Special Editions - 1998 to 2002 (USA)

1998

1998 #11 Deluxe Edition Reprint 1998 #11 Deluxe Edition Reprint

In 1998, the Deluxe version was re-released but it just seems it was a reprint but a new copyright date of 1998.

1998 Wrebbit Jigsaw 1998 Wrebbit Jigsaw

1998 also had a new maker of Monopoly by the name of Wrebbit. They made the first 3D version of Monopoly, but it came in pieces as it was a 3D foam jigsaw. It came in quite a large box and the problem with it was when you had finished with it, it took up a lot of space unless you broke it back down in pieces. A very different version of Monopoly. When built it is 51.5cm square and 7.5cm high.

2000 #40942 Millennium Edition 2000 #40942 Millennium Edition

In time for the new Millennium, a few editions were released startuing in 1998. The first was housed in a silver tin. It had a mirror finished holographic board, translucent money, the strangest looking dice I’ve ever seen, and eight new tokens; the computer, video cell phone (with picture of Mr. Monopoly), in-line skate, globe, plane, futuristic car, futuristic bicycle with frictionless rim drive, and a yellow Labrador retriever. The houses and hotels were made of clear red and green plastic and were stackable.

Code: 40942


1999

2000 #41295 Avon Millennium Edition 2000 #41295 Avon Millennium Edition 2000 #41295 Avon Millennium Edition

The second Millennium version was an Avon exclusive. While it had the same dice and tokens, the board was much more plain and had entirely different properties on it. The houses and hotels were the regular style, but the houses were yellow and the hotels black. The money did have the Millennium Edition logo but was printed on regular paper. Overall, not nearly as nice a set.

Code: 41295


2000

2000 Collectors #57681 Monopoly Mover Truck

2000 also saw the beginning and end of hasbrocollectors.com. Two editions were released; the first being #57681 Monopoly Mover.

The Monopoly Mover was an 18 wheeler whose trailer converted into a monopoly board. The top and sides folded out to form a miniature board, but with the exception of the Title Deeds everything else was standard size. It included eleven standard tokens. Not a practical set to play on, but a nice conversation piece.

2000 Collectors #1 Library

The other was the Collectors Edition #1 Library edition, and The Library Edition was a bookshelf edition bound in blue. It had a hex fold board with a parchment finish (along with all the cards), wooden houses and hotels, and eleven gold tone tokens including the moneybag.

The Heirloom Edition made a come back in 2000. This game appears to be identical to the 1997 Toys 'R Us edition except for the addition of a 65th anniversary sticker to the shrink wrap. This seems to be unsold stock from 1997 and was sold through Sam's Club.


2001

2001 #41503 Car 2001 #41503 Car

The #41503 car tin was made to look like the race car token. Open it up and the bankers tray and Title Deed carousel looks like a dashboard. The black bound board lies underneath and has a blue-gray face. Wooden houses and Grand hotels come next along with seven antiqued tokens; race car, ship, shoe, thimble, horse and rider, top hat, Scottie dog, and iron.

2001 #40753 Nostalgia 2001 #40753 Nostalgia

The #40753 nostalgia series game was in a wooden box with a sliding top and reprised the graphics of the 1957 train box. The black bound board had an antiqued look to the face. It had antiqued Title Deeds, standard Chance and COMMUNITY CHEST cards, small money, wooden houses and hotels, and 6 antique brass tokens; race car, train, shoe, Scottie dog, top hat, and thimble. Even the rules were reminiscent of the 1930s and 1940s.


2002

2002 Michael Graves 2001 Michael Graves

It was in 2002 that the first Michael Graves designed version came out and was made exclusively for Target. This is a very heavy wooden version with a pull-out banker's drawer, unique new cast metal player tokens, newly designed hotels and houses in a Cherry-stained hardwood and veneer finish box.

Winning Moves 1935 version 1 Winning Moves 1935 version 2 Winning Moves 1935 Tin
Restoration Hardware version by Winning Moves Restoration Hardware version by Winning Moves Restoration Hardware version by Winning Moves

Winning Moves has released eight different versions of a 1935 reproduction set (four boxed sets, one in a tin made for Kohl's, a wooden set made for Restoration Hardware (another version of the wooden box is available through winning Moves), and one actually produced by Hasbro for Sam's Club). These sets are complete with boards with no prices (a rate card is included to aide with property prices). They also include reproductions of the "pencil sketch" Chance and COMMUNITY CHEST cards (including a "Go Back To Baltic Avenue" COMMUNITY CHEST card that probably never saw production originally). These are nice sets and a must have for any Monopoly collection.