Number of versions: 3
Edition: February 16,
From 1895 till after WW II (1945) Taiwan was under Japanese rule, after which
a Chinese administration came into power.
This means there has never been a British influence on this island, reason
why it is not to be expected Waddingtons having introduced their Monopoly
editions in this country.
And obviously the first Parker designed editions have been distributed
from nearby Hong Kong on the continent.
Thick, Rich Man - A25
Publisher: unknown - ±1990
Dimensions of the box: 29.0 x 20.6 x 3.5 cm
of the unfolded board: 51.3 x 51.3 cm
The little solid box is very heavy, mainly caused by a transparent box with 32
white/blue counters with red
and black Chinese characters, the thin paper game board of which being
folded at the bottom.
Furthermore there are 6 board game sheets of various sizes, with 10 games in
total. From these I recognize only "Snakes and Ladders" and
"Aggravation". Besides the little hollow, colored plastic
aggravation/chess pawns there are 6 larger ones as tokens for the
It can be seen the properties to be divided in 7 color groups,
consisting at least of 3 streets and at a maximum of 5. There are
no railway stations, nor a Jail or Free Parking or Go-back-to-Jail, since these
corners show a (railway)bridge, an airplane and a ship. The
streets of groups near corners all round them.
All attributes fit in the 4 holes of the red
plastic tray of the innerbox.
The property deeds are simple pieces of white paper (53 x 86 mm) printed
in the color of the property and red at the
mortgage side. One set of the cards (53 x 86 mm) is pink
and the other one is yellow.
There are 8 small (53 x 86 mm) banknotes, printed in color on
white paper, in the denominations of: $10 - 50
- 100 - 200
- 500 - 1000
-2000 and 5000.
There are only 10 hollow, green
plastic houses and 8 red hotels, all
with tiles on the roof and excentric chimney.
Both dice are light blue with white
This set was bought in Taipei March 1992 at the price of TW$ 150 ( € 3.50), as
shown on the lid as well!
Standard - ref.nr. 06951-TW
Publisher: Parker./Hasbro Hong Kong Ltd.-Taiwan Branche - 1995
Dimensions of the box: 26.2 x 51.0 cm
This edition is from the collection of Steve Amato - N.Y.C.
This edition in a long box is bilingual: Chinese and English
and there are 2 Rules sheets as well. The lid shows the fourth side of the game
board with "a bundle of banknotes and other attributes" on top. The
dice show a 3 and 6. In the lower left corner is a yellow
strip telling this set to be a Taiwan Edition.
All properties (likely) are from the capital city Taipei and are
from Go onwards:
Keelung Temple - Community Chest -
Sung Shan Night Market - Income Tax -
Taipei Train Station - Hsi Men Tin
- Chance - Chung
Hsiao East Road - Yang Ming Shan
- Jail - Li Shan
- Electric Company - Chung Kang Road
- Wen Shin Road - Taichung
Train Station - Pa Kwa Shan - Community
Chest - Sun Moon Lake
- A Li Shan - Car
Park - Kwun Tzu Lin - Chance
- An Pin Castle - Fo
Kwun Shan - Kaoshung Train Station
- Wu Fu Road
Lu Road - Water
Company - Cheng
Chin Lake - Police Station - Heng
Tsun - Ken Ding - Community
Chest - Chih Pen Hot
Spring - Hwa Lien Train Station- Chance
- Tai Lu Ge - Entertainment Tax andChiao
The solid game board has a red
back. Since the game is bilingual it has 2 sets of property
deeds, as well as Chance
and Community Chest
This edition was "Made in New Zealand", like same version of Malaysia.
The mortgage side of the property deeds is white, but red
printed. The prices of the properties are meanwhile multiplied by
100, viz. starting with $6,000 for Keelung Temple and ending with $40,000 for
the most expensive street. You collect $20,000 over Go.The
white Community Chest cards have the treasure chest printed in blue
on the back. The white Chance cards have a question mark printed in red
on the back. Their sizes are 55x84 mm. The
rent of the unbuilt Cheng Chin (= most expensive yellow
street) is still the same as of both other streets, only $
This error originates from the very first American editions and was not
corrected until 1982!
The thin but solid plastic insert of the innerbox is red
and contains 12 holes for the attributes. Its bottom shows a black/white
picture of the board and its attributes.
The money consists of 7 banknotes, printed in black on colored
paper, the white circle in the centre of the note showing "Monopoly ® - ©
1995 Hasbro International Inc., All rights reserved.". The denominations
are: 100 - 500 - 1000
- 2000 -5000
- 10000 and 50000.
The 10 metal tokens ("Made in China") are: ship - car -
wheel-barrow - hat - thimble - canon - shoe - iron - dog and
The 32 houses and 12 hotels
are hollow and made of plastic. All roofs have tiles, the houses have an
excentric chimney, while the hotels have a centric one and roofedges.
Both dice (sides of 15 mm) are red
with white pips.
Publisher: Unknown manufacturer - ±2005
Dimensions of the box: unknown
I know almost nothing of this shown Taiwanese monopoly-like cartoon edition, but
it looks so nice that I found it worth to show it in my Lexicon.
If an owner of this issue is willing to provide me with more information,
please send me an e-mail!
the game board is but a 3 times folded paper, it is well designed and printed,
like the purple "Chance" and
"Community Chest" cards or what they may be called in this edition.
The money consists of 8 well designed colored banknotes and the dice
seems to be bicolored.