Just in time for its 80th anniversary as a board game, Monopoly will now have a Cape Town version and will include the city on its world game board.
“Monopoly fans around the world will be able to visit the big 7 Capetonian attractions, play beach bats on some of our top beaches, play sport, go to jail, and even swim with sharks, all without leaving their chairs,” Monopoly Cape Town said in a statement before its official launch at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on 13 November.
While the locations on the board are largely being kept under wraps, Monopoly Cape Town did disclose two of them – the brown squares on the board will be Groot Constantia and Robben Island.
Regional versions of the board game have been produced for the last 15 years and to date it is licensed in 103 countries, with South Africa latest on the list.
Winning Moves, manufacturers of the Perth, Australia, regional and city version of Monopoly under license from Hasbro, are the makers of the Cape Town edition.
People were invited in June for three weeks to send suggestions of which places in Cape Town to include in the game.
The new board game also comes hot on the heels of Cape Town being selected as one of the 40 cities to be featured in the World Edition of Monopoly, in celebration of the game’s 80th year.
Today Monopoly is played in 111 countries and enjoyed in 43 different languages, according to its owner company Hasbro.