Number of versions: 2
Edition: June 17, 2010
So far I haven't met any inland made Monopoly(-like) edition of Panama
but it is very likely there exist.
However, the company Industrias Ronda
Ltda - Bogotá - Colombia has finally developed to the
Parker/Hasbro supplier in Panama. That company was founded in June
1972 out of a small printing company. From then on their board games and
puzzles activities steadily grow, reason why the company moved in 1984
to a new works, also situated in Bogotá. In that time the company got
licenced by Walt Disney, Parker Brothers and Borrás, the Spanish
licensee of Parker Brothers.
In 1986 the games part of the company changed name into Ronda S.A.
and was it manufacturing games for Latin-American countries like Panama,
Ecuador, Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela. In 2000 an agreement
was entered into with Hasbro for the distribution of their products in
12 Latin-American countries.
International Spanish language ed., Ref.8009
"Juego de Intercambio de Finca Raíz de Parker
Brothers" (Game of exchange of properties,
Publisher: Parker Brothers, Inc. - Beverly - 1985
Dimensions of the box: 25.6 x 51.0 cm
This set has been issued by Parker Brothers in all North-, Middle- and
South American countries where Spanish is spoken, so most probably in
Panama as well.
It concerns the well-known American standard edition in the white box
with the streets of Atlantic City, but in the Spanish language.
From Go (¡Adelante!) on all
properties of the International Spanish language edition are:
Avenida Mediterráneo - Arca
Comunal (Community Chest) - Avenida
Báltica - Impuesto sobre Ingresos (Income
Tax) - Ferrocarril Reading - Avenida
Oriental - Casualidad (Chance)
- Avenida Vermont - Avenida
Connecticut - En la .../De visita no más - Plaza
San Carlos - Compañía de Electricidad - Avenida
de los Estados - Avenida Virginia
- Ferrocarril de Pensilvania - Plaza
Santiago - Arca Comunal - Avenida
Tennessee - Avenida Nueva York
- Parada Libre (Free Parking) - Avenida
Kentucky - Casualidad - Avenida
Indiana - Avenida Illinóis
- Ferrocarril B. & O. - Avenida
Atlántico - Avenida
Ventnor - Obras de agua potable (Drinking-water
Works) - Jardines
Marvin - !Váyase a la Cárcel! (Go
to Jail) - Avenida Pacífico
- Avenida Carolina del Norte - Arca
Comunal - Avenida Pensilvania - Ferrocarril
Short Line - Casualidad - Plaza del
Parque - Impuesto sobre posesiones de lujo (Luxury
Tax) and Paseo Tablado.
The lid of this "long box" shows the last
part of the 4th side and Go.
On top is the red bar with Rich
Uncle Pennybags in the middle O. The dice show numbers 3
and 5. The bottom of the box is un-printed.
The back of the solid game board is blue.
The word Monopoly goes in closed characters in a black
frame sloping over the board. The innerbox contains except for a
small plastic insert with 7 holes for the banknotes also a filling up
piece of blue cardboard on which the
"13 frequently asked questions" are printed in Spanish.
The game is entirely in the Spanish language but the money is in
dollars. It are the well-known banknotes with the mention
"Copyright 1935 by Parker Brothers Inc." in the centre circle.
The Casualidad (Chance) cards are
red and the Arca Comunal (Community
Chest) cards are yellow,
both illustrated with funny pictures of Rich Uncle Pennybags identical
to those of the original American issue.
There are 10 metal tokens "made in Hong Kong",
viz.: car - hat - thimble - dog - boat
- iron - canon - rider-on-horse - shoe and wheelbarrow.
The houses and hotels
with overhanging roofs are made of plastic and do have a centrally
Both dice are white with black pips.
This edition was "Fabricado en los EE.UU". (Made
in the USA)
Monopoly PanamÁ, ref. 00009
"Juego de Compraventa de Inmuebles, de Parker Brothers"
(Property trading game, of Parker Brothers)
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro/Ronda
S.A.-Colombia - 2004
Dimensions: 27.0 x 40.3 x 6.7 cm
This edition is owned by Steve Amato-N.Y..
The image on the lid of this edition shows, except for two of the
countries most important landmarks (the Cathedral Tower of Panama
Viejo and the El Carmen Church of Panama City) also some national
flora and fauna alongside the Panama canal.
The properties on the Panama game board are various places of the
country, incl. the isle's in the Gulf of Panama and Isla Coiba in
the North Pacific Ocean. However, the two most exspensive streets are of
the capital city Panamá.
The properties from Go (¡Adelante!)
Parque Camino De Cruces - Cornucopia
- Parque De Sarigua - Impuesto
Sobre La Renta (Income Tax) - Aeropuerto Marcos
A. Gelabert - Volcan Baru,-
Chance - India
Dormida - Cerro
Ancon - Carcel
(Jail) - Playa
Santa Catalina - Puente
De Las Americas (Bridge of the Americas) - Playa
Palenque - Playe Las Lajas
- Aeropuerto Enrique Malek - Isla
De Coiba - Cornucopia - Archipiélago
De Kuna -Yala - Archipiélago
De Las Perlas - Parada
Libre (Free Parking) - Boquete
- Guarare -
El Valle , Aeropuerto
France Field - Nata
De Los Caballeros - Portobelo
Vayase A La Carcel (Go
To Jail) -Plaza
Herrera - Paseo De Las Bovedas
- Cornucopia - Plaza De La
Catedral - Aeropuerto
De La Palma -Miraflores
- Impuesto Sobre Posesiones De Lujo
and Calzada De Amador.
The game board has a light blue
back and is folded twice. The red
Monopoly bar is diagonal in the middle of the playfield.
Chance cards show 2
sevens and the light brown Cornucopia
cards a horn of plenty.
The 7 banknotes, showing a plane and a house in
both small rectangulars, Monopoly-Panama in the centre circle and in
very small "2004 Hasbro Inc" in the lower right corner of the
bill. They consist of black printed colored paper in the
denominations: 1- 5 -10
- 20 - 50
-100 and 500.
currency is Balboa (PAB). The balboa is called after the
explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
The houses and hotels
are made of hollow plastic and have centric placed chimneys.
There are 11 tokens in this edition, viz.: Dog - Iron
- Thimble - Horse and Rider - Wheelbarrow - Car
- Top Hat - Ship - Cannon - Shoe and Moneybag.
Both plastic dice are white with black pips.