All of the famous multi-coloured Monopoly property squares, like Mayfair and Park Lane from the classic original, are represented by Warrington landmarks and organisations.
The brand-new Monopoly Warrington edition features Walton Hall and Gardens which has been unveiled as the Park Lane of Warrington, next to the Golden Gates, which has taken the spot commonly known as Mayfair on the original board.
The famous electric company square is represented by Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. It forms one half of a utility set, with Lymm Dam featured on the water works square.
Other Warrington landmarks featured include the Town Hall, Transporter Bridge, Warrington Wolves, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Victoria Park and the Pink Eye building.
"We have been wonderfully spoilt for choice putting this unique game together,” says Jennifer Lau, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK. “It’s a board celebrating Warrington’s past and present and is very much reflective of the times.”
At the launch event, the Deputy Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Graham Friend, said: “This is really exciting for the people of Warrington and it’s fantastic to know that we’re able to see the completed game for the very first time today.
"It’s great to see so many much-loved landmarks, locations, organisations and charities have made it onto the board – the beautiful Walton Hall, the Town Hall and Golden Gates, Old Market Square, Queen’s Gardens, the Transporter Bridge, and even the Pink Eye building!
"I’d like to thank everyone who sent in their suggestions for things to include, and to the people from the various charities and organisations who did a fantastic job to ensure they won a coveted place in the game."The organisations featured do amazing work for people and our communities in Warrington, so it’s a great honour to see them take up squares on the board. I’m looking forward to getting the family round to give it a go!"
The famous Chance and Community Chest cards are themed too, with one card sending players back three spaces for getting stuck in traffic on the Thelwall Viaduct, while another rewards players for their best nostalgia photo taken of the iconic nightclub, Mr Smith’s.
The Monopoly money itself is also customised and includes motifs of the Golden Gates and the Transporter Bridge – a nod to Warrington’s rich heritage. “This game without these two heavily recognised landmarks, would be like Monopoly without the dice” adds Ms Lau.
Over the last 25 years, Winning Moves UK and Hasbro has produced official version of Monopoly in places all over the world from Sydney to Dubai and now Warrington.
The Monopoly Warrington edition game is now available in shops, including Waterstones and WH Smith, and extensively online at Amazon and Booghe.