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Top 20 Monopoly Board Games
All in One Solid Wood Board
Deluxe Wood Edition (1936)
This is one of the first Monopoly sets ever made and it is solid wood with cashier drawers on each side of the board. The dice is also wooden but otherwise the rest of the game is just the same as the original concept.
I have never played or even seen this wooden version of this game in person.
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Deluxe Monopoly (1995)
Deluxe Monopoly is the 60th anniversary of the hit game. The board is similar to the original except it uses more and brighter colors and the title deeds are in a cool looking holder that spins. Also, the money is in an upgraded tray that is nicer than the plain trays of the past.
I do not own this version but my cousin does and I played it several times growing up.
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The original was made in 1935 and it is much like the Monopoly game on store shelves today. The biggest difference is the seven playable characters which are wooden and they are all painted in a different color as well.
I have never seen the first edition but I would love to have the first set ever released.
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National Parks Edition (1998)
National Parks shows awesome parks all across the U.S. and the game board is loaded with American Wildlife such as the grizzly bear. The rules are the same as the regular game but the game lets you learn a bunch about nature.
I have this version and I like that the board has great detail.
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Prehistoric Monopoly Experience
Dinosaur Edition (2010)
Dinosaur Edition Monopoly is definitely a learning game with a Monopoly twist. You buy and sell these creatures instead of properties but otherwise if you can play the first edition you can play this one as well.
I own this version and it is my personal favorite.
The Walking Dead Survival Edition (2014)
The Walking Dead Monopoly board game is actually based off of the book and you must buy and sell weaponry and fight the dead along the way. Whoever survives till the end is the winner.
I want this edition because I like the series so much on the tube.
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Peter & the Family
Family Guy Collector's Edition (2006)
Family Guy Monopoly is a take on the cartoon show. You play as Brian, Stewie, Peter, Meg, Chris or Louis. The real estate is actual places from the show such as the school and the mayor's residence.
My all time favorite cartoon came to my all time favorite board game.
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Looney Tunes Cash
Looney Tunes Collector's Edition (1999)
Welcome to the land of Looney Tunes. It is based on all the famous cartoon characters but it is known because it has slight rule variations. For example if you roll a double you have 3 options of what to do.
Not a big fan of this one because I like the original rules to remain intact. I'm Old School that way.
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Shaken Not Stirred
007 Collector's Edition (2006)
In the 007 Edition Monopoly you buy the James Bond movies instead of real estate. This game pays great attention to detail and does not leave out a thing.
I played this game twice and it was entertaining and the cards were definitely a new twist.
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Sin City Monopoly
Las Vegas Edition (2000)
Las Vegas Monopoly that lets you buy casino, hotel and restaurant business and the board is really pretty. The differences are slim but unique such as having gaming chips which are red and blue.
An instant classic in my opinion.
Super Heroes Edition
Marvel Comics Collection's Edition (1999)
Marvel Comics Monopoly is about the sell, trade and purchase of classic comics featuring Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk and many more. You can play as Captain America's shield, Infinity Gauntlet, Magneto's helmet, Thing's Fist or Eye of Agamotto.
Never played this version but I seen it own the shelves at WalMart back in the day.
Video Game Meets Board Game
Grand Theft Auto Collector's Edition (2009)
You must steal instead of sell cars and businesses. It is the game made into a board game. You can play as a boat, car, motorcycle, person, gun or tank.
I have only seen this game online after a hard search but I will probably get this one someday.
The Caped Crusader
Batman Collector's Edition (2005)
In Batman Monopoly you are the good guy buying up the bad guys hang outs. It is very entertaining especially for fans of the Dark Knight.
My son has this one and it is illustrated nicely from the box to the board.
Use The Force
Star Wars Complete Saga Edition (2005)
Star Wars Monopoly is based off the first Star Wars book and it pays attention to all the details. Play as Darh Vader or Luke Skywalker.
I am not a big Star Wars fan although I have to admit this game tells the story as it goes.
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Having Fun with Faith
Christians will love this Monopoly game as it focuses on the Bible. It is a fast version of the game and you do not try to bankrupt the other players. Instead, all players are trying to build a huge Church for worship.
All 32 NFL Teams
NFL Official Limited Collector's Edition (1998)
NFL Monopoly has stadiums instead of hotel properties and the cards are NFC and AFC. NFL meets Monopoly. Huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts here so I try to buy that franchise as soon as possible.
Bad Guys of Disney
Disney Villains Collector's Edition (2008)
Disney Villain Monopoly allows you to see the wicked and evil side. The cards are magic mirror and Cauldron cards. Pursue your dreams but avoid jail along the way. Bribes accepted.
Ridin' the Open Board
Harley Davidson: Live to Ride Edition (2000)
The Harley Davidson Edition Monopoly is about buying stores to brag about your cycles or houses to keep them in storage. The dice, money cards and board are designed Harley style to the core.
Super Monopoly Bros
Nintendo Collector's Edition (2006)
Nintendo Monopoly is like a Nintendo city with Mario as the Mayor. Houses are power ups, hotels are Mario invincibility and Mario is on the cash. The game pewter tokens used are: Nintendo controller, Koopa Shell, Donkey Kong's Barrel, Link's Boots, Mario's Hat and Link's Hylian Shield.
Sports Board Game
ESPN Ultimate Sports Fan Edition (2006)
ESPN Monopoly allows you the ability to buy, sell or trade ESPN shows such as Sportscenter. It is always about making money and bankrupting your foes but this is a sports take on the game.
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