Rare McDonald’s Monopoly Pieces – Only the Important Monopoly Pieces

UPDATE: This is the list for 2006 Rare McDonald’s Monopoly pieces. Here’s a link to the 2007 Rare McDonald’s Monopoly pieces.

UPDATE 2: Here’s a link to the 2008 Rare McDonald’s Monopoly Pieces

While in Dallas at the Educause Conference, I decided to run down to McDonald’s to get a little something to eat. I upgraded my 10 piece chicken nugget combo meal to a chocolate shake. Well, that means I got the medium chocolate shake and much to my surprise I had the McDonald’s Monopoly pieces on it. I guess that shows how much I go to McDonald’s that I didn’t even know that their Monopoly promotion is going on.

Well, a while ago my friend ruined the Monopoly game for me because he informed me that really you just need to find the rare piece for each color and then you can find the rest of the pieces. For example, Boardwalk is the rare piece you need to win the big bucks from McDonalds. So, if you find Boardwalk you’ve as good as won. Finding a Park Place will be simple since there are thousands and thousands of them out there. However, there is only one boardwalk in all the world (or is McDonald’s Monopoly only played in the US?)

Well, I decided that someone has probably figured out which of the Monopoly pieces were the rare ones that would let you win. Indeed there is a site that has all the info on McDonald’s Monopoly pieces. I’ve copied them below for your convenience (rare in bold):
#3601 – Mediterranean Avenue
#3602 – Baltic Avenue Rare
Common Purple $50 5,000
#3603 – Oriental Avenue
#3604 – Vermont Avenue
#3605 – Connecticut Avenue Common
Rare
Common Blue Gray $500 500
#3606 – St Charles Place
#3607 – States Avenue
#3608 – Virginia Avenue Common
Common
Rare Maroon $1,000 250
#3609 – St James Place
#3610 – Tennessee Avenue
#3611 – New York Avenue Common
Rare
Common Orange $1,500 100
#3612 – Kentucky Avenue
#3613 – Indiana Avenue
#3614 – Illinois Avenue Rare
Common
Common Red $5,000 50
#3615 – Atlantic Avenue
#3616 – Ventnor Avenue
#3617 – Marvin Gardens Common
Rare
Common Yellow $10,000 10
#3618 – Pacific Avenue
#3619 – North Carolina Avenue
#3620 – Pennsylvania Avenue Common
Common
Rare Green $50,000 2
#3621 – Park Place
#3622 – Boardwalk Common
Rare Blue $1,000,000
($50,000 per year for 20 years) 1
#3623 – Reading Railroad
#3624 – Pennsylvania Railroad
#3625 – B&O Railroad
#3626 – Short Line Common
Common
Common
Rare White $5,000,000
($250,000 per year for 20 years) 1