The Gold Coast is to be celebrated with a version of the world’s most popular board game Monopoly to be themed on the iconic Australian holiday location.
Launching in October, Gold Coasters will be able to own a slice of some of the city’s most recognisable locations as Monopoly immortalises the region.
Front and centre at today’s launch, the Gold Coast Titans are eager to take their place on the new look board with fans urged to show their support for the club via the official Gold Coast MONOPOLY Facebook page including the hashtag #GoldCoastMonopoly.
The Gold Coast edition will see locally themed squares replace Mayfair and Park Lane from the original London MONOPOLY board, and include customised ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ playing cards, making the entire game a truly Gold Coast experience.
This morning at the iconic SkyPoint Observation Deck the Gold Coast Acting Mayor – Donna Gates – made the exciting announcement alongside the Gold Coast Titans.
Gold Coast Acting Mayor, Donna Gates said, “We’re thrilled that our much loved region is going to be immortalised with its very own Monopoly board. There’s no doubt that the Gold Coast is renowned for its natural beauty, so I imagine Broadbeach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be on the list of contenders for the coveted spots. We’re very lucky to have an immense list of amazing options. I definitely encourage everyone to suggest locations and support your favourite local gems missing out!”
The Titans team are hoping Cbus Super Stadium makes it onto the board, with former player and club ambassador Brenton Lawrence eager to see the clubs mascot Turbo or Cbus Super Stadium included on the board.
“The Gold Coast Titans have played an important role on and off field across the local community for over ten years and to see the club represented on a specially created Monopoly board would be fantastic not only for the city, but for the fans who have supported the club through thick and thin” Lawrence said.
Winning Moves, manufacturers of the official Gold Coast version of MONOPOLY under license from Hasbro, say the game will be on shelves in October.
Winning Moves Managing Director, Reid Herbert said: “We want to ensure that Gold Coast MONOPOLY is a true portrayal of what locals love about the city, so we would love for everyone to get on board and send us suggestions of what they would like included on the board.
“This edition will be everything you love about the traditional board, adapted in a way that all Gold Coast goers will enjoy for years to come,” he adds.
MONOPOLY first hit the shelves in 1935 – since then it has been played by more than 1 billion people. Today it is played in 114 countries and enjoyed in over 47 different languages.