Rare German pre-war Berlin Monopoly set The German edition of Monopoly was introduced in 1936 and based on the streets of Berlin, it was only available briefly whether this was because the Nazis party disapproved of the capitalist theme of the game and quickly placed a ban on it or whether it was simply too expensive and unpopular no one knows for sure however few from the original production run of 5,000 where ever sold and the remaining stock held in the factory was lost to bombing in WW2.  When the game was re-introduced to Germany in the 1950's the new game was not based on any specific city, therefore this original Berlin edition is a rare insight into pre-war Berlin.

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Rare German pre-war Berlin Monopoly set
The German edition of Monopoly was introduced in 1936 and based on the streets of Berlin, it was only available briefly whether this was because the Nazis party disapproved of the capitalist theme of the game and quickly placed a ban on it or whether it was simply too expensive and unpopular no one knows for sure however few from the original production run of 5,000 where ever sold and the remaining stock held in the factory was lost to bombing in WW2. When the game was re-introduced to Germany in the 1950's the new game was not based on any specific city, therefore this original Berlin edition is a rare insight into pre-war Berlin.

Sold for £ 937 (US$ 1,278) inc. premium

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10 Jun 2015, 11:00 BST

Oxford

Rare German pre-war Berlin Monopoly set
In original gold box with playing board complete set of property cards, sixteen event (chance) and sixteen communal (community chest) cards, quantity of wooden houses and hotels, quanity of paper money ranging from 10 Reichmark to 10,000, five coloured markers and dice (overall good condition, some general wear and rubbing). (The German edition of Monopoly was introduced in 1936 and based on the streets of Berlin, it was only available briefly whether this was because the Nazis party disapproved of the capitalist theme of the game and quickly placed a ban on it or whether it was simply too expensive and unpopular no one knows for sure however few from the original production run of 5,000 where ever sold and the remaining stock held in the factory was lost to bombing in WW2. When the game was re-introduced to Germany in the 1950's the new game was not based on any specific city, therefore this original Berlin edition is a rare insight into pre-war Berlin.)
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