Special Editions - 1936 to 1960 (USA)

1936

1936 Fine components (Dan Fernandez) 1936 Fine box (Dan Fernandez)

The #10 Fine Edition remained basically unchanged from 1935. The board was still bound in brown, as was the box. It Contained Grand Hotels and ten standard metal tokens.


1936 #12 Gold Edition (Dan Fernandez)

The #12 Gold Edition received gold foil on the box and board, larger sized Chance and Community Chest cards, and larger tokens.


1936 De Luxe components 1936 De Luxe box and board 1936 De Luxe box 1936 De Luxe tokens

The #25 De Luxe Edition had a board and box made of wood, and contained metal chips for money as well as the regular bills. These games were probably made to order as very few are known to exist today.


"Pencil Sketch" cards make a comeback and are prevalent in the 1937 6,8, and 9 sets (this is probably due to declining sales and Parker Brothers using up old stock). The rules in the ‘37 sets also have 1937 written at the top.


1937

1938 $5.00 Edition (Dan Fernandez) #25 Simpler box 1938 Gold 1938 Gold 1938 Gold

After 1936 the $5 set was given the larger tokens, the gold edition remained about the same, and the #25 got a simpler box (sorry, no picture available).


1953

1953 Fine Edition

A new #5 Fine edition was produced in 1953. Like its predecessors it had a brown box and brown bound board.


1956 represented an end of an era for Monopoly, the end of the separate box and board.


1959

1959 #6 Deluxe Wood Case 1959 #6 Deluxe Wood Case Contents

1959 introduced a wooden boxed set that remained in production until the early ‘70s. This is a very nice set with plastic houses and hotels made in France. These are made of white plastic with the houses having green roofs and the hotels red roofs. There are four white and four red dice with the rest of the components being typical.