MOVE over Pall Mall, Bow Street and the Strand. It’s time to make way for Mildura and own the place.
Yes, our fair city has been immortalised in a special edition of the famous Monopoly board game with the blue card given a value of $350 in the Australian Community Relief Monopoly game board featuring 22 communities from around the nation.
The edition released this week has also replaced Mayfair and Park Lane from the original Monopoly board and includes a customised ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ playing cards, making the entire game a truly Australian experience.
As well as showcasing some of the regions that were severely impacted in 2020, first by drought and bushfires and then COVID-19, the game has also been created to highlight the community spirit and strength of these stunning locations.
Charlotte Waalkens, from Winning Moves Australia, the makers of custom Monopoly board said: “We wanted to provide Australians with something positive in the challenging year that is 2020, and highlight how incredible our own backyard is, whilst also supporting Australians in need.
“The communities chosen have all gone through a tough time for one reason or another as everyone has in 2020 and we thought they deserved something special to remind everyone how incredible they are, and help inject some positive spirit through the Australian Community Relief Monopoly game.”
Other featured communities include the ACT’s Belconnen; Western Australia’s Kalgoorlie, Busselton and Karratha; New South Wales’ Batemans Bay, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains and Tasmania’s Port Arthur, Devenport and Strahan.
“Choosing the locations to put on the board was unbelievably difficult, as there are so many phenomenal places to choose from in Australia, and we wanted to showcase places above and beyond the usual cities or hotspots,” Charlotte explained.
“We feel that the Australian Community Relief Monopoly board and puzzle capture the heart of Australia and shine a positive light on regions that otherwise may not normally receive such exposure.
“We hope it will also bring a bit of much needed joy to Australian families over the holidays. “