Celtic Football Club
Monopoly, the great trading board game, finds it’s home at the legendary Celtic Football Club. Established in the late 19th century, Celtic’s first game was played on the 28th of May, 1888 against Rangers, with Celtic winning 5 – 2. In 1892 Celtic Football Club moved to it’s current ground, situated in Parkhead, Glasgow which became known as "Paradise" to its supporters due to its close proximity to the local cemetery.
It was in the period 1965 to 1975, under the management of former player, Jock Stein, that Celtic achieved the reputation of being one of Europe’s premier clubs. In that period Celtic won the League Championship for nine successive seasons and more notably, the European Cup in 1967, defeating Inter Milan 2 -1 in the final.
Success continued in the 1980s with four league Championships, four Scottish Cup wins, a League Cup victory and Celtic celebrating the centenary year in 1988 with a League and Scottish Cup double. The nineties saw a marked change in Celtic fortunes.
On the 1st June 2000, Celtic appointed Martin O’Neill it’s new manager. In a tremendous first season in charge he led Celtic to the domestic treble. The Championship was retained the following season and in May 2003 the Celts reached the final of the UEFA Cup in Seville. Ever mindful of it’s heritage, Celtic’s desire to be successful at home and abroad, combined with the ever present legendary support, will continue to drive Celtic forward.
The board has Celtic Football Club Edition with the Celtic crest in the middle, with chance and community chest changing to Home and Away cards. The Money also has Celtic Football Club on it and instead of buying properties, you buy players!!!! Old Kent Road becomes Pat Bonner. Buy Tommy Burns on the light blue cards, Paul Lambert on the Pink or Neil Lennon on the orange. Pay a bit more for Jimmy Johnstone on the red, or the prized manager Martin O’Neill on the green. If you are lucky enough to own the purple cards, then Jock Stein and Henrik Larsson are the Park Lane and Mayfair of Celtic!!!
Instead of stations, you buy stands, Lisbon Lions, South, Jock Stein and North Stands. And the utilities are the Board Room and Trophy Room.
Instead of houses and hotels, there are stands and stadiums, and all the pieces are football related, a whistle, a stud, a cup, a football boot, a football, a football net, etc.
Contents: Gameboard, 8 playing tokens, 2 dice, 32 stands, 12 stadiums, 1 property pouch, 28 title deed cards, 16 home cards, 16 away cards, 1 pack of monopoly money, 1 money box, 1 removable money tray, instructions.