World Cup France 98
Dimensions of the box: 40 x 27 x 6.5 cm
Although this box is, like the one of other European countries, in the colours dark blue, silver and of course red, this game is published under the flag of Waddingtons instead of Parker Brothers.
The game board spaces can hardly be found on the cover, but so a couple of football players, each one in an energic posture but not in a match position. The lid also has a hologram with the France 98 logo. On the bottom of the box is a clear picture of the game board and its attributes. Besides it shows the innerbox being a football ground.
The bankers tray is of soft dark blue plastic and has a special space for the square game board. In this game the properties are of course national soccer teams, viz. those of the 22 best clubs of the official world list as it is composed by the FIFA on the basis of the results of the countries in all worldcup finals since 1930.
The stations are replaced by the 4 most important stadiums of France: Stade Velodrome of Marseille, Stade du Parc de Princes in Paris, Le Stade de France in Saint-Denis and Stade de Gerland of Lyon.
The 2 public utilities are now Electric Works and Soft drink Manufacturer (marked by a red beaker but not of Coca Cola!).
The 8 tokens are a shoe, cap, beaker, hamburger, goal, whistle, bal and the (gold coloured) FIFA Worldcup Trophy (with the mark "1974 FIFA TM©" in the base).
© Waddingtons / Hasbro
Year: 1997 - Code: 19618 102
Stade Velodrome of Marseille
Stade du Parc
de Princes in Paris
Stade de France
Stade de Gerland of Lyon
Soft Drink Manufacturer
Community Chest / Chance