"Minor Differences, Otherwise a True Classic Version"
I'm comparing this edition with the version I bought roughly in 1996. Overall, this is a great classic throwback. I bought this set mostly because I had lost 70% of the houses and hotels from the old version. Compared to the 1996 version, the chance and community chest cards, the tokens, and even the money look the same. The board might have been made out of a slightly different material, but on the surface also looks the same.
The only major difference were the houses and hotels. There is a shingle design on this new one on the roofs of both the houses and hotels, whereas the old version was just a smooth surface with the chimney. The base of the new houses and hotels is thinner than the older model as well.
Personally, I'm very satisfied with this product.