Darrow / Parker Bros. Editions Differences (USA)

Year # Version Notes
1934   Darrow White Box 2 Editions large box
1935   Darrow Black Box Small separate box
1935   Darrow/Parker Hybrid Darrow Black Box with Parker instructions and Parker label on board
1935 7 Small Black Box TM, PP, Single Patent
1935 9 Large White Box TM, TM Single Patent, Single Patent
1935 10 Fine Edition Brown box and board
1936 5 Small Blue Box At least 2 legals (Copyright 1935 and GB/Canada). Also with "From 2 to 8 Players" above "Monopoly" on some sets. Large money and metal tokens.
1936 6 Small Blue Box Dual Patent, 3 different legals, small money, wood tokens in most, London on box
1936/1937 6 Small Blue Box Dual Patent,"A Parker Trading Game" added late 1936 first above "Monopoly" later below
1936 6 Brown or Black "New Edition" Dual Patent, Diamond box, London on box
1936/1937 6 Black Diamond "A Parker Trading Game" Dual Patent, Diamond box, London on box, thimble replaces purse
1936 7 Small Black Box Dual Patent, 2 different legals, LAST #7
1936 8 Green box "Popular Edition" Dual Patent, London on box
1936 9 Large White Box Dual Patent, London on box, Banker's tray added
1936 10 Fine Edition Dual Patent, Brown box and board
1936 12 Gold Edition Ivoroid houses / hotels, Gold box and board, large tokens
1936 25 De Luxe Handmade wood, metal money, large tokens, Kodachrome wooden board
1940 6 Small Blue Box Chicago replaces London
1940 6 Black Diamond Dual Patent, Chicago replaces London
1940 8 Green box "Popular Edition" Dual Patent, Chicago replaces London
1940 9 Large White Box Dual Patent, Chicago replaces London
1941 6 Small Blue Box Single 2nd Patent
1941 6 Black Diamond Single 2nd Patent
1941 8 Small Green Box Single 2nd Patent
1941 9 large white box Single 2nd Patent
1942-45 6 Black Diamond Tokens removed from box top, some have wooden tokens some have composite tokens
1942-45 8,9 Wartime editions Composite Tokens
1946 6 Small Blue Box New Board
1946 6 Black Diamond New board, new metal tokens
1946 8 Small Green Box New board, new metal tokens
1946 9 Large White Box New board, new metal tokens
1949/51 8 Deluxe, Large Green Box light or dark green
1952 6 Small Blue Box "Real Estate Trading Game" replaces "A Parker Trading Game". LAST blue box
1952 6 Black Diamond "Real Estate Trading Game" replaces "A Parker Trading Game". LAST black box
1952 6 Small Red Box Same graphics as #8
1952 8 Small Green Box "Real Estate Trading Game" replaces "A Parker Trading Game"
1952 9 Large White Box "Real Estate Trading Game" replaces "A Parker Trading Game".
1953 5 Deluxe Light brown box and board
1953-54 6 Small Red Box Patent number removed with scrollwork 1953, San Francisco added 1954
1953-54 8 Small Green Box Patent number removed 1953, San Francisco added 1954
1953 9 Small Red Box No patent number, San Francisco added 1954
1954 6 Larger Red Box Larger separate box, new graphics
1954 8 Larger Green Box Larger separate box, new graphics
1955 6 Larger Red Box Same box as 1954, "Marca Registrada" added
1955 8 Larger Green Box Same box as 1954, "Marca Registrada" added
1956 6 Larger Red Box Same box as 1955, Atlanta added, LAST small red box
1956 8 Larger Green Box Same box as 1955, Atlanta added, LAST small green box
1956 9 Large White Box Atlanta added. LAST early style white box
1957 9 Large Yellow Box Train Design, LAST 10 3/8 x 20 box
1957 12 10 x 20 yellow box (all #9 boxes 10 x 20 from this point on Train Design
1958 9 Yellow Box White box graphics with board added to left side. Produced from 1958 - 1961. Board either green or black bound, plastic houses / hotels, wood or metal tokens, with or without dates on picture of board on cover
1959 6 Deluxe Wooden Case. Made through late 60s / early 70s
1961-62 9 White Box At least 7 versions from 1961 - 1975
1961 12 Library Green Box
1964 11 Deluxe Larger red box with gray or brown insert (Title Deed holder)
1965 12 Anniversary Blue plastic case
1973 3 Deluxe Brown leatherette case
1974 11 40th Anniversary Same size box as 1964 #11, picture of open game on box top, "40th Anniversary Edition" bottom right corner of box top and on sides
1975? 11 Anniversary Edition Same as 1974 #11, "40th Anniversary Edition" removed from box top, "Anniversay Edition" on sides
1976 9 White Box New Graphics
1985 1 1935 Commemorative Edition Black Tin
1985 7 Deluxe Anniversary "Tall" dark blue box
1985 9 White Box New graphics, Rich Uncle Pennybags in logo
1991 7 Deluxe Anniversary Edition "Tall" white box, same graphics as 1985 #7
1991 9 Last Salem Edition 650 made. Given to employees when plant closed due to Hasbro buyout
1995 40001-l 60th Anniversary Square gold foil box, large tokens (similar to 1936 gold edition)
1995 11 Deluxe Edition Blue and silver foil
1997 4080 Heirloom Edition Wood case in green box, Toys "R" Us exclusive
1998 9 White Box Smaller, quad fold board "Rich Uncle Pennybags" on back
1998 11 Deluxe Edition Blue and silver foil, smaller, quad fold board, money bag token on back
1999 9 White Box Rich Uncle Pennybags name changed to Mr. Monopoly
2000 9 White Box 65th Anniversary Logo
2000 40942 Millennium Edition Silver Tin
2000 41295 Millennium Edition Avon Edition
2000 Col. Ed. 1 Library Blue Bookcase Design
2000 57681 Monopoly Mover Truck with game inside
2001 40753 Nostalgia Series Wood case with 1957 train graphics
2001 41503 Car Tin Car Tin Design
2003 41577 Train Tin Train Tin Design
2005 9 White Box New Graphics
2005 42749 Vintage Series Wood Bookcase Design
2005 42377 70th Anniversary Tin
2005 42662 70th Anniversary Wood Sam's Club Exclusive
2006 00402 Here and Now New Properties, New Prices
2007 9 White Box Speed Die Added
2007 40269 Book Shelf Bookcase Design
2007 62020 Onyx Edition Barnes and Noble Exclusive
2008   Coming Soon Help Required