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Does anyone remember a board game called PALM BEACH or something to that effect that was played similar to monopoly ? I am looking for a copy or more info.

From what I can remember, The characters all started out with $1,000,000 dollars except "the count" who started out with $500,000 -- that is the most distinct memory of the game I have that might assist someone in remembering.

Does this sound familiar to anyone ?

Also, it was not "palm-beach-opoloy" nor was it a monopoly re-skin - it was a distinct game onto itself.

Followup Q&A: Q: when did you play it ? A: it must have been around 20 years back

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When did you play it? –  bwarner Feb 11 '13 at 17:30
    
I guess it's not this then, since you say you played it 20 years ago. –  ghoppe Feb 11 '13 at 19:53

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It most likely was a reskin of Monopoly, Palm Beachopoly.

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Thanks, but that was not it (not a monopoly re-skin) –  user4889 Feb 11 '13 at 18:02

Does this ring any bells? Palm Beachopoly:

Want a slice of paradise? Palm Beachopoly will let you buy, sell and build an empire in beautiful Palm Beach County, Florida even if it's only on paper. This fun-filled game, which features a historic hotel, local attractions, shopping districts, charitable foundations, and much more is a perfect way to experience Palm Beach County...

Unfortunately, I haven't been successful in learning anything about the rules.

As an aside, there are a large number of weird and wacky Monopoly-like games out there. I wouldn't expect too much gameplay depth, though...

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Thanks, but that was not it (not a monopoly clone) –  user4889 Feb 11 '13 at 18:03

The only result for a search of "Palm Beach" on BoardGameGeek is "Palm Beach Island Resort"

There's almost no information available, but there is a brief description:

Palm Beach Island Resort is described as a tactical game. By placing needed infrastructure onto the spaces of the Island, a tourist resort is created that will be visited by guests from around the world. The goal of the game is to build Bungalows and encourage the tourists to part with their money; that is, make a tidy profit. Each player acts as a travel agent trying to fill his bungalows up.

Perhaps this was it?

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release date 2006, so cannot be what the OP was looking for. –  user1873 Feb 11 '13 at 19:30
    
@user1873 Ah, good point. –  Johno Feb 11 '13 at 19:32

This must be it.

Palm Beach

1976 Board game: Palm Beach

Source: http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/lifestyles/blast-from-the-past-groovy-vintage-palm-beach-find/nWDNK/

Found an old ebay listing with more photos here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1976-Palm-Beach-Game-Complete-Monopoly-Style-Board-Entertaining-Fun-/230915467545?nma=true&si=w8Yhok%252BHv7Zg0Y1acAhEKk1lbZU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Wow, Yes, that is it... –  user4889 Feb 11 '13 at 20:34
    
Now... the real question is, however, can you find another one for sale for around $20 ? –  user4889 Feb 11 '13 at 22:02
    
+1: That's incredibly obscure - your Google-fu is very strong. –  ire_and_curses Feb 11 '13 at 22:28
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@ire_and_curses Why thank you sir! I am very proud of my google-fu. flexes, breaks a rack of blade servers in half –  ghoppe Feb 11 '13 at 23:59
    
@user4889 It's a bummer that evidently you missed that ebay auction by about two weeks. –  ghoppe Feb 12 '13 at 0:01

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