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Special Versions 1991 - 1995 (UK)


Braille Edition

Waddingtons Games Ltd./RNIB

Dimensions of the box: 52.5 x 51 cm

Dimensions of the board: 50 x 50 cm

Of course this special set is very interesting for the blind in the first instance. But for collectors of (special) Monopoly sets as well.

It is a standard game with special exceptions.

  • The board has a raised plastic surface, which is embossed with the Braille letters and raised signs like the arrow at Go and the question mark.
  • This board is not folded and hence the transport box is exceptionally large! It also has compartments into which the houses and tokens sit, to prevent them from being knocked out of position.
  • All the money and Chance and Community Chest cards are printed in Braille as well as large-sized text for the partial-sighted.
  • There are 2 sets of title deeds: one is in Braille, and the other is in large print.
  • The dice are very big (2 cm) and have raised dots.
  • The houses, hotels and 10 playing tokens are the standard version.
  • There is a large print set of instructions, and also another set of instructions in Braille.


Collector's Edition

Publisher: Franklin Mint

Dimensions of the box: 7.5 x 52.5 x 52.5 cm + pedestal

Without exaggeration this ""authorised" issue can be called The Game of the Games. The board is made of distinguished mahogany stained hardwood with a green felt-lined sunken midfield. The printing is in gold. Underneath the playfield is a sliding drawer for the banker, also green felt-lined. The drawer has a knob provided with a brass Monopoly game coin. On the other 3 sides of the set is a brass Monopoly plate.

The background of the streets is of the same mahogany colour as the wood. Even the instructions and the "Real Estate Portfolio" are in this dignified colour. All 10 classic playing tokens are crafted in pewter and embellished with 22 carat gold, amongst them a purse and hurricane lantern. The architecturally-designed houses and hotels are dycast and plated with silver and gold.

The banknotes have a luxury appearance and are specially made for this "Collector's Edition". The number of banknotes is twice as much as usual. The red Chance and yellow Community Chest cards have all funny illustrations with Uncle Pennybags, as usual. The wooden pedestal for this set contains another 4 drawers for the players to collect their money and property cards. Finally the set can be covered by a glass plate, to protect it from dust.

The summer 1998 edition of the Franklin Mint catalogue showed the English set still to be available. Prices:

  • Main Game - £395
  • Pedestal - £245
  • Glass Cover - £69
  • Millionaire's Chairs - £195 per pair
  • Official Monopoly Clock for Millionaires - £145


60th Anniversary


Tonka Corp. / Waddingtons

Ref: 44020/102

Dimensions of the box:

11.5 x 29.8 x 29.8 cm

The gold coloured box shows a nice illustration of a diamond on a green background on the cover and all its flanks as well as all flanks of the white inner box. Over the diamond is the red bar with Monopoly and Uncle Pennybags as well as a gold ribbon which says "1935 special anniversary edition 1995".

The board is folded in four, it has a black back and a marble colored game side. The "limitation" of this edition is shown by a sticker with number on the game side of the board.

The nicely printed bottom of the box shows:

  • Uncle Pennybags' hat, to be used as a shaking-box.
  • 5 of the 8 "antique bronze" tokens of the old times, Uncle Pennybags - tram - car - shoe - elephant - bathtub - candlestick and beaker.
  • The black plastic tray (in shallow box) for the banker's money. This holder is placed on top of the 2nd black plastic tray that contains the shaking box and the 2 trays for the Chance and Community Chest cards.
  • Some of the luxury title deed cards and banknotes.
  • The houses and hotels of fine glossy but unprinted wood.

The game was manufactured in Great Britain.

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