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Presentation:
version 2000

Presentatie:
versie 2000.

 

 

  Number of versions: 5

  Edition: February 21, 2005

Production section at Hasbro Waterford.



"Hasbro - Waterford" is the manufacturing facility for all European Monopoly editions since Waddingtons stopped production in 
Leeds - UK in 1995.
At their site I found following short history:

Hasbro Ireland is established in Waterford, Ireland since 1977. 
The company operates from a modern production facility of 22,500 m², manufacturing Games, Playdoh products and Puzzles and 
employing approx. 500 employees. It  is one of Europe's biggest convertors of Board and Paper.
The company manufactures approximately 17 million units annually for export to International Markets.



Ireland map.The streets in the standard Irish edition are of Dublin, viz. from GO on:  

Crumlin - Community Chest - Kimmage - Income Tax - Busaras Dublin - Rathgar Rd. - Chance - South Circular Rd. - Rathmines Rd. - In Jail - Dawson St. - Electric Company - Kildare St. - Nassau St. - Dublin Airport - Pearse St. - Community Chest - Dame Street - Westmoreland Street - Free Parking - Abbey Street - Chance - Capel Street - Henry Street - Heuston Station - Talbot St. - North Earl St. - Water Works - O'Connell St. - Go to Jail - George's St. - Wicklow St. - Community Chest - Grafton St. - Shannon Airport - Chance - Ailesbury Rd. - Super tax and Shrewsbury Road.

(See for the Northern Ireland editions the concerning Great Britain chapter).



 

Edition: Standard Irish edition, Stock No. 457
Irish standard, Stock Nr.457. Publisher: House of Games Waddingtons/
                  Ormond Printing Co.Ltd - Dublin - 1972
Dimensions of the box: 25.7 x 50.3 cm
The game: 
This is probably one of the early Irish editions with the streets from the capital city Dublin. Besides the railway stations are 
replaced by, in order: a busstation - airport - railwaystation and a second airport.

This long box is published in 1972 or later, because this year is mentioned at the end of the Rules.
The soft lid of the box is in for Waddingtons so characteristic colors red - white - red with the logo of "Uncle Pennybags between 2 engines and the £-sign" in the upper red bar. In the white section of the lid's rim is Monopoly in black characters.

The board has clearly features of the "transition period" (~
late fifties and early seventies), such as: 

Double names on the property spaces, typical Waddingtons.

Only a very small black square on the Super Tax space, typical Waddingtons.

No "engine illustration" in the centre of the board as used with the early English editions.

The Parker Bros. copyright 1961 is mentioned underneath the word Monopoly in open characters.

The cover of this edition is 5 mm higher than the inner box. Why? The back of the board is red
In the white soft insert are 7 holes for the attributes. The yellow Chance- and pink Community Chest cards are not illustrated. In contrast to the UK editions of the same era this set only has 2 blank spare property deeds.
The rent of the unimproved O'Connell Street is the same as of both other yellow streets,  only £ 22.-. This mistake was made at the start of the American editions and was copied for the issues of all other countries over the world untill about 1982.  
The banknotes are printed in black on thin paper the back of it being printed with the logo of "Uncle Pennybags between 2 engines and the £-sign". The denominations are resp.: 1 - 5 -10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500
The 6 metal tokens are resp.: boat - shoe - car - hat - dog and iron.
The plastic houses are green and the hotels are red. Both have all-sided overhanging roofs and a chimney.
Both dice are black with gold pips.

The game was "Made in England".

 

Standard Irish Ed., #46020Edition: Standard Irish edition, Ref. # 46020
Publisher: Waddingtons Games Ltd. - 1972
Dimensions of the box: 26.1 x 50.3 cm 
The game:
It are the Rules of this edition that show as latest copyright year 1972.
Its presentation is very similar to the UK edition ref. #44021 (1).

On the red - white - red cover (the new!) Uncle Pennybags turn up from the O of Monopoly, while the old logo with "Uncle Pennybags between 2 engines with £-sign" is only on the rims. 
Again there is a height difference between the lid and the inner box of even 8 mm. This might be to protect the inner box? 
The yellow Chance- and pink Community Chest cards are not illustrated. In contrast to the UK editions of the same era this set again only has 2 blank spare property deeds.
The rent of the unimproved O'Connell Street is the same as of both other 
yellow streets,  only  £ 22.-.  
The banknotes are printed in black on thin paper the back of it being printed with the logo of "Uncle Pennybags between 2 engines and the £-sign". The denominations are resp.: 1 - 5 -10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500The 6 metal tokens are resp.: boat - shoe - car - hat - dog and iron. 
The plastic houses are green and the hotels are red. Both have all-sided overhanging roofs and a chimney.
Both dice are red with white pips.

Some differences compared to the edition with Stock No.457 of the same period are:

The red characters of the word Monopoly on the lid have a blue border.
In the white section of the lid's rim is Monopoly in red characters.
The plastic insert with 7 holes for the attributes is red.
The Chance and Community Chest cards are accompanied by a tiny cut out piece of paper "Packing Slip No." with 3 handwritten numbers added.

The rim of the lid shows a.o. "All Copyrights reserved. Made and printed in Great Britain".


Standard 14535, 1996.Edition: Standard Irish edition Ref. #14535/231
Publisher:Tonka/Waddingtons/Hasbro - 1996
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 40.3 x 5.3 cm
of the double folded board: 25.2 x 25.2 cm
The game:
This edition is a sample of the "new look" of the games manufactured in the Irish works. The fresh white box shows a red bar and a part of the fourth side of the board on the cover. The white dice show a 3 and a  5. The width and the length of the boxes are standardized for all of their games Hasbro told. So herewith the long box I called Standard so far disappears.
This new box contains a red plastic tray insert with newly shaped slots for the banknotes and title cards of the banker. The board is folded in four like in the so-called "small box". The back side is red and the play side is blue green. The set is manufactured in Ireland and so it has a picture of a "laughing family" at the back of the box. On the board are the nice Chance and Community Chest cards of this game. The banknotes are of the new model, i.e. with a black Monopoly banner and Uncle Pennybags in the upper part of the circle and, almost unvisible, the remark "1996 Tonka Corporation".
The 10 tokens are of pewter and likely no longer manufactured in China. 
The plastic houses do have a chimney, the hotels don't.

 

The 2001 Standard edition.Edition: Standard, Ref. #00009/231 
Publisher: Parker/Hasbro Inc. - 2001
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 40.3 x 5.3 cm
      of the game board: 25.2 x 25.2 cm
The game:
Parker/Hasbro has standardized their games world-wide (because of what to my opinion they become the less interesting for collectors). Now the standard editions of all countries bear number 9, the number for the American standard editions since the first issues of 1935. 
The design of this new game features:

The illustration on the lid shows a somewhat cheap red rim.
Only 4 spaces of the fourth side of the game board are shown in perspective with 1 house, 1 hotel, still the hat and the racecar as well as both dice, however now with 4 and 3 (instead of 3 and 5).
The perspective red Monopoly bar with the nice shadow and Mr.Monopoly with the red bow tie (until 2000 he was Rich Uncle Pennybags), that appears on the lid, the board game's midfield and all 4 rims of the innerbox.
The bottom side of the box no longer shows "the laughing family" but almost the whole game board with all its attrubutes. 

The "banker's tray" of this "standard" box is red again and has holes for 7 banknotes as well as for the property deeds who are still present with the banker. The game board is folded in four and fits, when stored, precisely on the banker's tray. The back of the board is as usual red, the playside is blue green
On the board the Chance cards with red back in a lines pattern are as usual next to the Go corner and the Community Chest cards with blue back in a lines pattern next to the Free Parking corner. The cards (56x87 mm) have round corners.
The property cards (56x87 mm) also have round corners.
The banknotes (52x100 mm) are printed on one side only. On top of the circle on the note is a black ribbon showing "Monopoly with Mr.Monopoly". At the bottom of this circle is in small characters "©2001 Hasbro Inc.".  The currency is Euro(€) and the denominations are resp.: 1 - 5 -10 - 20 - 50 - 100 and 500 (ref.100 00009 00C0).
The 10 tokens are of light metal and are the well-known: hat - shoe - car - boat - dog - wheelbarrow - rider-on-a-horse - thimble - iron and canon. 
The houses and hotels are of non-transparant plastic and have all an overhanging roof with an excentric chimney.
Both dice are white with black pips. 

 

The games manufacturer of American origin 

Winning Moves International Ltd.
Lyntonia House
7-9 Praed Street
LONDON W2 1NJ
tel: +0171 262 9696
Web site:
http://www.winningmoves.co.uk

market City Games in Europe since 1998. First in Great Britain followed by issues in Germany and various other countries.
It are all socalled "Authorized Opoly Games", i.e. they are manufactured under the approval of and in cooperation with Hasbro. Like with the American City Games a part of the profit has to come from advertisements of local companies and institutes mentioned on the spaces. The streets prices and those of the other properties are always the same as those of the original game board with the streets of Dublin.

All of these editions are made according to the same pattern, viz.:

The colorfull lid always shows a composition of pictures of landmarks of the city under the Monopoly bar, with in perspective mid-under the first spaces at the left and right of Go. In the lower right corner are always 6 of 10 standard tokens i.e. car, boat, thimble, canon, wheelbarrow and rider-on-horse. The other tokens of the set are dog, hat, shoe and iron.

The back of all game boards is purple.

The Banker's tray is a square tray of red plastic on top of which the double folded gameboard is placed.One hole contains a small, transparant case, presumably for the houses and hotels.

A second, slightly higher tray of green plastic has 7 slots to store the banknotes.

Each set is supplied with a socalled property pouch. According to Winning Moves it is to store the house and hotels.

All well finished plastic houses and hotels have overhanging roofs and an excentrically placed chimney.

The dice are white and have black pips.

Page 14 of the Rules always show pictures of all properties of the edition concerned.

The price of these games is rather high and amounted to £ 29.95 (€51.70) in 1998 and 1999.




WM Ireland edition - 014.Edition: Ireland edition, Ref. Nr. 014
Publisher: Winning Moves Int. Ltd./Hasbro - 2000
Dimensions of the box: 26.8 x 40.1 x 5.3 cm
The game:
This set is from the collection of Will Barnhill - UK.

The comment on the bottom of this edition is in English only and reads:

" 'Cead Mille Failte' to the Republic of Ireland edition of the great property board game Monopoly. Ireland is famous for its writers and poets such as James Joyce, Sean OiCasey, W.B. Yeats, and Seamus Heaney and its musicians, which include U2, Thin Lizzy and Boyzone. Sports such as horse racing, Grey hound racing and golf thrive, while Hurling, recognised as one of the fastest games in the world, and Gaelic Football are the national sports. 
Home of the shamrock, the Aran jumper, the 'craic agus ceol' (fun and music) Ireland maintains its reputation of the 'Land of the Welcomes'."

The properties from Go on are:  

Dawson Street, Dublin (HOK Residential) - Community Chest (Today FM) - Upper Merrion Street, Dublin (Simply Mortgages) - Income Tax (*** No 10% ***) - Kent Station, Cork - Rock of Cashiel Co., Tipperary - Chance (LOTTO) - Aran Islands Co., Galway - New Grange Co., Meath - In Jail - Croke Park, Dublin - Energy Company - Landsdowne Road, Dublin - Straffan Co., Kildare (The K Club) - Shannon Airport - The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin - Community Chest (The Star) - Greenhills Road, Dublin (Spar) - O'Connell Street, Dublin (Eason) - Free Parking - Newcastle West Co., Limerick (Ballygowan, Pure Irish Water) - Chance (LOTTO) - Kilmacthomas Co., Waterford (Flahavan's Progress Outlets) - Waterford Co., Waterford (Waterford Crystal) - Dun Laoghaire (Stena Line) - Johnson Place, Dublin (Break for the Border) - Ormand Quay, Dublin (Morrison) - Communications (ntl:) - Shelbourne Park, Dublin (Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium) - Go To Jail -Wellington Quay, Dublin (Beauchamps Solicitors) - IFSC, Dublin (NCB) - Community Chest - Sandyford Industrial Est., Dublin (ebeon) - Busarus, Dublin - Chance (LOTTO) - Gov. Buildings - Bank Deposit (Bank of Ireland) and Dublin Castle.  

The banknotes are generic in format, bearing the logo of the Bank of Ireland placed on the bottom middle of the bills.  
The Rules are in English only.

This game was made in the UK and Eire.

 

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