Edition: No. 40155
Publisher: Parker Brothers / Tonka Corp.
Dimensions of the box: 9.7 x 12.8 x 2.2 cm
The game: Although the rules do not say so this game resembles very much Happy Families, because the object is to collect Monopolies out of one of the well known streets plus 1 or 2 adjacent spaces like Chance, Community Chest, Water Works or Electric Company. Also all 4 Railroads and the 4 Corners make a Monopoly.
A band along the bottom edge the small board (17.8 x 17.8 cm), supplied as a puzzle of 4 pieces, having the same color as the adjacent streets shows which 4 spaces make a Monopoly. At the start of this game for max. 4 players each receive 4 cards, the remaining cards are placed in the center of the game board. The one who is on turn draws as many cards as necessary to bring his hand up to a total of 5. Next he/she must place a card along side the edge of the board, to the corresponding color. The player who adds the fourth card to a color makes the Monopoly and put it face down in front of him.
There is no money, nor are there houses or hotels but the Monopolies have a certain value in points, running from 1 to 8. At the end of each round the number of points of each player are added. If no one has reached 50 points another round has to be played.
6th August 1935 - 5th August 2018
Thanks to Albert C. Veldhuis for a lot of the information on this page and the time it took to put all this information together.
Thank you for Albert's family for their permission to incorporate his old website into World of Monopoly so all his hard work was never lost.