Number of versions: 1
Edition: March 13,
Like in the surrounding countries Uruguay has its own kind of Monopoly-like
edition, manufactured by an inland game maker.
While Argentina has its Estanciero (Ranger), Brasil its
Banco Imobiliário (Real Estate Bank) and Colombia and
Venezuela their Metropolio, Uruguay has at least its El Banquero (The
However, it is to be expected that the standard Spanish edition of the
American Atlantic City version, from Parker Brothers/Hasbro, will also be
available in this country.
El Banquero (The Banker), without ref.nr.
"El juego del Monopolio"
Publisher: Inland manufacturer Toaly (?) - ±1950
Dimensions of the box: 51 x 27 x 5 cm
This edition is from the collection of Steve Amato - N.Y.C.
It says on the lid: "Un juego para que chicos y grandes apprendan a hacerse
ricos" (A game for kids and adults to learn how to become
Unfortunately this old and probably often used set has been visibly restored,
which appears from:
1. The green plaid tape along the edge of
lid, as well as the edges of the innerbox, that cannot be original.
2. The design of the innerbox that cannot be original, because the empty
square shown in the centre has no fuction. Any former owner
must have home-made the cardboard trays stapled to the edges,
to create a kind of banker's tray.
However, this is clearly an inland made Uruguyan game because the streets on the
game board are all from districts of the countries
the publisher has tried to create many differences with regard to Parker
Brothers' design, he obviously was strongly influenced by it. The most typical
of this is the clear copy of the picture, with the precursor of "Uncle
Pennybags" and the $-sign under it, from the "Mini boxes" as they
were used till about the early sixties in America and Canada. That is why I
estimate this edition to be of around 1950.
Striking differences with regard to the Parker design are a.o.:
properties are from Salida onwards:
Arenal Grande ($150) - Blandengues ($100) -
De Trolley-Buses ($250) - Aguada:
($200) - Destino (destiny) - Sierra ($150) - Lima
En la prison/De visita no mas
Sarandi ($250) - Compania De Telefonos U.T.E. ($300) - Avenida
Uruguay ($200) - San Jose ($250) - Compania De
Pocitos: Benito Blanco ($200) - Suerte
(Chance) - Avenida Brasil ($250) -
Rambla R. Del Peru ($300)
Parada Libre (Free Parking)
Cordon: Magallanes ($100) - Destino
- Eduardo Acevedo ($150) -
Constituyente ($200) - Compania De Ferro-Carriles
Martin ($250) - Millan ($100) - Compania De Petroleo ANCAP ($300) - Burgues
Vayase A La Prision (Go To Jail)
Union: 8 De Octubre ($250) - Comercio ($200) - Destino -
Felipe Sanguinetti ($200) - Compania
Aviacion PLUNA ($250)
+ Sayago: Avenido Garzon ($150) - Suerte
and Camino Ariel ($100).
The game board is of solid cardboard and it's back is a
"marbled" greyish green. There is
also a name sticker put on one part of the board.
The tokens are small, colored disks. The money consists of 7
"El Banquero"- banknotes. They are printed in brown
on colored, thin paper and their nominations are $1
- $5 - $10
- $50 - $100
- $500 and $1000,
where the $-sign stands for Pesos.
There are 32 houses and 12 skyscrapers
instead of hotels.
Both different sized, white dice in this set cannot be the original ones.