Monopoly sounds out Wellington views on most desirable streets for capital's board-game debut

The Monopoly Man even turned up in Wellington for today's announcement. Photo / Supplied
The Monopoly Man even turned up in Wellington for today's announcement. Photo / Supplied

Wellingtonians will soon be able to pass go in their own city, with a Wellington-themed Monopoly board.

The board game is due to hit the shelves in November, although it's not yet known which iconic streets and landmarks will be included on the board.

That's because Monopoly wants locals to decide.

From today until August 15, Wellingtonians will get the chance to suggest top properties through the Wellington Monopoly Facebook page.

Winning Moves is manufacturing the Wellington version under licence from Hasbro.

Winning Moves Managing Director Reid Herbert said they were looking forward to getting input from fans far and wide, to make sure they captured the parts of Wellington that people loved.

"The spirit and shape of this customised edition will remain the same as the traditional game, but now you will be able buy and own your own favourite Wellington landmarks with Monopoly money."

Mayor Justin Lester thinks Wellington Harbour should take out the prized blue Mayfair spot. Photo / Supplied
Mayor Justin Lester thinks Wellington Harbour should take out the prized blue Mayfair spot. Photo / Supplied

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said he'd be voting on which spots to include.

He had his eye on Wellington Harbour to take out the prized blue Mayfair position.

"As New Zealand's capital, Wellington deserves to be recognised in the world's most famous game.

"Wellington streets and our natural environment are defining features of our vibrant creative culture and city.

"Whether it's our major landmarks like the Beehive, the Cable Car, or Te Papa, our laneways, quaint buildings or magnificent gardens; Wellington is spoilt for choice."

Monopoly first started dividing families in 1935, and has since been played by more than one billion people.

It's played in 111 countries, and available in over 43 different languages.

- NZ Herald

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