Number of versions: 1
Edition: July 8, 2012
The Principality of Monaco borders on France and the Mediterranean. The tiny principality has an area of 1.96 square kilometers and has 32 796 (2008) inhabitants. Thus, it is the most populous country in the world. Monaco was born on 8 January 1297.
Although Monaco sandwiched by the European Union, the country is not a member of the EU.
Edition: Monopoly - Monaco - rectangular box,
Publisher: Winning Moves - Parker Brothers/Hasbro
Dimensions of the box: 27.0 x 40.0 x 5.5 cm
Steve Amato from N.Y. found another first edition of a country namely the
one of this tiny city-state Monaco
All Winning Moves editions use to show pictures of the concerning city on the
cover of the box as well as on the center of the game board. Besides they
publish a short historical description of the place on the bottom of the box.
About Monaco it says:
"The prosperity of Monaco is going forth from François Blanc, the wizard
of Monte-Carlo, who got a consession for 50 years on the playhouse, the famous
Societé des Bains de Mer. Right from the start the various institutions of
S.B.M. (hotels, casino, theater) attract a crowd of tourists. Later, the economic boom of the
principality was accompanied by sumptuous urbanic changes around the casino, an area which became known as Monte Carlo.
Today, Monaco is still dreaming: the magnificent decor of the Rock, the Belle Epoque villas,
its Californian architecture, its beautiful gardens and of course the destiny
of the unique princely family.
Since the accession to the throne of Prince Rainier III in 1949, the Ruler is attached to the development of industry, tourism, scientific research, sports and culture.
Monaco so becomes a business center with high-tech industry, arts and culture, far surpassing the traditional image of upscale tourism resort and paradise of the game.
At the death of Prince Rainier III in April 2005, his son Prince Albert ascended the
Throughout the world, he embodies the environmental cause, and sustainable development assuring the international influence of his small country."
The first Winning Moves city games were issued in Great
Britain, later followed by many other countries.
The prices of the streets and other properties are always the same as those of
the standard Hasbro editions.
All editions are made according to the same pattern, the
features of this edition being:
Mr. Monopoly (who was Rich Uncle Pennybags until
2000) with his red bow tie comes no
longer out the middle O of Monopoly in the red
He now wears his silvery
M logo instead
red bow tie and reaches you his hand
leaning on the red bar.
The back of the solid game board is black.
The Banker's tray is a square tray of red
plastic on top of which the double folded game board is placed.
A second, slightly higher tray of green
plastic has 7 slots to store the banknotes during the
The white dice on the lid of the box show 6 and 3.
The back side of the Caisse de Communauté (Community
Chest) cards is blue and show the
treasure chest; the Chance cards
have a red back
with the question mark in 3 different colors on the spaces of the board.
The money consists of banknotes of 7 neutral Monopoly
notes, packed in a set of "generic money". The currency is Monopoly
M with 2 hor.lines. The notes are printed in black
on colored paper in the nominations:10k (white) - 50k
- 100k - 200k
- 500k - 1M
The 10 tokens are car - boat - thimble - canon - wheelbarrow
- rider-on-horse - dog - hat - shoe and iron.
The set is supplied with a socalled property pouch.
According to Winning Moves it is to store the houses and hotels.
However, I think the small, transparant case, also going with the set
is better suitable to store them.
The well finished, hollow green
plastic houses and red
plastic hotels have overhanging roofs and a chimney.
The dice are white and have black pips.
All properties are from Départ onwards:
Boulevard Charles lll
de Communauté - Rue Plati -
Impot Sur Le Revenu - Heliport de Monaco -
Chance - Rue
Princesse Caroline - Square Theodore Gastaud
- Prison - Boulevard
Princesse Charlotte - Compagnie de Distribution
d'Électricité - Place D' Armes -
Rue Grimaldi - Port Hercule - Quai Antoine
1er - Caisse
de Communauté - Boulevard Rainier lll -
Boulevard du Jardin Exotique - Parc
Gratuit - Rue du Colonel Bellando
de Castro - Chance - Avenue
d'Ostende - Boulevard
Albert 1er - Port du Fontvieille - Boulevard
de Suisse - Place
Du Casino - Compagnie de Distribution des Eaux - Avenue
des Ligures - Allez en Prison - Allees des
Boulingrins - Boulevard des Moulins -
Caisse de Communauté - Avenue des Beaux Arts -
Gare de Monaco -
Princesse Grace - Taxe De Luxe and Place du Palais
The game is made