the box: 27 x 27 x 8.4 cm
The game:
Although I have not yet seen this edition it is very likely that this game does exsist in Danish, because Denmark is one of the 12 countries of the European Community. Besides one of 12 very nice tokens is of the Grundtvig Church. This church is completely built up of yellow stones  and has long vertikal lines at the front side as a result of what it looks like an organ. After a national collection this monument was built in honour of the 18th century writer, theologian and historian Nikolai Grundtvig.  
The other 11 tokens are:
Blarney Castle (Ireland), Brandenburger Tor (Germany), Abby of Clervaux (Luxemburg), Atomium (Belgium), Parthenon (Greece), Eiffeltower (France),  Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Torre de Belem (Portugal), Tower of London (England), La Sagrada Familia (Spain) and of course a windmill for The Netherlands!

The properties are well-known streets in the joining countries, viz.:

Denmark: Strandvejan - Slotsgade
Belgium: Louizalaan - Beenhouwersstraat - Grote Markt
The Netherlands: Coolsingel - Lange Poten - Kalverstraat
Spain: Paseo de la Castellana - Gran Vía -Las Ramblas
Greatt Britain: Oxford St. - Piccadilly - Park Lane
Italy: Via Veneto - Via Condotti - Via Monte-Napoleone
France: Avenue Foch - Avenue des Champs-Elysées - Rue de la Paix
Germany: Königsallee - Kurfürstendamm

The 4 stations are replaced by airports of the countries: Luxemburg - Portugal - Greece and Ireland.

In the period this game was launched on the market it was believed that the European currency would become ECU! That is why there are 7 banknotes with this game, all having the same illustration, in the denominations: 10 - 50 - 100 - 200 - 500 - 1000 and 5000 ECU. The back shows ECU in a black circle with 12 stars. Because "investments are internationally done a large amount of money is necessary" and that is why there is twice as much money with this issue. The bankers tray of this game is a black plastic insert with 13 holes!
The backside of as well the Chancen as the Kommunekassen cards are blue. In the stars circle is a ? with Chancen and with the Kommunekassen cards …. a Belgian ECU coin! The green houses and red hotels are made of glossy wood and do have a roof edge. The dice are blue and their pips a again stars of course. 

This set was made in "Waterford, Republic of Ireland".


Standard edition, "made in Ireland".Edition: Standard, ref. 06951108
Publisher: Parker Bros./Tonka/Hasbro Scan.S.A. - 1995 
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 51 cm
The game:
This is an issue from the Irish works, so on the lid again a picture of the fourth side of the gameboard with the "collected attributes" on a green background. 

The back of the gameboard is red, like the plastic insert of the innerbox. The properties are according to variant (2), so with all stations being from Copenhagen, while Community Chest is now Kommunekassen. Sloping over the light green midfield is the red bar with MONOPOLY in white characters and Uncle Pennybags coming out the mid O.
At the bottom of the box is the well-known color picture of the laughing family,  looking to eachother rather than to the game!
The Chancen cards have a red back with a ? and the Kommunekassen cards are printed blue with the well-known treasure chest in a circle. The banknotes are of class C, i.a. Monopoly money in white print on colored paper. The colors of the 7 denominations are resp.: 10 - 50 - 100 - 200 - 500 - 1000 and 5000
The 10 tokens of heavy metal ("made in China") are resp.: hat - wheel-barrow - shoe - car - kanon - rider-on-horse - thimble - iron - boat and dog. The green plastic houses do have a chimney, the red hotels haven't. Both dice are white with black pips.

These sets were made in Ireland.


Junior sedition witj long board - 1996Edition: Junior, standard -  DANISH, ref. 14540108
Publisher: Parker/Tonka/Hasbro Scand. A.S. - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 26.8 cm
The game:
It was not until 1991 the first Junior Monopoly editions appeared on the market, so 56 years after the game "for players aged 8 to adult" was issued. This game is for children aged 5 to 8.

Like with the regular Monopoly game the object  is to be the player with the most money. When 1 player has lost all money the other players have to count their money to see who won.
A maximum of four children can play together because there are 4 cars resp. yellow, red, blue and green. The Ticket Booths distributed at the start of the game have the same 4 colors. The game takes place in an environment believed by children: a beautifull Amusement park. Join Rich Uncle Pennybags to the Roller Coaster, the Magic Show, the Water Chute, the dodgems, the puppet show, miniature golf, etc.. During the match you must buy Ticket Booths for the Amusements in order to make them your property. When you have 2 Amusements of the same color one has to pay you double the amount shown on the space.

The back side of the gameboard is red. The board oblong (25 x 50.5 cm) and folded over the short side.
The insert of the innerbox is of red plastic. It contains 6 sloping holes for the banknotes and 1 large hole for the other attributes.
The color picture on the bottom of the box shows a scene of 2 girls and 1 boy.
The money consists of colored notes printed in black with Uncle Pennybags in various situations. The 5 denominations are  resp. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 and 5.

There are 6 Chance fields who are along the long sides of the board only. The Chancen cards are remarkable small, viz. but  43 x 63 mm. On the 3rd corner, Onkel Mangepenges byttepenge (= Uncle Pennybags' Loose Change) the money that have to be payed must be put here. The one who lands on this space may take it all!  

The price of this set amounted to Dkr. 199,- ((= € 27,27)) in May 1999.


Deense standaard editie, ref.14535.Edition: Standard, ref. 14535108
Publisher: Parker/Tonka/Hasbro Scan. S.A.- 1996
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 40.3 x 5.3 cm
of the double folded board: 25.2 x 25.2 cm
The game:
Striking are the new dimensions of the box. This is because of standardization of dimensions for all their games Hasbro told. So herewith the long box we called Standard so far disappears!

This new box contains one red plastic tray insert with newly shaped slots for the banknotes and title cards of the banker. The board is folded in four. The back side is red and the play side is blue green. The set is manufactured in Ireland and so it has a picture of a "laughing family" at the back of the box. They do laugh but don't play! 
All properties are according to variant (2), so with all stations from Copenhagen, while Community Chest is called Kommunekassen. 
The banknotes are of the new model, i.e. with a black MONOPOLY ribbon and Uncle Pennybags in the upper part of the circle and at the bottom, almost unvisible, the remark "1996 Tonka Corporation". The currency is Kr. and the 7 denominations are resp.: 20 - 100 - 200 - 400 - 1.000 - 2.000 and 10.000.
The 10 tokens  are of pewter (without the mention "made in China"). The green, plastic houses do have a chimney, the red hotels don't!

The price of this set amounted to  Dkr. 239,-  (= € 32,60) in May 1999.


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