Tamworth is set to be immortalised in the world’s most popular board game with its very own official version. Tamworth Regional Council has been in discussions with Winning Moves, manufacturers of Monopoly under license from Hasbro about an official TAMWORTH MONOPOLY board.
Tamworth Regional Mayor Col Murray says, “People will be able to take a piece of Tamworth home with them and battle it out over their favourite attraction or destination. It also provides a great opportunity to advertise our region in a significant and lasting way.”
The edition will see locally themed squares replace Mayfair and Park Lane from the original London MONOPOLY board and include a customised ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ playing cards as well as a special guitar piece in the game, making the entire game a truly Tamworth experience.
Murray adds, “I’d like to see the silo art at Barraba, maybe the Nundle Woollen Mill. It will be a lot of fun for the community to be involved and also for the council to be involved in selecting those spots right around the board.”
Popular landmarks such as the Big Golden Guitar, Longyard Golf Course and the city’s Adventure Playground have also been tossed around as potential features.
The game is planned to hit the shelves later this year, in time for Christmas and for the 50th anniversary of the Tamworth Country Music Festival in late January 2022. The game will be sold exclusively through venues featured on the board and at the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre.
MONOPOLY first hit the shelves in 1935 – since then it has been played by more than 1 billion people. Today, it is played in 114 countries and enjoyed in over 47 different languages.
Released in 2007, Tamworth also appeared on the MONOPOLY Australian edition.
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