The board is in excellent condition and weighs 696g. See full features of super gold set below The game: This gold colored box is obviously the "Super Gold Set" mentioned in the above pricelist. The cardboard used for these boxes is covered with a structured gold colored paper. The lid does not show the red engines illustration now but a very modest picture of this illustration as a blue logo in the upper left corner. This logo comes back on the gold colored backside of the gameboard.
The most striking match is the weight of the board. The heavy gameboard of this variant weighs 696 g, so almost as heavy as the one of the preceding black box and about half lighter than the modern boards of 352 g. A second similarity between this edition and the Standard Set (10'6) is the fact that the innerbox has again 2 inserts, although narrower. Thats why there is more room for the solid Bankers Tray (28.6 x 25.5 cm) with 10 spaces, for more than banknotes only. The trays for the cards and banknotes have a red ribbon.
The 7 very nice, metal tokens are resp. Trophy with purple glass - tram car - rocking-horse - old-fashioned car - oil lamp with green glass - bath tub and candle stick. One of the two sets I had at my disposal had a silver colored elephant instead of the rocking-horse. The second, complete set also contained the red pricelist.The banknotes are the well known Monopoly notes, printed on colored paper and provided with the mention patt. The houses and hotels (with gold imprint Grand Hotel) are of smooth solid bakelite and dont have overhanging roofs and/or chimneys. Some later versions are less refined, smaller, lighter, non uniformed in size, sharper corners and edged, rough sides, frequently dark colors, the houses tend to have an olive shade and hotels maroon and without the Grand Hotel imprint.
Both dice are of red bakelite with white pips. The tokens and bakelite houses, hotels and dice for these editions were imported from Parker Brothers - USA. In later years gold boxes have also been issued in other countries. They sometimes surprisingly correspond to this English edition, like the German editions of about 1960 (see there). The item "Rare 1936 Super GOLD Set Monopoly Game 21inch Long Box Pat.
For Nº3796-36" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Games\Board & Traditional Games\Vintage Manufacture". The seller is "lovelytreasuresandthings" and is located in Croydon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Number of Players: 6 players