I am so excited, this is flipping brilliant, the only downside is that I cannot have a game with the prominent people of Folkestone because of this coronavirus. I WILL get all my family to play it so will share that with you SOON.

This Monday 23rd March 2020 is M Day .. MONOPOLY DAY.

It’s the Folkestone MONOPOLY Big Reveal .. as the town’s very own official MONOPOLY game hits shop shelves.

And the makers of this new game say they are “sure” it will put a smile on peoples’ faces.

It was announced last year that there would be a Folkestone MONOPOLY game in time for this Easter (which is in a little over three weeks’ time). The game went off to production much earlier this year.

The new game means players will be able to snap up their favourite Folkestone landmarks .. for just paper money.

This unique twist to the world’s most famous board sees the most expensive property space going to The Leas, which gets to land on the glitzy Mayfair location, the game’s highest-ranking location.

Also getting to star on the board are:

  • Folkestone College (replacing Bond Street).
  • Folkestone Museum (Angel, Islington).
  • Old High Street (Vine Street).
  • Plus very many more of the town’s leading landmarks, organisations and streets.

Many of the Chance and Community Chest cards are Folkestone themed too. One card fines players for losing their lunch to a pesky seagull!

And the board sees all of the tokens specially themed. So IN come an ice-cream cornet, flip-flops, umbrella (of course bearing in mind the typical British weather) and many others. OUT go the classic MONOPOLY tokens like the Scottie Dog, top hat and boot. They all, literally, get the boot in this edition.

Jennifer Lau, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK – who are producing this game under official license from the MONOPOLY brand, owned by Hasbro – says:

“We are sure this game will put a smile on peoples’ faces in this very challenging period of time. We announced last year the game would be on shelves for this Easter and it was all wrapped up from a design point of view much earlier this year and sent off for production.

“This unique new and official version of the world’s most famous board game features the great and good of Folkestone”

“We have been wonderfully spoilt for choice putting the game together and would like to thank everyone who sent in suggestions last year when we went through a public consultation process.”

The new edition hits shop shelves on Monday at all good toy and book stores including Waterstones, The Works and Ryman – and very widely online, including on Amazon.

Please share your photo’s of you all enjoying Folkestone Monopoly.

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