Do you take a lap around the board before you buy? Do you auction off property if someone turns it down? Do you collect all the money from the middle when you land on ‘Free Parking’?
It’s true, everyone has a different approach when playing the ultimate game of property dominance, but not all can say that the streets they are vying for are their own.
But finally Brisbanites can as Mr Monopoly has recently revealed plans for a Monopoly board based on the beautiful city and surrounding suburbs of Brisbane!
The board game, set for a Christmas release, is still in the development stage, establishing which landmarks are best suited for the classic board game streets. But in a surprise twist, Hasbro has turned to the Brisbane community for help. “I’m nominating some of our destinations including The Storey Bridge, South Bank, Mt Coot-tha, the Shorncliffe Pier and City Hall, which are all iconic landmarks with strong connections to our community,” says Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Cr Quirk also nominated South Bank for the Mayfair spot, but the jury is still not out of the majestic blue street, with the Monopoly Company urging fans to take to Facebook for their contribution. “This is a chance for everyone to have their say on which of our Brisbane streets and landmarks should replace those famous London names like Fleet Street, Pall Mall and the Strand,” said Cr Quirk.
But the real question isn’t what Strand or Mayfair will be, it’s what will Whitechapel Road and Old Kent Road be? Because, let’s face it, the easiest way to win monopoly is by putting hotels on those two brown roads.
Will they be West End? Let’s hope so!
The board game will be available late October 2016 with a nifty price tag of $49.99.
Words by Chris Seydel
Image and video by Nishanth R Desingh