Number of versions: 5
Edition: April 30, 2006
Of course Parker Brothers also market their Spanish language editions of
Atlantic City in the South American country Venezuela. Also a few inland game manufacturers issue Monopoly editions.
But with the introduction of the "Edicion Venezuela" it seems Parker
Brothers/CPG Prod.Corp. have found a manufacturer to cooperate with, although
Rico con Monopolio (Become rich ..)
las Calles de Caracas (.. with the streets from
Publisher: Unknown - ±
Dimensions of the game: 26 x 52 cm
This edition of inland manufacture is owned by Jean-François Dias -
The designer of this edition obviously had Rich Uncle Pennybags (from Parker
Brothers/Hasbro) in mind as he created his own version of a well-to-do red
dressed man with top hat and cane. It really is very pitty the finish of this
game is so extremele poor. Not only is the game board poorly printed but
the houses and hotels are with the game on sheets from which they
have to be separated, folded and glued before the first match can be played.
The word Monopolio goes in large open characters sloping over the board's
midfield, from Go to the Free Parking corner. The red
Arca Comunal (Community Chest) cards space is next
to the prison while the blue Casualidad
(Chance) space is next to the policeman corner. It is
interesting to see the treasure chest is blue
(like from Parker Brothers/Hasbro) contaning 2 money bags.
The spaces on the soft game board are from Go
Avda.Libertador - Arca
Comunal - Avda. San Martin
- Impuesto pague el 10% de su efectivo o Bs 200
- Ferrocarrile Barquisimeyo - Plaza Bolivar -
Casualidad ? - El
Calvario - Jardin Botanico - Cárcel/Pasaje
Libre - Plaza Candelaria - Compañia
de Electricidad - PLaza Concordia - Plaza
Altamira - Ferrocarrile Caracas
- Avda.Fco.Miranda - Arca
Comunal - Avda.
Urdaneta - Avda.Andres Bello - Parque
gratuito - Nuevo Circo - Casualidad
- El Velódromo - El
Teleferico - Ferrocarrile Maracaibo - Avda.
Sucre - Avda.Pdte. Medina - Obras de agua potable -
Avda. Paez - Váya a la Cárcel! - Avda.
Bolivar - Avda.R.Gallegos -
Comunal - Avda. Baralt - Ferrocarril
Pto. Cabello - Casualidad ? - Avda.Fco. Fajardo -
de Lujo and Avda. Boyaca.
Comunal and Casualidad cards are supplied in
perforated sheets from which they have to be separated, like the property deeds
The neutral Monopoly banknotes (with an illustration of 1 engine and
1 house) are in 6 denominations: 1 - 5
- 50 - 100
and 500. The currency is Bs (Bolivar).
The only 4 tokens consist of very small colored plastic discs like
the 1 €-cent. There is only one die, white with black
The set was "Hecho en Venezuela".
This set was bought in 1984.
Spanish language ed., Ref.8009
"Juego de Intercambio de Finca Raíz de Parker Brothers (Game of exchange of properties, originally P.B.)
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 Venezuela 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)
Pacífico - Avenida Carolina del Norte
- Arca Comunal - Avenida Pensilvania -
Line - Casualidad - Plaza del Parque
- Impuesto sobre posesiones de lujo (Luxury Tax) and Paseo
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
There are 10 metal tokens "made in Hong Kong", viz.: car
- hat - thimble - dog - boat - iron - canon - rider-on-horse - shoe and wheelbarrow.
The dark green houses and red
hotels with overhanging roofs are made of plastic and do have a centrally
placed chimney. Both dice are white with black pips.
This edition was "Fabricado en los EE.UU" (Made is
This edition was sold for Bs. 22,900 on http://www.colortoy.com.
Monopoly Edicion Venezuela, Ref.# 4005
"Juego de Intercambio de Finca Raíz de Parker Brothers" (Game of exchange of properties, originally P.B.)
Publisher: Parker Bros./Fabr. de Juegos Rubimagic C.A. - ±1989
50.5 x 25.5 cm
Again a nice set from the collection of David Miller - UK. (Compare
this set with the Colombian
one of the same era!)
The Spanish text in the middle of the lid says:
"An original way to get to know our country: With this new monopoly
edition on a pleasant way presenting the avenues and boulevards of our
Although this is a Parker Brothers authorized edition the design of those typical
Parker Brothers spaces completely differ, like f.e.:
all non-street spaces show the
illustration in a black square.
Free Parking corner here shows a blue
car with yellow
design of the lamp as well as the tap differs from the Parker
"station properties" show pictures of transport means
instead of the black
shaped and colored question marks on the Chance spaces.
money bag rather than a treasure chest on the Community
The green map of the
country shows the 8 provinces concerned. And in order to know which
properties are in which provinces the dots marking the provinces have the color
of the concerning property bars. However, the city is always mentioned under the
From Salida onwards the 8 provinces,
each with 3 different cities, are:
Región Sur: Calle Amazonas
(PTO. Ayacucho) - Arca Comunal - Paseo Libertador (San Fernando de Apure) - Impuesto Sobre La Renta
Región Guyuana: Avenida Angostura (Ciudad Bolivar) - Casualidad
- Paseo Orinoco (Ciudad Bolivar) -
Avenida Guayana (Ciudad Guayana)
Región Nor-Oriental: Avenida Aristedes Rojas (Cumana) -
Compañia de electricidad - Avenida 4 de Mayo (Porlamar) - Paseo Colón (Puerto
Metro de Valencia
Región de Los Andes: Calle Independencia (Trujillo)
- Arca Comunal - Avenida Las Américas (Mérida) -
Avenida F. Garcia de Hevia
Región Centro Occidental:
Avenida Los Médanos (Coro) - Casualidad
- Avenida Las Lágrimas
(Acarigua/Araure) - Avenida Venezuela (Barquisimeto)
Avenida Los Llanos (San Juan de Los Morros) - Avenida 19 de Avril (Maracay)
- Obras de Agua Potable (Water Works) - Avenida Constitución (Valencia)
Váyase a la Cárcel!
Región Zuliana: Paseo del Lago (Maracaibo) - Avenida Los Haticos
(Maracaibo) - Arca Comunal -
Avenida Circunvalacion (Maracaibo)
Metro de Caracas
Región Capital: Casualidad
- Avenida Fuerzas Armadas (Caracas) - Impuesto Sobre Posesiones de Lujo (Luxury Tax) and Avenida Bolivar (Caracas)
cards as well as the Arca Comunal
cards are light
blue, what must be very confusing!
All these cards are illustrated with amusing incidents with Rich Uncle
banknotes consist of black printed colored paper and the
denominations are: 1 - 5 -10
- 20 - 50 -100
and 500. The currency is Bs (Bolivar).
The houses and hotels
are made of hollow plastic. The tokens are 5 simple plastic pawns on a
Both plastic dice are red with white
The set was "Hecho en Venezuela".
Dimensions of the box: 23 x 28 cm
The box of this edition of inland manufacture consists of very thin cardboard,
is of simple design and badly printed.
The innerbox has a cardboard insert, formed in such a way that it makes 2
blue trays and a white mid-piece, showing
the Rules. There is nothing printed on the white bottom.
The soft game board is folded with its play-side outwards. Its properties are
the streets from Santiago.
From Salida onwards all spaces are resp.:
Avenida San Agustin del Sur - Arca
Comunal - Urbanización el Conde -
Impuesto sobre la renta - Ferrocarriles de Venezuela - Avenida
Atlantico - Casualidad - Plaza Catia
- Avenida Sucre - En la Cárcel de visita
- Urbanización los Chaguaramos - Compañia
de Electricidad - Avenida Santa Monica - Avenida
Bello Monte - Ferrocarriles de Occidente - Avenida
Victoria - Arca Comunal - Avenida
Roosevelt - Avenida Nueva Granada
- Parada Libre - Avenida La Paz - Casualidad
- Urbanización el Paraiso - Avenida
San Martin - Ferrocarril Caracas Valencia - Avenida
Andres Bello - Parque Los Caobos -
Servicio de agua potable - Plaza Venezuela -
Váyase a la Cárcel! - Sabana Grande
- Avenida Francisco de Miranda - Arca
Comunal - Plaza Altamira - Ferrocarril
de Puerto Cabello - Casualidad - Avenida
Urdaneta - Impuesto sobre posesiones de Lujo and Avenida
The designer of this edition has done his utmost to copy the Parker
Brothers/Hasbro issue as accurate as possible, which appears from:
|the use of closed black characters for the word Monopoly sloping
over the centre field of the board, as it was practiced by Parker Brothers in
the sixties and seventies.|
|the great resemblance of:
|the colors of all groups of streets and in the same order|
|the amounts of the prices and salary (sueldo)
|the treasure chest|
|the red arrow at Salida|
|the same black engines at the stations.|
The Arca Comunal and Casualidad
cards are 48x75 mm and are illustrated with funny sketches. They are supplied in
perforated sheets and must be separated, like the property deeds (67x72
mm). The neutral Monopoly banknotes (with an illustration of 1 engine and
1 house) are in 7 denominations: 1 - 5
- 10 - 20
- 50 - 100
and 500. The currency is Bs (Bolivar).
Only 5 very little colored plastic discs (diam.15 mm) are with the game as tokens.
The square houses are yellow and the
oblong hotels pink. Although the Rules say
there are 2 dice only 1 small red one
(sides of 10 mm) was with the set.
This game is "Hecho en Venezuela".
The price of this set amounted to Bs 400 (= € 1.85) August 1995
Spanish language edition, ref.08009
"Juego de Compraventa de Inmuebles, de Parker
Brothers" (Property trading game, of Parker Brothers)
Publisher: Parker Brothers/Hasbro Inc.
- Pawtucket - 1999
Dimensions of the box: 26.9 x 40.2 cm
The lid of this new "standard box" (shorter than the 1985 issue) also 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 now show the
numbers 3 and 6 but the race car is still on the Paseo Tablado.
The bottom of the box is still un-printed, unlike the similar European editions
showing a "laughing family" around a table playing Monopoly.
In this new box is one narrow, white plastic tray with but 5 slots for the
banknotes and all other equipment. The remainder of the innerbox is
filled up with a light green cardboard
insert showing again the "13 most frequently asked questions".The board is
folded in four and consequently it lies about in the box. The red
Monopoly bar is sloping across the
board. On the game board are the nice looking Casualidad and Arca Comunal
As addinional (11th) token the "moneybag" has been
added, the winning token from the ±1998 Monopoly new token campaign.
plastic houses and red
hotels have a chimney in the middle of the roof.
Both dice are white with black pips.
This edition also is "Fabricado en los EE.UU" (Made