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History of Monopoly through 50 unique editions

  • 1998: Alaska Edition

    America’s wilderness gets its own edition in this version of the board game that highlights national parks and wildlife refuges, mountain ranges, glaciers, fjords, and forests in the 49th state. Players can buy and sell real estate in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

  • 1999: Pokémon Edition

    This edition of Monopoly draws on the wildly popular Pokémon video game series. The tokens are Pokémon characters and the familiar Pokémon slogan, “Gotta catch ’em all!” joins Mr. Monopoly on the cover. A rule was changed consistent with the theme: Instead of rolling again if you get doubles, you receive Pokémon Powers.

  • 2000: Millennium Edition

    This edition rang in the new millennium with Monopoly’s enduring appeal. Released in 1999, the Millennium Edition includes eight metal tokens. Throughout the years, different editions have featured different tokens, some of which have been added or replaced by popular votes. For example, in 1998, a sack of money joined the standard collection, only to be booted in 2007.

  • 2001: Astronomy Edition

    This version features space, and players buy comets, planets, star clusters, and galaxies. Planets decorate the money while the utilities are two large telescope manufacturers. The railway stations are space stations or observation domes, the Chance cards are moons, while the Community Chest cards are suns. Tokens include a lawn chair, binoculars, and telescopes.

  • 2001: I Love Lucy Collector’s Edition

    Follow Lucy’s madcap adventures with her husband, Ricky, and their best friends, Ethel and Fred, around the board of this show’s 50th anniversary edition of Monopoly. Players try to buy the funniest episodes of the television series and control the show. The game board includes original “I Love Lucy” photos.

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  • 2002: Avignon Edition

    Indulge in some wanderlust with this French-language version, part of a French city series of Monopoly. The cover shows the Pont d’Avignon, its famous medieval bridge. Besides the adventures in France, Monopoly travels across Europe, from Gibraltar to Romania, from Italy to Russia.

  • 2002: Corvette Edition

    A tribute to a classic car, this version gives you the chance to own one, even if as part of a Monopoly game. The Corvette was introduced at the General Motors Motorama in 1953 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The game features 50 years of Corvette models, from shark coupes to stingray convertibles as players collect the best of American-made sports cars.

  • 2003: Elvis 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

    Travel the board of this edition from Elvis Presley’s childhood home in Tupelo, Mississippi, to his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, with stops at “Don’t Be Cruel,” and “Blue Hawaii.” The pewter tokens—a guitar, a convertible, a teddy bear, a record player, his sunglasses, and a leather jacket—evoke the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.

  • 2003: Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition

    Players can choose two options of play and traverse the board across the territories of Middle-earth, building fortresses; acquiring wizards’ staffs and other relics; and employing the power of the One Ring. The pewter tokens represent key characters in the story.

  • 2004: Ford Mustang 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

    This version celebrates the Mustang, from the 1962 Roadster Concept Car to the 1965 Mustang GT to the Cobra SVT. Pewter tokens keep to the theme, among them the Mustang Pony. The center of the board holds the iconic logo of a mustang, a descendent of one of the Iberian horses brought to the Americans in the 1500s by Spanish explorers.

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