World News – UK – Preston version of Monopoly hits stores


The highly anticipated board game hit stores this morning (Thursday) – and the game’s « Big Reveal » sees The Grade 1 Harris Museum listed & Art Gallery topped off the new « Mayfair of Preston « 

Mayfair is the first place on the classic London Monopoly board and in this unique version of Preston of the world’s most famous board game, it will be a museum that takes the first place in the game

The Winckley Square Hotel, which will replace Park Lane from the original Monopoly, will complete the more expensive set on the board

Park Lane in real life is London’s capital of hotels, so the bosses of the Preston monopoly felt it was fitting that one of the North West’s most prestigious hotels land on this very prestigious location

The famous Preston Guild Hall can ‘live’ and be immortalized In real life it is currently closed

But in the new game, a card is dedicated to him to celebrate a « grand reopening »

Other landmarks in this edition include the Preston North End Football Club, the red phone booths on Market Street, the University of Central Lancashire – UCLan, Avenham Park, No10 Preston, both the flag and the markets cutlery and many other crown jewels of Preston

Several “Pass GO” charities as well, including St Catherine’s Hospice, One Voice Community Choir Choir and Dig In

Stations in the original painting are re-themed on a ‘travel’ theme including Preston Guild Wheel and Preston Station

The creators of this new version of Preston’s most famous board game proudly describe the new game as « A love letter to Preston »

Preston Mayor Councilor David Borrow said: ‘It is a very difficult time for Preston and Lancashire so we need all the good news we can get

Preston’s Monopoly game – highlighting what’s special about the city – is awesome and just in time for Christmas « 

Mark Whittle, Head of Preston BID, added: “Preston is fortunate to be home to many great businesses, charities and sites

« Playing Monopoly brings back fond memories for so many – we are sure it will be the perfect gift for many locals this Christmas »

The card was produced by Winning Moves UK, officially licensed by the Monopoly brand, owned by Hasbro

George Shrimpton, Head of Custom Games at Winning Moves UK, says: “We think the game is a love letter to Preston It just maybe, maybe, the perfect limited lock gift and essential for Christmas « 

The new edition is available NOW at Preston stores including WHSmith, Waterstones, Ryman, The Works – and at the Harris Museum

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