The world’s most popular board game announces Charleston editionMarch 8, 2023
This fall, Charleston residents will be able to play the world’s most popular board game in a way that pays tribute to all things Holy City. From today until April 7, fans can voice which locations they would like to see featured on the board via the official MONOPOLY: Charleston Edition email at [email protected].
The new MONOPOLY© edition will see locally themed squares replace Boardwalk and Park Place from the original Atlantic City MONOPOLY board and will include a customized ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ playing cards, making the entire game truly a Charleston experience. A few squares will also be dedicated to some of Charleston’s most iconic and beloved landmarks.
According to Top Trumps, manufacturers of the official Charleston version of MONOPOLY© under license from global branded entertainment leader Hasbro, the game will be on shelves starting in November.
MONOPOLY first hit shelves in 1935 with the Racecar, Thimble, Boot, Top Hat, and Battleship among the original set of MONOPOLY tokens while the Scottie Dog and Wheelbarrow were added in the early 1950s. Although the brand has evolved over the past 87 years, the gameplay and iconography of the classic MONOPOLY game has remained unchanged, making it a timeless classic sure to be enjoyed by future generations. Today, MONOPOLY is the world’s favorite family game brand and is enjoyed by more than one billion players in 114 countries across the globe.
“We want to ensure that MONOPOLY: Charleston Edition is an accurate portrayal of what locals love about the Holy City, so we would love for everyone to get on ‘board’ and send us their recommendations of what they would like to see included. Anything and everything is up for consideration, including the Charleston RiverDogs, the Pineapple Fountain, the Charleston Museum or Rainbow Row, and we want to know your favorite Charleston places that must be on the board – so please get involved!” said Katie Hubbard, representative, Top Trumps.
ABOUT TOP TRUMPS USA INC.
Top Trumps USA Inc. is a USA division of Winning Moves International, making world-famous educational card and board games. These include the original Top Trumps card game, Top Trumps Match – the Crazy Cube Game, Top Trumps Quiz, the fast-paced, word tile game Lexicon-GO!, playing cards, puzzles, and more. Top Trumps is known for bringing official versions of completely customized, city-specific MONOPOLY boards to the North American market, under license from Hasbro. Each MONOPOLY city experience pays homage to favorite U.S. regions, featuring celebrated neighborhoods, landmarks and businesses, for a game play that truly evokes the special uniqueness of each community.
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