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1974 - United Kingdom

This is the first edition of Hotel. It is distinguished by a large dark box, made by very light cardboard which is easy to be torn. The small drawing put in the center recalls all of the eight main buildings of the hotels.
The inside of the box is well tidy with a plastic partition. The table instead is very tight and resistant, and the designers had the great idea to make several grooves to put inside the buildings, so that they won't move or collapse in the case of accidental movement of the table during the match.
The entrances have a funny writing "HOTEL ENTRANCE" to avoid "confusion" between the newbies. The cars have a typical 70s design, they remind me the Simca's. The buildings are quite simple, with same roofs shape, just with different colors. The deeds have an elegant style, folded in two.

I think everything is good in this version except the dimensions of the box (due to the unfolded table) which make the game difficult to be put safe in your closet.

NAME Denys Fischer's Hotel  
YEAR OF RELEASE 1974  
PUBLISHER Denys Fischer  
COUNTRY UK  
LANGUAGES English  
INSTRUCTIONS Inside front box  
WALLS THICKNESS 0.05 cm.  
BOX

Dimensions: 59x44x5 cm.
BOX INSIDE

 
REAR BOX

 
REAR BOX INSIDE

 
BOARD

Dimensions: 57.5x43 cm. - not folded
BOARD BACKSIDE

 
TITLE DEEDS

Dimensions: 10x16 cm. fold in 2
BANKNOTES

Dimensions: 6x10.2 cm.
DICE

 
TOKENS

 
ENTRANCES

 
BANK/TOWN HALL

 
HOTEL LIST

RITZ

AUNTIE FLO'S

 

THE VILLAGE

THE TOWERS

 

CENTERPOINT HOTEL

LAKESIDE HOTEL

 

THE ROYALE

PASADENA

 

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