My copy of this game is currently in storage, but I seem to remember that it had plastic discs as currency rather than Monopoly money. Does that make it a first edition copy? It strikes me that the plastic discs are more robust than paper and so would make for a longer lasting product. Any idea why they made this change? It’s a fun game though and this has prompted me to dig out my copy. I also have Invasion America and bought an old copy of Shogun a fortnight ago. Any plans to review these old goodies?
Are you sure you’re not thinking of the plastic discs that are used as a proxy for the pieces when there is no space on the board? This version has them along with the paper money. I know modern versions, such as A&A 1914 did away with the money completely, frustratingly. I have no idea why the change though.
I’d completely forgotten about Invasion America! My friend had it, so I haven’t played it in over twenty years and as he moved to the States over a decade ago there’s little chance of me getting my hands on his copy! I never played Shogun, but it was always on my ‘to-do’ list.
Yes, you’re right about the plastic discs now I come to think of it. I don’t remember the game having bank notes though. Maybe it did. In Shogun the currency is plastic discs, so maybe that’s where I’m getting the idea from.