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Number of versions: 32

Edition: August 21, 2010

Hasbro has taken over the rights from Editrice Giochi since 31.12.2006. Until then Editrice Giochi was licensee of Parker Brothers (but never of Hasbro) thanks to a unique agreement Mr.Arnoldo Mondadori entered in 1935/36. E.G. had  their interesting typical own design of the game board and wooden tokens that is all over now!
Apparently Editrici Giochi stopped production since about October 2009, while Hasbro started offering their version of the Monopoly games with their 0009 edition, manufactured in June, 2009. 
Fortunately Hasbro did not change the city map of the game! 



The streets in the Italian games from E.G. are not those of the capital city Rome but mainly of Milano,  the residence of the maker of this game Editrice Giochi. They are grouped in themes. From VIA! on they are:

Invented by Emilio Ceretti: Vicolo Corto - Vicolo Stretto (Short and Narrow Street)

Mountains: Bastioni Gran Sasso - Viale Monterosa - Viale Vesuvio

Campus streets: Via Accademia - Corso Ateneo - Piazza Università

Artists: Via Verdi - Corso Raffaello - Piazza Dante

Explorers: Via Marco Polo - Corso Magellano - Largo Colombo

Roman emperors: Viale Costantino - Viale Traiano - Piazza Giulio Cesare

Capital city streets: Via Roma - Corso Impero - Largo Augusto (Largo Augusto also exsists in Milano

Expensive streets:Viale dei Giardini - Parco della Vittoria (the latter street does not exsist in Milano; however, there is a "Victory Gate")

The stations are successively Sud - Ovest - Nord (this is the only one that really exsist under this name in Milano) and Est.

Monopoli in Italy.

I've found an interesting vacation address in Italy for real Monopoly collectors. Click on the pictures.
             Harbor.     View over the town.     Church.

                        Sunset.     Castella.

                                               


 

Original Italian Monopoly, pre-war. Edition: Standard Editions of the "fascist period"
Publisher: Ed.Giochi S.a.S. - 1936 till 1946
Dimensions of the box: unknown
The game:
The picture was submitted by Paolo Coletti and Spartaco Albertarelli, former director of Editrici Giochi's R&D department, tells about this original edition:

"When in 1935 Arnoldo Mondadori, owner of the most important Italian book publisher, received from the States a copy of Monopoly, he showed it to one of his best translators: Mr. Emilio Ceretti. Mr. Mondadori decided that he was not interested in publishing a game but he gave this opportunity to Mr. Ceretti who wanted to start his own business.
It's important to note that in 1935 Italy was ruled by the "fascist laws" that did not allow the use of foreign names and titles. Nor did they like the distribution of foreign products, particularly those coming from the English or American markets. This is why the first change Mr. Ceretti had to do was the title of the game that became Moṇpoli. As you can see the accent is on the second o whereas it ought to be Monopóli in Italian. But in this way the Italian pronunciation became exactly equal to that of the American word.

Also the streets and stations of the issues of this era differ importantly from those of the latter editions. They are successively: 
Vicolo Corto - Vicolo Stretto - Stazione Aerea - Bastioni Gran Sasso - Viale Monterosa - Viale Vesuvio - Via Accademia - Corso Ateneo - Piazza Università - Stazione Ferroviaria - Via Verdi - Corso Raffaello - Piazza Dante - Via V. Emanuele - Corso Umberto - Largo Savoia - Stazione Marittima - Viale Augusto - Viale Traiano - Piazza Giulio Cesare - Via del Fascio - Corso Impero - Largo Littorio - Stazione Autobus - Giardini Margherita and Parco della Vittori, in which the "fascist names" are printed underlined.

When Mr. Ceretti tested the game for translating the Parker Brothers'rules he decided to make some changes. In this way the Italian version of the game originated. The copyright on these rules are owned by Editrice Giochi, a company that is still independant from Hasbro.

The two most important changes made to the original rules are:

  1. At the beginning of the game some property deeds ar randomly distributed to players. Of course, this random distribution can lead to totally unbalanced starting situations making the game even more luck based.

  2. The starting "liquid assets" depend on the number of players, while the original rules say that each player is given $ 1500 regardless of the number of players. Even if this rule is justified by the fact that the Italian players have to pay immediately the properties they got at the beginning of the game, usually they have more money particularly in the first turns and more money means less chance to quickly go to bankrupcy.

This means that the Italian version of Monopoly is more "luck based" than the original ones."

 

 

Italian 1940 edition. Edition: Monópoli - small dark red box with green label - 
            
"Brevettato N 225-13" - Fascist edition - 1940
Publisher: Copyright by Editrice Giochi S.A. 
"Reservati per l'Italia, impero Etiopico, Possedimenti e Colonie" 
(Reserved within Italy, the empire of Ethiopia, its territories and Colonies)
Address at the end of the Rules: Via della Arditi 23 - Milano
( ''Arditi'' were the Italian soldiers from the first world war)
Dimensions of the box: 25.5 x 25.5 x 5.7 cm
The game:
This edition is owned by David Miller - UK.
This is the earliest "fascist edition" I found so far. The sentence at the end of the Rules:
Date 1940.
proves this edition must have been issued around 1940, so in the early years of WW II.

The game board is divided into 4 separate parts, put together by dark red tape. An interesting space on this game board is the Jail showing the scoundrel behind the bars bearing a cap with number 13. The person who ordered him to "Go to Jail" is a Carabinieri (Italian kind of military police).

Italian jail scoundrel nr.13.The pale yellow Imprivesti cards (Chance) are next to the Via! corner on the board, whereas the orange red Probabilità cards (Community Chest) are next to the Free Parking place. Both cards have rounded corners.
The innerbox is dark red on the outside and has gold colored cardboard inserts to create 9 holes for the accessories.
The banknotes are in 4 denominations as usual for the Italian editions.
The set described has 5 metal tokens some of them differ from those in American editions: iron - thimble - hat - weight and beaker. However, I have the feeling these tokens are not the original ones that came with the set, the more why the typical Italian tokens are 6 in number and made of wood.
The houses and hotels are of wood.
Both plastic dice are red with white pips.

 

 

Italian 1942 edition. Edition: Monópoli 900- small dark red box - 
             
"Brevettato N 225-13" - Fascist edition - 1942
Publisher: Copyright by Editrice Giochi S.A.
"Reservati per l'Italia, impero Etiopico, Possedimenti e Colonie"
(Reserved within Italy, the empire of Ethiopia, its territories and Colonies)
Address at the end of the Rules: Via della Arditi 23 - Milano
Dimensions of the box: 25.5 x 25.5 x 5.7 cm
The game:
This edition is owned by David Miller - UK.
 The sentence at the end of the Rules:Date 1942.
proves this edition must have been issued around 1940, so in the middle of WW II.
There is also a stamp of this designer company on the game board, next to the Prigione corner.

The  box is made of thinner cardboard  than is normally used for the boxes.
The game board is divided into 4 separate parts, put together by dark red tape, meaning the word Monópoli in the board's centre is intersected vertically as well as horizontally. 

The pale pink Imprivesti cards are next to the Via! corner on the board, whereas the orange red Probabilità cards are next to the Free Parking place. Both cards have rounded corners and are of thin paper.
The innerbox is dark red both on the inside and outside and has dark red colored carboard inserts to create 9 holes for the accessories as well.
The banknotes are in 4 denominations as usual for the Italian editions.
The set described has 5 wooden tokens: a pig - a mans figure - yellow house with red roof and 2 other undifened little things. However they can not be the original tokens since they do not even belong together.
The houses and hotels are of dull wood.
Both plastic dice are white with black pips.

There seems to be a blue version of this edition as well.

 

 

White box ±1946.Edition: Monópoli - small white box - "Brevettato N 225-13"
Publisher: Editrice Giochi S.A. - ±1946
"Tutti i diritti riservati per l'Italia, Possedimenti e Colonie"
(All rights reserved within Italy, its territories and Colonies)
Address at the end of the Rules: Via della Arditi 23 - Milano
Dimensions of the box: 25.8 x 25.8 x 5.1 cm
The game:
This edition must have been issued before the red box version, because the Rules still refer to the EG address in the Via della Arditi, reason why I've dated the issue in about 1946.
Another point is the division of the innerbox box with 9 holes: All is done with white cardboard.

All attributes as: the Imprevisti cards, Probabilità cards, banknotes, houses and hotels as well the nice typical Italian wooden tokens are exactly the same as those of the Deluxe red box.
Only now the dice are dark blue with white pips. It is not clear why there are 2 sets of them in the game.

 

 

Monopoli Deluxe - 1947. Edition: Monópoli Deluxe - small orangey-red box - 
              
"Brevettato N 225-13"
Publisher: Editrice Giochi Soc.Acc. - ±1947
"Tutti i diritti riservati per l'Italia, Possedimenti e Colonie"
(All rights reserved within Italy, its territories and Colonies)
Address at the end of the Rules: Via Cerva 23 - Milano
Dimensions of the box: 25.8 x 25.8 x 5.1 cm
The game:
Two collectors pointed me to this edition, viz.: Mike McGuire - USA en Nicola Ferrarese - Italy.
Spartaco Albertarelli's comments on this edition are:

"It seems to be the first edition after the war, with non fascist names of the streets, but still with the old stations. Most probably it is a Deluxe edition, made in 1947. The tokens are the peculiar Italian hand painted tokens with the lady and the duck that have been substituted by the apple and the pear."

The former owner of this set who sold it  Mike gave following story, thus confirming what Spartaco said :

"My father was a U.S. soldier stationed in India and the Philipinnes after W.W. II (that war ended 1945). It was my mother who told me my father brought the game home on one of his visits from the far East . He bought it on a stop in Italy."

Note: It is striking that this almost identical issue to the white box edition refers to a changed name of the street address of EG. 

The cover of this  orangey-red box only shows "Monópoli"  and "Brevettato" in gold colored characters. The innerbox with 9 holes is made of orangey-red cardboard. The back of the solid game board is orangey-red. The board's midfield shows:   "Brevetto N. 225/13" and "Fabbricato in Italia". 
The properties and their color bars remained the same as of the original game from this issue onwards. 
Only the names of, as well as the illustrations with, the stations are still (temporally) from the facist period: Airport. - Trainstation. - Harbor. and Busstation..
In contrast to in the Parker Brothers' editions the rent of the unbuilt most expensive yellow street, so the Piazza Giulio Cesare here, is certainly higher (L 24.000) than those of the other yellow streets. And so it always remained.
The Free Parking space do not show a car but a blue parking sign instead.
Both the Imprevisti cards (Chance) and Probabilità cards (Community Chest) have round corners.
The 4 banknotes (Brevettato Frabbricato in Italia) are color printed on white paper. The denominations are resp.
 L. 100 - 1.000 - 10.000 and 50.000
The houses and hotels are made of wood. They do not have a roof edge.
Both dice are blue green with black pips.

This set was sold October 2000 on the auction-site ebay for US$ 117.- .

 


Deluxe long box-1947. Edition: Monópoli Deluxe - long box - orangey-red
             
"Brevettato N 225-13"
Publisher: Editrice Giochi Soc.Acc. - 1955
"Tutti i diritti riservati" (All rights reserved)
Address at the end of the Rules: Via Bergamo 12 - Milano
Dimensions of the box: 25.8 x 49.5 cm
The game:
"20.000 miles under sea" This edition is from the collection of David Miller - UK. It is exactly the same issue as that in the small box of ±1947 except for the box being prepared to the one time folded game board.

Augustus 2010 Roland Klose - D discovered 1 of the 9 advertisings for other games in the Rules being that for "20.000 miles under sea", after Walt Disney's movie from 1955. Consequently this Monópoly edition must be from that year as well or perhaps somewhat later.

The small holder for only 4 banknotes is of the same orangey-red cardboard, as the whole section of the innerbox.
The long box is filled up by a white cardboard insert serving as a support for the large sized Rules booklet.

The tokens are those typical Italian painted masterpieces again, The 6 nice Italian tokens.viz.: lady - candlestick - winebottle - mushroom - flowerpot and duck. 
The houses and hotels are made of dull wood.
The dice are red with gold pips.

(A second set of this version has see-through covers over both the houses/hotels and token trays. The dull wood houses are blue green and the hotels rather purple than red. Both dice are green with red pips.)

 

Edition: Standard, "Nuova Confezione", without ref.
Publisher: Parker Bros./Ed.Giochi S.a.S. - 1974
Dimensions of the box: 24.8 x 48.7 cm
The game:
At the upper left part of the white cover a copy of the board is shown in a green and blue square. In the blue square is Editrici Giochi (in italics).
Underneath the red Monopoli bar is a picture of Uncle Pennybags in a red square, between 2 blue locomotives and a $-sign under it, just like in the corresponding American games. However, the box is 23 mm shorter than the American.

The board is made of soft cardboard, but since it is folded along side 2 and 4 it became strong as yet. Its backside is green. It is folded with the playside outwards. Although this game is manufactured in Italy under the licence of Parker Brothers the illustrations of the 3 corners differ:

in the Prigione (Jail) is "Rascal #13" behind the bars

the Free Parking space now shows a parking sign

at In Prigione! you are directed to Jail by a carabinieri (Italian militairy police).

Inside the box is a  plastic tray for the banknotes etc. as well as a cardboard insert. Unlike with other countries no tokens are shown on that.
The 6 tokens of the Italian games are always of wood and are in this set: puppet - mushroom - candle - flowerpot - pear and winebottle
The Imprevisti  (Chance) cards and Probabilità (Community Chest) cards are 48x80 mm in size and have round corners.
There are but 4 kinds of banknotes, printed in color on white paper, resp. in the denominations of L. 100 - 1.000 - 10.000 and 50.000. The dimensions of these notes are but 45x85 mm. 
The houses and hotels are triangular, with curved sides and made of nice, glossy wood
Both dice are red and have gold pips.

Italy, without ref.nr.

America, No.9

The Netherlands, ref.602

Nuova Confezione
del gioco Parker Brothers

Parker Brothers
Real EstateTrading Game Equipment

Licentie Parker Brothers U.S.A.

no number in red square

no nr.umber in red square

nr. 77314® in red square

$-teken under red square

$-teken under red square

no currency mentioned

"Editrice Giochi" in blue field

"A Parker Game" in blue field

"N.V.Smeets & Schippers" in blue field

blue tray + red insert

white tray + red insert

white tray + red insert

tray is of plastic

tray is of cardboard

tray is of plastic

on red insert no  tokens

on red insert reference to  tokens

on red insert reference to  tokens

back of the board always green

back of the board always blue

back of the board always blue

made in Italy

made in USA

made in France

The price of this set amounted to US$ 25.- at Parker Brothers - Salem, Januari 1987.

 

Edizione Speciale - 1976.Edition: Moṇpoli Edizione Speciale per il 40° Anniversario
Publisher: Parker Bros./Editrice Giochi S.a.S. - 1976
Dimensions of the box: 34.5 x 50.0 x 3.8 cm
The game:
Because Moṇpoli is available on the Italian market since 
1936 this edition was issued in 1976, a year later than in the USA and other countries.

The dimensions as well as the green color of the lid of this box fully correspond to those of the edition "Super Greek Edition of Cyprus" (see there).
The board of solid cardboard with green back has normal dimensions (49x49 cm) but is put in a clumsy large box. This size however is caused by the presence of a carousel for the property cards of the banker as well as of a broad plastic tray for the equipment.
There are 6 banknotes now in the denominations of 100 - 1.000 - 2.000 - 5.000 - 10,000 and 50,000 Lire.
In honour of the 40 years anniversary this set contains for the first time the well-known metal tokens car - shoe - dog - horse - wheel-barrow - thimble and hat.
The wooden houses and hotels are not specially embellished.

 

 

Chequered edition 1976.Edition: Monopoli di lusso (luxury edition), without ref.nr. 
Publisher: Parker Bros./Editrice Giochi S.a.S. - 1976
Dimensions of the box: 25.5 x 50.0 x 4.7 cm
The game:
This chequered long box edition is from the collection of David Miller - UK.

Should this red and green chequered pattern of the box and the game board's back has a special meaning than I'm not familiar with it.
The white innerbox has a new division of the holes and slots, with a grey plastic tray with 8 slots in the middle.

The Prisone-corner shows "Rascal #13" behind the bars. He has been sent to Jail by a Carabinieri.
The Imprevisti and Probabilità cards are resp. orangey-red and light blue green. The 6 wooden tokens are: candlestick - winebottle - mushroom - duck - lady and flowerpot.
The houses and hotels are triangular, with curved sides and made of nice, glossy wood
Both dice are red with gold pips.

 

 

First Italian City Game: Roma.Edition: Edizione Romana, without ref.nr.
             
"Confezione Speciale del Gioco Parker Brothers"
Publisher: Parker Bros./Editrice Giochi S.a.S. - ±1978
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 51 cm
The game:
This edition is from the collection of David Miller - UK.

I would say this set is the first, what I use to call, City Game of Italy.
Only in 2002 a next edition (Città d'Italia) with streets of 8 cities has been issued.

The lid of this long, white box shows the board "in a green and blue square and Monopoli in white in the red bar". In the blue square is "Editrici Giochi Milano", however not in italic. It also shows 2 pictures of well-known Roman buildings: the Colosseum and the St.Peter dome.
The innerbox has a dark blue plastic "bankers tray" insert with 7 holes, as well as a red cardboard insert showing Monopoli in white.

From Via! onwards all properties are Roman:

Vicolo de Moro - Vicolo dei Cinque - Stazione Tiburtina - Lungotevere Vaticano - Viale Angelico - Viale Trastevere - Prigione - Via del Tritone - Corso Rinascimento - Piazza Navona - Stazione Ostiense - Via Sistina - Corso Vittorio - Piazza di Spagma - Posteggio gratuito - Via Condotti - Via del Corso - Largo Goldoni - Stazione Termini - Viale Trinitá dei Monti - Viale Marconi - Piazza San Pietro - In prigione! - Via del Conciliazione - Corso d'Italia - Largo San Carlo al Corso - Stazione Trastevere - Via Veneto and Parco del Pincio.

The person in the "Go to Jail corner" is a Carabinieri (kind of military police). The "Prisone corner" still shows "Rascal #13" behind the bars. The board's back is purple and has 4 designs of spirals around a centre of an angles' head.
The Imprevisti cards are orange the Probabilità cards purple red.
The 4 banknotes are the usual ones. The tokens are Aggravation pawns. 
The houses and hotels are triangular, with curved sides and made of nice, glossy wood
Both dice are blue and have gold pips.

This edition was manufactured in Italy.

 

 

The carabinieri at the 3rd corner.Version: Small white box, without ref. nr.
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi - 1984
Dimensions of the box: 25.8 x 25.8 cm
The game:
On the white cover (see Codice 1600) a copy of the board is shown in a green and blue square. In the blue square is Editrici Giochi not in italics.
In the red bar usually showing Monopoli it now says "Il Gioco di Societá Parker Brothers".
In the small box  the board has been folded twice. But now the cardboard of the board is not folded at the 2nd and 4th side, as a result of what the board remains soft.
There is also no space on the cover to show the picture of Uncle Pennybags between the engines and the $-sign.
As the picture shows the person in the "Go to Jail corner" is a Carabinieri (Italian kind of military police).
The "Prisone corner" still shows "Rascal #13" behind the bars.
The white innerbox has a plastic insert with 9 holes for all attributes. 

The Imprevisti  (Chance) cards and Probabilità (Community Chest) cards are 48x80 mm in size and have square corners.
The 4 kinds of banknotes are in the denominations of L. 100 - 1.000 - 10.000 and 50.000. The dimensions of these notes are but 45 x 85 mm. The 6 tokens of the Italian games are always of wood and are in this set: apple - mushroom - candle - flowerpot - pear and winebottle
The houses and hotels are triangular, with curved sides and made of nice, glossy wood
Both dice are red and have gold pips.

 

 

Small box, ref.1600.Edition: Small white box, Codice 1600
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi - 1985
Dimensions of the box: 25.7 x 25.7 cm
The game:
This edition equals the one without ref.number in all aspects.



The price of this game amounted to L. 51,000 (€ 27,70) August 1998.

 


Long white box ref.nr. 1620.Edition: Standard, "Confezione classica", Codice 1620
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi - 1985
Dimensions of the box: 24.8 x 48.7 cm
The game:
This edition equals the small box with ref.nr.1600 (and so the 1984 issue as well) in all aspects. There are only a few exceptions, viz.:

The plastic tray of this long box is dark blue.

The board's cardboard is again folded along side 2 and 4
and so solid again.

Underneath the red Monopoli bar is a picture of Uncle Pennybags in a red square, between 2 blue locomotives and a $-sign under it.

The price of this game amounted to L. 39,500 (€ 21,35) August 1998.

 

 

Parco della Vittoria, codice 1690.Edition: Parco della Vittoria, Codice 1690
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi - 1985
Dimensions of the box: 25 x 49 x 4 cm
The game:
The name of this game is that of the most expensive street of Moṇpoli, reason why it is inserted in this catalogue.

The box of this set is white with an illustration of skyskrapers in a green and blue square and the name of the game in a purple bar. Therefore just slightly different from the lid of the "Standard" boxes, but again importantly different from the corresponding games of other countries. So the corresponding games of some other countries, all showing a handdrawn "years twenties"-like illustration on the lid, are:

Advance to Boardwalk (USA) 

Bau auf der Schossallee (Germany)

Ga verder naar Kalverstraat (Holland)

Advance to Marble Arch (UK)

La Calle Mayor (Spain)

Gå vidare till Norrmalmstorg (Sweden)

The idea however differs importantly from Monopoly:
The board is oblong: 22.5 x 89 cm and contains 4 colored groups of 5 spaces each, of which the maximum of 4 players have to collect the properties cards.
The 4 metal tokens are "Uncle Pennybags-with-hat-in-hand" in the colors green, red, blue and dark blue. There are 3 dice, one of which is white and provided with a F (Fortune), W (random) and one of the colors of the 4 grounds on the other 4 sides.
Furthermore are 80 buildings, 20 per color of the tokens. Dependent on the number of players each player gets 14 to 20 buildings. He is to build these, subject to the number of pips thrown, on grounds at his choice. The Fortune cards will help. The token is always put on the space that relates to the total of the property cards the player possesses. Player can no longer take part when he has no more buildings.
Winner is of course the one who finally has most properties.

 

 

Parker-Gen.Mills ed.-1985.Edition: Moṇpoli - 50° Anniversario, No.Art. 735 014
            
"Il piu' famoso gioco in scatola nella versiona
               originale Parker Brothers
"
Publisher: Parker Bros.Div. of CPG Prods.Corp. - 1985
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 51 cm 
The game:
This edition is from the collection of David Miller - UK.

In the obscure seventies and eighties, in the absence of a copyright and well defined agreements with various European manufacturers/publishers, Parker Brothers apparently was able to publish his own design of Monopoly next to those of Editrice Giochi in Italy, but still in some kind of cooperation. This is shown by the use of the same streets in both versions in those years.
However Parker counts from 1935 on, whereas E.G. from 1936, the year they became Parker's licencee.
Compare this issue with both issues of E.G.!

This edition is very much the same as those of all European countries, including the gold print "50° Anniversario" in the upper left corner of the lid. 
Also very striking is the fact that this Italian issue has been manufactured in France, like the corresponding editions from other European countries. 

 

 

50 anniversary edition.Edition: Moṇpoli - 1936-1986 - 50° Anniversario, Codici 1645
            
"Il gioco piu' diffuso nel mondo"
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi S.p.A. - 1986
Dimensions of the box: 26 x 26 x 6 cm
The game:
This edition is from the collection of David Miller - UK.

How confusing this is: Two different 50th anniversary editions in two different years and still correct! Presumably Italian Monopoly players prefer their own Italian Rules (see at the top).

This eg-edition is in a high square gold box. The innerbox is white with a mahogany velvet covered plastic insert to be used as bankers tray with 9 holes and trays for all accessories.

The Imprevisti cards are orange, the Probabilità cards light blue green
The game board is of soft cardboard and the person in the "Go to Jail corner" is a Carabinieri (Italian kind of military police). The "Prisone corner" shows "Rascal #13" behind the bars.
The 4 banknotes are the usual ones: 100 - 1.000 - 10.000 and 50.000
The 6 tokens are of goldplated metal. They are: hat - thimble - boat - shoe - racing car and iron.
The houses (with overhanging roofs) and hotels are of nice, glossy wood. However, the hotels do not have the gold imprint.
Both dice are of gold plated metal. The pips are white.
The front of the Rules has the same illustration of the board and red bar as the lid of the box.

 

 

Grey anniversary edition 1986.Edition: Monopoli - grey box, Art.1590
Publisher: Parker Bros./Ed.Giochi S.p.A. - 1986
Dimensions of the box: 48.5 x 25.0 x 7.0 cm
The game:
This set is owned by David Miller - UK.

This is obviously an anniversary edition, although not referred to. It is probably a kind of Deluxe edition for the 50° Anniversario, because of the nicely designed Imprevisti and Probabilitá cards, the Parker wooden hotels with hotel imprint in gold and 11 goldplated metal Parker tokens: rearing horse - car - shoe - hat - iron - wheel-barrow - cannon - boat - dog - locomotive and thimble. 
The game board is the E.G. one, so with "Rascal # 13" in jail, however made of solid cardboard. Its back is red
There are 6 banknotes now: 100 - 1000 - 2000 - 5.000 - 10.000 and 50.000 Lires, so 2 new ones: 2000 and  5.000.
The high and long  innerbox is grey on the outside and contains a red plastic insert over the full length with 11 holes now.
Both plastic dice are dark blue with white pips.

 

 

Italian Magnetic Pocket edition 1991.Edition: Magnetic Pocket Editie, Art.N.2130
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi - ± 1991
Dimensions of the portfolio: 1.5 x 10.5 x 18 cm
The game:
Although this edition (like all other Pocket Editions) is made by Gilco Ltd. in Tokyo - Japan eg again have their own presentation for the Italian market.
This travel edition has about the shape of a notebook. The brown portfolio is packed in a red cover that does not have a window, while the front and back side are equal. The single-folded small board fits in the right side of the portfolio. At the left are the attributes in a drawable tray (of transparent plastic) that however have to be placed somewhere on playing on a journey.
The flat tokens, houses and hotels do stick on the surface of the board, but there are no facilities for the small and clumsy money, Imprevisti- and Probalilitá cards (26x45 mm) as well as the property cards (43x52 mm), so all these things have to be handheld?

Although not very practical this set ought to be in a collection.

 

 

Edizione Europea, 1992.Editon: Monopoli Edizione Europea, Codice 1595
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi - 1992
Dimensions of the box: 27 x 27 x 8 cm
The game:
Like in all other 11 countries of the European Community of that time eg marketed this beautiful blue box with the well-known 12-stars also.

The gameboard is not as solid as that of the sets made in Ireland, but actually this Italian-version is more consistenly Italian than the Ireland-version remained loyal to the Parker Brothers standard. Whereas Parker Brothers left "Jake the Jailbird" out the jail corner and changed the illustrations in the Electric Company, Water Works and Super Tax fields, these are unchanged on the Italian board. So here the (different) rascal is still in jail.

The heavy metal, gold plated tokens are famous landmarks of the 12 countries, resp.: Blarney Castle (Ireland), Brandenburger Tor (Germany), Abby of Clervaux (Luxemburg), Atomium (Belgium), Parthenon (Greece), La Sagrada Familia (Spain), Eiffeltower (France), Grundvig Church (Denmark), Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Torre de Belem (Portugal), Tower of London (England) and of course a windmill for The Netherlands.

All the banknotes have the same illustration (with the Eiffeltower in the centre), only the color changes with the various denominations. The currency is ECU because in that time is was to be expected that the European currency would become ECU.
The back side of the Chance cards is pink and that of the Community Chest cards is blue. In the stars-circle is a ? with Chance and with the Community Chest cards … an ECU.
The houses and hotels are made of fine glossy wood and do have a roof edge.
The dice are blue with stars as pips of course.

 

 

Italian version of the 60th anniversary edition.Edition: Moṇpoli 60° Anniversario, Codici 1610
            
"Tiratura limitata"
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi S.p.A.- 1996
Dimensions of the box: 30 x 30 x 12 cm
The game:
Here again eg considerably deviates from the Parker Bros. design. The Parker Bros. editions for their 60th anniversary:

  1. are square boxes with gold colored lid.

  2. show a large diamond, both on the lid and on the game board's centre field. 

Instead a number of large buildings are shown on the lid but it is not clear what they have to do with the 60th anniversary. The lid also has a sticker with the number of the copy of this "Restricted circulation". (Such a sticker is with the Parker editions on the centre field of the game board.) David Miller - UK owns 2 of these sets, resp. with copy nr. 00752 and 11246.

Probably in honor of the 60th anniversary:

  1. there is no scoundrel in Jail.

  2. the station spaces show pictures of modern engines.

  3. a blue car of different model (Reg. number MI 36 96) is on the Free Parking corner.

  4. the third corner shows the policeman's helmet with feather.

  5. a £-sign is on the Probabilitá spaces, instead of the familiar blue treasure chest.

  6. a nicer lamp and ring are shown on the concerning spaces, however, a more ugly tap is next to the yellow streets.

  7. the hotels have a gold print.

The 6 banknotes are in the denominations: 100 - 1.000 - 2.000 - 5.000 - 10.000 and 50.000. The illustrations most probably are all of Italian buildings, with the exception of the one on note 2,000 because that are those large buildings again. 
The tokens are now resp.: flowerpot - candlestick - winebottle - musroom - pear and appel.
The houses and hotels are made of wood.

 

Monopolino codice 1630.Edition: Monopolino, Codice 1630
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 49 x 25 cm
The game:
This is the Italian version of Junior Monopoly. The name Monopolino is a fuse of Monopoli and the Italian name for Mickey Mouse: Topolino. Because of a cooperation with ©Disney eg gave also this game a very own look. Rich Uncle Pennybags became Uncle Scrooge and the cheerful illustrations show both Donald Duck with cousins and Mickey Mouse with Pluto.
The white box with red bar and "gameboard-in-green-and- blue-square" corresponds very much to the box of the Standard editions for adults. The game board for Monopolino also consists of ingeniously double folded solid paper. It's back is green again and printed with a repeating pattern of eg. The large board (35.0x46.3 cm) is much more cheerfully illustrated than Hasbro's Junior game boards. 

From Via! on all fields are:

Rischio - Via dei Go-Kart - Via dei Mostri - Rischio - Stazione Gialla - Via dello Zucchero Filato - Piazza del Labirinto - Paga € 0,50 e compra dei dolci - Rischio - Tiro a segno - Via delle Frittelle - Via degli scivoli - Stazione Verdi - Casa degli specchi - Paizza delle caramelle - Lotteria - Rischio - Via delle montagne russe - Via della ruota panoramica - Rischio - Stazione Blu - Strada del castello stregato - Via degli autoscontri - Paga € 0,50 e compra dei palloncini - Rischio - Val al - La sala giochi - Via ottovolante - Stazione Rossa - Via del Galeone and Parco della Giostra.

Like in the regular Monopoli game the aim is to collect as much money as possible. At 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. 
Four children can play at the same time, because there are also here  4 of those typical Italian tokens (flowerpot - candle - winebottle (!) and mushroom) instead of the colored cars.
The money is in Lires and consist of one-sided printed notes in 5 denominations from 1000 to 5000, with in the middle of course …. Uncle Scrooge.
The houses who must be distributed at the start of the match are resp. yellow, red, blue and green. Each player though should choose his proper colored houses.
During the match you put the houses on the streets you've bought and so they become your property. With two streets of the same color visitors must pay double. The are 6 Rischio-spaces where cards can be drawn with for this game typical instructions.

 

 

Monopolino, codice 2140.Edition: Monopolino Pocket, Codice 2140
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 21.0 x 14.5 x 3.4 cm
The game:
Also this Travel Edition of the Monopoly game for children is illustrated with Disney characters. Rich Uncle Pennybags had to make way to Uncle Scrooge again.
There are not many countries where the Junior edition is also issued as a Travel edition and that is just good, because the tiny equipment is not exactly handy on a journey by car 
or train and particularly not for children.

 

 

Edition: Star Wars/Guerri Stellari,Star Wars/Guerre Stellari.
              Edizione da collezione, 1605
Publisher: Hasbro Inc./eg Ed.Giochi Spa - 1997
Dimensions of the box: 25.7 x 51.0 x 5.3 cm
The game:
Also this set is a very nice issue of Star Wars as a collector's edition. In this case was a close co-operation between Lucas Film Ltd. and eg Ed.Giochi to realize the issue of this game for the 20 years anniversary of Star Wars.

Most striking of this game are the 2 kinds of players (the Ribelli and Imperiali) each having their own Vehicles and Properties. The Rules of play are exactly the same as those of the "normal" game, however the differences are sometimes striking, viz.:

Monopoli standard

 

Star Wars Monopoli

6 typical Italian tokens: mushroom, candle, flowerpot, pear, winebottle and tomato

 

8 Star Wars tokens: 5 Rebels, 3 Imperials

Streets with title deeds

 

Galactic properties and property cards

Tassa Patrimoniale/Tass di Lusso

 

Tassa di Sbarco/Cacciatore di Taglie

Salary to start with depends on the number of players

 

ditto (!)

The money = Lires

 

ditto (!)

--

 

5 "gold" Imperial coins

Green houses + red hotels

 

2 sets of grey space vehicles

Imprevisti (=?) and Probabilità cards

 

Imperiali and Ribelli cards

Each token represents a well-known Star Wars character. The Rebel Alliance (Ribelli) is represented by: Luke Skywalker, Princes Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and R2-D2. The fighters for the Galactic Empire (Imperiali) are: Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper.
The vehicles of the Rebels are the light gray X-wing Fighters and Corellian Freighters and those of the Imperials are the dark gray Tie Fighters and Star Destroyers.

A few remarkable differences between the game boards and box of the American set and this one of Italian make are:

Even in this Star Wars game the corners are "the Italian way", viz. resp.Via! - Prigione with a skimmy little rascal behind "concrete-reinforment wicker-work" - blue parking sign and "In prigione!" with a picture of an Italian policeman (?).

With the exception of the red, yellow and green spaces the other colors do not always match the same fields.

The innerbox of this game has a black, plastic insert with 11 trays, while the one of the American set has but "half a plastic insert" with only 7 sections.

The banknotes are in various colors with the value indication on the right side. However the values are a factor 100 higher than those of the American set. The text with the illustrations on the banknotes is in Aurebesh!?
The bottom of the box not only shows a clear picture of the game board and attributes, but also a good picture of the tokens: the "Heroes" and the "Villains".

The price of this set amounted to L 76,000 (US$ 46.-) August 1998.

 



Magnetic pocket editie ca.2000.Edition: Magnetische Pocket Editie, Codici ????
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi - ± 2000
Dimensions of the portfolio: 1.5 x 10.5 x 18 cm
The game:
It looks like this clumsy little game board with its equally akward attributes to be exactly the same as the one of the red box with Art.N.2130 of 1991.
However, now the box became a white "suspension box" with a picture of the whole game board.

The 6 little (26x47 mm) banknotes are again color printed on white paper in denominations of: 100 - 1.000 - 2.000 - 5.000 - 10.000 and 50.000.
The little dice are now in blue.

The price of this edtion amounted to € 12.-. August 2004.

 

 

Italiaanse.versie van de Euro editie-2000.Edition: Monopoli Euro, Codici 16??
Publisher: Parker Bros./eg Ed.Giochi S.p.A. - 2000
Dimensions of the box: 27.0 x 40.2 x 6.5 cm
The game:    
This issue is really very identical to the Euro Monopoly editions of the other European countries. I therefore believe this edition not to be manufactured by eg in Milan but by the large Hasbro works in Waterford - Ierland.

Of course eg took the opportunity of the introduction 
of the Euro to issue a special edition as well. Was there 1992 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 Via! on:
 
Vilnius (Lithuania) - Riga (Latvia) - Sofia (Bulgaria) - Bukarest (Romania) - Warschau (Poland) - Boedapest (Hungaria) - (wrong, this is not the capital!)>Genève (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.

Worthy mentioning is the fact that the lid shows a part of the Via!-space with a part of the first and fourth side in perspective. That is remarkable because this same presentation is also applied by all City Games of Winning Moves Int. who are issued since 1998. 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. Why are these pewter tokens not nicely gilded? 
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 Via! 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.

The price of this set amounted to € 40,80 August 2004 at eg.


Last Monopolino edition with Lires - 2000.Edition: Monopolino (Lire), Codice 1631
Publisher: Parker Bros../eg Ed.Giochi Spa - 2000
Dimensions of the box: 24.6 x 48.8 x 4.0 cm
The game:
Just before the release of the Euro Editrice Giochi published a more modern version of "Monopolino with Lires". This mainly means the "board-in-green-square" (remark that the blue square disappeared) became much smaller and was placed at the end of the red bar.

The illustration underneath the red bar has also been changed.

Otherwhise the game hasn't been changed and players still have to pay in paper Lires.

The price of this edition was in 2004 at eg  € 26,40.

Junior pocket edition, ca. 2000.

Edition: Monopolino Pocket, Codice ???
Publisher: Parker Bros../eg Ed.Giochi Spa - 2000
Dimensions of the small white box: 13.5 x 17.0 x 1.8 cm
The game:
This  travel edition of the Junior game was already published in the years 1991 and 1992 in a.o. America and Germany and only now, 8 years later, in Italy as well.

The small white box consists of a lid with the little game board and a bottom part serving as the banker's tray. An apart supplied sticker still have to be put on the lid.

In contrast to the big games here are 4 little cars (resp. yellow, red, blue and green) as tokens for the players. Because the game board is so small the cars have to be vertically pricked into the board. When a player lands on a space already occupied by another token  he should go to the next space.
At the start of the game each player receives 10 (with only 2 players 14) put in box offices in the same color as of his car. The moment a player has bought an attraction he shall put a box office on the space as proof other players has to pay him in case they land here.
The 24 Rischio cards (2,5x4,2 cm) must be separated from the complete sheet before the first use. Next they have to be placed in the hole for that purpose in the banker's tray. The instructions on these cards are also exactly the same as of the larger editions.
The 5 little banknotes (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 and 5) must also be stored in the banker's tray, each denomination on its own space.

The game is played the same way as all larger editions. Winner is the one who owns the most money after 1 player ran out of pocket money.

The price of this edition was in 2004 at eg € 12,-.

 



Citta d'Italia-2002. Edition:  Città d'Italia, Art. 1619
               
"Edizione speciale"
Publisher: Parker Bros./Hasbro Inc./eg Ed.Giochi S.p.A. - 2002
Dimensions of the box: 24.6 x 48.5 x 4.0 cm
The game:     
This "special edition" predominantly shows half the game board with the Via! corner in the foreground of the lid. This immediately reminds of the Winning Moves issues, however this edition is not at all sponsored.
In this interesting issue eg has for once replaced the streets  of the standard edition by famous streets of 8 well-known  Italian cities. The spaces of these streets show the city arms.
From Via! onwards these streets are:

Genova: Via Pre and Via Balbi
Bari: Via Venezia - Corso Cavour and Via Sparano
Napoli: Via Mezzo Cannone - Via B. Croce and P.zza del Gesù
Firenze: Duomo - S.Maria Novella and S.Marco
Torino: Corso Stati Uniti - Corso Ferraris and P.zza Castello
Bologna: Via Farini - Via Garibaldi and Strada Maggiore
Milano: Via Manzoni - Via della Spiga and Via Montenapoleone
Roma: Via Veneto and P.zza di Spagna

The 4 spaces in the middle of each side reminds of those of the outset, however with a contempory presentation. They are subsequently:
  - - and .
Besides the earlier mentioned game board the lid shows pictures of well-known buildings, of which I only recognize the collosseum! The bottom of the box shows, except for a short comment on this issue, a color picture of the game board and its attributes as well as a collageof some Euro banknotes. The innerbox contains a banker's tray of solid red plastic with 7 spaces for the banknotes and another 7 holes for the other attributes.
The so characteristic Italian construction of the game board, viz. turned round cardboard over side 2 and 4 with the fold of the board parallel to these sides has also been applied for this edition.
The beige Imprevisti (Chance) cards (46x80 mm) show a white question mark on their back, the blue green Probabilità cards a nice blue treasure chest. 
The 7 banknotes are poor of the real Euro banknotes (in the denominations of 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 - 200 and 500), while they are slopingly overprinted in large charachters stating fac-simile (accurate reproduction). The notes are one sided printed in color on white paper.
There are again those 6 well-known tokens (apple - mushroom - candle - flowerpot - pear and winebottle), however now of heavy metal instead of wood. The mat-wood houses and hotels are again A-shaped with ball shaped sides.
Both dice are green and have white pips.

The price of this edition was in 2004 at eg € 32,80.


Standaard uitvoering-2003.Edition: Standard (€), "Confezione classica",Codici 16??
Publisher: Hasbro Inc./eg Ed.Giochi S.p.A. - 2003
Dimensions of the box: 24.6 x 48.8 x 4.0 cm
The game:
With regard to the standard edition from the '80s only a minor number of modifications have been applied, but the long box still have the same length. Also "Confessione classica" is still mentioned.

The modifications are:

The banknotes are now in Euro's.

The -sign is under the red square of the lid.

On the lid the green square under the game board is now missing.

In the red square between the engines is now Mr.Monopoly wearing his red bow tie). (Since 2000 Rich Uncle Pennybags is called Mr.Monopoly.)

The word Monopoli in the red bar is between 2 white lines.

The price of this edition was in 2004 at eg € 26,40.


Small box from 2003.Edition: Small box (€), Codici 16??
Publisher: Hasbro Inc./eg Ed.Giochi S.p.A. - 2003
Dimensions of the box:  25.8 x 25.8 cm
The game:
With regard to the standard editions from the '80s only a minor number of modifications have been applied, such as:

The banknotes are now in Euro's.

There is a -sign in the upper right corner of the lid.

On the lid the green square under the game board is also 
missing here.

The word Monopoli in the red bar is between 2 white lines.

The price of this edition was in 2004 at eg € 23,20.


Monopolino 2003.Edition: Monopolino (), Codice 1632
Publisher: Hasbro Inc./eg Ed.Giochi S.p.A. - 2003
Dimensions of the box: 24.6 x 48.8 x 4.0 cm
The game:
This carefully edited first edition of Euro Monopolino is in a long box again. It is recognizable with regard to the 2000 edition by the -sign on the lid as well as the blue square underneath the green square. In addition the grey characters of Monopolino are in relief. 
Striking is the Rules booklet, richly illustrated with color pictures.

The binnenbox has a solid green insert with 15 holes. Of these 10 are ment to store the banker's cardboard coins, 4 for the houses of the maximum of 4 players, 1 to store the Rischio cards and 1 for the dice and 4 wooden tokens. The bottom side of the box shows a color picture of the game board and the 5 coins.

The gold colored coins have the denominations € 0.10 - 0.20 and 0.50, where as the € 1 and 2 are silver colored with a gold rim. They have to be pushed out the 2 sheets supplied. eg intentionally have choosen to make the property prices such that the youthful players get experienced in using Euro cents.

The price of this edition was at eg € 26,40 in 2004.

 

Italian Disney edition,  2003.Edition:  Disney Monopoli, Cod.1611.
Publisher: Hasbro Inc./eg Ed.Giochi Spa - 2003
Dimensions of the box: 26.7 x 40.0 x 6.2 cm
The game:
To all appearances this game must have, very unusual, entirely been edited by Hasbro and is only distributed in Italy by eg
The colorful lid shows many Disney characters and in the lower right corner is a picture of the 8 metal tokens. The bottom side of the box shows besides a summary of the content a color picture of the game board as well with the banknotes, a few properties and the 8 tokens once again.

The properties on the disturbing silvery colored glossy and two times folded game are titles of famous Disney stories. The back side of the game board is dark blue.
From Via! on all spaces are:                  

Tarzan - Magia - Toy Story - Tassa zio Paperone (Tax for uncle Scrooge) - Tappeto Volante di Alladin - Peter Pan - Spettacolo - Pocahontas - Bianca neve et Sette Nani - Prigione - Dumbo - Bacchetta Magica - La Bella e la Bestia - La Sirenetta - Nave pirata di capitan Uncino - Red e Toby - Magia - Bianca e Bernie - Il Libro della Giungla (The Jungle book) - Posteggio Gratuito - Steamboat Willie - Spettacolo - La bella Addormentata nel Bosco - Lilli e il Vagabondo (Lady and the Tramp) - Carozza di Generentola - Mulan - Alice nelPaese delle Meraviglie - Polvere Fatata - Generentola  - In Prigione! - Bambi - Aladdin - Magia - Pinocchio - Auto di Crudelia - Spettacolo - Il Re Leone (The Lion King) - Tassa principe Giovanni and La carica dei 101 (101 Dalmations).   

The innerbox contains a banker's tray with many holes and slots for a.o. banknotes and property cards.
The Imprevisti cards became Spettacolo cards (with illustrated green back), while thee Probabilità cards  are Magia cards here (with illustrated dark blue back)
The money consists of colored notes with the denomination to the left and right and Uncle Scrooge as Mr.Monopoly inbetween and in very small characters "©Disney./Game ©2001 Hasbro Inc.". The denominations of the currencyless notes are resp. 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500.
The 8 tokens are robust heavy metal Disney figures "made in China" : Peter Pan - Snow White - Pinokkio - Lady anf the Tramp - Dombo - Alice - Tarzan and Sleeping Beauty. 
There are 32 funny blue green casette (houses) and 12 beautiful dark blue plastic castles.
The plastic dice are gold colored and dark blue with a glittering of silvery particles.
The colorful and carefully edited Rules has 16 pages, in which a.o. the movies of the various books are being reviewed.

Although it isn't mentioned anywhere I do guess this issue to be "Made in Ireland" as well.

The price of this edition was in 2004 at eg € 44,-

 

 

First Hasbro edition after EG stopped, 2009.Edition: Standard, ref. 06090009/103
             
"L'originale gioco di contrattazione Parker Brothers" (The original Parker Brothers game.
Publisher: Parker/Hasbro, Inc. - 2009
Dimensions of the box:
40.3 x 27.0 x 5.4 cm
  of the unfolded board: 50.5 x 50.5 cm
The game:
This edition is owned by Roland Klose - D.

This is the first Hasbro edition launched on the Italian market after
Ed.Giochi (eg) was forced to stop making their nice, typical Italian Parker editions. Although this is the latest design of the general standard edition, it is supplied in an old shaped box being 13 cm longer, like the edition of France and Spain. Other European countries apply squar boxes. 
Another remarkable thing is that the subtitle under the red bar of the lid use the same words as in the past, while this edition in all other countries tell the people it is a fast-dealing game.

Fortunately Hasbro has not changed the properties of this edition so that Italian players recognize their familiar game, except for their starting "liquid assests" that no longer depends on the number of players, because each player receives $ 1500 now.
The red bar no longer represents a copyright (©) but stands for a Brandname.

With the arrival of this edition a number of new things are introduced, of which the most striking is the 3rd die, the red  so-called lucky die speeding up the game. However, the game can still be played the "old-fashioned way" without using this die.
This die shows the figures 1 - 2 and 3, bus and Mr.Monopoly (twice). The effect of this lucky die is, in connextion with both white dice: 

1, 2 or 3: add this to your throw with both white dice.

Bus: you may choose if you want to move by means of 1 or both white dice.

Mr.Monopoly: proceed the number thrown with the white dice and do what has to be done at that space. Next you proceed to the first unsold property and buy it or let it be auctioned. If there are no more unsold properties you proceed to the next property owned by an other player and pay the rent required.

At double throw of the white dice, the lucky die does not count.

If you throw in one throw 3x one, two or three you can proceed to a field to choice.

If you are sent to prison, the lucky die no longer participates.

Other changes in this version with respect to the "old Hasbro standard" are:

The lid is in a entirely new design in which the centre now shows a rectangular, bare Monopoly-bar on top of which Mr.Monopoly hold out a hand to you. The decoration ribbon of this top hat is no longer white but green and in his left hand he now has a cane with M-emblem.

Underneath the Monopoly-bar now the Start-corner of the board is shown with on top .... indeed, again both white dice now showing 3 and 6.

The lower part of the lid has a white section showing this being a Hasbro issue of a Family-game for players aged as from 8 and a number of 2 to 6 persons, but this must be an error.

The rims of the lid show the Monopoly-bar and the Hasbro logo, but no Parker-logo. The 4th rim also shows the article number on top the barcode. Besides the addresses of the distributors in Italy and Switserland are mentioned.

The property deeds (56x88 mm) are white with a red mortgage back.

The text side of the Probabilità- en Imprevisti cards (56x88 mm) is white, what looks cold. However, each text is illustrated with a funny image of Mr. Monopoly. The instructions are still the same as the last 73 years.

The wad of banknotes of this edition has ref.nr.100000090000-Rebrand. The notes are printed in black on colored paper in the nominations: 1 (white) - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500 Monopoly dollars (symbol: M with 2 horizontal little bars).

The 8 usual tokens are sealed together with the dice in a small plastic bag with the words "754000090000  C-2822A  MADE IN CHINA". But on the lid is said the game is only for 2 to 6 players. This must be an error.

The hollow, plastic houses and hotels do have a chimney as well as an overhanging roof.

The Rules are divided in a playful manner in sections and nicely illustrated, over an oblong unfoldable page.

The underbox also looks nice: The rims as well as the banker's tray are of the same red color, while the Monopoly-bar is still good to be distinguised 

As usual the two times folded game has to be stored on top the banker's tray.

The bottom shows again a color image of the game board with some attributes, an encouragement to rapidly start to play as well as a few absolutely meaningless pictures under the head of "Make it in Monopoly ..."

It is remarkable to see the lower end of the back side of the box is showing the same announcement we already met on the World edition of 2008, viz:

Play Time Doesn't End Here! EA     monopoly.ea.com
Get ready for all-new interactive ways to play your favourite toys and games
Coming Soon  From Electronic Arts Wherever You Play

MOBILE         iPod         ONLINE           POGO         VIDEOGAMES

This edition is also sold in Switserland although only 6.5% of the population speaks Italian.

 

 

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