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Here & Now: The World Edition (Worldwide Release) - Hasbro 2008

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Various Editions




Austria

Australia

World

Here & Now: The World Edition

Ref:

Ref: Nr. 01611

Austria is not represented on the board.

Australia is represented on the board by its well-known city of Sydney.

Brazil

China / Hong Kong

Edição Mundial

Big Rich Old Man : New Age Electronics World Edition

Ref: Nr.

Ref: Nr. 01612/139

The exact translation of tthe title is: Monopoly World Edition.

Brazil is not represented on the board.

Except for Canada, China is the only country represented on the board by three cities, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. This may be the sole bi-lingual edition?

Although not mentioned this edition being a limited edition, the sets are all numbered and even a certificate is supplied. It is remarkable that in contrast with the other issues where the Parker-logo is shown, at the lower right on the lid as well on the board, near the Go-corner, now is the Hasbro-logo. The set goes with with a bilingual Rules booklet: Chinese and

Canada

English: Here & Now: The World Edition

French: Monde

English Ref: Nr. 01612/00 / French Ref: Nr. 01671/092

Represented on the board by Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

In his article "Hasbro Celebrates Adding Montreal, Vancouver, And Toronto To Latest Monopoly  Board" Kris Abel, reporter of CTV.ca, says:
"......Which city received the most votes online? Montreal and it has been given the  coveted Park Place slot. To celebrate, Hasbro held launch  events today in Vancouver, Montreal and here in Toronto where I attended the festivities at Ontario Place. They had a  giant-sized version of the board on display, surrounded by small tents representing various cities from the board along with performers to match.  There was a living statue at the Athens tent, dancers performing for Beijing, a mime to represent Paris, a yoga instructor for Vancouver, and the Queen herself to hold court at the London tent. Kids were treated to free board pieces and a chance to meet Mr. Monopoly himself."

Differences between the Canadian French & French French Monde editions
Canada
France
Ref. No:
01671/092
01612/101
Parker Brothers logo
Blue
Black
Circle on the lid
Once
Twice
The green space on top
Little mapleleaf & C01671
Nothing
Text with the card reader  (on the lid)
Avec guichet électronique
Avec une banque électronique
Text in green space  (on the lid)
Famille
Jeux de réflexion
Text conc. batteries (on the lid)
Piles requises
Fonctionne avec des piles

Finland

France

Tässä ja nyt : Maailmaversio

Monde

Ref: Nr. 01612/109

Ref: Nr. 01612 and 01612/101

Represented on the board by Paris.

The exact translation of the title is: Here & Now : World Version.

Also, Finland did not succeed in acquiring a space on the game board.

France simply call its version World, in French.

In Belgium, instead of a bi-lingual version, the French edition is distributed and because Belgium is not on the board but a sticker for Brussels as property is supplied with the set.

The well known French daily Le Monde makes clever use of the fact that its name is in Monopoly Monde and used it to its advantage as a business present.

Germany

World

World Sammler-Edition

Ref: Nr. 01612/100

Ref. Nr. 060801613/100

Not represented on the board.

The Germanpeople could vote for Frankfurt, München and Berlin on the wild card spaces, but none of these cities came on the game board. Unfortunately, there are no stickers supplied with this set to make it possible to change streets into one or more of those 3 cities.

Also, what can be the reason Hasbro preferred to use the English word World instead of the German Welt?

This square box has not only all 24 available tokens, but 6 exclusive ones as well, all stored ogether with the other assesssories in a smart silvery tin.

All 24 tokens are devided over 4 pouches, each with an own Ref. Nr.:

  • Pouche A (Nr. 765016120001A): London Cab - Inca Mask - Canadian Mounty - Safari Hat - Chinese Dragon and Kangaroo.
  • Pouche B (Nr. 765016120001B): Cowboy Hat - Football - Pretzel - Egyptian Head Mask - Tuk-Tuk and Koala.
  • Pouche C (Nr. 765016120001C): Baseball Glove - Inca Statue - Matador - African Mask - Russian Dolls and Surfer.
  • Pouche D (Nr. 765016120001D): Nascar - Easter Island Moai - Windmill - Camel - Sumo Wrestler and Boomerang.

Those 6 exclusive tokens: Cactus - Crown - Elephant - Karate - Penguin and Route 66. The game board need to be folded 6 times for this edition.

Greece

Hungary

PAGKOSMIA EKDOSH

Itt és most: Világ kiadás

Ref: 01612/110

Ref: Nr. 01612/165

Greece is represented on the board by its capital city Athens.

Hungary is not represented on the game board.

The exact translation of the title is: International Edition. In the yellow spot it says: All the world has voted!

The exact translation of the title is: Here and Now: World edition.

Israel

Italy

????

World Edition

Ref: Nr. 01612/256

Ref: 01612

Israel is represented on the board by Jerusalem.

Italy is represented on the board by its capital city Rome.

There are two versions for Israel.

In the yellow spot it says: Il mondo ha deciso!

This edition was not published until May 2010.

Japan

Latvia

モノポリーワールドエディション

Šeit un tagat: Pausales izdevums

JAN (Japan Art.Nr.) 4904810334545

Ref: 01612/632

Japan succeeded in getting one space on the game board with Tokyo.

Latvia is represented on the board by its capital city Riga.

The exact translation of the title is: Monopoly World Edition.

The Japanese distributor Takara Tomy also offers an English version of this set, perhaps the Australian one?

The exact translation of the title is: Here and Now: World edition.

It is remarkable such a small country like Latvia, a country where Hasbro has only been selling Monopoly since 2001, "the people" voted and collected enough votes to place Riga, its capital city, on the last but one of the most expensive streets!

Netherlands / Belgium

New Zealand

WERELDEDITIE

Here & Now : The World Edition

Ref: 01611/104 / Ref. Nr. 01612/104

Ref: Nr. 01611/283

Netherlands is not represented on the game board.

New Zealand is not represented on the game board.

The people could vote for Amsterdam and Volendam on the wild card spaces, but none of these cities came on the game board. However, a little sheet of paper goes with the set, containing stickers of these cities make it possible to change streets into one or both of these cities.

In Belgium the Dutch edition is distributed, but in the electronic version, Ref. Nr. 01612/104. Because Belgium is not on the game board, a sticker for Brussels as a property is supplied with the game.

This edition came with a DIY Bonus Pack for you to add New Zealand to the board.

Also, the first few editions sold had a free extra Mr.Monopoly token.

Poland

Portugal

Świat

Świat, zagŁosowaŁ!

Edicao Mundial

Ref. Nr. 01611/120

Ref. Nr. 01613/120

Ref. Nr. ????

Poland succeeded in getting a city on the game board, being the first street of the board: Gdynia.

Portugal did not manage to get a city on the board.

The exact translation of Świat is World.

This square box has not only all 24 available tokens, but 6 exclusive ones as well, all stored together with the other assesssories in a smart silvery tin. Those 6 exclusive tokens are: Cactus - Crown - Elephant - Karate - Penguin and Route 66.

Russia

Здесь и Сейчас: Всемирная версия

Здесь и Сейчас: Всемирная версия

Ref: Nr. 01612/121

Ref. Nr. 01613/121

Russia is not represented with any city on the board.

This square box has not only all 24  available tokens, but 6 exclusive ones as well, all stored together with the other assesssories in a smart silvery tin. Those 6 exclusive tokens are: Cactus - Crown - Elephant - Karate - Penguin and Route 66. 

South Korea

Spain

Here & Now: The World Edition

To the larger world, Monopoly WorldTour!

Electrónico: Edición mundial

Ref: Nr. 01612/7??

Ref: 01612/105 or 118?

South Korea is not represented with any city on the board, so a special property sticker of Seoul is supplied with the set so each owner of this edition can change one property on his board into Seoul, should  they wish to do so!

This edition was not published until 2009.

Each set includes 6 randomly selected tokens (one of each continent) of 24 designed; there are 4 models for each of the 6 continents.

This Spanish version underlines the game has to be played with the "Electronic Banking Unit" and credit cards, rather then with banknotes.

Spain succeeded in getting one space on the game board with Barcelona.

Sweden

Här och Nu: Världsutgåvan

Ref: Nr. 01612/106

The exact translation of the title is: Here and Now: World Edition.

The Swedish people got the opportunity to vote, however they did not succeed in getting a Swedish city on the game board.

Taiwan

Turkey

Land Property Rich Man : World Next Generation Electronics Edition

Here & Now: The World Edition

Dünya Şehirleri

Ref: Nr. 01612/9640

Ref: Nr. 01611/131

In his article "Nation's image set for a boost with Taipei's Monopoly listing" in the "Taiwan Journal" of Aug.28, 2008 Eric Chao wrote...

"Hasbro Taiwan, the local branch of the international toy maker, announced that Taipei City has been selected as one of 22 cities included in the first international edition of the famous board game Monopoly that will be locally  released Sept. 1."
....According to Judy Chen, Hasbro Taiwan's marketing manager, the decision to list the capital of Taiwan will boost the Republic of China's international image, as the game will be released worldwide. 
Chen explained that earlier this year, the company decided to produce the "Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition" and conducted an Internet poll to determine which cities would be included.
.....We are thrilled that the first-ever global board game includes an eclectic mix of cities that showcase their dynamic cultures, sights and history of the planet," said Helen Martin, vice president of global marketing for the Monopoly brand. Janice Chen, product manager for Hasbro Taiwan, explained that the new edition of the game aims to emphasize the multicultural aspect of today's globalized world. "This is why we decided to replace street names with cities", she said. "Furthermore, players can become familiar with features and characteristics of those cities and are encouraged to learn more about the particular countries on their own." Chen added that the National Palace Museum was selected as Taipei's representative image because of its magnificent architectural style and rich cultural aspects.
Rose Chao, deputy executive of Taipei City Tourism Committee, said the inclusion of Taipei and the NPM in the game will catapult Taiwan onto the international stage.  "The island will receive increased exposure and visibility, and this will promote our tourism industry", she said.
Wayne Liu, director of International Affairs Division at the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, agreed with Chao and pointed out that according to the bureau's statistics, places of historic interest are the main attractions for foreign visitors in Taipei. "Therefore, the National Palace Museum as the symbol of Taipei will enhance the city's international reputation and attract more foreign tourists from abroad", he said.

The exact translation of the title is: World Cities.

After a frantic fight during the elections Istanbul dropped from initially a high place on the list to finally the purple streets next to Jail.

Note: In this edition, most of the countries on the "station spaces" show "Monopoly", however, this is not the case in this Turkish version.

United Kingdom

Here & Now: The World Edition

Ref: Nr. 01612/102

Ref: Nr. 01613/284

Represented on the board by London.

This version is an electronic version rather than the traditional banknotes.

The Collector's Edition came with 24 collectable tokens and 6 exclusive movers.

United States of America

Here & Now: The World Edition

Ref: Nr. 01612/000

Ref: Nr. ????

Represented on the board only by New York City.

This is the American edition, recognizable  by the blue Parker Brothers logo at the lower right bottom of the lid, whereas that logo is only "Parker and the swirl" in black on the U.K. edition.
It appears this American box (as well as  the board) to be 5 mm longer than that of the European issues.
It seems the wording on the bottom right corner side of the box to be incomplete. It should read: "Manufactured in the US and distributed in Canada by Hasbro Canada. The game is made in the Hasbro factory in East Longmeadow, MA, for both the U.S.A. market and the Canadian market."

This is just the traditional version on the left with a Monopoly Express game.

Ref: Nr. 01613

Ref: Nr. 01612

Collector's Edition

The fact this is an American issue is again shown by the blue Parker logo in the lower right corner of the lid.
This square box has not only all 24 available tokens, but 6 exclusive ones as well, all stored together with the other assesssories in a smart silvery tin.
Those 6 exclusive tokens are: Cactus - Crown - Elephant - Karate - Penguin and Route 66.

The Traveller's Edition

It is a full-sized portable Monopoly edition in ared plastic case.
The case is stickered with labels from around the world: London - Cairo - Tai Mahal - Rome and New York.
This edition is only available at Toys 'R' Us in America