Number of versions: 4
Edition: December 20, 1997
Edition: Standard, ref. 402H
Publisher: Waddingtons Int. Ltd. Singapore 1991
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 51 cm
The white cover of the box of this game shows a large, red Chinese junk
surrounded by 8 illustrations of respectively a jockey on a horse, a treasure
chest filled with dollars, a skyscraper, 2 filled rice-bowls with chopsticks, a
large question mark with the word CHANCE, a double decker tram, a boat and a
pile of Chinese cards. The game board is rigid and has a red back side. The
streets are the same as those of the other issue of Waddingtons: the Travel
Edition. The 7 streets who only occur in the Waddingtons editions are: YUEN
LONG, LAMMA ISLAND, CHATTAM ROAD, MODY ROAD, HONG KONG CONVENTION &
EXHIBITION CENTRE, PACIFIC PLACE and EXCHANGE SQUARE. The Title Deeds are either
in English or in Chinese where as the Chance and Community Chest cards are
bilingual. The back side of these cards is respectively BLUE and RED, where as
the back of the English Title Deeds is RED and that of the Chinese is WHITE. The
tokens are the well-known boat, hat, car, dog, shoe and iron. For this game they
are made of heavy metal! The houses and hotels are of plastic. The money
consists of MONOPOLY bank notes with the "Monopoly 1935 Parker Bros."
The games are manufactured by Waddingtons Singapore.
The price amounted to HK$ 179.90 (= US$ 25.-) in november 1992.
Edition: Travel Edition, ref. #4021
Publisher: Waddingtons International Ltd. Singapore
Dimensions of the box: 22.8 x 22.8 cm
This is one of the Waddingtons editions manufactured since 1992/93 in Singapore
for various countries in the region. As a distinction this Hong Kong Edition has
a Chinese junk on the cover of the box with the word MONOPOLY in Chinese
characters through it. Because this game is a "travel edition" the
slightly smaller board is folded twice. This version of the various travel
editions is yet slightly more clumsy than the "red bag" (made in
China) that is distributed in various countries since 1994! The Title Deeds are
either in English or in Chinese where as the Chance and Community Chest cards
are bilingual. The back side of these cards is respectively blue and red, where
as the back of the English Title Deeds is red and that of the Chinese is white.
The black plastic tokens are the well-known boat, hat, car, dog, shoe and iron.
The plastic houses and hotels have a roof-rim and a chimney! The money consists
of the common MONOPOLY bank notes version "1993 Tonka Corp.".
The price amounted to HK$ 196 (=US$ 25.-) in November 1996.
Edition: Standard, ref. 06951-HK
Publisher: Parker Bros./Hasbro Hong Kong Ltd. 1995
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 51 cm
The cover of the box is identical to those of the games manufactured in Ireland
i.e. that the perspective illustration of the fourth side of the board is shown
on top of it the car, the shoe, a pile of bank notes, two dice on top of each
other, one green house and three red hotels. On the bottom side of the box a
black and white picture of the game board is shown with bank notes and Title
Deed cards. But ..... THIS game is made in New Zealand, like the Commemorative
Edition of 1997! Here again the Title Deed cards are either in Chinese or in
English where as the Chance and Community Chest cards are bilingual. The streets
are the same as those in the 1997 Special Edition because both of them are
Hasbro publications. Again in these two versions appear 7 streets who do NOT
APPEAR IN THE WADDINGTONS version, viz.: CHEUNG CHAU, TUEN MUN, GRANVILLE ROAD,
MA ON SHAN, ROBINSON ROAD, MAGAZINE GAP ROAD en SOUTH BAY. The houses do have an
excentric placed chimney where as the hotels have their chimney back in the
centre again! The money consists of MONOPOLY bank notes with the text
"Monopoly 1995 - Hasbro International Inc."
The price amounted to HK$ 275 (= US$ 34.-) in february 1997.
Edition: 1997 Commemorative Edition, no.05538.139
Publisher: Hasbro Hong Kong Ltd.
Dimensions of the box: 25.2 x 50.8 x 7.8 cm
In the preface of the manual is said i.a. ... "As a special limited
bilingual edition marking Hong Kong's return to mainland China (on June 30,
1997), it is sure to become a treasured possession and a classic collectible".
Subsequently a short historical describtion of the town is given, followed by
Some Interesting Facts About Hong Kong. In here we read i.a. that the Peak Tram
since May 1888 transport passengers to and from THE PEAK (= the most expensive
blue street), 396 m above sealevel. The design of this "Limited Edition"
immediately reminds of the 60 Year Anniversary Editions! The very nicely
executed, oblong "golden" box has a green inner box with 2
compartments of thin black plastic. One of them contains a carousel for the
Title Deed cards, the other one is destined to be used by the Bank. At the
bottom side of the box a survey picture of the board is shown with all
accessories as well as a picture of the town of Hong Kong. It is a pity that the
box is rather soft and so vulnerable!
On the marble like background the well known "red beam" is shown with
at its left side the flags of the United Kingdom and China and at its right side
the new and old flag of Hong Kong. On the black backside a MONOPOLY emblem is
printed in gold. The tokens are the 8 bronze tokens apparently used for all
Jubilee Editions being a tram, shoe, bath-tub, car, candlestick, cup and,
separately packed, an elephant as well as UNCLE PENNYBAG! The houses and hotels
are made of wood and the nicely executed bank notes are biligual and have a
different picture of Hong Kong at the back for each denomination. The Title
Deeds and Chance and Community Chest cards are either in the English or in the
Chinese language! The game is manufactured in .... New Zealand!
The price amounted to HK$ 490 (= US$ 62,-) in February 1997.