Number of versions: 1
Edition: November 13, 2011
When two of my granddauhters had been on vacation in Paramaribo May 2011 they
surprised me on their return with
it appeared to be an almost perfect, most probably, Chinese imitation of
Hasbro's square box edition with ref.nr.nr. 0009 from the years
There are probably never before native Monopoly-like editions made in Suriname
and so this "almost official" edition is the first Suriname issue with
Edition: Suriname Monopoly,
square box, Item No. E.82008
Publisher: Madjied store - Paramaribo - ±2010
Dimensions of the box: 26.4 x 26.4 x 5.0 cm
of the folded board: 25.2 x 25.2 cm
This edition is in Dutch only.
At first sight this game looks very similar to the corresponding game from
Parker/Hasbro, but after more accurate comparison there are many obvious
differences, such as:
The very hard and glossy colors on as well
the lid as on the game board.
The flag on the lid and the board's midfield. This
is not the case on the standard editions of Hasbro.
Around 2008 and later in a number of European countries the so-called Country
editions where published, with
pictures of various cities from around that country. The lid of these games
(with ref. 01603) show the flag of the
country on the background, surrounded by a collage of famous buildings in
those cities. See Finland
Everywhere the corresponding Parker/Hasbro boxes show the Parker
or Hasbro logo this Chinese release shows
the nice arms of Suriname with on top in 2 spaces in large numbers,
the minimum age and the number of players.
The tekst on the bottom of the box goes in with "je en jij",
where the Dutch version of the Parker/Hasbro edition happily politely says
Of course the matching picture of the game board with attributes is properly
The backside of the Suriname board is black,
that of the Hasbro-games red.
The only essential difference between the Hasbro cards and
those of this edition is the fact that these do not have rounded corners.
Hasbro games of course do have their 10 well-known metal
tokens, of which the imitator left the hat and car on the lid of this
edition; in this Chinese edition is a little bag with 10 large,
colors, composed plastic tokens, namely. shoe - car - shovel -
skater - hat - sun hat - motorcyclist - airplane -
naval boat and paddle boat.
The 7 banknotes are well copied again, without the
mention ©Hasbro Inc. of course, but with the SRD-currency of the
The houses and hotels
are somewhat larger and of dull plastic.
Both dice are small Chinese one's with
a fat dot for the one, but thise one is black instead of red.
The plastic insert in the box is blue
and has 4 compartments for all attributes.
properties of this edition are streets from districts of Paramaribo.
They are from Start onwards:
- Algemeen Fonds - Ormosiastraat Flora
- Inkomstenbelasting - District-Sipaliwini Zuid - Saparakastraat
Latour - Kans - Pingostraat
Latour - Sekrepatoestraat Latour
- In de Gevangenis/Slechts bezoek - Slangenhoutstraat Saron
- Electriciteitbedrijf - Hernhutterstraat Saron
- Kankatiestraat Saron - District-Nickerie
West - Madeliefjesstraat Zorg en Hoop
- Algemeen Fonds - Franchepanestraat
Zorg en Hoop - Zonnebloemstraat
Zorg en Hoop - Vrij Parkeren - Sabakoestraat
Morgenstond - Kans - Powisistraat
Morgenstond - Grapefruitstraat
Morgenstond - District-Paramaribo Noord - Granietstraat
Maretraite - Gomperstraat
Maretraite - Waterleiding - David
Simonsstraat Maretraite - Naar de Gevangenis - Jan
Steenstraat Monplaisir - Einsteinstraat
Monplaisir - Algemeen Fonds- Flemingstraat
Monplaisir - District-Marowijne Oost - Kans - Waterkant
Centrum and Maagdenstraat Centrum.
Because there are no railways in Suriname the designer came up to mention
the remotest districts in all directions. And so it is easy to
keep the Parker locomotives on their spaces, however it would have been a bit
more original to put for example pictures of something characteristic of the
region in place.
This game is not sold in toyshops in Paramaribo
but on the airport and souvenirshops.
The game was manufactured in China.