Monopoly board game Star Trek The Next Generation collector's edition US 1998 by Parker Brothers, USAopoly
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Monopoly Star Trek- The Next Generation collector's edition US 1998

Manufactured by: Parker Brothers, USAopoly

First produced: 1935 (US), 1936 (UK)

This edition: 1998 Star Trek- The Next Generation collector's edition US

Number of players: 2 to 8

Age range: 8+

Object of the game:

The traditional game rules of Monopoly state that the object of the game is to become the wealthiest player through buying, renting and selling property. In this edition, the basic Monopoly rules still apply in the 24th century but the special rules included in this edition will help you understand how technology has changed over 400 years. Instead of collecting properties, you are creating alliances with other worlds for their technologies and knowledge of the Universe.

Contents:

1 x playing board
1 x pack of 28 Alliance cards
1 x pack of money (gold pressed latinum bars)
8 x pewter crew member playing pieces (Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Commander William T. Riker, Lieutenant Commander Data, Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, Lieutenant Worf, Dr. Beverly Crusher, Commander Deanna Troi and Ensign Wesley Crusher)
1 x pack of Starfleet order cards
1 x pack of Captain's log cards
32 x starship pieces
12 x starbase pieces
2 x dice
1 x trader's tray
1 x 52 page alien species identification guide and USS Enterprise ship's manifest booklet. The first ever authorised reference manual detailing alien species found on the game board as well as Starship Enterprise and crew member information.
1 x numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by Majel Barrett Roddenberry, wife of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry
1 x prime directive booklet

Further notes:

A real collector's edition. The starfield game board with wormhole was designed to allow players to connect to other future game boards. Each special edition game board was to represent a different galaxy quadrant. Captain's log and Starfleet orders cards reward penalise and direct players on their galaxy mission. Gold pressed latinum bar currency replaces original Monopoly money. Besides bartering, gold pressed latinum is the most common system of exchange in the 24th Century.
Every copy has a unique collector number. This was to be the first in a series of Monopoly Star Trek editions to be issued. Each new game was to represent a different quadrant of the galaxy: Alpha, Beta, Delta and Gamma. (This game represents the Alpha quadrant).
The only subsequent linking edition actually produced was the Star Trek Next Generation Limited Edition in the year 2000 which featured the beta quadrant. With the release of the Star Trek Limited Edition, players were able to play both Star Trek Monopoly games simultaneously. As crewmembers from Star Trek: The Next Generation or from the original Star Trek series, Monopoly game players were then able to travel between the Alpha and Beta quadrants of the Star Trek galaxy via a wormhole, located in both game board centres near ‘GO.’. Players then had the opportunity to double their alliances and travels to compete for the chance to ‘own everything’ in both quadrants.

Game links with:

Monopoly US 1935 to present day- standard and special editions
Monopoly UK 1936 to present day- standard and special editions
Monopoly worldwide editions
Monopoly Star Trek- The Next Generation limited edition US 2000

Game specifications:

length 510
width 260
depth 55
gross dimensions 899
net weight 1210
gross weight 1416


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