Dedicated to the Collecting and History of Monopoly

Month: January 2023

Leeds Monopoly 500 Limited Edition

In 1989, Waddingtons released a limited edition print run of Monopoly with only 500 sets being produced. This version of Monopoly replaces the traditional London streets with those from around the city of Leeds – an idea that was unique at the time and later inspired multiple city based Monopoly from the late 1990s. All profits generated from the sale went towards the Lord Mayor of Leeds‘ (Cllr Les Carter) appeal. Each set has a unique seal of authenticity with number (from 1 to 500) with The Lord Mayor owning Set #1.


The properties are as followed: Burmantofts, Sheepscar, Chapeltown Road, Regent Street, North Street, Great George St, Woodhouse Lane, Cookridge Street, Eastgate, The Calls, Kirkgate, Boar Lane, Wellington Street, City Square, Vicar Lane, The Headrow, Briggate, Albion Street, Lands Lane, Commercial Street, East Parade and finally Park Row. The stations are: City Station, Crossgate Station, Horsforth Station & New Pudsey Station; and the utilities: Yorkshire Electricity & Yorkshire Water.

Newspaper Article

Newspaper article (credit helenh-a {ebay})

“A LIMITED edition charity version of the world-famous Monopoly has proved a huge sell-out success for Leeds manufacturers Waddingtons. The 500 sets, using Leeds place names instead of London ones, were all snapped up within two hours of going on sale yesterday, leaving many people disappointed. Long queues had already formed outside the firm’s Rothwell premises when the doors opened at 8.45am.

The demand is such that Waddingtons boss Mr Victor Watson is consider producing another print run of the Leeds edition, with profits going towards the Lord Mayor of Leed’s appeal. However, he faces a dilemma because he is anxious not to upset those people who have already paid out £25 for a limited edition item.

‘Perhaps I should have set a higher price on the limited edition or produced some more, but we have still raised over £10,000 for charity’ he said.”


Number 333/500 is included in this collection.

The contents, board and box are identical to that of Monopoly sets produced from 1987 to 1993 (apart from the Leeds theme).


Two sets have sold recently. On the 5th January 2023, #192 sold for £190.50. #333 sold for £103.58. Another set (#244) is available for £180 (or best offer). However, The Mirror (in 2006) claimed that one set has sold at auction as much as £1,650.

Monopoly Costa Coffee – 50th Anniversary Edition

This edition was released in 2021 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Costa Coffee.

We’re celebrating 50 years of inspiring the world to love great coffee with this exclusive, limited edition Costa Coffee MONOPOLY. The game showcases our heritage, coffee expertise and the forward-thinking innovation inspired by the Costa Brothers’ imaginatively progressive spirit. We’re proud of our Total Coffee Company ambition and this game celebrates the diverse array of people, platforms and markets we’ve grown with on the journey so far. Thank you for your contribution to the continued success of Costa Coffee – here’s to the next 50 years!

Costa coffee monopoly (reverse)

The Tokens are:

  • Costa Coffee Cup and Saucer
  • Costa Coffee Takeaway Cup
  • Costa Coffee Machine
  • Costa Coffee Ground Coffee Bag
  • Costa Coffee Container
  • Costa Coffee Hot Chocolate

The Chance and Community Chest Cards have been replaced with New Markets & Established Markets. The Houses and Hotels have been replaced with Stores & Roasteries. The game board can be seen below. A ‘Property Guide’ has also been included which explains the significance of each property.