Monopoly to launch Wellington edition
It is the most expensive street on the board, but it’s worth every penny.
A search has begun to find out which location should take the prestigious dark blue position in a new edition of Monopoly.
Over the years that spot - which can rake in thousands of dollars if your opponent lands on it - has held the names of London’s Mayfair and Atlantic City’s Boardwalk. Now it’s Wellington’s turn.
Representatives from popular board game Monopoly have announced it is launching a Wellington edition, which will hit shelves in November.
However, before the dice is rolled, Monopoly fans will have a chance to say what properties they would like to see on the board.
The two most popular properties will replace the hotlycontested Mayfair and Park Lane positions from the original London Monopoly board.
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester nominated Te Whanganuia-tara (Wellington Harbour) as the best prospect for the top spot on the board.
Winning Moves will manufacture the official Wellington version of Monopoly under license from Hasbro. Managing director Reid Herbert said all 22 free property squares would be named by the public vote.
No money would change hands to secure a spot, he said.
Wellingtonians have until August 15 to have their say through the official Facebook page.
The game will also include Wellington-themed Community Chest and Chance playing cards.