City Edition (released 2009)

Dimensions of the box: 40.0 x 26.8 x 6.6 cm


The whole world was voting again for a new edition which was to come with another novelty with a complete new design of the original game by constructing houses and hotels on streets. Hotel from 1996, from MB Games (from Hasbro as well), was the inspiration for the designers of this Monopoly theme edition.

Note: Remarkable to see that in passing Parker's logo totally disappeared from the box of this issue, only the Hasbro logo left.


The lid of the box already enthusiasticly shows it to be three-dimensional where the game board's midfield is used to build buildings of the district. The district of each field with colour bar is always in its close proximity.  Inside the innerbox is a large tray of black plastic for the storage of the 80 3-D buildings to be built in the districts.


  • Residential buildings (Grey): 8 x 1 block, 2 x 2 blocks, 3 x 8 blocks
  • Industrial buildings (Light Blue): 8 x 1 block, 4 x 2 blocks, 8 x 3 blocks,
  • Skyscrapers (Green): 5
  • Monopoly Tower with M emblem (Brown): 1
  • Stations (Red): 8
  • Stadiums (Red): 2
  • Bonus buildings (Red): 3 x school, 3 x wind farms, 3 x water towers, 3 x park
  • Hazards (Black): 3 x power stations (value 3 blocks), 3 x sewage works (value 3 blocks), 3 x prison (value 4 blocks), 3 x rubbish dump (value 2 blocks)

It appears to be nice to play with high buildings and skyscrapers, but it is not likely to be practical because they don't stand very stable. In the otherwise carefully edited Rules booklet is advised to roll the dice in the lid "so that you don't knock any buildings over!" It would have been better to stick the buildings magnetically to the board.

In contrast to the classic edition you don't need to collect all streets of one colour, but may immediately start to build on one district to a maximum of 8 blocks. That can be residential buildings as well as industrial buildings or a combination of both. Residential buildings are cheaper than industrial buildings, but in case another player builds a hazard (a black building) in your district residential blocks in that district become worthless and do not count towards its rent value. However, you can remove this hazard from your district by paying to the bank. On the other hand you can prevent opponents to build hazards in your districts by building yourself a red bonus building. Hazards and bonus buildings are for free and do not count for the 8 block building limit per district. By the way, you may only build these bonus buildings and hazards  when you land on a planning permission space (the former stations).

    The designers of this version invented another instrument again to be used with this edition. This time no card reader but a trading unit with an auction button and a build button:
  • The build button is on the side of this trading unit. You must press this button to learn how many blocks or a station you are allowed to buy this turn.
  • In case you land on a still available district but are not willing to buy it (for the normal price) the property must be auctioned. For that purpose the banker pushes the auction button to start the auction. Everyone may then bid during 50 seconds.

When this trading unit has been put on it will give a signal after playing for an hour. In case you like to play for another hour you have to swich the trading unit off and on once again.


    How are the buildings used and what do they contribute to the rent income per district?
  • The rent for an unbuilt property is mentioned on the property deeds, but next it is not only built with houses and hotels. The building is calculated in blocks, taking into account that a maximum of 8 blocks per district are allowed.
  • You may choose from residential buildings, industrial buildings, skyscrapers and the only one Monopoly tower, stadiums and stations that may  be built in each district.
  • You may choose from residential buildings, industrial buildings, skyscrapers and the only one Monopoly tower, stadiums and stations that may be built in each district prices of the first 3 buildings are mentioned on the property deed. Only these buildings are determinative for the rental income.
  • A station is free if the build button allows you. You may build such a station in a district at your choice! A nice chance though to pass for an extra time over Go, but also to bypass districts with high rents.
  • The purchase of a stadium do cost M 2.000.000 (= Monopoly dollars), but each time you passes over Go you receive, next to your regular salary, another M 1.000.000

    Because there is no room anymore on the midfield of the board, the only stack of cards (only Chance cards) must be placed somewhere alongside the game board. There are a few cards with well-known instructions, but the most are typical for this game, like:
  • Toxic waste. Pay M 1M for each sewage works on districts that you own. If you don't have any sewage works, go to jail
  • Graffiti disaster. Pay M 50k per district you own to have graffiti removed.
  • Steal. Steal a district and all its buildings from a player of your choice. Cannot be part of a completed colour set.

There is one special card in this game, Rent Dodge!, you only get on landing on the Free Parking corner. You have, however, to use it before an other player lands on that corner, because in that case you have to give the card that player.

The 7 banknotes are modern with ridiculous and particularly superfluous high values that for that purpose are being presented shortenedly with 1k for 1000 Monopoly dollars. The bills are printed in black on coloured paper. The denominations are: 10k, 50k, 100k, 200k, 500k, 1M and 5M.

There is a "Reminder Card" for each of the 6 players. That apparently means the Rules are that complicated that such a help is needed!

2008

United Kingdom / Australia / New Zealand


Ref: 0109 01790 102


    There are a few differences between the UK and USA version.
  • The USA set bears the blue Parker logo and is made in America.
  • The UK edition is manufactured by Hasbro in Waterford, Ireland.
  • The USA edition showes "Ages 8+" and the UK edition "Age 8+".

The properties in this version from Go are: Summergate - Chance - Stoneside - Industry Tax - Planning Permission build rubbish dump or park - West - Chance - Bayview Dock - Brightside - In Jail / Just visiting - OldTown - Auction - Harbour Heights - Central Quay - Planning Permission build School or Prison - Shine village - Chance - East Bank - Treetop Park - Free Parking - Seaview - Chance - The Warf - Middleton - Planning Permission build Sewage Works or Water Tower - New Town - Silver Harbour - Chance - Central City - Go to Jail - Royal Court - The Marina - Auction - Riverside - Planning Permission build Power Station or Wind Farm - Chance - Fortune Valley - Industry Tax - Diamond Hills.

Germany / Austria / Switzerland


Ref: 0709 01790 100


The properties in this version from Go are: Kargenfeld - Ereignisfeld - Öderberge - Gewerbesteuer - Bau-Genemigung Park / Müllkippe - Nebelau - Ereignisfeld - Dämmerungs-Park - Sonnweiler - Im Gefängnis / Nur zu Besuch - Wächters-Hausen - Auktion - Gerberheim - Marktkai - Bau-Genemigung Schule / Gefängnis - Neuer Hafen - Ereignisfeld - Friedensufer - Altstadt - Frei Parken - Ulmenbusch - Ereignisfeld - Uferpark - Platanen-Viertel - Bau-Genemigung Wasserturm / Klärwerk - Dichterhügel - Museumsdamm - Ereignisfeld - Künstlerstadt - Gehen Sie in das Gefängnis - Schlossbergen - Bankenufer - Auktion - Gräfenpark - Bau-Genemigung Windpark / Kraftwerk - Ereignisfeld - Villenviertel - Gewerbesteuer - Diamanten-Höhe.

Germany


Ref: ???


This is the same original German City version but with an Electronic Banking Unit and cards, so no more paper money.

France / Belgium


Ref: 0409 01790 101


The properties in this version from Go are: Quartier Sud - Chance - Cité Administrative - Taxe Industrielle - Permis de Construire / Authorisation de construire une décharge ou un parc - Rive gauche - Chance - Quartier Latin - Cité Universitaire - En prison / Simple visite - Plein Ouest - Enchères - Quartier de la Gare - Les Docks - Permis de Construire / Authorisation de construire une école ou une prison - Les Halles - Chance - Quartier de l'Hopital - Parc Floral - Parc gratuite - Quartier  Nord - Chance - Rive droite - Quartier des Affaires - Permis de Construire / Authorisation de construire une usine de traitements des eaux usées ou un château d'eau - Vieille ville - Hôtel de Ville - Chance - Centre Ville - Allez en prison - Haute-Ville - Grand Est - Enchères - Vieux port - Permis de Construire / Authorisation de construire une centrale électrique ou un champ d'éoliennes - Chance - La Marina - Taxe Industrielle - Bellevue.

Singapore


Ref: 1208 01790 284


The edition with the number mentioned is known as an American version because all American editions were still showing the blue Parker logo. Though this is from Singapore with the country code 284 and the American country code would be 000 or not there.

The properties in this version from Go are: Summergate - Chance - Stoneside - Industry Tax - Planning Permission build rubbish dump or park - West - Chance - Bayview Dock - Brightside - In Jail / Just visiting - OldTown - Auction - Harbour Heights - Central Quay - Planning Permission build School or Prison - Shine village - Chance - East Bank - Treetop Park - Free Parking - Seaview - Chance - The Warf - Middleton - Planning Permission build Sewage Works or Water Tower - New Town - Silver Harbour - Chance - Central City - Go to Jail - Royal Court - The Marina - Auction - Riverside - Planning Permission build Power Station or Wind Farm - Chance - Fortune Valley - Industry Tax - Diamond Hills.

2009

United States of America


Ref: 01790


The edition is very American still shows the blue Parker logo. The USA edition shows "Ages 8+" but the UK edition shows "Age 8+".

The properties in this version from Go are: Summergate - Chance - Stoneside - Industry Tax - Planning Permission build rubbish dump or park - West - Chance - Bayview Dock - Brightside - In Jail / Just visiting - OldTown - Auction - Harbour Heights - Central Quay - Planning Permission build School or Prison - Shine village - Chance - East Bank - Treetop Park - Free Parking - Seaview - Chance - The Warf - Middleton - Planning Permission build Sewage Works or Water Tower - New Town - Silver Harbour - Chance - Central City - Go to Jail - Royal Court - The Marina - Auction - Riverside - Planning Permission build Power Station or Wind Farm - Chance - Fortune Valley - Industry Tax - Diamond Hills.

United States of America


Ref: ???


This is the same original German City version but with an Electronic Banking Unit and cards, so no more paper money.

United States of America / United Kingdom / Australia / New Zealand


Ref: 00232 / C-267A


Toys 'R' Us Exclusive

This is a strange edition as well as being available in the USA it is also copyrighted for the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

It is copyrighted USA for 2008 but 2009 for UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Germany / Austria / Switzerland


Ref: 00232 100


The proeprties in this version in a tin are of course the same as those of the earlier set. The size of the tin, in an apartment building shape, are: 32.3 x 27.0 x 9.0 cm. The tin is in a cardboard sleeve.

Two buildings have been added to this edition: A Casino and a Zoo, both in a blue green.

As with the Hungarian issue of the City edition the designers have made a mistake which apparently was not seen before the game went into production. This mistake is that the In Jail corner says "Zu nur zu Besuch" but should be "Nur zu Besuch".

Italy


Ref: 1109 01790 103


The properties in this version from Via! are: Summergate, Imprevisti, Stoneside, Tassa sulle attività produttive, Costruisci un centro per la raccolta dei rifiuttio un parco, Westlands, Imprevisti, Bayview Dock, Longside, Prigione / Transito, Old town, Asta, Harbour Hills, Central Quai, Costruisci una scuola o una prigione, Sun village, Imprevisti, East Bank, Madison Park, Parcheggio gratuito, Seaview, Imprevisti, Sea Port, Middleton, Costruisci un depuratore o un acquedotto, New Town, Silver Harbour, Imprevisti, Central City, In prigione!, Greenwich village, Marina street, Asta, Riverside, Costruisci una centrale nucleare o una eolica, Imprevisti, Fortune Valley, Tassa sulle attività produttive, Diamond Hills.

Netherlands / Belgium


Ref: 0409 01790 104


The properties in this version from Start are: Zomerwijk, Kans, Bergwal, Industriebelasting, Bouwvergunning Bouw een vuilnisbelt of een park, Westeroever, Kans, Bloemenveld, Museumhoek, In de gevangenis / Slechts op bezoek, Oude stad, Veiling, Stationswijk, Scheepswerf, Bouwvergunning Bouw een school of een gevangenis, Havenkwartier, Kans, Oosteroever, Kastanjepark, Vrij parkeren, Stadspoort, Kans, Rivierwal, Middenburg, Bouwvergunning Bouw een rioolzuivering of een watertoren, Nieuwe stad, Zilverkade, Kans, Stadsmarkt, Naar de gevangenis, Keizersbuurt, Waterkant, Veiling, De  dokken, Bouwvergunning Bouw een energiecentrale of een windmolenpark, Kans, Jachthaven, Industriebelasting, Diamantheuvel.

Sweden


Ref: 0709 01790 106


The properties in this version from Gå are: Solhaga, Chans, Stenkajen, Industri-skatt, Byggnadslov bygg soptipp eller park, Västergård, Chans, Hamnvik, Solsidan, I fängelse / Bara på besök, Gamla stan, Auktion, Hamngårds-höjd, Centralkajen, Byggnadslov bygg sskola eller, Solbyn, Chans, Östra stranden, Kronparken, Fri parkering, Havsutsikten, Chans, Lastkajen, Medelby, Byggnadslov bygg reningsverk eller vattentorn, Nua stan, Silverhamnen, Chans, Central stan, Gå i fängelse, Hovet, Marinan, Auktion, Alvbrinken, Byggnadslov bygg värme, eller vindkraftverk, Chans, Paradisdalen, Industri-skatt, Diamant-höjderna.

Greece


Ref: 0409 01790 110


The properties in this version from Afetiria are: Kalokairopoli, Apofasi, Tsimentoupoli, Foros Ergostatiou, Adei Chtisimatos Skoupidotopo / Parko, Dytikes Perioches, Apofasi, Limani thea akti, Foteini Plevra, Filaki/Mono gia episkeps, Palia poli, Paeistiriasmos, ParaThalassia Proastia, Kentriki Prokymaia, Adeia Chtisimatos Scholeiou / Filakis, Lampero Chorio, Apofasi, Anatolikiakti, Dentrofyto Parko, Eleutheri stathmeusi, Thea Thalassa, Apofasi, I Apovathra, Endochora, Adeia Chtisimatos Enkataseis Katharismou Vothrolymaton / Deeameni nerou, Neapoli, Asimeniaakti, Apofasi, Kentriki poli, Pigaine Sti Fylaki, Ethniko Dikastirio, I Marina, Paeistiriasmos, Ochthi Potamou, Adeia Chtisimatos Stathmo Energeias / Aioliko Parko, Apofasi, Koilada Tychis, Foros Ergostasiou, Diamantenioi lofoi.

Turkey


Ref: 0709 01790 131


In contrast to the arbitrary names on the spaces of other countries, most of the properties in this Turkish version comes from streets and districts from Istanbul.

The properties in this version from Başlangiç are: Şişli, Mecidiyeköy, Inşaat Izni / Çöplük Veya park inşa et., Anadolu Hisari, Beylerbeyi, Üsküdar, Kodes / ziyaretçi, Ortaköy, Açik Artirma, Beşiktaş, Taksim, Inşaat Izni / Okul Veya Hapishane inşa et., Ataköy, Yeşilköy, Bahçeşehir, Ücretsiz otopark, Ataşehir, Bostanci Sahil Yolu, Bağdat Caddesi, Inşaat Izni / Pis Su Arima Tesisi Veya Su Kulesi inşa et., Teşvikiye, Nişantaşi, Maçka, Kodes'e gir, Emirgan, Bebek, Yeniköy, Inşaat Izni / Elektrik Santrali Veya Rüzgar Santrali inşa et., Levent and Etiler.

Hungary


Ref: 07 01790 165


The designers of this Hungarian game board made a mistake. The Start corner of the board shows Strat and so this error appears wherever the picture of the board is shown, such as on the lid, the bottom of the box and on page 4 of the Rules. It is however, correctly written in the text, like on the Szerencse kártya (the Chance cards) and in the Rules.

The properties in this version from Strat are: Városkapu, Szerencse kártya, Kavicsdűlő, Iparűzési adó, Épitési engedély / építs szeméttelepet vagy parkot!, Nyugatti városrész, Szerencse kártya, Öböl kiköősor, Naposoldal, Börtön / Csak látogatóban, Óváros, Árverès, Magas kikötősor, Központi rakpart, Épitési engedély / építs, Aranyfalu, Szerencse kártya, Keleti part, Erdősor park , Ingyen parkoló, Keleti városrész, Szerencse kártya, A rakpart, Középváros, Épitési engedély / építs, Úváros, Ezüstkikötő, Szerencse kártya, Városközpont, Irány a Börtön!, Royal-kert, Parti sétány, Árverès, Zöld folyópart, Épitési engedély / építs, Szerencse kártya, Szerencsevőlgy, Iparűzési adó, Gyémánthegy.

Brazil


Ref: ???


2011

South Korea


Ref: ??? 01790 7??


This edition is in Korean only and was not released until 2011.

The properties in this version are all from the capital city Seoul and are from 출발 (Start): 하남 (Hanam), 복불복 (Chance), 성남 (Seongnam), 산업세 (Industry Tax), 건축허가 (Planning Permission build rubbish dump or park), 동작 (Dongjak), 복불복 (Chance), 영등포 (Yeongdeungpo), 금천 (Geumcheon), 감옥 (Jail), 구로 (Guro), ?? (Auction), ?? (??), ?? (??), ?? (Planning Permission build School or Prison), ?? (??), 복불복 ( Chance), ?? (??), ?? (??), (??) (Free Parking), ?? (??), 복불복 (Chance), ?? (??), ?? (??), ?? (Planning Permission build Sewage Works or Water Tower), ??(??), ??(??), 복불복 (Chance), ??(??), ?? (Go to Jail), ?? (??), ?? (??), ?? (Auction), ?? (??), ?? (Planning Permission build Power Station or Wind Farm), 복불복 (Chance), ?? (??), ?? (Industry Tax), ?? (Seocho).