Number of versions: 1
Edition: June 24, 2010
Gibraltar is a "British Overseas Territory" since 1713, so with no
doubt the British Waddingtons Monopoly editions will have been played in
Gibraltar from the very start in 1936.
In 1996 a company Discover Publications (Gibraltar, later International) Ltd.
established in Gibraltar and published its first edition Rockopoly.
During the following 8 years it published at least another 13 opoly-editions,
and in February 2004 it was dissolved.
Since then Hasbro, nor Winning Moves, seem to have discovered this town yet.
Note: Because of its strategic position Gibraltar was an important port for
Allied submarines during WW II.
"Gibraltar's Own Board Game"
Publisher: Discover Publications (Gibraltar) Ltd. - Gibraltar - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 24.0 x 46.0 cm
This opoly-edition is from Steve Amato's collection.
These opoly-editions are based on company names of sponsors rather than streets
The property (Business) prices are the same as those of the
game board with the streets of London, so the cheapest Business costs £ 60 and
the most expensive one is £ 400. Also the color of their groups are about the
same as of the regular Monopoly board.
Features of this edition are:
The lid does not only show an
overprint of the game board, but also the cities most known
landmark: its rock and a pirate ship.
There is no bankers tray or
slots for any of the pieces. Just an empty box.
The midfield of the game board shows a color image
of the port and the name Rockopoly on top of it.
The backside of the board is black.
You do not collect 200 when you land on or pass the
Pizza Hut/Border Queue space but rather the Speedgear space, 2 spaces past the
Border Queue space.
When you land on the Pizza Hut/Border Queue space you roll only one die
and move ahead.
The mid space of each side is a Star (*) Property,
sponsored by a local Business. If you own all 4 the profit is the highest.
When you are sent to the Moorish
Castle you have 2 options: To either immediately pay 50 pounds or use a
"Get Out of Moorish Castle
free" card OR elect to stay in the Moorish Castle and serve your sentence. If you
elect to stay in the Moorish Castle you roll the dice on your next 2 turns
(rolling doubles you get released and move ahead the number on the dice. On your
third turn you must roll the dice and get out but do not pay any money to get
There are no houses nor hotels. Instead there are 32
(12 mm high cylinders) and 12 superstores
(look like hotels with a chimney). Both are made of plastic.
You can only buy them at the beginning of your turn.
The 6 tokens are plastic "cylinders
with ball on top".
The money is sponsored by the Dutch bank
ABN-AMRO, the currency is Rockopoly Pounds. The
banknotes are one-sided printed in black on colored paper.
The denominations are printed in a rhombic space: £
1 - £ 5 - £ 10
- £ 20 - £ 50 (white) - £ 100
and £ 500.
The use of Loan Cards: Each player is given a Loan Card. You may at anytime borrow
500 pounds from the back and turn your Loan Card face down. When the loan is in
effect, you must pay 50 pounds interest each time you land on or pass the Border
Queue space until the loan is paid back to the bank.
Each individual space of a group can be mortgaged, only
without building. However, the owner may claim the rent, where the
amount is that of an unmortgaged space. On the other hand the owner has to
pay interest on that property each time he passes Border Queue. The amount
is mentioned on the property deed.
If you have mortgaged
properties you must pay rent on them each time you land on or pass the
Border Queue space.
There are 2 stacks of 21 cards each situated along side 1
of the game board, underneath the picture. Cards "Pay and Take"
and the "Take a Gamble" cards (from the Stakis
International Casino Club) are blue green.
Both dice are white with black