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versie 2000.


  Number of versions: 3

  Edition: September 25, 2001
  Updated: March 30, 2009

Map of Lithuania.As far as known only one inland made monopoly-like game has ever been made and the Parker/Hasbro Monopoly edition is not introduced in this country until 2001. Of course the streets and stations are here of the capital Vilnius
Already a few years later, in 2007, Ralph Anspach's Anti-Monopoly was launched in this country as well.

From Eik onwards all fields are:

Kirtimu gatve - Visuomenes fondas (Community Chest) - Gariunu gatve - Pajamu Mokestis (Income tax) -  Siauliu Gelezinkelio Stotis (Station) - Latviu gatve - Sansas - Vytauto gatve - Kestucio gatve - Lukiskiu Kalejimas/Esi Tik Lankytojas (In Jail/Just visiting) - Kauno gatve - Elektros Tinklai - Svitrigailos gatve - Dariaus Ir Gireno gatve - Klaipedos Gelezinkelio Stotis - Pylimo gatve - Visuomenes fondasJ.Basanaviciaus gatve - Savanoriu prospektas - Nemokama Stovejimo Aikstele (Free Parking) - Zirmunu gatve - Sansas - Antakalnio gatve - A. Gostauto gatve - Kauno gelezinkelio Stotis - Kalvariju gatve - Laisves Prospektas - Vandentiekis (Water Works) - Ukmerges gatve - Eik! Kalejima (Go to Jail) - Pilies gatve - Vokieciu gatve - Visuomenes fondas - Vilniaus gatve - Vilniaus gelezinkelio Stotis - Sansas - Didzioji gatve - Turto Mokestis and Gedimino Prospektas.



Inland made Monopolis, ±1989.Edition: Monopolis
Publisher: Unknown inland manufacturer - ±1989
Dimensions of the box: 17.0 x 33.0 cm
      of the game board: 31.5 x 31.5 cm
The game:
The  previous Lithuanian owner of this set gave following explanation to this bilingual game:

"The game was made in Lithuania when my country was part of the Soviet Union, like the other Baltic states. At that time we were obliged to learn and speak Russian, because it was the official state language. We have been occupied by the Russians from 1944 until we proclaimed the renewed Lithuanian independance March 1990. However, the independency was not recognized by Russia until September 1991, soon followed by many other countries.
Just before the end of Soviet Union, politics became softer and allowed more things from the western culture like this game for example. Such things became popular among people, but the rule that everything had to be written in Russian remained, that's why this game's Rules are written in Russian."

The yellow lid of the game box only show the "shareholder cards" as well as some of the little "Chance cards". 
Each side of the little game board has 3 company spaces, 1 railwaystation and a "destiny" space (showing a yellow circle with some image). 
The 23 spaces on the board are from onwards: 

Pepsi-Cola -10%-circle - Marlboro - Knďb (Kiev) - Las Vegas - a Jail corner - Philips - policeman in circle - Opel - Alma-Ata - Ford - cowboy on totem pole (Destiny corner) - Parker - sun and cube in circle - Toyota - New York - Asahi - judge corner - Atlantic - sun and cube in circle - Honda - London and Panam.

The instruction on the destiny spaces respectively reads:

side 1: pay 10% of your funds and put it in the "destiny pool".

side 2 with the policeman: pay a fine of 500 and put it in the "pool".

side 3 and 4: test your luck by taking a Chance card. 

It is remarkable to see that the "Destiny corner" is officially used as the "Free Parking corner" in the unofficial family rules in Parker Brother editions!

Besides, there is an inner circle in the centre of the game board, called Klondike, being an essential part of the game. Klondike can be entered any moment, by paying the Bank 500. Starting point is the pointing hand as in the main part of the game. The Rules for this section are as follows:

Landing on each of the empty yellow spaces player receives 1000 from the Bank.

Landing on the space with the gold coin player receives 5000 and the right to return to the main game.

Landing on the space with the money bag player receives 10000 and the right to return to the main game.

Landing on the space with the pistol player loses all his money received in Klondike and has no right to leave the Klondike.

Landing on the space with the black cat player loses all his money received in Klondike and must return one of his most precious shareholder cards to the Bank as well as one of the cheapest he owns, but he still has the right to return to the main game.

Landing on the space with the pointing hand player must return to the main game with the money he collected in Klondike.

Philips shareholder card.Instead of property deeds players receive a shareholder card  from the banker the moment they buy shares of a property or station. 
How does that works? Let us take the Philips property to explain:

  1. The first share, together with the "shareholders card"  (like a "property deed" in Parker Bros. Monopoly) can be bought for 16 the moment you land on this free space. A next player landing on this space have to pay you 4 . 
    When you are short of cash you can pawn this card with the Bank for 8.

  2. A second share can be bought from the Bank for 160 after which a visitor must pay you 40. The value of this share however is 140. In order to remember how many shares you own on this property you place the blue plastic paperclip on line 2.

  3. By this way one can collect up to 5 shares by finally paying 6400. That moment the value of your total shares is 3200 and any visitor has to pay you 1600 each time he lands on this property. Should you run out of cash you can pawn this card with the Bank for 3200. 

There are 18 small (56x69 mm) yellow Chance cards, to be placed on the red dot in the centre of the board. 
Some of the instructions on these Chance cards read:

Konkurentu dovana gangsteriui 1000$ = Player receives 1000 from each other player and he gets the right to throw the dice 3 times. 
In addition he is allowed to rob another player, f.e. the moment he lands on a space owned by another player the owner must hand 
over all profit
to this player. 

Nenumatytos pajamos 50% = Player receives 50% of his own properties (stocks and stations) from the Bank.

Mafija 1000 $ = Player has to proceed to the Destiny corner and pay 1000 fine.

Air Mail = Player does not move per space but per board side. On doing so he is allowed to land on a space he likes, except on the corner spaces. However, he does receive 200 passing the Start corner.

Black cat = Player must return one of his shareholder cards to the Bank, without the right to redeem it.

The procedure with the stations is somewhat different: When buying a station player has to pay 800 to the Bank and in the same time he receives a hexagonal, plastic chip. The more stations a player owns the bigger profit he gets. The moment another player lands on your station he owes you 200 per station. Should an owner runs out of cash he can, like with the other properties, pawn a station with the Bank for 400 with the opportunity to redeem the station when he has enough money again.

The money consists of rather a number of plastic coins in various colors and diameters. The 11 denominations are: 1 - 2 - 5 (white) - 10 (white) - 20 - 50 - 100 - 500 - 1000 - 5000 and 15000
There are 8 plastic tokens consisting of 6 hollow pawns and 2 little thimbles, but they may not all belong to the game?
And so there are 6 dice going with this set, 3 black ones and 2 purple ones, but I doubt they all belong to the game.


Standard Ref.14535 of Lithuania.Edition: Standard, ref. 030114535633
Publisher: Parker/Hasbro Inc./TÜB "Voira"-Kaunas - 2001
Dimensions  of  the  box: 26,8 x 40,3 x 5,3 cm
of the folded game board: 25,2 x 25,2 cm
The game:
In the second half of the nineties Parker/Hasbro have introduced this capitalist game with great energy in many countries of the former Eastbloc. And this introduction was strongly continued, because in March 2001 this game was for the first time also marketed in the Baltic state of Lithuania. It was brought with a certain pride, shown by the sticker on the protecting foil.

"Original Lithuanian Monopoly".In this for the rest of Europe so well-known "standard" box is of course the red plastic "banker's tray" with holes for the 7 banknotes and property deeds still present with the banker.
The game board is folded in four and fits, when stored, precisely on the banker's tray. The back of the board is as usual red, the playside is blue green. This edition is of course also manufactured in Ireland and therefore it shows the picture of the "laughing family" at the bottom of the box.
On the game board the Sansas cards with nice red back are as usual near the Start corner while the Visuomenes fondas cards with their nice blue back are near the Free Parking corner.
The banknotes are of the one-sided printed new model, i.e. with a black Monopoly ribbon and Uncle Pennybags in the upper part of the circle and, almost invisible, the remark "1996 Tonka Corporation", (ref.1004535 OOC). The currency is Lt (Litas) and the denominations are resp.: 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500.
The 10 tokens are of light metal and are the well-known: hat - shoe - car - boat - dog - wheelbarrow - rider-on-a-horse - thimble - iron and canon. 
The green houses and red hotels are of non-transparant plastic and all have an overhanging roof with excentric chimney.
Both dice are white with black pips. 

The price of this set amounted to 79 Lt (€ 23,20) in July 2001 in a toyshop in the Gedimino Prospektas (!).



Lithuanian edition of Anti-Monopoly 2007.Edition: Anti-Monopoly®, Ref. 1777
             "21 amžiaus nekilnojamo turto prekybos žaidimas"
Publisher:Kadabra-Kaunas-LT/University Games-NL - 2007
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 40.2 cm
The game:
On the bottom of the box is, next to a color picture of the game, a short explanation of the origin of the game and how to play it. 
The translation reads:

"An update of the "monopoly" folk game  invented by Elizabeth Magie a 100 years ago. A twist right out of today's headlines: free market competitors clash with ruthless monopolists.
In the real business world, competitors and monopolists work hard to increase their incomes - but they go about it in different ways. Competitors sell more goods at a fair price to make a fair profit. Monopolists, on the other hand, destroy their competitors first so that they can fix prices above fair, competitive levels to make excessive profits.
Other real estate trading games are a jumble of competition and monopolism. In Anti-Monopoly®, however, players are diveded into two groups: competitors and monopolists before the game starts. The players follow different rules (depending on their status) in their quest for big money. This method of play is a revolutionary idea for games. In all other games players follow one set of rules. It is this idea of movement and choice which allows Anti-Monopoly® to be the first and only game in history which clearly distinguishes between the actions of competitors and monopolists."

Ralph Anspach is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at San Francisco State University who invented this Anti-Monopoly game. He based his creation on the monopoly folkgame  which was invented by Elizabeth Magie in 1904 and was played extensively in the Eastern United States between 1904 and 1935. Players in the monopoly folkgame buy and trade properties to monopolize color groupings. His game transforms the folk game into a battle between competitors and monopolists and it retains the antimonopoly message of the creators of monopoly. Quaker teachers (members of the Society of Friends in Atlantic City, N.J.) transformed the folkgame into what is now played as Monopoly.
Charles B. Darrow stole the knowledge of the game and its rules from these Quakers,  commercialized it, and falsely claimed that he had invented it to get an invention patent. He licensed it to Parker Brothers which popularized the legend of Darrow the Inventor.. .
Ralph Anspach discovered the truth about the history of Monopoly when he became a defendant in a ten-year long law suit filed by Parker Brothers. He eventually won that law suit, read his book "Monopolygate".  

Anti-Monopoly®'s specialty is, as said,  its principle players have to choose between 2 play methods: that of the Monopolists and the Competitors. However, which part you will prefer, all players have equal chances to win, although they play according to different Rules. So Monopolists for example, can only build houses and hotels when they have a monopoly position in a town (what is the case already when the player owns 2 of 3 streets), while Competitors may build on each property, independent of they own a whole city or one single street.

On the solid board with black back the streets of  8 cities are from Startas onwards:   

Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.Roma: Corso Impero - Varžovas ar Monopolistas - Via Roma - Pajamų mokestis (Income Tax)
Vilnius: Vokiečių g. - Varžovas ar Monopolistas - Konstitucijos pr. - Gedimino pr.
Ekskursija/Kaių mūšis(price war)/Kaléjimas (Jail)
Madridas: Plaza Mayor - Elektros tinklai (Electric Company) - Gran Via - Paseo de la Castellana
Amsterdamas: Dam - Varžovas ar Monopolistas - Leidsestraat - Kalverstraat
Anti-Monopolio fondas (Anti-Monopoly foundation)
Paryžius: Rue la Fayette -Varžovas ar Monopolistas - Rue de la Paix - Champs-Élysées
Briuselis: Grote Markt - Hoogstraat - Dujotiekis (Gas company) - Nieuwstraat
Monopolistai: eikite į kainų Kaléjimo lauką (Monopolist: Go to Jail) /
eikite į kainų mūšio lauką (Competitor: Go to the price war)
Londonas: Park Lane - Piccadilly -Varžovas ar Monopolistas - Oxford Street
                                                                                            Atėnai: Varžovas ar Monopolistas - La Plaka - Turto mokestis (Property tax) - Syntagma

The 4 spaces in the middle of each side are respectively: Avia kompanija - Tramvajų kompanija - Geležinkelio kompanija and Autobus.
The 3 corner spaces clearly have different meaning for the Monopolists and the Competitors.

Note that in this Lithuanian edition the capital Vilnius is added as second group of streets. The same is done in the other Baltic editions!
The bottom part of the box contains a white cardboard insert foulded such a way that a lower part between two platforms can be used as bankers' tray and store for the houses and hotels.
There are no Chance- nor Community Chest cards in this game but  2x25 plain, white cards Monopolistai and Varžovai instead, all with funny illustrations and always with detailed comment, like:
On the Varžovai cards:

Kongresas pagaliau paskyrč pakankamai pinigų Antimonopoliniam. Skyriui efektyviam antimonopolinių istatymu pričmimui. GAUNATE po 25 € 
iš kiekvieno monopolisto. = 
Congress has finally given the Antitrust Division enough money to enforce the Anti-Monopolist laws effectively. COLLECT 25 € from each 
Jus pradedate naują verslą? Ar jis klestčs? MESKITE KAULIUKĄ! Jei išmetate 9 ar mažiau  - JIS ŽLUNGA. Jei išmetate 10 ar daugiau - iš 
iždininko GAUNATE 75 €. = 
You are starting a new business. Will it succeed? THROW THE DICE! If you get a 9 or less IT FAILS. If you get 10 or more COLLECT € 75 
from treasurer.
Energetikos monopolistai pakčlé naftos kainas. Jūs pakeliate nuomos kainas savo nuomininkams, kad išliktumčte konkurencinčje kovoje. 
MOKATE 50 € iždininkui. =
The Energy Monopolists have jacked up the price of heating oil. Competition keeps you from passing on the whole increase to your tenants. 
PAY 50 € to treasurer.

On the Monopolistai cards:A Lithuanian Monopolisti card.

Jūsų politinis inašas neliko užmirštas. Oro taršos kontrolés nuostatos, sumažinusios Jūsų pelną, buvo panaikintos. 
GAUNATE 75 € iš iždininko. = 
Your political contribution was not forgotten. The smoke pollution controls which cut down on your profits have 
been abolished. COLLECT 75 € from the treasurer.

Vieno abejotino sandério metu iš Vyriausybés gavote atsakymą Jums palankaus kontrakto pričmimui. Bet kažkas 
perdavé šią informaciją spaudai. Sužinoti, ar Jūsų sandéris praslys, meskite kauliuką. 
Jei išmetate - 7 ar mažiau - SANDÉRIS BUS NESÉKMINGAS, 8 ar daugiau - audra praeis pro šalį ir Jūs 
GAUNATE 75 € iš iždininko. =
Through a shady deal, you landed a big government contract. But someone spilled the beans to the press. To 
see whether your deal will go through, roll the dice. If you get 7 or less NO DEAL, 8 or more the storm blew over 
and you COLLECT 75 € from treasurer.
Neteiséta parama, kurią suteikéte senatoriui R.N. Abonentui jo kampanijos metu per klaidą pateko Romui Nabonentui. 
Tiesiog nesiginčykite ir MOKATE baudą - 50 € iždininkui. =
An illegal campaign contribution you made to senator R.N.Ader went by mistake to Ralph Nader. Just plead no 
contest and PAY a fine of 50 € to treasurer.

It is of course also necessary the two types of players to be taken into account of on the property deeds. That is why they have 2 columns for the prices: at the left for the Varžovams and at the right side those for the Monopolistams. The back side of the cards is also to show the property to be mortgaged. In this situation the card  must be given the bank, however, the owner can any moment buy it back from the bank. This is also said on the back side of the cards.
There are only 6 banknotes, printed in grey on colored paper, in the denominations: 1 - 5 - 10 - 50 - 100 and 500
There are only 6 plastic tokens, viz. of each a green and blue one: cone, pyramid and a pawn like a "cilinder with sphere".
The set goes with 35 houses and 15 hotels of plastic, with roof rim and chimney. (Note: The Varžovai must place their houses and/or hotels on the name of the field, while the Monopolistai must situate them on the "H"-spot.)
Both dice are white with black pips.

The first version of this 21st edition was published in 2005 in the USA, soon followed by that of many European countries.

This edition was "Made in Spain".

The price of this edition was at the introduction € 19.95.



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