New to the Monopoly family in 2007 is the Danbury Mint. They have produced a set that seems as nice (if not nicer) as the Franklin mint set for a couple of hundred dollars less. This game has a recessed playing surface, silver plated houses and tokens, gold plated hotels, and four drawers for players to store their money and properties.
A luxurious representation of an all-time classic game! This deluxe Monopoly set features a rotating game board with a magnetic perimeter and a recessed leather center, along with four compartmentalized drawers for storage of "properties." This gorgeous set comes complete with all the traditional pieces and amenities of the classic Monopoly game, plus gold-plated tokens and hotels, and silver plated houses, giving it an elegant touch. A rich wooden banker's chest is also included.
Also out in 2008 from Restoration Hardware is what I think is the nicest Monopoly game since the Franklin Mint edition. It's housed in a wooden case with two drawers to hold the pieces. The board is the classic design with the colors and penalties being pre August. There are 8 gold tone tokens including the battleship, iron, top hat, Scottie dog, race car, thimble, horse and rider, and shoe. Also included are wooden green houses and red Grand Hotels. The Chance and Community Chest cards are the classic design and along with the Title Deeds have an antiqued look. Completing the set is a Title Deed holder similar to the one found in the Franklin Mint set. All this for about a sixth of the price of the FM set.
Retro Edition - Wal-Mart
Late 2008 saw the release of a Wal-Mart exclusive Retro edition Monopoly game. This comes in a black plastic box and is a fairly nice set. It has the classic gameboard which is just smaller than standard, small money, wooden houses and hotels, classic Chance, Community Chest, and Title Deed cards, and six antique brass tokens: race car, top hot, thimble, Scottie dog, shoe, and train. Even the rules have a retro look to them.
In 2009, Franklin Mint developed a version. From the high-quality wooden game board to the gold-plated hotels, each player will feel like a millionaire (whether they win or not!)
The middle of the board is in-laid with a rich green felt, while the board itself opens up to reveal a hidden cash drawer to stash your winnings.
There are gold plated tokens and hotels and silver houses as well as specifically designed money all on a high-quality wooden game board, making it an expensive version.
It was also available with the set as extras were chairs, a table and a glass cover.
Now you can play a genuine Monopoly championship in your own home. Put your trading skills to the test and play, negotiate and win your way to the top of the league. With top tips for winning and fab championship facts. There's everything to play for - be your family champion and the Monopoly Championship trophy could be yours! Dad will never have bragging rights againNow you can play a genuine Monopoly championship in your own home. Put your trading skills to the test and play, negotiate and win your way to the top of the league. With top tips for winning and fab championship facts. There's everything to play for - be your family champion and the Monopoly Championship trophy could be yours! Dad will never have bragging rights again
It came with: Game board, 8 movers with carry bag, 28 Title Deed cards, 16 Chance cards, 16 Community Chest cards, 1 pack of Monopoly money, 32 silver houses, 12 gold hotels, 2 number dice, 1 speed die, Championship scorepad, Champion's trophy, 6 name strips and Instructions.
Code: Item #1126
In 2009, Winning Moves USA brought their own classic version out. This was not as colourful as the retro editions but brought back an historic look with the "Go" Corner in the bottom left corner of the front of the box and the previous properties (Boardwalk, Super Tax, etc.) towards the right hand side of the box.
Nostalgia - K-Mart
Code: C-267D / 41608 / 91281
Other stores in the USA decided to have their own version. This included K-Mart where the design was like the vintage 1957 version but in the standard sized square tin. This was known as the Nostalgia Edition.
This version comes with a Nostalgic gameboard, Vintage Chance, Community Chest and Title Deeds cards, Retro Monopoly money, 6 Antique brass finish tokens, Wooden houses and hotels, Banker's tray and storage area, 2 Ivory coloured dice and Instructions.
Vintage Game Bookshelf
Code: 01251 / C-190A
Also this year, the Vintage Game Collection had a reprint and a new updated look.
p>Bring back nostalgic memories when you play this vintage version of Monopoly. The game uses the original rules and comes with a retro-looking game board and game components. The wooden storage box can be placed on a bookshelf when the game is not in use. This retro-style game comes in a vintage wood book edition Brings you back with the original gameplay, a retro-looking game board and components Includes small tokens to move around the board, paper money, a pair of die and title deeds for property, houses and hotels Also includes Chance cards, Community Chest cards and a game board •Game Board Dimensions: 10.5" L x 7.9" W