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Edition: March 7, 2010
Since April 18, 1980 the former wealthy African country South Rhodesia is
Zimbabwe, a country suffering under the dictatorship of Robert
It is very unlikely many Monopoly or Monopoly-like games will have been made in
this boisterous country, certainly not since the people of Zimbabwe have almost
no means of subsistence.
Therefore it is something special 2 Monopoly(-like) games have been found!
Publisher: Inland manufacturer "Darten" - ▒1967
Dimensions of the box: 48.9 x 26.0 x 3.5 cm
of the unfolded board: 45.0 x 45.0 cm
This edition is from the collection of Ian Brown - UK
Although the presentation and name of this game is different, it is a common
Monopoly edition in all details:
However, the stations show a simple semaphore instead of an engine, the
prison is empty, the go-to-prison corner only handcuffs, while the car park
doesn't show any car.
properties are from the capital then Salisbury (now Harare) and
are from Start onwards:
Rotten Row - Post Box - Victoria
Street - P.A.Y.E. - Umtali station - Widdicombe
Road - Pot Luck - Railway
Avenue - Charter
Road - Prison/Visiting - Salisbury
Drive - Electricity Supply - Jameson Avenue
- Coronation Avenue - Salisbury Station
- Moffat Street - Post Box - North
Avenue - Rhodes Avenue - Car Park
- Mazoe Road - Pot Luck - Golden Stairs Road
- Lomagundi Road - Gwelo
Station - Cecil Square - King George
Road - Water Reservoir - Kingsway
- Go to Prison - Enterprise Road - Arcturus
Road - Post Box - Borrowdale Road
- Bulawayo Station - Pot Luck - Stanley Avenue - P.A.Y.E.
and First Street.
The cards are called Post Box and Pot
Luck and are 77x52 mm, while the slightly larger property deeds
are 80x55 mm. Their Bond backs are white.
The neutral banknotes (sizes: 90x50 mm) are printed in black on
colored paper and their nominations are: 1 -
- 10 - 20
- 50 - 100 (white) and 500.
ought to be 7 tokens with the game, but this set has only those shown on
the image: buffalo - white poodle - pink pelican - black bear and a brown horse.
There are 32 cylindrical wooden houses and
12 more building shaped wooden hotels.
Both wooden dice are black with gold pips.
"Play the Property Game in Rhodesia's
exciting tourist centres!"
Publisher: Inland manufacturer "Leisure Craft" - ▒1970
Dimensions of the box: ▒50x26 cm
I saw this edition offered on the auction site ebay
in 2008, but have no idea who became the owner.
situate this edition, an image of a period of abundance, because of that
somewhere before 1980.
Although I found on the lid this edition being "a product of Leisure
Craft" the yellow paper in the innerbox makes me hesitating a bit, because
on top these Rules is in large black characters Tycoon. Another
point is that both games apply in all respects the same banknotes.
Conclusion: there must be a close relation between this and the other edition.
On the other hand the board looks much more like a Waddington one,
although the colorbars are at different places on the board. The map of the
country, in the board's centre, makes the game a nice souvenir of the country.
From Go onwards the 4 station spaces are the airports: Salesbury Airport -
Victoria Falls Airport - Bulawayo Airport and Kariba Airport.
The other properties are all of Rhodesian hotels, like Mountain Lodge
Hotel - Monomatapa Hotel - Rhodes Matapos Hotel and Victoria Falls Casino Hotel,
to mention a few. The cards are Luck and Gamble.
The houses and hotels
are of wood.
Both dice are white with black pips.