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  Number of editions: 22

June 5, 2004

In order to be able to make a good comparison between the original inland game Capitaly (with 42 spaces concerning Budapest) and Monopoly (the game of Parker Brothers with 40 spaces concerning 8 cities in Hungary) all properties and other spaces of both game boards will be stated here.
Those 8 cities are resp.: Székesfehérvár - Kecskemét - Pécs - Debrecen - Szeged - Eger - Sopron and Budapest. The stations remind of those of Budapest but are merely imaginary railway lines. The position of the stations is such that the card concerned says "Go to railway line east" instead of west.

CAPITALY (1986):
- Angyalföld - Szerencsekerék (wheel of fortune) - Kôbánya - Zugló - B.Sz.K.R.T. (tram to Szentendre) - Király utca - Vagyonadó (property-tax) - Práter utca - Mester utca - Szerencsekerék - Üllôi út - Rákóczi út - Margitsziget 10 Pengô belépô díj (Margit isle  Entrance fee 10 P) - Vilmos császár út - Elektromos művek - Frenc körút - H.É.V. (train to Szentendre) - Szent István körút - Erzsébet körút - Szanatórium - Sashegy - Fényüzési adó (luxury tax) - Rózsadomb - Gellérthegy - Gázművek - Szerencsekerék - Károly király út - M.Á.V. (Hungarian Railways) - Stefánia út - Andrássy út - Házadó (house tax) -Szabadságtér - Osztálysorsjáték (lottery) - Kossuth Lajos tér - Vörösmarty tér - Névnap (name day) - Szerencsekerék - Dorottya utca - Telefon and Váci utca.

MONOPOLY (1996):
- Piac tér - Meglepetés-kártya (surprise card) - Török udvar - Jövedelem adó (income tax) - Északi vasútvonal (north railway line) - Nagykôrösi út -Szerencse-kártya (luck card) - Lestár tér - Kisfaludy út - Börtön/Csak látogatóban (jail - just visiting) - Egyetem utca - Elektromos társaság (electric company) - Színház tér - Janus Pannonius út - Keleti vasútvonal (east railway line) - Petôfi tér - Meglepetés-kártya - Nagyerdô - Bethlen utca - Ingyen parkolhatsz! (free parking) - Móra park - Szerencse-kártya - Oskola utca - Dóm tér - Déli Vasútvonal (south railway line) - Dobó tér - Almagyar utca - Vízmű társaság (water works) - Gárdonyi út - Irány a börtön (Go to jail) - Kôfaragó tér - Óváros - Meglepetés-kártya - Ötvös utca - Nyugati vasútvonal (west railway line) - Szerencse-kártya - Vörösmarty tér - Pótadó (extra tax) and Dunakorzó.

"Teljesítsd a tervet" ("Carry out your plan")

In the March 3, 2001  edition of the Hungarian paper "Hetek" Katalin Laudancsek writes (see: http://www.hetek.hu/index.php?cikk=9739) in her article "Kész kapitaliszmus" (a detailed article about the history of Monopoly) a.o.: 
"During the 2nd W.W. the name Capitaly for Monopoly came into fashion and since it endured many metamorphosises of both its name as well as the nature of the game.
In 1952 the government started to forbid a lot of things called malignant outgrowths of the languishing imperialism. From this time date the hand drawn and colorful press cutting decorated copies. (Who owns such a game board?) In that era it wasn't sensible to shout into the street "Come and play Capitaly".  So the political leaders found a way to fill up the void arisen after the ban of the popular game with a "comrade friendly" version. That became "Teljesítsd a tervet" ("Carry out your plan"), where the aim of the players (finally all representatives of a socialist country) is to obtain a higher standard of life, despite interfering activities of the enemy (as there are the capitalists, war incites and bad students).
Next the wheel of history turned a bit forward which inevitably caused certain changes: In the Kádár era (János Kádár, 1956-1988) the well-known Gazdálkodj okosan! (sneeringly called "Szocialy") arose enduring changes over the passed 4 decades, being worth a study on its own. In the beginning furnishing a simple apartment was the top: furniture, TV, refrigirator, vacuum cleaner and the like. In the seventies it became family houses and in the eighties people could easily afford a weekend house.
Of course this was very far away from Monopoly. The main difference is according to Ferenc        Hammer, sociologist, while originally earning money is the main issue,  in socialist games it is  rather spending it (however after performing useful labour). In the ruthless fight collecting fortune is at stake with Monopoly (Capitaly), while one ought not exert oneself with the east european "intelligent policy pursuing", because everything in the state depends on counters and a little bit of luck, meanwhile quietly waiting slowly proceeding in the queue, preferably leaving the others alone. Hungarian capitalist mentality does not stand for fighting."

Edition: Capitaly (of the precommunist period '35-'46)
Publisher: unknown
Dimensions of the box: 35.5 x 25.5 x 3.0 cm
The game:
This is an inland version of the monopoly game that, like the Parker Brothers', must have been issued around 1935, because the currency Pengô was in use in Hungary from 1927 till mid 1946. In addition the banknotes have a kind of "engines-pattern" that resembles that of Parker Brothers' but with 2 engines and 2 houses left and right from the circle-with-number-in-the-center. Everything indicates an imitation rather than a licence of Parker Brothers.

See for the description the one of the re-issue of 1986.


Gazdálkodj okosan ± 1960.Edition: Gazdálkodj Okosan! - communist
              (Pursue an intelligent policy!)
Publisher: Alföldi Nyomda - Debrecen - ±1960
Dimensions of the box: 29 x 20 x 6 cm
                  of the board: 41.4 x 60 cm
The game:
The workmanship of this game of the communist period (1946-1989) is obviously very poor. The big game board is made of heavy cardboard and is in a large envelope. The equipment is in a smaller but solid blue box. The rules say the game is for 2 to 7 players, but apparently the banker is one of them, because there are but 6 tokens.

Aim of the game is to save that much that a house can be bought and subsequently furnished with goods like a vacuum cleaner, living room furnishing, kitchen furnishing, radio, washing machine and a sewing machine. The first player to furnish the house and additionally has saved at least 2,000 Ft in saving bonds is the winner.
To that end each player get a house-plan in which he has to fill up 6 parts. The house can only be bought at O.T.P. (19), where as the furnature can be bought at space (11). At space (33) one can buy all domestic appliances at Keravill's.
Very striking of this "party game" is clearly pedagogic second objective. That does appear from the pedantic phrases of some Chance cards like:

Go to the cinema! The movies are instructive and entertaining. Advance to space (17) and pay 10 Ft.

Exercise is healthy and entertaining. You should exercise as well. Advance to space (7).

Read! Reading is pleasant, useful and cheap entertainment. 

You have dirtied the street! Pay 10 Ft.

The scene is laid in Budapest and vicinity appearing from the fact that a stroll can be taken over the Margit isle (26), go to the Fishermen's Bastion (29), make a trip over the Donau to Visegrád (38) and one may/have to stay 2 turns at Lake Balaton
A few other fields are: a shoe-shop (14), a cinema (17), a tobacco-shop (20), a confectioner's shop (24), a stores (28) and a theatre (36).
There are 41 spaces in total, of which 6x Szerencsekerék (Wheel of Fortune). There are 46 Wheel of Fortune cards (60x90 mm) but these cards have no illustration. There are 60 savings bonds (58x88 mm) of 1000 Ft and 30 savings bonds of 5,000 Ft. The money consists of 6 neutral banknotes printed in color on white paper: 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 - 200 and 1000 Ft. Each player receives 4,000 Ft at the start of the game. On/over Start you receive 4,000.-/2,000 Ft as wages.

The price of this set amounted to 52.40 Ft at the time of issue.


Takarékozkodj! ±1980.Edition: Takarékoskodj! (Save!) -  communist
Publisher: TRI-TON HSZ - ±1980
Dimensions of the box: 29 x 20 x 6 cm
                  of the board: 41.8 x 60 cm
The game:
As this is also a game the solid board of which does not fit in the box and the finish is plain but solid it is obvious to compare it with the game "Gazdálkodj okosan!" But since the amounts are about a factor 10 higher it is likely to assume that thís issue is published much later.

Aim of the game is to become the first to possess a house with 3 rooms, a car, a weekend house as well as 10,000 Ft in bonds. This is not exactly a game of which the aim is to become capitalist by obtaining monopoly over a real estate empire. It is rather a game, as can be expected in a communist society, of being careful with your money and so enjoy as much as possible by having a weekend house as well as making trips on a motorbike to the Danube-turn (27), with the car club to Venice or Paris (35), by bus abroad (22) or by own means for a summer vacation in a foreign country (36).

There are 6 green Családi ház (family house)-cards, so the game can be played by 6 persons plus a banker. The momentone lands on one of the 6 fields with this title one may buy a property deed for 80,000 Ft. On a similar next field you can start building the first (of 3) room. For that you have to make a down payment of 10,000 Ft while the bank lends 15,000 Ft. This will be shown by yellow and blue plastic chips the banker will place on your property deed. The next rooms may not be built until the previous one has been paid off. It is important you take out a real estate insurance because on your way you will meet rather a lot of reverses.
Next you can purchase one of those nice but tiny racing cars on field (17) or (30). It's not only the price of 68,000 Ft you have to pay, but also the legal liability+accident+luggage insurance at the price of 450 Ft. But in case you bought a profit participation for 5,000 Ft on one of the fields (20) or (41) it is likely you'll get a letter reporting you can collect a car at the bank. On field (28) you must take out an insurance on bodywork at 3,000 Ft.
On one of the fields Pilis (6, blue), Mátra (8, green), Börzsöny (18, blue), Balaton (25, green), Dunakanyar (32, brown) and Velence (42, brown)  a weekend house can be erected consisting of 2 oblong, yellow buildings. The building site cost 50,000 Ft, after which you can start erecting the buildings for 25,000 Ft each. In case another player lands on your property he has to pay you rent, unimproved 1,000 Ft, with one building 1,500 Ft and with 2 buildings 2,000 Ft.
Finally you can always buy savings bonds, which causes a 5% interest on field (3) and (24). But in the course of the match you will also encounter reverses, because on:

(2)...you have to pay for Toto.
(7)...you can catch a cold, for which you have to omit two turns.
(10) your house sustains fire damage; you lose one room.
(12) you drive your racing car total loss. In case you have an insurance you'll get 40,000 Ft compensated
        against hand in of the banger and in case you are not insured you'll get nothing.
(16) you have to hand in all your insurance policies.
(21) and (39) you have to pay tax for your car (600 Ft), your house (300 Ft) and your weekend house (150 Ft).
(33) there was a burglary at your house. If you were insured you'll receive 2,500 Ft from the State Insurance
        Bank, but if you were not insured you must pay 3,000 Ft.

There are 42 fields in total (because Start is the first), of which 5 are Levél (Letter), a kind of Chance card therefore. There are 30 Letters for which there is no field on the game board but who are under control of the banker. 
Some of the instructions are:

You have founded a family. Because you will take care you decided to take out a life insurance. Pay 1,000 Ft.

It was your birthday and you had invited your friends. That party had cost 500 Ft. Pay that amount to 
the bank.

You had such a good idea at your works that is was accepted. You will immediately receive a 
reward of 1,500 Ft.

There are 60 savings bonds of 10,000 Ft and 30 savings bonds of 20,000 Ft. The money consists of simple neutral banknotes of various colors in the denominations of 50 - 100 - 200 - 500 - 1,000 - 5,000 and 10,000 Ft.
Each player receives 100,000 Ft at the start of the game. On/over Start you receive 10,000.-/20,000 Ft.


Capitaly, régi idôk, 1986.Edition: Capitaly, régi idôk játékai (from the series Nostalgic Games)
Publisher: Tücsök (Cricket) - Budapest -1986
Dimensions of the box: 35.5 x 25.5 x 3.0 cm
                  of the board: 33.0 x 48.5 cm
The game:
The lid of the box shows a slightly reduced copy of the oblong game board in the colors red, beige and black.
The long sides always have 12 fields between the corners whereas the short ones have 7 spaces. Therefore the streets of the 3rd and 7th group are on 2 sides of the board. The first group is made up of districts of PEST, those of the 5th group of districts of BUDA, whereas all other spaces are streets of BUDAPEST. The back side of the pretty beige colored property deeds is unprinted.
The streets have no prices on the game board, whereas the group is marked by stripes, triangles, crosses and circles.
There are but 3 stations who in addition are not situated in the middle of the sides. On the other hand there are also 3 public works, viz. besides the Electric- and Gas Works Telephone as well. There are 3 tax spaces. Really Hungarian is the reward of 500 P you get from each player on your name day (Névnap).
The lid and the board's midfield shows an illustration of the New York skyline with the remark "statutory protected".

In the centre-area is only 1 space for cards being the 24 orange Chance-cards you have to pull arriving on a Wheel of Fortune space. Instead of "Just visiting in Jail" you are going to relax at the Margit Isle (in the middle of the river Donau). You are not sent to this place in the 3rd corner because there you'll join in a lottery. There you have to throw immediately once more. You'll receive 10-fold in Pengôs from the bank the number of pips thrown. Should you throw 12 you even get the first prize of 10,000 Pengôs. Instead of Free Parking you'll land in the Sanatorium. You may be sent to it as well by a Chance card, because "You are exhausted, you have to be treated - Go to the Sanatorium!". It is a kind of jail anyhow, because here again you have to omit 3 turns.
In the inner box is an insert of black plastic contaning 5 trays for the equipment. The 7 are printed in black on colored paper in the denominations 10 - 50 - 100 - 200 - 500 - 1000 and 5000 Pengô. The tokens consist of 6 colored round discs of timber. There are 32 beige houses of mat raw timber and 12 red hotels
Of both dice1 is black and 1 is red.


Edition: Gazdálkodj (DE) okosan!, without ref.nr.
Publisher: is not mentioned (V-sign and cloverleaf) - ±1990
Dimensions of the box: 21.0 x 30.0 x 4.7 cm
                  of the board: 41.3 x 56.8 cm
The game:
This is a modern version of the communist game based on the purchase and the furnishing of a house. Besides the complete furnished house and at least 5,000.- Ft in saving bonds the winner must have for 400.- Ft in book tokens in addition.

This version ("Pursue (but) an intelligent policy") with light blue lid, is a simple issue of the game. The game board is of soft cardboard. It looks like the publisher has designed it in a great hurry, because on field (6) one should pay 150 Ft whereas there are no banknotes of 50 Ft in the game. And on field (28) he forgot to print an instruction.
Besides the house-plan now contains 9 parts to be filled in the furnishing is obviously more luxury. As well as for the well-known vacuum cleaner, living room furnishing, kitchen furnishing, radio, and washing machine you should also save for a refrigerator, TV, bicycle and a ping-pong table.
After you have bought a house on hire purchase at the spaces (14) or (26) you can begin to furnish. For that purpose one can buy the domestic appliances, viz. the TV, radio, vacuum cleaner, refrigerator and washing machine in the "specialist shops" at the spaces (4) and (34). Space (29) is a "Furniture and Sport" shop where one can buy the living room- and kitchen furnishing, the ping-pong table and the bike. In the stores at the spaces (7) and (13) one can obtain all goods of spaces (4) and (29).

The game has kept its pedagogic second objective. And although there are of course many new instructions on the Chance cards there are again those pedantic phrases like:

Have fun at the theatre and the cinema! Advance to field (18)! The price of a ticket for the theatre is 200.- Ft, that for the cinema is 100.- Ft.

Exercise is healthy and entertaining. You must go exercise as well. Advance to field (19).

Reading is nice, useful, entertaining and stimulates your education. You may buy a book tokens, 200.- Ft.

Smoking is bad for your health, however you lighted one up. Omit two turns!

The sole space that reminds of Budapest is the VIDÁM PARK. Some other fields are:

"Every morning you practice gymnastics. Advance for that purpose 3 spaces!" (19),

"You keep yourself clean (brush your teeth in the morning and in the evening). As a reward you may throw the dice twice!" (21),

"In your free weekend you've made a trip in the countryside. Throw again!" (39).

There are 39 spaces in total, of which 6x Szerencsekerék (Wheel of Fortune). There are 50 Chance cards with an illustration of the Wheel-of-Fortune. There are 60 savings bonds of 5,000 Ft and 30 savings bonds of 10,000 Ft. Furthermore there are: 6 policies of the CSÉB (Insurance company), 12 book tokens and 6 house insurance policies. The money consists of simple narrow banknotes. The only 4 banknotes have been printed in color on white paper in the denominations 100 - 500 - 1000 and 5000 Ft of the National Hungarian Bank. The one die is white with green pips.
The poor and luxury ed.of Gazdálkodj Okosan ±1990.Each player receives 20,000 Ft at the start of the game. On/over Start you receive 6,000.-/4,000 Ft.

The price of this set amounted to 1,390.- Ft (= € 7,70) July 1997.

Edition: Gazdálkodj (társasjáték) okosan!, without ref.nr.
Publisher: is not mentioned (cloverleaf and forint) - ±1990
Dimensions of the box: 22.2 x 30.0 x 6.0 cm
                  of the board: 41.8 x 58 cm
The game:
This is apparently the Delux edition of the previous set. In the box with dark blue lid is now a twice folded game board of strong cardboard. That makes playing more confortable anyhow.
Aim of the game is again to aquire a house and to collect as many properties as possible. The house-plan with 9 parts is now twice as big as those of the cheaper edition, but for the rest all accessories are very precisely the same (including the errors on field (6) and (28)), so this must be an issue of the same unknown publisher.

The price of this set amounted to 1,990.- Ft (€ 10,85) July 1997.

The 1992 edition's game board.Edition: Standard, ref.nr.6951H1092
Publisher: Parker Bros./Hasbro Magyarország Kft. - 1992
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 50.5 cm
The game:
In Hungary this official Parker Bros. game is even better known under the name Capitaly. This game was introduced in 1992 and is manufactured in Ireland.
Unlike the sets of most European countries of the nineties the lid of this box does not show "the collection of attributes" but instead the 4th side of the game board precisely like the games from 1985. Neighter the bottom does have a color picture of a "laughing family", but a black/white picture of the board with equipment.
The design of this edition is clearly a merging of that of the games of 1985 and 1992.

There are those well-known 10 metal tokens: dog - thimble - hat - wheelbarrow - iron - canon - rider-on-horse - shoe - boat and car. The green houses (with chimney) and red hotels are of plastic.
The manufacturer had processed the pink Szerencse- (Chance) and blue Meglepetés- (Surprise) cards a bit inaccurate, because:

The text on 2 Chance cards says they are Surprise cards. So there are 2 Surprise cards of which the text says they are Chance cards. Besides an annoying error has been made.

The card "Go back 3 spaces" is now in the Surprise stack. That means that one may land on Dunakorsó (2nd dark blue street), Janus Pannonius út (3rd purple street) and Irány a Börtön! (Go to jail!). This cannot has been the intention.

We do not know a card saying "Proceed to Nagyerdô (2 spaces before Free Parking)". However, this is an additional opportunity to be sent over Start.

It is striking that the courtesy form of you as it is in Capitaly is no longer used.

The price amounted to 3,400.- Ft (€ 20,-) in the expensive Fontana Aruház (department store) July 1995.

New Gazdálkodj Okosan edition 1994.Edition: Gazdálkodj Okosan új (new), b.c.623452
          napjainkban társasjáték (contemporary party game)
Publisher: is not mentioned - ±1994
Dimensions of the box: 22 x 36.5 x 5 cm
                  of the board: 41 x 66 cm
The game:
That this is a more recent set than the others is to be seen from the devaluation; each player receives 35,000.- Ft at the start of the game and on or over Start you'll get 6,500.-/5,000.- Ft.
Aim of the game is again to aquire a house and to collect as many properties as possible. (You don't need to posses saving bonds nor book tokens any more!). Besides the soft game board everything is more luxury than previous issues. The 6 house-plans are now devided into 18 parts for which the again more modern goods have to be acquired, like a computer (6), video-camera (13), mobile telephone (20), car (24), dish-washer (46), dish-antenna (56) and a stereo-tower (58).

There are 65 spaces, of which 8x Chance. There are 80 Chance cards with a red back on which is an illustration of the Wheel-of-Fortune. Each player can obtain a house- and a car insurance. That may result in profit during the coarse of the game. Instead of saving bonds and book tokens there are only state bonds (Állami kötvény) in denominations of 5,000 - 10,000 and 50,000 Ft now. The money now consists of even nicer but still smaller narrow banknotes of 50 - 100 - 500 - 1000 and 5000 Ft of the National Hungarian Bank. The tokens are 6 chess pawns of colored plastic. The one die is red with black pips. The innerbox contains an insert of transparent plastic with 10 trays.

The price of this set amounted to 1,500.- Ft (US$ 10.-) July 1995.

Travel ed.1428H.Edition: Monopoly -Travel Games, ref. 1428H
Publisher: Parker/Tonka Corp./Hasbro Magyarország Kft. - 1994
Dimensions of the case: 5 x 12 x 18 cm
The game:
The red outer box clearly shows a picture of the inside of this red case.
This variant is a well-reflected and practical travelling companion indeed. The tokens can be fixed on each space but not more than just one. That means that the next player landing on the same street has to move one step further. Only on the corners is sufficient space for 4 players to stay. There are also 4 holes per street for the houses and hotels.
There are no Chance- nor Surprise cards. Instead you are to throw three dice and to follow the instruction mentioned in the table with the corresponding number. Instead of a free ticket to leave Jail you get one of the 6 keys. Otherwise the rules are the same as those of the standard game. 

These red cases are made in China.
Suitable for children from 8 years on.

The price amounted to 3,190.- Ft (US$ 23,-) July 1995.

Standard edition ref.14535.Edition: Standard, ref. 14535/165
Publisher: Tonka Corp./Hasbro Magyarország Kft. - 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:
This edition is a sample of the "new look" of the games manufactured in the Irish works. The fresh white box shows a red bar and a part of the fourth side of the board on the cover. The width and the length of the boxes are standardized for all of their games Hasbro told me. So herewith the long box we called standard so far disappears.

This new box contains a red plastic tray insert with newly shaped slots for the banknotes and title cards of the banker. 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 set is manufactured in Ireland and so it has again a picture of a "laughing family" at the back of the box. On the board are the nice Szerencse- and Meglepetés cards of this game. 
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, almost unvisible, the remark "1996 Tonka Corporation". The 7 denominations are resp.: 100 - 500 - 1.000 - 2.000 -5.000 - 10.000 and 50.000 (ref.nr.1004535 OOA). The 10 tokens are of pewter and likely no longer manufactured in China. 
The green, plastic houses do have a chimney, the red hotels haven't.

First JUNIOR edition in Hungary.Edition: Junior standard, ref. 14540/165 
Publisher: Parker Bros./Hasbro Magyarország Kft. - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 26.8 cm
     of the oblong board: 25 x 50.5 cm
The game:
Just like in the regular Monopoly game the aim is to collect as much money as possible. The moment one of the players runs out of money the other players must count up their money to see who has won the game. 

The back of the board is red, like the tray in the box. The game board is folded vertically. The color picture on the bottom of the box shows a scene of 2 girls and a boy. 
Four children can play at the same time, because there are 4 cars, respectively yellow, red, blue and green. The ticket booths are to be 
distributed amongst the players with the same color of car. 
The game is a Fun-fair and will be over in about 20 minutes. Uncle Pennybags brings you to the roller coaster, magic show, water chute, dodgems, puppet show, miniature golf, a.s.o. When you land on an Amusement you must pay the amount shown on the space and put one of your ticket booths on it Now you are owner of that amusement. If you also own the other amusement of the same color, a visitor must pay double the amount shown on the space. 
There are 6 Chance spaces where cards can be drawn with typical fun-fair instructions. The sizes of these small cards are 42 x 63 mm.


Edition: Monopoly Luxus Edition, ref. 14549/165  
Publisher: Parker Bros./Hasbro Magyarország Kft. - 1997
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 40.3 x 8.8 cm
of the double folded board: 25.2 x 25.2 cm
The game: 
Again a great issue of "the famous party game". The box has the same 
length and width sizes as the one of the "standard" edition, in contrast to 
the American Deluxe edition, of which the box is still long.
Unfortunately both these boxes are rather vulnerable, but the content is well taken care of: In the box are, besides the solid game board (with dark 
back) a soft plastic insert with 4 trays for the houses and hotels, but in particular the never before used "Banker's Tray", a well shaped 
money-and-cards-holder of solid blue plastic. You have to put the separate stickers on both this tray as well as the 2 separate card holders (for the Szerencse- and Meglepetés cards) yourself. The clear color picture at the bottom of the box gives a good total impression of the set.

This time the lid shows the third side of the game board, so with the properties Móra park - Szerencse-kártya - Oskola utca - Dóm tér - Déli Vasútvonal - Dobó tér - Almagyar utca and a part of the tap, on which 2 of the 10 gold colored tokens are to be seen.
The houses and hotels are made of nice glossy wood. The banknotes are the same as those of the "standard" edition.

Capitaly edition 1997.Edition: Capitaly, b.c. 2094.
              Az üzleti élet játéka (a trade game)
Publisher: Oliver Games - Budapest - 1997
Dimensions of the box: 48.8 x 24.8 x 5.2 cm
                  of the board: 46.5 x 47.0 cm
The game:
Taking into consideration the great resemblance of the rules of this issue and the one of 1986 it is most likely that dr. Seres László (who is mentioned director in the 1986 issue) is also (former) director of Oliver Games!? However, I haven't seen his name on the large name-plate at the Oliver Games' entrance in the Kolostor ut in Budapest.
Although the box of this modern issue is larger and its lid is provided with a color picture of the New York skyline even this set has great resemblance with the one of 1986.
The ugly black game board with dark green back however, is almost square now, as a result of what both sides 1 and 3 contain 10 spaces between the corners while side 2 and 4 have but 9 spaces. The property deeds are just as ugly black as the board, but have an (unprinted) red back. The Chance cards are yellow. The 6 tokens are plastic pawns the heads of which can be taken off. There are 30 houses of white plastic and 10 hotels of blue plastic. Both dice are white, one having black pips and the other blue ones.
It is striking that just now the 7 banknotes have a new design, in no way reminding of monopoly money. Two large P's have to emphasize the currency (Capitaly) Pengô.

The price of this set amounted to 4,250.- Ft (US$ 27.-) July 1997.

Edition: Monopoli, Kermi eng.sz.(trade entry nr.): 98/3-00488
              Mindenkinek Monopoli (Monopoly for everyone)
Publisher: K&K - Debrecen - 1998
Dimensions of the box: 5 x 22 x 36 cm
                  of the board: 43 x 59.8 cm
The game:
The manufacturer K&K has clearly combined elements of both the Parker Monopoly and of Gazdálkodj Okosan.

Besides the name Monopoli (with an i !) he uses precisely all spaces of the Hasbro game, but …. there are 4 additional spaces. The double folded game board is rectangular, with 13 spaces along the long sides and 9 along the short. That's why there are 2 stations on side 3. The background color of this board of soft cardboard is blue where as the color of the fields is lilac. The color bar of the spaces is always yellow and all fields are numbered, so from 1 to 43 (Start is unnumbered). The treasure chest on the Meglepetés spaces is brown and on the Szerencse spaces is a "man-under-umbrella-catching banknotes". The jail is now, certainly not by accident, on space (13) and the man on field (35) pointing you back to jail … is the rascal himself. Two of the stations show the nice, steamlined train mirrored from the others. On the "Extra Tax" space (38) is not, as you would expect, the "gold-ring-with-diamond", but a "bundle-of-dollar-notes-with-wings".
The 4 extra spaces also shown on the lid, are resp.:

40. Omit 2 turns!!
41. Time is money. Omit 1 turn but do receive 5.000 Ft.
42. Money cannot buy happiness! Therefore do pay 4.500 Ft.
43. Receive as many times 10.000 Ft as the number of pips thrown.

It is really strange that the 32 houses and 12 hotels are of paper and still have to be cut out of sheets. It is not clear where these houses (30x50 mm) and hotels (70x70 mm) have to be placed, because the spaces where they should lie are but 38 mm wide. As remarkable is the fact the texts of the Szerencsere- and Meglepetés cards are precisely those of the Parker game, only changed of stack. Why?
Striking are the two different dice: one is yellow with red pips, the other is green with red pips.

Similarities with Gazdálkodj Okosan, an other game of inland make, are:

The banknotes bear the image of well-known persons and landmarks, as they are on the official banknotes. However, the quality of the paper used is distressingly sallow, as are the property- and other cards. The Hungarian National Bank never issued notes of 50.000 Ft and that is why they are called "Bonds" in this game. According to the Rules each player must get one note of 2,000 Ft, but they simply are not with the set.

The 6 tokens are chess pawns of colored plastic.

The cardboard insert of the inner box contains the same strange cut holes for the attributes as the various issues of Gazdálkodj Okosan, but this is too little an evidence as to suppose those sets would have also been manufactured by K&K.

The price of this set amounted to 2,000.- Ft (US$ 10.-) March 1998.

The next 3 foreign editions are promoted by Hasbro-Hu 
on behalf of learning English and German:

Europe edition German version.Edition: Monopoly Europa - German, Ref.Nr. 15283/100  
Publisher: Parker/Hasbro - 1999
Dimensions of the box: 27.0 x 40.2 x 6.5 cm
The game:
Of course Parker/ Hasbro took the opportunity of the introduction 
of the Euro to issue a special edition again. Was there 1991 talk 
of but 12 countries of the European Community, now 15 countries belong to the European Union and 7 countries will join in the years to come. The makers of this game already anticipated by situating 
these countries at the beginning of the game. The most expensive properties are the capital cities of the countries who were first to become member. Groups who became member together are partitioned to the size of their capital population.

The capital cities and countries are from Los on:
Vilnius (Lithuania) - Riga (Latvia) - Sofia (Bulgaria) - Bukarest (Romania) - Warschau (Poland) - Boedapest (Hungaria) - Bern (Switserland) - Helsinki (Finland) - Stockholm (Sweden) - Wien (Austria) - Lisbon (Portugal) - Madrid (Spain) - Athens (Greece) - Dublin (Ireland) - Copenhagen (Danmark) - London (United Kingdom) - Luxemburg (Luxemburg) - Brussels (Belgium) - Amsterdam (The Netherlands) - Rome (Italy) - Berlin (Germany) and Paris (France).

The 4 stations became the 4 busiest airports of Europe, namely Schiphol (Amsterdam) - Rhein-Main (Frankfurt) - Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow. Both utilities became: the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice.

The lid shows enlarged tokens and a banner with "Europa". The bottom of the box shows a nice color picture of the gameboard with all its attributes.
It is a pitty that there are but 8 tokens, a very limited choice out of 22 countries. They are resp.: Brandenburger Tor (Germany) - Manneken Pis (Belgium) - Parthenon (Greece) - Templo de la Sagrada Familia (Spain) - Eiffeltower (France) - Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy) - The Houses of Parliament (United Kingdom) and of course a windmill for The Netherlands. 
The carefully edited booklet of the Rules give a detailed explanation of these tokens.
The 7 different banknotes are nice copies of the real €-notes. The € 1's are gold and silver colored (plastic) coins. On or over Los you receive € 200. There is no explanation given why the plastic houses with roof edge and chimney are dark blue and the hotels gold brown
Both the dice are dark blue with gold pips.

Disney Monopoly - angol nyelvu.Edition: Monopoly Disney Edition, Ref.Nr. 19631/102 
Publisher: Parker/Hasbro Inc. - 2002
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 40.0 x 6.5 cm
The game: 
In this issue the streets on the game board are replaced by titels of well-known Disney stories.

From Start on all spaces are: 

Tarzan - Fascinating World - Toy StoryPocahontas - Snow White - Jail - Dumbo - Wand - The Beauty and the Beast - Arielle, the Mermaid - Captain Hooks Pirate boat - Red and Toby - Fascinating World - Bianca & Bernie - Jungle book - Free Parking - Steamboat Willie - Sleeping Beauty - Lady and the Tramp - Cinderellas coach - Mulan - Alice in Wonderland - Elfs dust - Cinderella - Go to Jail - Bambi - Aladdin - Fascinating World - Pinocchio - Cruella De Vils car - Showtime - The Lion King - Tax to Prince John and 101 Dalmation

The Chance cards became Fascinating World cards, while the Community Chest cards are here Show Time cards.
The money consists of colored notes with the amount to the left and the right and Uncle Scrooge inbetween as Mr.Monopoly.
The 8 tokens are Disney characters as they appear in the stories: Peter Pan - Snow White - Pinocchio - Lady and the Tramp - Dombo - Alice - Tarzan and Sleeping Beauty.
The set goes with 32 green "White Rabbit Cottages" and 12 blue "Sleeping Beauty Castles".

Star Wars - Episode II, angol nyelvu.
Version: Star Wars - Episode II , Ref. Nr. 47164/102 
              "Collectors Edition"
Publisher: Parker/Lucasfilm Ltd./Hasbro - Febr. 2002
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 40.0 x 6.5 cm
The game:  
This is a 4th version of Star Wars and the 2nd  after the film: Attack of the Clones.

The text on the bottom of the box reads: 

"Rush into the fray to rule over the Galaxy!
In this special edition of Monopoly you take part of the great great war against the Clones yourself. Choose one of the 8 tokens – you decide yourself if you choose for the Dark or Brite side. Follow an intergalactic way over the game board meanwhile collecting as many Republican Credits as possible!
The special "force' die and counters offer an additional challenge  if you have to measure your strength with the other part of the fight for supreme mastery. Do Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda de Jedi je lead to victory? Or will this be the chance the malicious count Dooku and Jango Fett are waiting for so long? The one who knows how to prevent a bankrupcy will finally triumph.
May the Force be with you!"

The Chance and Community Chest cards have been replaced by Jedi and Sith cards.
The 8 pewter tokens are: Obi-Wan Kenobi - Anakin Skywalker - Padmé Amidala - Mace Windu - a Clone Trooper of the Brite side - Count Dooku - Jango and a Superfighter droďde of the Dark side
The currency of the Star Wars banknotes is Republican Credit. The houses and hotels have been replaced by Appartments and Towers.
Except for the 2 common dice there is also a Force-die supplied this time. 

Euro Gazdálkoj Okosan, 2002.Edition: Gazdálkodj (társasjáték) okosan!, b.c. 154360
               Eredeti kiadás (special edition)
Publisher: Oliver Games Kft./Minerva Kiadó/Regio Kft. - 2002
Dimensions of the box: 24.2 x 40.2 x 6.5 cm
                  of the board: 39.1 x 56.3 cm
The game:
In prospect of Hongary to joint the European community the Oliver Games company has taken the opportunity to issue a modern version of the originally communist game Gazdálkodj okosan! as issued in the 60's. Indeed an interesting challenge.

It immediately attract attention that the typical blue lid shows 18 yellow stars. The solid game board is less heavy than the 1960-one and slightly smaller. Whereas the 1960-one has one fold this new board has 2 folds parallel to the smallest side and fits inside the box. The division of the game board is a copy of the 1960 edition, however the design is of this era.
As usual the aim of the game is to collect that much that a house can be bought and subsequently furnished with this time more modern furniture for the living room and  kitchen as well as a vacuum cleaner, washing machine, a TV and a VCR. The first player to furnish the house and additionally has saved at least  € 2,000 Ft is the winner. To that end each player get a house-plan in which he has to fill up only 6 parts as in the early issue.

Some examples of the updating of the spaces:

nr.1: While at this space was a pub only , it now is a wine bar.
nr. 2
: OTP was the country's savings bank, where a saver gets 5% interest on his bonds; now the OTP is a bank where one opens a current account, incl. a credit card, at an interest of 7%.
nr.20: Previously there was a cigarette shop at this space; now it is a mobile shop.
nr.35: Previously you had to pay a fine of 10 Ft. for crossing the street at a wrong place; nowadays you buy yourselfs a new car and pay € 200 leasing fee.

There are 41 spaces, the same as in the 1960 issue, of which 6x Szerencsekerék (Wheel of Fortune). There are but 36 white Wheel of Fortune cards (55x80 mm), whereas the 1960 issue had 46. The money consists of 6 very nice Euro banknotes one sided color printed: 20 - 50 - 100 - 200 - 1000 and 5000. Each player receives €17,100 at the start of the game. On/over Start the OTP Bank pays you € 4000/2000.
The tokens are 6 chess pawns of colored plastic. The one die is white with black pips. 
The innerbox contains an insert of solid white plastic with 9 trays.

As said at the bottom of the box this set contains a free ticket for the Budapest Zoo. However the free ticket in my box was only valid from October 2002 till March 2003 and from October 2003 till March 2004.
Another Budapest chance was to get a free Gundul pancake in case the box contained a free ticket for that. Unfortunately mine hadn't.

Világcsodák, 2003.Edition: Világcsodák (Wonders of the world), ref. 48285/165
Publisher Parker/Hasbro Magyarország Kft. - 2003
Dimensions of the box: 27 x 40.3 x 6.5 cm
The game: 
This very nice special edition shows Mr. Monopoly in a balloon on the lid as well as on the game board. 
In this issue the properties are 22 of the most impressive and well-known wonders of the world. On the mortgage side of the property deeds is a short history. The stations have been replaced by European airports. All fields are from Start onwards:

Niagara Falls - Meglepetés-kártya (surprise card) - Mount Everest - Utasbiztosítás (travel insurance) - Amsterdam Schiphol - Great Barrier Reef -Szerencse-kártya (luck card) - Grand Canyon - Angel Falls - Börtön/Csak látogatóban (jail - just visiting) - Cristo Redentor - Pénzváltó hely  (exchange office) - Eifel Tower - Colosseum - Paris Charles De Gaulle - Stonehenge - Meglepetés-kártya - Taj Mahal - Moai szobrok (sculptures)- Ingyen parkolhatsz! (free parking) - Machu Picchu - Szerencse-kártya - Angkor Wat - Petra - Rhein-Main Frankfurt Int.Nagy Fal (large wall) - Pharos, Alexandria - Utazási iroda (travel agent) - Colossus, Rhodos - Irány a börtön (Go to jail) - Mauzóleum, Halicarnassus - Zeus Szobora, Olympia - Meglepetés-kártya - Artemis Temploma, Efeze - London Heathrow - Szerencse-kártya - Lelógus kertek (hanging gardens)- Répülôtéradó (airport tax) and Nagy Piramis, Gizeh.

The spaces have numbers pointing to the places in the world where these landmarks are situated. 
Note that the treasure chest is brown instead of blue. The instructions on the cards are adapted to this issue. Examples are:

Caught food poisoning. You receive € 50 compensation.

Pay € 100 for vaccinations.

Family packing of diarrhoea pills! Pay € 20.

You win a poker match in the hostel. You receive € 50.

The heavy metal tokens are no world wonders but copies of inventions of transport means, i.e.: warrior-waggon - canoe - balloon - bicycle - steamengine - clipper - airplane and car
The innerbox has one large dark blue plastic tray with 4 big holes to store the houses and hotels and 2 rows of slots for the banker's cards and banknotes. The banknotes are those from earlier editions.
The plastic houses are dark blue, the hotels are beige. Both wooden dice are dark blue and have gold pips.
The color picture on the bottom of the box clearly shows all details of this set.

The specialty in this edition are those 4 plastified passports. The aim is to land on each of the streets and mark them in your passport. The first player to visit all world wonders receives a bonus of € 1500. This is also the moment the game ends. 
The crosses can be removed from the passports by a dark blue cloth supplied with the game.

The Hungarian Europa version looks like this German set.Edition: Europa kiadás, ref. 15283/165 
Publisher: Parker/Hasbro, Magyarország Kft. - 2004
Dimensions of the box: 6.5 x 26.8 x 40.1 cm
The game:
See for the description of this edition, issued around May 1, 2004 as 7 new countries (amongst which Hungary) entered the European Community, what is said about the German version, earlier in this chapter.




The inland manufacturer of all Capitaly editions is Oliver Games Kft. - Kolostor u. 30 - 1037 Budapest. 
This company started in 2000 making carefully edited games of Hungarian cities.   
Publication of these city games is possible because of the sponsoring by local companies and institutions mentioned on the spaces
. The design of these Capitaly 2000 City editions is the same for all issues, namely:

The maroon lid shows a color picture of the city's townhall next to the colorfull city arms in a white field.

The bottom of the box shows the same color picture of the townhall. Next to that is a story of the city accompanied with a recommendation by the mayor, an enumeration of participating companies as well as a listing of the first 15 cities.

The innerbox contains a black plastic "bankers' tray" with 10 holes.

Whereas the common Capitaly edition has 10 spaces between the corners on side 1 and 3 and but 9 on side 2 and 4 this are 8 spaces on all sides of these slightly smaller square game boards. 

The Start corner always shows the townhall picture again.

Rather than color bars the spaces show the same "Capitaly symbols" (crosses, balls, triangles) but in different order.

The game board's back side is different in color for each issue.

The main colors on the board as well as of the property deeds (65x100 mm) are dark blue and red.

The Szerencsekerék (wheel of fortune) cards (50x80 mm) are white.

The denominations of the one sided color printed 7 Oliver Games banknotes (51x80 mm) are in Euro's: 500 -1.000 - 2.000 - 5.000 - 10.000 - 20.000 and 50.000

Contrary to Monopoly the starting salary is not, like in all Capitaly issues, divided into an obligatory number of composing denominations. 

Each issue contains 2 special  spaces:

At the one you only may proceed when your throw shows equal or unequal numbers, so 2 and 4 or 3 and 5.

The player which lands on the "Viessmann" space gets the opportunity to install modern, energy saving and environment friendly boilers in his real estates. If he pays the bank € 500 per house he'll receive a socalled "Vriessmann sticker" he has to put upon the concerning property. Its value so is quadrupled.

The houses are white, the almost same sized hotels blue.

The 6 tokens are plastic chess pawns.

The Rules are in a  large sized white booklet also containing whole page sized stories of only a few of the sponsors.

The first two issues are those of:


Capitaly Gyôr.Edition: Gyôr, b.c. 100136
Publisher: Oliver Games Kft. - 2000
Dimensions of the box: 25 x 49 x 5.3 cm
The game:
The Rules of this edition says: "Capitaly is a 66 years old game. Originally Pengô was the currency."
This means the game originates from about 1934, which confirms what I've said in the first set described above.

Features of this edition are:

Both the lid and innerbox are dull.

This first City game has one more banknote than usual. 
It is a green note of € 100. There is no explanation for it.

Players start with a capital of € 80.000.

The game board's back is grey.

Both dice are white, one with blue pips and one with black ones.

There are 19 sponsors for this issue.

The story about Gyôr at the bottom of the box says:

"At the time of the foundation of the state Gyôr was the bishop's recidence. In 1271 it was given the rights and privileges of a municipal corporation by Stephan V. It was one of the important border settlements at the time of the Turkish conquests. The castle was captured by the Turks in1594, it had however to be returned already 4 years later. Gyôr celebrated its 400th birthday of the  liberation from the Turkish mastery 1988.
The city, called Arrabona by the Celts, develloped very versatile in the 16th and 17th century; it became centre of  craft industry and trade. 1743 Maria Teresia declared it her sovereign royal city, she stimulated in its further growth. The revolution taking place in the previous century brought a strong industrialisation and the greatest changes in the city's live; in that time the manufacture of vehicles and machines, the texile and food industry obtained a foothold in Gyôr and today they still are the image of the town.
Considering its size and number of inhabitants Gyôr is only the 5th city of Hungary,  however considering its importance in economy its part in this is of vital importance. Because of its develloped infrastructure, the high intellectual level and the trained workers numerous foreign investments have been drawn to this region. This traditionally industrial nature recedes these days somewhat into the background because of the versatility in cultural, intellectual and sporty live, apart from the beautiful baroque city centre and its enormous monuments.
Gyôr also is a festival town: the Spring Festival of

Capitaly SOPRON.Edition: Sopron, b.c. 100129
Publisher: Oliver Games Kft. - 2002
Dimensions of the box: 25 x 49 x 5.3 cm
The game:
Features of this edition are:

The Rules are bilingual because ......

This first City game has one more banknote than usual. 
It is a green note of € 100. There is no explanation for it.

Players start with a capital of € 80.000.

The game board's back is grey.

Both the lid and innerbox are glossy.

There are 19 sponsors for this issue.

The story about Sopron at the bottom of the box says:

"Sopron, so the story tells, has been built of stones from the former Roman city Scarbantia. It is one of Hungary's most tourist towns, the country's gate to the west, situated between the Fertô lake and the Sopron mountains, along the Ikva bank.
It has a history of over 1000 years because it has always been an occopied location. For their loyalty the inhabitants of this settlement in 1277 got the status of free royal town from our king László IV.
In the coarse of history of the city very important events took place like country meetings and coronations of kings. With the famous plebiscite of December 14th, 1924 (
this should be 1921, see http://www.sopron.hu/) where was decided to which country the city should belong, the result was Sopron to stay with Hungary thanks to the loyalty (64%) of its population. Since that moment the town is allowed to bear the honourable title "Civitas Fidelissima", the most loyal city. 
Because of its favourable geographic situation, its unique historic and natural values, its healing climate, its healing and recreative possibilities, its multitude of landmarks in the vicinity, its brimming cultural life, its scientific and commercial international relations, its luxurious hospitality and its good wines rightly made Sopron one of the country most important tourist centres, well-known all over the world."

The editions of the next 13 cities to come: 
Vác - Eger - Pécs - Szeged - Debrecen - Miskolc - Székesfehérvár - Veszprém - Szombathely - Kecskemét - Nyíregyháza - Zalaegerszeg and Szolnok.


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