What color is St. Charles Place in Monopoly?
July 5, 2009 9:00 PM   Subscribe

What color is St. Charles Place in Monopoly?

Recently, my fiancee and I have been playing Monopoly Deal (a bit random and mindless, but entertaining game.) During one of the games, I mentioned that I had all the properties of a certain color. She laughed at the suggestion, even though I had those properties face up in front of me. A brief discussion followed, after which we both agreed that the St. Charles/States/Virginia property set indeed were a certain color; we just differed (significantly IMHO) as to what the actual color was! Several discussions have followed, along with much polling of family and friends, but a conclusive end to the argument has yet to be reached. So as not to taint the hive mind, I will not name any specific colors, but my question for you is this: what is the color of St. Charles Place (Pall Mall, UK Version), in Monopoly?
posted by newper to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (35 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Purple, obviously.
posted by moxiedoll at 9:04 PM on July 5, 2009 [2 favorites]

From an image online, I would call that a 'burgundy'. But from memory, I remember it as more of a purple. My opinion may change if I had the board in front of me.
posted by amicamentis at 9:06 PM on July 5, 2009

I would call it magenta, although wikipedia suggests magenta might be pinker.

moxiedoll: it can't be purple in a Monopoly context because Mediterranean and Baltic are purple.
posted by madcaptenor at 9:07 PM on July 5, 2009 [3 favorites]

#A24476 or RGB (162,68,118) or magenta.

Web safe closest match: #993366 or RGB(153,51,102) or Dark Dull Magenta.
posted by maudlin at 9:08 PM on July 5, 2009

I don't have monopoly in front of me, and I haven't looked it up, but memory/instinct says magenta.

Once you have enough answers, let us know who won!!
posted by necessitas at 9:12 PM on July 5, 2009

posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:13 PM on July 5, 2009

Not purple, Baltic/Mediterranean are purple. I would call it fuchsia or possibly magenta.
posted by shadow vector at 9:13 PM on July 5, 2009

Well according to Wikipedia, new editions of the game have Baltic and Mediterranean as brown, and St. Charles/States/Virginia unchanged.

I would just call it magenta.
posted by arcolz at 9:14 PM on July 5, 2009

The monopoly companion calls it light purple.
posted by necessitas at 9:16 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]

The poster child for puce, methinks.
posted by bz at 9:30 PM on July 5, 2009

I'll go with light purple also.
posted by PowerCat at 9:31 PM on July 5, 2009

Baltic and Mediterranean are clearly Indigo. St Charles and it's kin are Purple
posted by chrisamiller at 9:36 PM on July 5, 2009 [2 favorites]

agree with the fuchsia/magenta hybrid
posted by spinturtle at 9:42 PM on July 5, 2009

The monopoly companion calls it light purple.

pffft, what do they know
posted by spinturtle at 9:43 PM on July 5, 2009

I would call it magenta.
posted by pemberkins at 9:53 PM on July 5, 2009

I'm changing my vote to something in between red-violet and Tyrian Purple (also), as even when you call something dark magenta, people keep confusing it with the screaming pink version of magenta.

See this for examples of the fuchsia flavour of magenta, magenta dye (a coal tar dye that is fairly close to St. Charles), process magenta (MY EYES!!), and electric magenta (MY BURNING EMPTY SOCKETS!!).
posted by maudlin at 9:54 PM on July 5, 2009

posted by bertrandom at 10:05 PM on July 5, 2009

We called it magenta. But we were precocious little monsters.
posted by rokusan at 10:13 PM on July 5, 2009

I call it anything from purple to light purple to magenta. It definitely isn't pink (as others like to call it).

And during gameplay, context can usually differentiate between when you're talking about St. Charles or Baltic. That or you just call the latter "dark purple".
posted by carpyful at 10:16 PM on July 5, 2009

We called it mulberry, after the Crayola of the same shade. (Magenta, to me, is brighter.)
posted by scody at 10:24 PM on July 5, 2009 [2 favorites]

We always called it light purple, but knew it was magenta.
posted by nat at 11:04 PM on July 5, 2009

posted by that girl at 12:02 AM on July 6, 2009

Closest match here is Medium Violet Red, #FFC71585
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:17 AM on July 6, 2009

Red-based purple.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 12:20 AM on July 6, 2009

so what colours did you think it was? Based on pictures of monopoly boards I've seen it ranges from definitely pink to definitely purple and every colour inbetween depending on the version you have. On my old classic (UK) version it was pink, not quite bright enough to be magenta (but it was old and faded a bit). I can't remember how what shade it was on any of the other versions we had (Gold Anniversary, Star Wars & Manchester United)
posted by missmagenta at 1:37 AM on July 6, 2009

posted by houseofdanie at 1:50 AM on July 6, 2009

According to the Hasbro Website, St. Charles Place is Magenta.

The other properties are Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Orange, Light Blue and Purple.
posted by sambosambo at 2:03 AM on July 6, 2009

posted by pamspanda at 4:17 AM on July 6, 2009

Darkish Magenta. Baltic and Mediterranean are definitely more of a proper Purple

New editions use Brown for the slum properties? BROWN?! Sacrilege! I think that offends me more than the switch from light brown M&Ms to blue ones.
posted by usonian at 6:09 AM on July 6, 2009

Name That Color gives "Rouge (approx.)" as a name for #A24476 and "Flirt (approx.)" for #A5007B (color sampled from the link by pseudostrabismus).
I love this tool because I am really, really bad at distinguishing colors yet like to put a name "that greenish blue" or "that reddish-purple-y-browny color".
posted by PontifexPrimus at 9:04 AM on July 6, 2009

posted by 23skidoo at 9:53 AM on July 6, 2009

Heliotrope. (Which I think was the closest option in the 36-color Pentech set I had as a kid.)
posted by kittyprecious at 9:57 AM on July 6, 2009

Sambosambo - that's for the "here and now" version. Elsewhere on the site, the refer to it as light purple, and baltic is dark purple.

Even though they call it light purple, I still think of it as magenta.
posted by necessitas at 10:04 AM on July 6, 2009

I've always called it purple (or light purple) and the rarely used Baltic/Mediterranean as dark purple. I also call the Oriental/Connecticut/Vermont stretch light blue (not cyan or malibu or some other esoteric color.) My fiancee refers to the color of St. Charles as pink. For the life of me, I cannot see how someone could interpret that color as pink as opposed to purple. I'm happy to state that we have come to some common ground -- the true color is magenta.

(but this is a purple magenta! ;)
posted by newper at 3:41 PM on July 6, 2009

Huh, you know. I was all prepared to say that your fiancee is crazy (and that this AskMe thread backs you up). But then I noticed you said something which no one in comments seems to have responded to - you've been playing some bastardized card-game version of the game called Monopoly Deal, not the standard board game.

And having a look at the cards - which seem distinctly different from the regular Monopoly cards - I can see how someone might call them pink. I'd probably still call them a light purple, but your fiancee is not totally off-base.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 11:26 PM on July 6, 2009

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