Monopoly editions have so far been produced for four World Cups (1998, 2006, 2010, 2018). The 2002 World Cup did not see a Monopoly release. 2014 World Cup appears to be exclusive to Brazil. A video game version of the 1998 World Cup Monopoly was also released (logged lower down).
The base of the box is designed like a football pitch. It can be used as a dice tray
Chance and Community cards are replaced, in favour of Manager and Referee cards. This is different to the 1998’s cards which were Home and Away.
3 of the tokens return: ball, whistle and goal. The main token is the ‘golden boot’, which as its name suggests has a gold colour, compared to the regular grey for the other pieces.
Chance and Community cards are replaced, in favour of Half Time and Full Time cards. This is different to the 1998’s cards which were Home and Away and to the 2006’s cards of Manager and Referee.
Green stands and Red Stadiums replace the Houses and Hotels.
None of the sport themed tokens remain in this edition, instead the traditional 8 tokens are included.
This edition is in dual-language: English and Russian.
The 2018 World Cup edition has some differences compared to the previous versions. Firstly, most of the 1998 World Cup tokens have returned with a special 2018 mascot token.
Secondly, the Chance and Community Chest cards have been replaced by Full Time and Half Time.
Finally, the football-shaped dice haven’t returned.
It is also interesting to note, that no ‘Speed Die’ has been included and the relevant page in the rules has been replaced.
- 1998 World Cup – PC Big Box