Number of versions: 3
Edition: July 25, 2012
It does not look like Monopoly has a long history here in Guatemala.
I haven't got any indication Parker Brothers' Spanish edition (from 1985)
of the American standard Monopoly game (so with the streets of Atlantic City)
has ever been published in this country.
On the other hand it was not until 1980 the inland company Metta
started to make and distribute their own Monopoly-like board games Bancopoly
in 3 versions:
BANCOPOLY CLÁSICOBANCOPOLY COMPACTOBANCOPOLY ANIVERSARIO
Bancopoly, editión Aniversario - Codigo. 0079
Publisher: Metta Internacional, S.A.- Guatemala - 2004
Dimensions of the box: 58 x 42 cm
Again a very special edition, discovered by Steve Amato, N.Y. in his
search for the first Monopoly games of countries.
The game board is rectangular. It has 8 spaces along the short sides and 12
on the long sides. It folds in three, the sides fold into the middle.
You start at Entrada which is on the left side of the board (where
the Jail space is) not on the right side like in Monopoly. And you go up to where the
Free Parking is on the regular Monopoly board.
properties are from Entrada onwards:
Progreso Q70 - Impuestos Sat (Income Tax) Q200 or
10% - AviaGuat (Guatemala
Q130 - Saque Cupon (Remove coupon) - Quetzaltenango
Q100 - Alta
Verapaz Q90 - Carcel (Jail)
- Quiché Q150
- INDE (Instituto Nacional De Electrificacion)
(Electric Company) Q175 - Izabal
Q140 - Chimaltenango Q150 -
Fegua (Ferrocarilles de
Guatemala) (Guatemalan Railways)
Q190 -Retalhuleu Q200
(bag) -Sololá Q170- Escuintla
Q190 - San
Marcos Q230 Saque Cupon -
¡Descanso Gratis! (Free
Rest - Chiquimula
Q200 - Baja Verapaz
Q250 - Flomerca (Flota Mercante Centroamericana) (Central
Merchant Fleet) Q210 -
Empagua (Empresa Municipal De Agua) (Water
Works) Q175 - Guatemala Q250
- ¡Váyase a la
Carcel! (Go to Jail)
Rosa Q310-- SacatepéQuez Q310
Extra (Transporte Extraurbano)
Q190 - Cupon -
Sat (Income Tax) Q80
features of this game are:
|The currency of the money in this game is the same as the official
one, viz. the Quetzal = Q.
| The banknotes are 1 - 5
- 10 - 20
- 50 - 100 and 500
|The names of the properties are those of the departments of the
shown in a column on the board as well as on the map next to the
The map is on the axes of the degree of latitude and longitude.
|The houses and hotels are green
and red and made of wood.|
|The tokens are thick, round, wooden discs of various colors. There are 6: |
yellow, blue, red,
green, brown and
|The Chance and Community Chest cards are replaced by
Bolsa (17 each) |
and Cupon (18 each) cards.
| There is
a Rules booklet that comes with the game. But the Rules are also ||
the back of the box.
| The dice are large and made of wood
with gold pips.|