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Wartime Australian Monopoly Game
Long Box Version
Materials and Manpower Shortages
Forced Game Modifications


World War II caused manpower shortages and materials rationing that required modifications in the way Monopoly games were made, much the same as the Great Britain games were modified. The following photos and descriptions will highlight the wartime game and it's modifications.

An interesting note, the Australian wartime game has the same PAT. APP. FOR No. 3796-36 on the box. By this time, the British versions had a patent number. It almost looks like the Australian version used the PAT APP FOR label well after the war, too. I don't know why the Aussie version didn't update with a patent number...

Anyway, this is the long box version. Neat!

Be sure to check out the Small Box version HERE


~THE BOX~

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~THE BOARD~

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~THE MONEY~

The money seems to be printed on a lower quality paper, kind of a rough surface, not much better than the old school tablet paper.

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~CHANCE AND COMMUNITY CHEST CARDS~

The CHANCE cards are a bit taller than the COMMUNITY CHEST cards. Must have been cut on a different day...

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~INSTRUCTIONS SHEET~

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~TITLE DEEDS~

The TITLE DEEDS are made on a flimsy card stock, really not much more than a heavy grade paper. They didn't appear to have held up very well over the years.

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