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Revolution edition 2010

 

Presentation:
version 2000

Presentatie:
versie 2000.

 

 
Edition: April 12, 2011
Number of countries: 13

                                 

Endcontrol of the REVOLUTION edition in HASBRO's manufacturing
facilities at Waterford - Ireland, June 2010.

See for a 2 minute film of the production of this REVOLUTION edition:
http://www.fbas.tv/mediawiki/index.php/DE_Revolution

Revolution on Dutch radio broadcast.The third year in a row Hasbro comes with an essentially new design of its most important board game, but there is every ground for that because Monopoly now celebrates its 75th anniversary.  It is striking that the presentation of this game in the world has been spreaded over the year. Maybe that makes sence to allow the large countries, like America, England, Germany and France, to be delivered first.


Inserting the white plastic"bankers tray".

Unlike the introduction of the World edition in 2008, when the whole world was involved, this time only residents from 10 countries could participate in this celebration.

Under the slogan "Monopoly Money makes it Real", they were given the opportunity for the 75th Anniversary of Monopoly to write a short story of 75 words on how they were going to spend the prize, the size of the total amount of money in a (old) Monopoly game, ie 20 580 (€ or $ or £).
Then, for
a period of 75 days, . The 75 stories with the most votes were nominated for an award. A jury of experts and charities-specific sponsors finally decided who got the prize and who got one of 75 finalists prices.

 



Edition: Revolution, ref.nr. 17146
Putting the roud board in the box.Publisher: Parker/Hasbro - 2010
Dimensions of the box:  40.3 cm x 27.0 cm x 6.7 cm
Diameter of the game board: 50.2 cm
The game: 
CBD oilcloth-1933.
This is a remarkably white game: not only both parts of the box are white, but the customized plastic Banker's tray and the playside of the round board as well.
 Is it a coincidence the first  board of the so-called inventor, Charles B.Darrow was painted on a large, round tablecloth while more than 75 years later again a round game board apprears, but now much smaller and in a circulation of various millions (?).

Swiss game board. Card reader.Credit cards.Transparant tokens.Transparant houses and hotels.

       Small property deeds.

Except for the round game board in this version are of course also a number of new things to discover, like:

On the game board: a number of new, vanished and transferred spaces, viz.

Water Works moved from space 28 to space 2.

The Station spaces are replaced by 4 new, black spaces, viz. walking-, cycle-, car- and rocket-zone
while the Stations moved 2 or 3 places forward.

The Chance- and Community Chest spaces disappeared and replaced by a Chance facility in the
speaking and music making Card reader.

The Jail corner space now only shows a cell door with a large key lock, but the rascal ("Jake, the Jailbird") 
is no longer shown!

The Electric Company moved from space 12 to 36 in order to make room for the new utility Telecommunications.

Funny to see how the corner space with the red car became a red (traffic?)sign with a white car.

The equally new utility Gas Company came on space 22, midway between the red streets.

The policeman oon the 3rd corner ("Officer Edgar Mallory") is still a white male, but otherwhise.

The Luxury Tax space now shows a colorless diamond ring.

Mr. Monopoly does not appear from the middle O of the red bar in the middle of the board.

This game again has a card reader and credit cards instead of banknotes, but this version is more sophisticated, because:

In order to receive money the credit card must be put in the slot near the green button and to pay in the slot near the red one.

On several occasions, like being sent to prison, passing over Start, etc. the card reader produces a melody. And there are quite a number, such as: Bad Day - Umbrella - Drive my Car - Revolution - These Boots are made for Walkin' - Crazy in love - I'm so excited - Bicycle Race - Celebration - Rocket Man - Happy Birthday and the Wedding March.

If you land on or pass by Start you have to put your credit card in the slot near the green button and push the arrow to collect your salary.

If one player has to pay the other they both put their pass in the right slot after which the amount must be put in. This is debitted from the one pass and creditted from the other.

If you land on a (black) zone space you have two options:

either you choose a random area on the board and give all players there a chance by pushung on the middle button, the so-called Zone button. As the accompanying image appears on the display, press again. The Zone melody starts to play and the Chance instructions slide over the display. 

either you move to the next unsold field and let it auctioned. 

However, you also can get a Chance "card" at at any time. So pay attention to the Chance melody and the ? symbol on the display. This Chance is for the player who just took his/her pass out the card reader.

The decimal point on the card reader is to regulate the volume of the melodies. But if you don't feel the need to hear the tunes again and again, then turn the volume in the lowest position, so you just hear beebs.

To auction properties the banker makes an (unspecified) time available by pressing the Deal button (the two hands) of the timer.

The property deeds of this edition differ significantly from the traditional one: In addition to being substancially smaller (45x75 mm) there is no longer a color bar, but more of a color patch.

Hasbro has also, only for this edition (?), abandoned the traditional locomotive on the station spaces. It became a modern high-speed train.

Would Hasbro, after 75 years, also prefer to give a very contemporary form to its tokens? It really are very nice, transparent sheelds with a color image on a base. The images are again of the familiar hat - shoe - dog - (steam)iron - boat and car.

And finally the plastic houses and hotels got a nicer and more modern appearance!

This beautiful version is again a clear progress compared to the City edition having its centre field full of rickety tower blocks! 

Note:  
Based on the first 4 numbers of the refence number of an edition we, collectors, can follow the order of issue. (The last 3 digits after the reference number is the country number given by Hasbro.)

Only during the examination of the different versions of Revolution it appeared that, since more than a year, the plants in East Longmeadow - USA and Waterford - IRL are putting almost invisible (in white) production numbers on one of the rims of the lid, so before the shrink wrap around the box is applied.
From that it can be deciphered at what moment a set was manufactured. 
t is therefore interesting, because in addition to the date of design of the game, ie the first 4 digits of the reference, the manufacturing date of the set can be known.  

           Film recording of the play.

Presentation of the Dutch 
version of REVOLUTION at the Dutch TV channel RTL4 in their
program Editie.NL on Monday November 1, 2010.




 

                                                   

The reslut on the TV screen.

 

 

 

  Some editions from over the whole world, in order of number of country:


America
(property of Roland Klose-D): 


       Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr. 17146
                    
       The red sticker shows the text: "NOW sounds & music bring your game to life!"

        Hasbro-USA does not mention the date the edition was designed, but according to the produktion
        number
on the box this issue was manufactured (in East Longmeadow)
        It is not known to me when it was marketed. 

        Close to the production number the rim of the lid shows the Parker Brothers logo.

        The streets on this board are those from the American standard edition. 
        So they are from Go with: Mediterranean Avenue - Baltic Avenue - ... 
        and finish before Go with: Boardwalk - Park Place ...


 
       .
Germany
(property of Roland Klose-D):
German game boards in production
Revolution, Duitse uitgave. 
       Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr.
021017146100
                    
       The red sticker on the foil shows the text: "Mit Musik & Soundeffekten!"
                                                                               (With music & soundeffects!)

       Although the game, according the ref.nr. was already designed Februari 2010,
       manufactured June 14 it was not marketed until August 4.

       The streets on this game board are those frome the German standard edition. 
       So they start from Los with: Badstrasse - Turmstrasse - ... 
       and stop before Los with: Parkstrasse - Schlossallee - ...


France:


French version of REVOLUTION. 
                                                                            
     Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr. ????17146
101
                    
     Except for the 75 years anniversary sticker in the upper left corner
     there is a red sticker on the foil showing the text: "Version Électronique
                                                                                        * 32 Sons
                                                                                        * 10 Hits musicaux
                                                                                        * Banque interactive"

      The streets on this board are from the French standard edition. 
      So they start from Départ with: Boul. de Belleville - Rue Lecourbe - ... 
      and stop before Départ with: Rue de la Paix - Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ...

 


Great-Britain
(property of Matthew Horton - GB): 
                                                                                     
Revolutie, UK edition.
        Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr.
100917146102
                    
        The red sticker on thee foil shows the text: "NOW sounds & music bring your game to life!"
   
        Although the game, according to the ref.nr. was already designed October 2009 and
        manufactured July 7 it was not published until early Augustus 2010.
                     
        The streets on this board are from the UK standard edition, so from the London-bord
        So they start from Go with: Old Kent Road - Whitechapel Road - ... 
        and stop before Go with: Mayfair - Park Lane - ....

   

Netherlands (property of Roland Klose-D):

Revolution, Dutch edition.    Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr.
021017146104
    

   Except for the sticker on the 75th anniversary in the upper left corner 
   there is a red sticker on the foil with the text: 
   "Nu brengen geluiden & muziek je spel pas écht tot leven!"
    (Now sounds & music bring your game to life!)

   
Although the game, according to the ref.nr. was already designed Februari 2010
    and manufactured Sept.9 it was not published until October 2010.
                     
    The streets on this board are from the Dutch standard edition. 
                                                                                                        So they begin from Start with: Dorpsstraat - Brink - ... 
                                                                                                        en stop before Start with: Kalverstraat - Leidsestraat - ....

 

Sweden (found on: www.hasbro.com/sv_SE/)

Revolution Swedisch edition.

        Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr. 041017146106     

        The red sticker on the foil shows the text:  "NU med ljud och musik som gör spelet ännu roligare!"
                                                                                (NOW with sound and music which makes the game even more fun!)

         The streets on this board are from the Swedish standard edition. 
         So they start from Gå with: Västerlånggatan - Hornsgatan - ... 
         and stop before Gå with:
Norrmalmstorg - Centrum - ....

 

 

 

Denmark (found on www.hasbro.com/da_dk/):

Revolution Dannish edition.

          Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr. ??1017146108     

          The red sticker on the foil shows the text: "NU går lyde og musik dit spill ekstra festlig!"
          
                                                                   (NOW sounds & music bring your game to life!)                                                                          

          The streets on this board are from the Dannish standard edition. 
          So they start from Start with: Vinsenvej - Peter Bangs vej - ... 
          and stop before Start with:
Nytorv - Gammel Torv - ...

 


 

Finland (found on www.hasbro.fi):

Revolution, Finnish edition.
      
      Name of the edition: Revolution -
Ref.Nr. ????17146109

      The red sticker on the foil shows the text: "Nyt äänët ja müsiiki tuovät peliin eloa!"                                             
                                                                               (NOW sounds & music bring your game to life!)      

      The streets on this board are those from the Finnish standard edition with the streets from Helsinki.
      So they start from Lähtö with: Korkeavuorenkatu - Kasarmikatu - ...
      and stop before Lähtö with:
Erottaja - Mannerheimintie - ...

         


Greece
(property of Roland Klose-D):     

Greek REVOLUTION.        Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr. 06107146110Greek editiion in 3 parts.

        The text on the red sticker on the foil says: 
                   
"
ΤΩΡΑ ηχοι & μουσικη ζωντανευουν ακομη περισσοτερο
                                                                                 
το  παιχνιδι  σας!
"
                     
                      (NOW sounds & music bring your game to life! )
        
       The streets on this board are those from the
Greek standard
        edition
, with the streets from Athens.
        So they start from ΑΦΕΤΗΡΙΑ with: ΟΔΟΣ ΚΥΨΕΛΗΣ
                                       
(Kypselis Street) - ΟΔΟΣ ΕΠΤΑΝΗΣΟΥ (Eptanisou Str.) -
        
                                                                                                    
and stop before ΑΦΕΤΗΡΙΑ with: ΛΕΩΦΟΡΟΣ ΒΑΣ. ΣΟΦΙΑΣ
                                                                                                    
(Queens Ave. Sofia) - ΛΕΩΦΟΡΟΣ ΑΜΑΛΙΑΣ (Queens Ave. Amalia) ...        

                                                                                                     Diese Version auf deutsch: www.monopoly-wiki.de
                                                                      

Turkey: 
 Turkish Revolution edition.                                                                             

       Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr.
??0917146131

      
The red sticker on the foil shows a.o. the text: "Müzik ve ses efektleriyele  MONOPOLY 
                                                                                       çok renkli çok eğlenceli!"                                                                                                                                                              
        Although the game, according to the ref.nr. was already designed
October 2009,
        it was not published until early August 2010. 
                       
       
        The streets on this board are those from the Turkish standard edition with streets from 8 districts of Istanbul. 
        So they start from Başlangiç with: Kasimpaşa - Dolapdere - ... 
        and stop before Başlangiç with: Yeniköy - Tarabya - ...



Switzerland (property of Roland Klose-D):                                                       

Revolution, Swiss edition.
        Board of the Swiss edition.Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr.
041017146149
                                            Swiss Edition - Schweizer Ausgabe - Edition Suisse
                                            Instruzione in Italiano inclus  

        The red sticker on the foil show the text: "Mit Musik & Soundeffekten! /Version Électronique
                                                                                * 32 Geräusche/Sons
                                                                                * 10 Musikhits/ hits musicaux
                                                                                * Bankkartenleser/ Banque interactive"

                                                                                Although the game, according to the ref.nr. was already designed April 2010 and
                                                                                manufactured July 21 it was not published until September 2010.

  
                                                                              The streets on this board are those from the bilingual Swiss edition with streets 
                                                                                 from 18 cities. 
                                                                                 So they start from Los/Départ with: Chur/Coire: Kornplatz - Schaffhausen/Schaffhouse: Vordergasse - ... 
                                                                                 and stop before Los/Départ with: Zürich/Zurich: Paradeplatz - Lausanne/Lausanne: Place St-François - ...


Austria (property of Roland Klose-D): 

Austrian Revolution edition.         Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr.
031017146156
         
         Except for the red sticker on the foil showing the text: "Mit Musik & Soundeffekten!"
         there is another sticker mentioning "Österreich- Ausgabe", to distinguish it from the German one.

         Although the game, according to the ref.nr. was already designed March 2010 and
         manufactured July 21 it was only published some time later in 2010.

       
 The streets on this board are those from the new Austrian standard editions since 
                                                                                ref.nr.100800009156 with streets from 9 (!) cities. 
                                                                                So they start from Los with: Eszterhazy-strasse - Kremsergasse - ... 
                                                                               
and stop before Los with: Kaiserstrasse - Kornmarkt-platz - ...

 

Belgium (property of Cindy van de Poel-B):

Revolution, Belgian edition, bilingual.       Name of the edition: Revolution - Ref.Nr. 041017146197
   
                 
       Except for the sticker on the 75th anniversary in the upper left corner75 years young. (
Congratulations/Years young)
       there is a red sticker on the foil with the text: "Elektronische Editie/Version Électronique
                                                                                        * 32 geluiden/32 sons
                                                                                        * 10 muziekhits/10 hits musicaux
                                                                                        * bankautomaat/banque interactive"

      Although the game, according to the ref.nr. was already designed April 2010 and
      manufactured July 21 it was not published until early September 2010.
 
     
      The streets on this game board are those of the bilingual Belgian standard edition
      
So they start from Start/Départ
onwards: Rue Grande (Dinant) - Diestsestraat (Leuven) - ... 
                                                                                        
en eindigen vóór Start/Départ met: Nieuwstraat (Brussel)/Rue Neuve (Bruxelles) - Meir (Antwerpen) - ...



 

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