The box cover for this edition and the 1997 edition are identical, however the back covers have some differences. There are different pictures of the game on the back, and the caption that goes with the picture is moved from the top to the bottom. Also there's an additional copyright date of 2003 on this edition. Inside this edition has a colored instruction book which is combined with the almanac, in the previous version these were black and white books without pictures and separate. This version also has a box to hold the cards, where the previous edition did not.