NOTE: Family and work issues prevented me from posting this yesterday. My apologies.
When people ask me what I collect, I don’t think they expect to hear “Monopoly Games” as one of the things on my list. However, I am a proud collector of one of the most popular board games in the world… and a board game that has had numerous versions made. Currently, I have a collection of around 50 different versions.
Yes, I know… a little insane I am. The collection has slowed down over the years, only really getting a version if I find it really cheap or as a gift for Christmas or my birthday. I have versions ranging from pop culture giants like Star Trek, Star Wars, and The Simpsons… to more obscure ones like Golf, National Parks, and Air Force. I have two versions of The Muppets… exactly the same, but different outside packaging. Why? Like I said… insane. Most are still sealed and mint. A couple have been opened and are well played with.
Lookins at the entirety of Monopolies I own, my biggest collection within my collection has to be Disney:
Let’s see… we have (2) version of The Disney Edition, Disney/ Pixar, My Villains, Nightmare Before Christmas, POTC, POTC: On Stranger Tides, and Mickey Mouse 75th Anniversary. A small Disney collection, I will say, being that there are numerous more. I am especially happy with the MM 75th Anniersary one, as I think its a highlight of my collection.
Some cool things with this collection:
Love the money designs with each version, but this one for NBC takes the cake. Many faces o’ Jack.
Each Pixar movie at time of the version’s release is represented by a color block. It’s fitting that Andy’s Room is Boardwalk.
With My Villains, you actually choose the “value” of the villain. Pretty cool idea.
These two Disney versions use a lof of the same designs and playing pieces, but the new one comes with a moving Tinkerbell feature, where she can help lucky players throughout the game.
At least with a new POTC version, we got new playing pieces, aside from Jack’s famous compass.
Anyone out there also collect Monopoly games? What’s your favorite version? Does anyone even play it anymore?