Number of versions: 20
Edition: April 22, 2010
It started in the home-computer era - in the
seventies and eighties - that freaks made more or less sophisticated Monopoly
programs for for example Atari, Commodore, Sinclair, MSX
Nowadays of course only the games for PC and Internet are interesting. Except of
those programs developed by Parker Brothers/Hasbro Interactive there are of
other manufacturers as well.
MONOPOLY voor NINTENDO NES,
Issued by: Parker Brothers - 1991
Packing: Cartridge in a small box
This is a cartridge for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The back side of the box of this
American game (made in Japan) says:
"There's visual entertainment with the animated Rich Uncle Pennybags and
Community Chest and Chance Cards, and the speedy sports car and other tokens
that zoom around the board. Now listen for voice-enhancements such as the
"jailer" who kicks Rich Uncle Pennybags out of Jail, and the digitized
sound of the train whistles on the Railroad spaces.
Like a real estate big shot, you let computer "accounting" keep track
of your cash, assets, properties, houses and hotels. You can play with real,
live real estate moguls or take on the computer opponents (1-8 players), who
might be beginners - or savvy big-time traders."
The game is no longer available since
Games, Inc. - 1992
Packing: box 20.5 x 23.0 x 5.7 cm
The nice packing contains both 3½" and 5¼" disks. The
carefully edited instructions of this American game (so Atlantic City) do not
only describe the game with illustrations but give the "Official Rules"
There is really no computer game as nice as this one:
The board is very detailed and the 8 tokens make
noice while going over the board: the horse neighs, the barrow's wheel
crunches, the dog yaps a.s.o.. As they change direction they are seen
from another side as well. All players can, should you wish so, be run by the
computer. On pressing the dice key Uncle Pennybags jumps out of the logo and
throws the dice. Of course you hear them rolling over the board.
The animations again and again see to surprise like:
See for illustrations: http://www.widget.co.uk/show.php3?prodnumber=291&browser=0
The price amounted to £29.95 (= € 57,14) in
Edition: CD MONOPOLY PlayStation, ref.
Issued by: Sony Computer Entertainments Inc./Hasbro Interactive Inc. - 1997
Packing: CD in cover
This game is to be played on the Sony PlayStation. There is a choice from 3
languages: English, German and French.
The game is very similar to the PC version , consequently it's very good in its
3D graphics as well.
We wonder what the meaning will be of the remark
on the back side of the cover "Bankrup up to 3 of your friends with the "?
The price of this CD amounted to Hfl 129.50 (= € 58,76) in March 1998.
Edition: Psion Monopoly for series 5, without
Issued by: Widget Software Ltd. - 121 London Rd.- Knebworth, Herts SG3 6EX - U.K. - 1997
Packing: disks in a box
This game, or better said: these games are suitable to be played on the PC. It
is a collection of 5 games, viz. London (England) – Atlantic
City (USA) – Paris (France) – those "Various Cities" of The Netherlands and the "General Streets" of
This game was bought in Switserland in March
1998 at Zfr. 69.- (= € 51,65).
CD-ROM Edition Monopoly STAR WARS,
Issued by: Hasbro Interactive, Inc./Lucasfilm Ltd. - 1997
Packing: box 18.7 x 23.8 x 4.1 cm
Like the "standard" Monopoly game in CD-Rom version being nice to see
because of its 3D animations and sound effects so this Star Wars Monopoly is
rather a different experience compared to the board game.
(See also chapter "Related games")
Also this version of the game is released in honour of the 20 years anniversary
of Star Wars.
There is option of the languages English, Dutch, Swedish and
The price amounted to Hfl. 109.- (= € 49,46) in
In the America a "Special Edition" has been issued as with the board
Edition: CD-ROM Monopoly - Dutch editie, ref.
Issued by: Hasbro Interactive Inc. - 1997
Packing: CD cover in a box, dim. abt. 18.7 x 23.8 x 4.1 cm
The execution of this game corresponds very much
the American version (ref.#4406) of 1995 with those 3D animations. Although the board
is of the Dutch game it is a rather inaccurate transformation from the
American game into the Dutch one, because of the fact that rather a number of
animations are in English.
The price amounted to Hfl 99.- (= € 45,35) in
Edition: CD-ROM Monopoly WC Soccer France
Issued by: Hasbro Interactive Inc. - 1998
Packing: CD cover in a box, dim.: 18.7 x 23.8 x 4.1 cm
The back of this nice looking box tells in English, Dutch and Swedish this is a Monopoly game with soccer players, or is it a Soccer game with
Of course again this computer game is a
digital translation of the boardgame that was issued a few months earlier.
The price amounted to Hfl 99.95 (= € 45,35) in
CD-ROM Junior Monopoly - Dutch, ref. 93539.104.CAR
Publisher: Hasbro Interactive, Inc./Minds Eye - 1999
Packing: CD cover in a box, dim.: 4.5 x 18.9 x 24.4 cm
The back side of the box says:
"Play now the junior version of the most popular game in the world on
CD-ROM. Join Mr. Monopoly with his niece Sandy and nephew Andy
to the amusement park full of thrill-filled attractions."
The most funny thing of this edition is, however, that there are several
attractions and activities shown around the game board. Eight of these
attractions have mini games at their disposal that can be played during the
game. Sandy and Andy play a part in some of them.
There are 3 games with only 1 play level:
The 5 games with 3 play levels are:
The price of this set amounted to Hfl
59,95 (= € 27,21) in January 2000.
Edition: CD-ROM Monopoly -
Publisher: Infogrames Interactive, Inc./Hasbro Int. Inc. - 1999
Packing: CD cover, dim.: 19.0 x 13.6 x 1.3 cm
This edition of the computer game offers a great number of possibilities. One
the traditional game board.
a self designed game board.
a game board of an other country.
The play screen shows 5 basic areas:
the game board. This shows the whole board and the space where each
player has landed. The board can be turned by moving the mouse.
the play buttons bar. Depending on the situation of the game and
acts to make different buttons are presented.
the dice tray. This shows which player is on turn and the dice are
the players nameplates. By klicking on a nameplate all
relevant information about this player will be given.
the bank's properties button. Except for the bank's this place also
shows how many houses and and hotels are still available from the bank.
The price of this set amounted to Hfl 25,- (= € 11,35) in September 2001.
Edition: CD-ROM Monopoly TYCOON,
Publisher: Infogrames Interactive, Inc./Hasbro Int. Inc./
RollerCoaster Tycoon - 2001
Packing: CD cover, dim.: 19.0 x 13.6 x 1.3 cm
This bilingual issue of the very advanced business game offers
unpresedented possibilities. In a magnificent realistic realtime 3D-city with
hundreds of inhabitants both business investments can be planned and buildings
built or pulled down: