Published on April 19th, 2013 | by James Clarke
Wolverhampton set to get its own version of Monopoly!
Wolverhampton is set to get the full official MONOPOLY treatment with its very own customised board, which will be out later this year in time for Christmas. And it will be the great Wolverhampton public who will get to vote for the 22 property landmarks that make it onto the board.
So, for example, Wulfruna Street could replace Mayfair from the original London MONOPOLY. Or Molineux Stadium could appear on Old Kent Road!
The board will see Wolverhampton’s finest landmarks swap places with the famous MONOPOLY London sites like Trafalgar Square and Oxford Street. In addition, the four London train stations will be handed over to a city ‘travel’ theme.
Some of the Community Chest and Chance cards are being customised too, with very bold plans for one to say ‘You will be fined for going to Birmingham’!
The Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Mrs Christine Mills, a self-confessed MONOPOLY fan who plays using the dog counter attended the launch event at the band stand in West Park this morning.
Councillor Mills said: “MONOPOLY is a classic game for all the family and it’s fantastic news that, nearly 80 years after it was first launched, the great and greater Wolverhampton public will be able to expand their property empire by snapping up some famous landmarks in Wolverhampton!”.
The new MONOPOLY: Wolverhampton Edition will be available from this October in time for Christmas – very extensively online and at all good toy and book stores – including at: Amazon.co.uk, Ocado, Toys R Us, Waitrose, Waterstones, WH Smith and The Works.
Voting starts at 10am on Friday 19th April 2013 and ends five weeks later on 24th May 2013.
WOLVERHAMPTON MONOPOLY, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ.
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