Express Monopoly Card Game (USA)


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.