Number of versions: 3
Edition: January 12, 2007
Before Parker Brothers/Hasbro entered the
Philippine market in 1985 (or earlier perhaps?) there exsisted
already inland made Monopoly games of which at least one proof was found.
The first editions made under license from Parker Brothers were just
copies of the American version, i.a. with the streets of Atlantic City.
For a better insight the properties of the A.C. game board are mentioned here as
From Go onwards they are:
Mediterranean Avenue - Baltic
Avenue - Reading Railroad - Oriental
Avenue - Vermont Avenue - Connecticut
Avenue - In Jail/Just visiting - St.Charles
Place - Electric Company - States
Avenue - Virginia Avenue - Pennsylvania
Railroad - St.James Place - Tennessee
Avenue - New York Avenue - Free
Parking - Kentucky Avenue - Indiana
Avenue - Illinois Avenue - B.&
O. Railroad - Atlantic
Avenue - Ventnor
Avenue - Water Works - Marvin
Gardens - Go to Jail - Pacific Avenue
- North Carolina Avenue - Pennsylvania
Avenue - Short Line - Park Place
All properties in more recent issues of Parker Brothers are those of
the capital city Manila.
They are from Go onwards:
Albano Avenue - Community Chest - Siazon
Road - Income Tax - Laoag Airport - Taft
Avenue - Chance - Perez
Boulevard - Bugallon Avenue - Jail
- Lopez Boulevard - Electric
Company - Magsaysay Boulevard - Mabini
Street - Davao Airport - Bangkal
Street - Community ChestInsular
Avenue - Salcedo Street - Free
Parking - Mines View Road - Chance
- Pacdal Avenue - Green
Valley Road - Cebu Airport - Lapu-Lapu
Avenue - Magallanes
Boulevard - Water WorksMango
Avenue - Go To Jail - Marcos
Highway - Sumulong
Highway - Community Chest - Roxas
Boulevard - Manila Domestic Airport
- Rizal Avenue - Sales
Tax and Quezon
Publisher: Unknown inland manufacturer - ▒1950
Dimensions of the box: about 26 x 51 cm
This set was offered on the auction site ebay
Like in other Asian countries imitation Monopoly games are often called
Millionaire and/or Jutaria.
From a study of the pictures that went with the auction offer we learn that the
manufacturer has looked at both
the Waddingtons and Parker Brothers design, since:
|The centre of the game board shows a free interpretation of the
Waddingtons "engines illustration", with a train and |
a bus instead of 2 trains and a cottage instead of two houses.
This "engines illustration" was used on the European editions
till about 1961, reason perhaps to estimate
this game to be issued in about 1950.
|All 4 corner spaces are used for the same purpose, however the
pictures are different.|
|Instead of color bars at the properties here each group is
marked by various designs.|
|The property cards are of poor quality paper and printed in blue
green. They are illustrated the place where |
normally the rent prices are mentioned. Since the game board shows such
a table it may be possible the rents
to be the same for all proporties?
|The blue Community Chest and
red (?) Chance cards have funny illustrations like on the
American cards. Their |
stacks are situated on the same places as on the "official" game
|The money consists of simple banknotes, printed in black on
|The houses and hotels
are of dull wood.|
The set was sold for over US$ 300.-.
Standard - Atlantic City - long box, without ref.nr.
Publisher: Parker Bros./Kenner/Challenger Toys & Games - 1985
Dimensions of the game board: 25.6 x 51.0 x 3.2 cm
The lid of this edition shows the dark
blue streets and Go on top the red
bar with Monopoly in white characters. Notice that the white dice show 3 and
On the midfield of the blue green game
board is the word Monopoly in closed black characters parallel to
side 1 and 3. It's back is light blue.
The rent of the unbuilt property Marvin
street is $ 120. This may be of no importance but untill this
time the rent of this third street used to be the same as for the other yellow
properties in all editions over the world. This mistake was caused by the
so-called inventor of the game Charles B.Darrow.
The white innerbox contains a white plastic tray with 7 holes to be used
as banker's tray. The other part of the innerbox is filled up by a blue
cardboard insert, showing nice illustrations of Uncle Pennybags, next to the 13
The small cards (45x76 mm) are those with the nice illustrations with Rich
Uncle Pennybags as from the American editions. The Community Chest
yellow, the Chance cards are orange.
The 7 banknotes are printed in color
on white paper. The denominations are in $: 1 - 5
- 10 - 20
- 50 - 100
and 500. They have no "pat.app.
for" number or the like written in the circle on the notes.
The 8 tokens are hollow, colored plastic pawns.
The dark green houses and red
hotels are hollow and have roof edges and a central chimney.
Both small, white dice (sides of 13 mm) have black pips.
This set was "Made in the Philippines under license".
The price of this set amounted to Pesos 184.80 August 1988 in Manila.
Standard, ref.nr. 00009/762
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro - 2005
Dimensions of the box: 40.2 x 26.9 x 5.2 cm
of the double folded board: 25.2 x 25.2 cm
This set is from the collection of Steve Amato - N.Y.C.
1996 Hasbro introduced new sizes for all their Standard games.
Since the year 2000 Rich Uncle Pennybags is re-named into Mr. Monopoly
wearing a red bow tie, but for some reason
not yet in this edition.
Typical for this standard issue is the picture on the lid, showing
Mr.Monopoly running with a sack of money in his arm, surrounded by "houses
and hotels". Under him is a red
line showing in white characters this is a Philippine Edition.
Unfortunately the newly designed white plastic banker's tray with 10
holes for the banknotes and title deeds has no prepared space for the double
folded square board like in the corresponding European boxes with
ref.nr.14535. That is why the double folded board doesn't lay tight in its box.
The bottom of the box shows a color picture of the game board with all
The light green game board has a light
blue back. In contrast to earlier issues the "copyright
rule" is printed along side 3 rather than under the red
Monopoly bar standing sloping over the board.
The small Community Chest cards are yellowish
and the Chance cards are red.
The money consists of 7 banknotes printed in black on colored
paper, in the denominations: 100 - 500
- 5,000 - 10,000
The tokens are those 10 well-known metal ones: ship - car - wheel-barrow
- hat - thimble - canon - shoe - iron - dog and rider-on-rearing-horse.
The plastic houses and hotels
are hollow and do have roof edges as well as a centric chimney.
The dice are white with black pips.
This set was "Made in China".