Mixed re­views for Cape Town’s Monopoly game

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - ASANDA SOKANYILE

SOME Capeto­ni­ans were left unim­pressed with the 22 at­trac­tions which made it to the re­cently launched Monopoly board game, com­plain­ing they’re not a true re­flec­tion of the Mother City.

Lo­cals flocked to the V&A Wa­ter­front yes­ter­day for the launch of the new MonopolyCT board game, many en­joy­ing the 10m x10 m game laid out for ev­ery­one to enjoy.

Then there were those who com­plained the board was bi­ased and did not re­flect many of the city’s at­trac­tions.

Co­me­dian Siv Ngesi said no town­ships or other lo­cal spots syn­ony­mous with or­di­nary peo­ple from the Cape Flats were re­flected.

“The places on the board are rep­re­sen­ta­tive of only one side of the Cape,” he said.

Mean­while, Mr Monopoly made the rounds and took pic­tures with fans of the board game while rolling the dice and dishing out spot prizes.

Re­gional ver­sions of the fast- deal­ing property trad­ing game ev­ery­one knows and loves have been pro­duced for the past 15 years, with the game now li­censed in 103 coun­tries.

The Cape Town board fea­tures seven of the city’s main at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the V&A Wa­ter­front, the Taj Ho­tel, Boul­ders Beach, Muizen­berg and Camps Bay beaches, the Ta­ble Moun­tain Cable­way and Kirsten­bosch Gar­dens.

Cape Town Part­ner­ship chief ex­ec­u­tive Bulelwa Makalima-Nge­wana said the beauty of this version of the game was that she could at least re­late to the places on the board, as op­posed to the older ver­sions she grew up play­ing with her sib­lings.

She hoped the board game would en­cour­age peo­ple to go out more and make time to visit the at­trac­tions.

Dan Tay­lor of Win­ning Moves, a Lon­don card games com­pany, said they had been look­ing for­ward to bring­ing a Monopoly board to Cape Town for a long time.

“We knew that there was a big board-gam­ing com­mu­nity and many loyal Monopoly fans, but we have been over­whelmed by the pas­sion­ate and en­thu­si­as­tic re­sponses we’ve re­ceived.” TIDES High to­day . . . .4.30am, 4.35pm Tomorrow . . . . .5.05am, 5.12pm Low to­day . . .10.29am, 10.48pm Tomorrow . . .11.07am, 11.25pm Spring tides . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 26

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec 11 Neap Tides . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 19

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec 3

SUN/MOON Sun­rise to­day . . . . . . . . . .5.35am Sun­set to­day . . . . . . . . .7.26pm Moon rises to­day . . . . . .7.42am Moon sets tomorrow . . .9.52pm

LET THE GAME BE­GIN: Mr Monopoly stands on the 10m x10m version of the new Cape Town monopoly board game launched yes­ter­day at the V&A Wa­ter­front.

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